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ERIC Number: ED131220
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Local Office Decision-Making and Implementation.
Manpower Science Services, Inc., Ann Arbor, MI.
This guide contains an introduction to and the materials for use in the Local Office Decision-Making and Implementation (LODI) Workshop, a self-managed small group workshop designed to teach planning and management techniques for identifying and resolving priority needs of an agency's program. (A "need" is defined as the difference between what is desired and what is.) The Introduction is designed to acquaint the reader with the nature and purpose of LODI Workshop, to aid him in making a decision about conducting the Workshop in his agency, and to assist him in making plans for its implementation. The introduction also lists techniques and procedures taught by the Workshop (the working agreement, determining office needs, turning needs into goals, developing alternative plans, relative advantage, implementing the best alternative, evaluating results, and reassessment) and outlines the teaching design (eight to twelve staff agreeing to complete the nine chapters of the LODI materials in approximately 20 to 30 hours--five once-a-week 3- to 4-hour meetings). It is noted that the Workshop is designed to train staff members inexpensively without taking them away from their work places. Most of the guide consists of the workshop materials: (1) The LODI Participant's Workbook containing worksheets and other information needed for practice exercises and brief summaries of the convenor's script for review purposes, (2) The LODI Convenor's Manual containing scripts and display pages for each chapter, and (3) five resource packets meant to supplement the convenor's script and to be used at the discretion of the participants. (JT)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: Manpower Science Services, Inc., Ann Arbor, MI.