ERIC Number: ED116085
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Help for Older Adult Organizations: Community-Based Organizational Development. A National Model Project in Aging Undertaken by the Niagara Community College.
Niagara County Community Coll., Sanborn, NY.
As older adult organizations stretch to meet the needs of a growing older adult client population, these Senior Citizen Centers, clubs and other programs are increasingly unable to understand and contol their internal as well as external environments. Organizational Development, a body of applied behavioral science techniques, can help older adult organizations become more effective by providing ways of building shared understanding of strengths as well as limitations. Because of the high cost of traditional organizational development programs, the community college is depicted as an indirect provider of the services to older adult organizations. By training voluntary community resources to deliver organizational development services, by integrating this effort into other community programs, community colleges can draw upon their own valuable, specialized competence to serve the older adults of our communities. Moreover, by developing this indirect role, it is asserted that community colleges can pursue a direction consistent with their desire to serve older adult agencies without diverting college resources which may be vital to other worthwhile programs. A model for the delivery of organizational development services through community colleges is described. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration on Aging (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Niagara County Community Coll., Sanborn, NY.
Note: For related document, see CG 010 253