Governance/Teaming Structure: Teaming Charter (Tool on Implementation Tools Resource Page).
National Quality Improvement Center for Adoption and Guardianship Support and Preservation (QIC-AG).
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Published: August 2015
National Quality Improvement Center for Adoption/Guardianship Support and Preservation
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This National Quality Improvement Center for Adoption and Guardianship Support and Preservation (QIC-AG) federally funded tool explains a team charter is a document that describes the work a team will do, how that work will be done, and who on the team is responsible for the various work areas. The goals of the team charter are described and include keeping the team focused on the tasks that need to be completed, minimizing confusion or tension that can arise if work priorities and procedures are not clearly defined or understood by team members, and oriented new team members to the team’s mission and organization. A list is provided that outlines the following main elements that should be included in team charter: leadership, team members, project and team mission, team goals and objectives, scope and boundaries of the work, expected deliverables, decision making authority and policy, communication strategies, and roles and responsibilities. Each element is followed by a bulleted lit of promotes to help teams consider ways in which team member will work together to complete the work needed to support the QIC-AG.
ADOPTION; GUARDIANSHIP; PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION; EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE; PROMISING PRACTICES; GRANTS; TEAMWORK; MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAMS; QUALITY ASSURANCE; DECISION MAKING; POLICY FORMATION; POST ADOPTION SERVICES