Planning checklist

✓  Attend a CCN 2015 Kick-Off Webinar

Or, review the CCN website to learn more about CCN 2015 and the benefits of participation.

✓  Sign up to participate by November 7

✓  Attend CCN's training webinar series to understand the big picture

Attend CCN's series of four training webinars in early November to gain an overview of how to run a successful competition. 

✓  Lay the groundwork & turn in Letter of Commitment

Lay the groundwork for a successful competition by completing the first five steps in the CCN Competition Planning Guide:

Step 1 - Investigate your data collection options

Step 2 - Form a Competition Organizing Team

Step 3 - Rough-in your timeline

Step 4 - Identify your goals

Step 5 - Gain broad support - Get buy-in from key campus staff and leaders, such as your residential life and facilities staff. Have them sign the CCN 2015 Letter of Commitment and email your signed letter to by December 19, 2014.

✓  Take practice meter readings

The Data Collection and Technology Guide can help you take practice readings and enter them into BuildingOS. We highly recommend taking practice readings in all of your participating buildings. You might discover inconsistencies among the meters or even issues that must be addressed before the competition begins.

✓  Get down and dirty planning your competition

The CCN Competition Planning Guide, Data Collection & Technology Guide, and Marketing & Behavior Change Guide will walk you through the remaining planning stages step by step:

Step 6 - Decide on a competition format/structure

Step 7 - Craft a competition brand

Step 8 - Choose awards, prizes, and other incentives

Step 9 - Find funding

Step 10 - Develop a data collection & verification plan

Step 11 - Add your buildings, meters, and competition to BuildingOS

Step 12 - Create a Building Captain plan

Step 13 - Develop a marketing & behavior change plan

Step 14 - Create a media coverage plan

Step 15 - (Optional) Develop a crisis action plan

Step 16 - (Optional) Create an evaluation plan

✓  Run your competition

Put your plans into action and reap the benefits of all of your hard work! Oh, and give yourself a pat of the back for changing the behavior of hundreds (or maybe thousands?!) of individuals on your campus for the better.