|Capacity||Capacity is the power of a person, system or government to perform or produce. It is the ability of individuals or government units such as departments, to perform functions successfully|
Capacity assessment is a process to determine the existing capability of a position or government and its ability to perform key functions and to deliver expected outcomes. The findings of a capacity assessment process can be the foundation for any of the following:
To inform future planning:
To identify requirements for departmental realignment (to meet goals and objectives of a strategic plan), operations, improvements or areas of strength:
To plan for future changes:
A capacity assessment may be undertaken as a structured approach to shifting or transitioning of individuals, teams, and governments.
It could be a governmental process aimed at empowering employees to accept and embrace changes in their current work environment or determine if a department has the capacity to successfully take on new programs or projects.
|Facilitator||A facilitator is someone who helps a group of people understand their common objectives and assists them to plan to achieve them without taking a particular position in the discussion. This individual should have the skills and attitude to draw out views from a broad range of participants.|
|Governance||Governance is the act of governing. It relates to decisions that define expectations, authorize power, or verify performance. It consists of either a separate process or is part of a leadership or a management process. These processes and systems are typically administered by a government. To distinguish the term governance from government; "governance" is what a "government" does.|
Governance structures are the tools that the government uses to organize itself and can include the following:
|Participants||Individuals, who are identified, interviewed and who have information about the capacity of the department. These are the individuals taking part in the capacity assessment.|
|Strategic Planning||Strategic planning is a government's process of determining its direction and finding the best approach to achieve this goal.|