ERIC Number: ED365824
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Sep-27
Reference Count: N/A
Windows of Opportunity, Strategies for Organizational Change. Proceedings of the Annual Health Promotion Division Workshop (10th, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, September 27, 1991).
Varley, Pat, Comp.
The workshop "Windows of Opportunity: Strategies for Organizational Change" was designed to help health professionals from a variety of community settings share their experiences and knowledge and become better informed about organizational change. The session began with a keynote address by David Morley, a professor of environmental studies at York University, and a warm-up exercise. The workshop facilitator identified four models of change (the machine, organism, community, and learner models) as guidelines for change agents in health and social organizations. Participants reviewed their own unique situations regarding organizational change and shared their experiences in small group discussions. Participants then worked to develop creative solutions to the problems inherent in many organizational change situations. Next, they identified and discussed the skills, knowledge, and challenges facing them as change agents. (Appended are the workshop brochure, agenda, warm-up exercise, and evaluation; a list of suggested readings; lists of facilitators/committee members and workshop participants; and reprints of the following articles: "Frameworks for Organizational Change: Towards Action Learning in Global Environments" (David Morley); "Mobilizing Organizations for Health Enhancement: Theories of Organizational Change" (Robert A. Goodman, Allan B. Steckler); and "Why Change Programs Don't Produce Change" (Michael Beer, Russell A. Eisenstat, Bert Spector). (MN)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Public Health Association, Toronto.