Dig deeper: Social Movement Action Framework

The Social Movement Action (SMA) Framework (Grinspun et al., 2020; Leading change through social movement) includes 16 elements that we categorize as Preconditions, Key Characteristics and Outcomes. Each of these elements includes content to strengthen your knowledge and advance your skills to  apply SMA to a change initiative

To strengthen your knowledge:

Name of the subsection Description
What is the element? Defines the element and its key concepts.

Why is the element important?

Discusses the importance of the element in relation to social movement action.
More about the element Details additional characteristics of the element. 

To advance your skills:

Name of the subsection Description
Considerations for getting started Provides ideas on how to get started using the element.
Case studies Describes case studies or examples from literature and/or organizations, including RNAO Best Practice Spotlight Organizations® (BPSO®), of how the element has been applied to achieve change.
Common problems Details examples of common problems that you and your change team may come across and some suggestions to address them.
Check your progress Helps you and your change team know whether you are on the right track.
Worksheets Provides links to downloadable files of practical tools, checklists and other resources.
Linkages Links the element to others in the SMA Framework, and to some of the action cycle phases in the Knowledge-to-Action (KTA) Framework.
Additional resources

Provides a list of some relevant resources to support ongoing learning. (Please note that RNAO's inclusion of a resource in one of these lists does not imply an endorsement from RNAO.)