The Intermediary Capacity Framework (ICAF) is a framework that leverages the collective expertise of the sector to communicate the capacities that are necessary to successfully lead a Networked Improvement Community (NIC) with continuous improvement at the core.
The ICAF outlines 16 capacities in five areas that are critical to the work of intermediaries. Each capacity is defined in the framework and described in more detail through a set of look-fors. The look-fors are a grounding space for organizations looking to assess their own capacity to facilitate a NIC.
The five areas of work are:
Network initiation, management, and support
Measurement & Data for Improvement
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Who is it intended for?
The ICAF is helpful for any school, district, or intermediary team who is leading or working as part of a networked improvement community, professional learning community, or otherwise trying to implement new practices in an educational setting.
Where Should I Start?
Review the ICAF and consider your work in light of the capacities, definitions, and look-for descriptions.
If you’d like to take the next step, schedule time with our team to walk through the ICAF at no cost to you
How Our Process Works
Schedule a Scoping Call
You tell us what you’re looking for. We build out a custom project scope and share it with a curated list of providers.
Review Your Provider Options
You compare proposals from interested providers and decide who you want to interview.
We manage the details for you.
Select a Provider
You choose the right provider for your project and get started.
We check-in during the project and capture your feedback once the project is completed.