ERIC Number: ED167939
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Making Change Happen: A Workshop for Developing Change Agent Skills.
Benjamin, Libby; Walz, Garry R.
A specific rationale to support counselors as change agents and a model counselors can use to develop change agent strategies are presented in this program guide. It is based on the idea that counselors are in an excellent position for influencing change and, at the same time, improving their own situation. This package may be used by anyone interested in directing the process of change in virtually any setting. It includes detailed instructions for workshop facilitators that accompany the text and participant materials. Designed to be presented over a three-day period, the workshop demonstrates, through the participants' experiences, a seven-step, systematic, sequential process that has been widely tested with many audiences for a number of years. These steps are: (1) establish the need; (2) build interactive relationships; (3) assess the situation; (4) generate options; (5) decide upon a goal; (6) facilitate adoption and implementation; and (7) refine and renew. (Author/LJS)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Change Agents, Consultants, Counseling Services, Counselor Role, Counselors, Educational Innovation, Evaluation Methods, Informal Assessment, Organizational Change, Skill Development, Workshops
ERIC/CAPS, 2108 School of Education, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 ($11.00)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Personnel Services, Ann Arbor, MI.