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SVP Post Bootcamp
Assist Program 
Guide

A quick guide to help you navigate the 14-week bootcamp. In this page you will find everything you need to know about the bootcamp and how to prepare for it. 

We are on Week 6
Your task for the Week

Get started on the tasks in your action plan

TASK 2: Upload Your Materials

Follow the steps in your action plans to get started on your tasks. This action plan doc is based on the focus areas discussed in the 1-1 Audit call for each organisation over the next 9 weeks. 

The Masterclasses and Open House Calls start this week onwards, these will help tackle some of the roadblocks you might face while completing the tasks. Make sure to ask as many questions and clarifications as you need to get going on your tasks.   

 

Upcoming Masterclass (2nd April):  Techniques for documenting and writing powerful stories of change

Prepare for the 1-1 Audit, bring as many team members as you think necessary to share different perspectives on your org's work and how to approach it. 

(Scroll down to access drive folder link)

Check project timeline to see when your call has been scheduled. 

 

  • LEARNING AND STRATEGY PHASE

    Week 1-3 (Feb 26 - Mar 15)

    • Kickoff Meeting to articulate goals, expectations and program roadmap

    • Orgs to upload reading materials and documents to the shared drive folder

    • Team Subu to review and analyse all materials and draft a working plan for each org


    1-1 ORG AUDIT & CUSTOMISED ACTION PLAN

    Week 4 (March 18-22)

    • 2 hour meeting (1-1 with each org)

    • Organisations can bring multiple members to participate in this meeting

    • Understanding org goals, team strength, org needs & challenges, and priorities

    • Team Subu to co-build customised implementation plan for orgs keeping team strength and skill levels in mind

    NOTE: Week 5 onwards (March 25 - end of program) ORGANISATIONS WILL BE SEPARATELY WORKING ON EXECUTING THE CUSTOMISED ACTION PLAN DESIGNED BY TEAM SUBU. 

    The following components will run in parallel

     

    SKILL BUILDING MASTERCLASSES

    Week 6-10 (April 1 - May 3)

    Masterclass #1: Techniques for documenting and writing powerful stories of change
    (During Week 6)

    • Interviewing styles and research data collection​

    • Short demo on writing and constructing stories

    • Breaking down different use cases for stories and case studies

    • Language and writing styles

    • Org-specific examples of ways to bring the stories to life (technical improvements)

    Masterclass #2: How to plan and build strong campaigns on social media
    (During Week 7)

    • Planning a social media calendar

    • breaking down the construction of a campaign

    • Tips, tools and techniques to enhance creatives

    Masterclass #3: Fundamentals of creating an engaging website
    (During Week 8)

    • Introduction to layouts, flow and sections

    • Breaking down how to adapt your content for web experience

    • Understanding responsive design (building for mobile phones)

    • Simple design tips to bring visuals to life

    Masterclass #4: Photography and videography techniques on for capturing work on ground
    (During Week 9)

    • Simple capturing techniques (using phone cameras)

    • Layouts and compositions

    • Basics of editing directly on your phone

    • Software and tools

    Masterclass #5:  How to build a consolidated brand guide and kit for team members and external stakeholders to use effectively
    (During Week 10)

    • Components and sections in a guidebook

    • Collation and curation of information

    • Organising and laying out info across the book

    • Design and layout tips

    OPEN HOUSE CHATS (OPTIONAL)

    Week 6-10 (April 1 - May 3)

    • 4 x online meetups (60mins) (Group setting)

    • Ask questions, clarify doubts (pertaining to your org's action plans / masterclass)

    • Short feedback on work-in-progress pieces that you have made

    • Sit in on short discussions on uncovered topics like "Ethics" etc. 

    • Optional for organisations

    1-1 FEEDBACK ROUNDS

    Week 8-14 (APRIL 15 - MAY 24)

     

    ROUND 1 FEEDBACK (DISCUSSION AT 50% COMPLETION STAGE)

    (During Week 8)

    • 1-1 Online Meeting 60 minutes long

    • In Round 1, Team Subu will focus on evaluating how you are approaching the tasks, brainstorm on roadblocks, suggest course correction

    • Orgs are expected to have their action plan at a 50-60% stage of readiness

    • Feedback will focus on reviewing foundational components (eg. structure of a narrative)

    • The stronger your Version 1 is, the more detailed Team Subu's feedback can be

    • Orgs will be given targeted suggestions on what to prioritise for Round 2

    ROUND 2 FEEDBACK (DISCUSSION AT 80% COMPLETION STAGE)

    (During Week 11)

    • 1-1 Online Meeting 90 minutes long

    • In Round 2, Team Subu will focus on providing targeted feedback on specific elements across your materials and documents

    • Orgs are expected to have their action plan at a 75-80% stage of readiness

    • Feedback will be centred around strengthening technical aspects of writing, design, strategy and curation

    • Orgs are encouraged to push their tasks to as close to completion as possible before this feedback round to maximise the discussion opportunity

    ROUND 3 FEEDBACK (DISCUSSION AT 95% COMPLETION STAGE)

    (During Week 13)

    • 1-1 Online Meeting 90 minutes long

    • In Round 3, Team Subu will focus on providing orgs with tactical feedback on how to take all components to completion

    • Orgs are expected to have their action plan at a 95% stage of readiness

    • Feedback will be centred around assisting orgs with decision making, and committing to components that can fast-track the execution process.

