ERIC Number: ED044556
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jul-31
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Government Study Sessions. Final Report.
Eastern Kentucky Univ., Richmond.
Conducted for 67 city officials from 21 municipalities, these 1969-70 evening sessions were designed to promote an exchange of ideas and programs, stimulate professionalization and academic progress among local officials, and upgrade the practice of local government. Each participant was charged a $20 fee. Most major felt needs pertained to finance or to capital projects. Six of the 11 meetings were well attended and highly successful. Four sessions covered such topics as communication, motivation, finance and budgeting, economic development and change, social problems, administrative organization, leadership, and personnel administration. Economic development aims included creating enough employment opportunities to permit enterprising, trained youth to return to their home town if desired. Participants generally found the sessions quite informative; were at least partly satisfied with existing scheduling; found the series helpful in improving personal effectiveness; and would like to participate fully in a similar 1970-71 program. On the basis of these and other responses, a continuing education program for small cities and rural counties is strongly recommended. (LY)
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Authoring Institution: Eastern Kentucky Univ., Richmond.