ERIC Number: ED161117
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Community Groups: Keeping Them Alive & Well. Keys to Community Involvement Series: 1.
The first in a series of booklets developed for governing boards, community leaders, group members, administrators, and citizens suggests techniques that can be used to maintain interest and enthusiasm in a group. The point of view taken suggests that for a group to maintain a high level of productivity, it will periodically need to examine itself in three major areas. A group will need to provide for change in membership, it will need to be able to adopt new goals, and it will need to maintain a flexible attitude toward its procedures. The booklets in the series are designed to help group leaders and members strengthen their skills in group processes, work cooperatively with others, and plan and carry out new projects. Topics include techniques to maintain enthusiasm in a group, ways that agencies can effectively use consultants, and factors that affect introducing and implementing new projects. The booklets in the series are adapted from a much more comprehensive set of materials and training activities developed and field tested by the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory over the past several years in dozens of locations throughout the western United States. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Community Action, Community Involvement, Goal Orientation, Group Dynamics, Leadership Responsibility, Meetings, Organizational Effectiveness, Worksheets
National School Public Relations Association, 1801 North Moore Street, Arlington, Virginia 22209 ($2.00; $24.00 for set of 15 Keys; discounts available; payment must accompany order)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National School Public Relations Association, Arlington, VA.; Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
Note: For related documents, see EA 010 931-944