    • Orgs are required to be extremely prepared with their work to get a detailed, thorough feedback from Team Subu

    FINAL SHOWCASE

    Week 14 (May27-31)

    • Group Online Meeting: 90 minutes long

    • Each organisation will have 10 mins to showcase everything they've worked on over the course of the program

    • This will be followed by 5 mins of group feedback (share what we loved, and how the work can be strengthened further)

    • Final 15 mins of the meeting will be reserved for of reflections and closing thoughts

  • The bootcamp is meant to be a rigorous 14 week journey to get your organisation's foundational communication pieces in place. Each organisation will be assigned their own action plan keeping priorities, skill levels and team sizes in mind. The action plan will include a combination of research, writing, designing and curation of materials/experiences. These action plans are designed keeping the deadlines in mind. If your team commits to giving it 100%, you should be able to complete the tasks. By the end of 14 weeks, we are hoping to help you strengthen certain critical aspects of your organisation's communications. 

    The commitment needed from your team

    Expect 60-70% of your time for the next 2 months being taking by this program. This may vary depending on how many members from your team you plan to involve. We have carefully mapped each week during the program. It is critical for you to stay on track and ensure you are allocating time every week to make visible progress in your action plan. You will be expected to attend all masterclasses and 1-1 feedback meetings unless you have an emergency. The success of the program hinges on the effort your team puts into executing the action plan. 

    Team Subu's Role

    Team Subu is here to give you as much knowledge, guidance and feedback as possible each week. The depth and detail in the feedback will depend on how much work you have put into the action plan. You have limited interaction time, hence it is crucial for you to be prepared, and maximise every touch point opportunity you get. We are 100% committed, and we genuinely want you to finish the program with powerful outputs that can enhance your org's communications experience. 

  • Each organisation has been assigned their own individual google drive folder to upload and share resources.
    This folder is only shared with your org representatives and Team Subu. 

    • Please use your organisation's designated drive folder to share all resources and materials

    • The folder has 2 parts

      • "Shared by Studio Subu" (For materials, documents and resources that Team Subu will share with you)​

      • "Shared by Your Org" (For materials, docs and resources shared by your team)

    DESIGNATED GOOGLE DRIVE FOLDERS

  • Here is a quick recap on all the topics we covered at the residency training conducted in Mumbai in September 2023.  Download all session decks to go through the foundational tools and frameworks shared during the 3 days.

    Sessions covered the 6 topics listed below:

    • The starter kit to strengthen your brand communications for fundraising and expansion

    • Structuring a comprehensive annual communications strategy that adapts to your org goals

    • Customising your narrative pitch for different 
scenarios and stakeholder

    • Demystifying the creative implementation process

    • A simplified execution plan to document and showcase outcomes and impact (qualitative)

    • The foundation of constructing an in-house communications team for the future

  • We are always interested to learn about the different ways our participants go on to build powerful communications after the bootcamp. We host several online meet-ups and interactions across the year to exchange learnings, ideas and insights within our 80+ member community whatsapp group. If you're interested to join the community post the program, you can write to siddhika@studiosubu.com to get the access link. 

    We also offer specialised yearlong 1-1 assistance for orgs where the Studio Subu team provides strategic planning and advisory support. Learn more about this program on the link below. In case you have any other questions, please write to us at mail@studiosubu.com

  • We are a small team doing targeted work for organisations driving social change. We have been working hard in helping the market change its perception of the role of communications & design, and begin investing more in research-backed solutions. This has been a slow change. There is still a lot more work to be done, and a lot more support needed. Over the last 9 years, our team has engaged with over 200+ organisations through its services, training & capacity building programs and short courses. Our partner organisations work across the field of Health & Nutrition, Education, Youth Leadership, Water, Housing, Road Safety, Community Development, Gender, and Women Empowerment.

    The Studio Subu team will be with you across the 14 weeks of the program. Reach out to us with any questions you might have or to just say hi!

    Partner, Head of Strategy & Business

    Meghna Rakshit

    Senior Design Researcher

    Rhea Antony

    Senior Visual Designer

    Gayatri Shah

    Head of Operations

    Siddhika Nagwade

    Partner, CEO / Creative Head

    Harish Subramanian

  • We are a small team doing targeted work for organisations driving social change. We have been working hard in helping the market change its perception of the role of communications & design, and begin investing more in research-backed solutions. This has been a slow change. There is still a lot more work to be done, and a lot more support needed. Over the last 9 years, our team has engaged with over 200+ organisations through its services, training & capacity building programs and short courses. Our partner organisations work across the field of Health & Nutrition, Education, Youth Leadership, Water, Housing, Road Safety, Community Development, Gender, and Women Empowerment.

    Session 1 Slide Deck

    Session 2 Slide Deck

    Additional Resources

    Gantt Chart Template

SVP Bootcamp
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