Make time annually to look back over the year and assess your progress against your long-termstrategy. This review will help you identify key actions to include in your immediate action plan forthe coming year.
Collecting data and assessingprogress towards attitudes, structures and norms evolvesslowly over time. Each individual, team and areaof your organisation will go through different stages of change, so regular monitoring andreflecting will help make sure your actions areappropriate to support sustained change.
Part 2 of this Implementation guide outlinesthe data you may want to collect to check yourprogress against each of the Standards. At aminimum, you should collect data every yearto map your progress against the Gender EqualityIndicators, regularly complete theSelf-Assessment Tool and consult staff tohighlight areas that need attention.
Reflect, recognise achievements and learn from experience
Before revising your action plan it’s important topause and recognise progress. Celebrating andcommunicating the gains you’ve made will buildsupport for further work and promote similaraction in other departments or parts of theorganisation.Reflecting on what has worked and what has not willsupport the formulation of more effective actions andsupport change in the long term. Sharing your experiencewith others, within and outside of your workplace, will helpto foster new ideas and approaches to challenges. You can see examples of this work in other sporting organisations under ‘examples in sport’.