C. Achieving sustained contact between individuals

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Questions for your reflection

Figure 1 C

This is the stage in the peer learning process map, after the foundational engagement, where peers keep connected and engaged. It is the stage where they build trust and learn from each other in a potentially deep and experiential way. This sustained engagement requires attention to various questions.

1. How will you keep peer connections after the foundational engagement? 

  • Do you have specific proposals in mind to offer peers interested in follow-up interaction after the foundational event? 
  • Can you facilitate and support ongoing active engagements between selected peers after the foundational event, if they choose to engage? 
  • Do you have the resources in place to respond to the ideas that peers might have for ongoing interaction after foundational events? 

2. How can you make sure that you and other peers stay engaged and committed?

  • Do you have a strategy to keep building trust among peers, after the foundational event? 
  • Do you have a strategy in place to ensure that peers who engage in follow-up events stay interested and motivated in the initiative? 
  • Do you have a strategy in place to ensure that peers who engage in follow-up events have the same willingness to learn? 
  • Do you have a strategy to ensure that peers who engage in follow-up events have ongoing authority from their home organisations to engage fully in the peer learning process? 

3. How will you stay connected with other peer connections?

  • Do you have a strategy to ensure that peers who engage in follow-up events have the time to engage with peers (at face-to-face events)? 
  • Do you have a strategy to ensure that peers who engage in follow-up events have the means to engage with peers (after face-to-face events)? 
  • Do you have a strategy in place to locate the appropriate venues for ongoing face-to-face peer engagement?
  • Do you have a strategy in place to identify the appropriate media for ongoing non face-to-face peer engagement? 
  • Do you have a strategy in place to ensure that logistics are effectively and continuously addressed (so as not to get in the way of peers wanting to engage)? 

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