Unlike the school-wide PBIS team, a PBIS leadership team can be rather large. Representation from every part of the facility should be included, but not limited to, treatment staff, direct care staff, corrections, administration, education and medical staff. Size and diversity of the team is important. We want to ensure all areas of a facility are represented on the leadership team so this could be administrators to custodial staff. Expect to make adjustments as you progress.
Team meetings should be scheduled a year in advance.
Administrators, superintendents and/or principals must be in attendance. If they are not available, meetings must be rescheduled. This is why it’s important to schedule a meeting one year in advance.
Coaches need to be very flexible. Most of these facilities do not operate on 9 to 5 schedules, so you must be accommodating.
All meets must have an agenda. This agenda should be sent out to members at least one week in advance.
Develop a sign-in sheet with date, names, titles and contact information – you will refer to this often.
Assign a member to take notes/minutes during the meeting.
Keep in contact with your note-taker, and provide positive reinforcement when notes are provided on time. Gentle reminders may be needed.