Questions to Use as the Basis of a Multi Agency Team SWOT Analysis
Use the questions below to begin the SWOT analysis. These questions are designed to focus your discussion on facts and factors at the Team’s disposable as assets to develop your strategic plan, as well as facts and factors that might stand in the way.
What are your agency’s strengths in its ability to collaborate with other agencies to support youth in transition to adulthood?
What are your agency’s weaknesses in its ability to collaborate with other agencies to support youth in transition to adulthood?
What opportunities exist beyond your agency that could benefit the region’s capacity for collaboration across systems in support of transition youth?
What threats exist beyond your agency that could undermine the region’s capacity for collaboration across systems in support of transition youth?
A SWOT is meaningful to all agencies represented on the Team when each person contributes items from the perspective of their own agency’s internal strengths and weaknesses and their own agency’s external opportunities and threats. Then, in the next steps, the Team will be able to identify the common ground across agency boundaries that forms the basis of the Team’s plan.
Important Note: It is assumed that no one’s system is adequately resourced. Not enough time, money or staff may be the reality but avoid including these items in your SWOT. Teams can commiserate about these very real problems but are less likely to be in a position to impact systems change for personnel or funding. Focus instead on including factors that your team has a more direct ability to influence and change.