ERIC Number: ED175107
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Working Together: A Manual for Helping Groups Work More Effectively.
This manual is intended to help citizen groups set up their own on-the-job training activities, tailored to their own individual needs, issues, learning styles, and experiences. Specifically, it discusses the first steps in group development for members of citizen boards, councils, and grass roots organizations and offers suggestions for improving the way a group functions. The manual begins with a discussion about groups and what unifies them. The text then is divided into eleven sections, beginning with basics such as how to be a facilitator and getting to know the people in a group. Other topics discussed include communicating between group members, observing a group, diagnosing needs, and improving effectiveness. All exercises in the manual appear on single pages so they can be duplicated easily. (Author/LD)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Communication Skills, Community Organizations, Decision Making Skills, Group Dynamics, Group Unity, Guides, Leadership, Listening Skills, Motivation Techniques, Nonverbal Communication, Organizational Effectiveness, Records (Forms), Training Methods
Citizen Involvement Training Project, 138 Hasbrouck, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003 ($5.00, subject to change, plus postage; quantity discounts)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Univ., Amherst.; Massachusetts Univ., Amherst. Cooperative Extension Service.