ERIC Number: ED033286
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
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Report of the Workshop on the Utilization of Women's Resources in the YMCA (Columbus, Ohio, May 22-23, 1968).
National Board of Young Men's Christian Associations, New York, NY.
The workshop on the Utilization of Women's Resources in the Young Men's Christian Associations (YMCA) in examining women's role in the organization undercovered much bias against women (especially with regard to leadership and competency) which impacted on personnel policies, organizational climate, programing, and relationships with the community. The arguments cited for women included the resource need, reduction of goal hypocrisy, the complementary experiences of women, and increased organizational efficiency. A uniform set of conditions were seen as an imperative for the successful performance of a woman executive including demonstration of competence on the national YMCA level, special skills training, and good salaries. An action program for increasing the role of women in the YMCA for five demonstration cities and the national organization recommended that: (1) there be active recruitment of women to fill vacant professional staff positions; (2) there be more adequate women's representation in the decision-making bodies at all levels; and that (3) progress reports be made over the next three years. The appendix is a statistical report of female YMCA employees as of 29 March 1968. (dm)
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Authoring Institution: National Board of Young Men's Christian Associations, New York, NY.