ERIC Number: ED177075
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Choosing the Future You Prefer. A Goal Setting Guide.
Lindaman, Edward B.; Lippitt, Ronald O.
The guide, intended for group and organization leaders, presents activities and exercises to aid in personal and group goal-setting and planning for the future. The objective is to help groups choose goals which are sensitive to and oriented toward the evolving future with its rapid rate of change. The guide is presented in eight chapters. Chapters I through IV suggest exercises for training participants in observation and analysis techniques. They focus on current futurist thought; feelings about the possible futures of each participant and his organization; historic trends of the world, the participant, and the organization; perspectives about the present from the three viewpoints; and an analysis of assumptions and values that guide decision making. Chapters V through VIII present step by step goal-setting exercises. They include analyzing sources for determining goals; projecting and assessing individual and group futures and alternative futures; connecting images of the future to specific actions; and exploring the necessity of celebrating progress rather than dwelling on the gap between reality and possibility. Each exercise identifies purpose and procedure; and suggests various activities such as group discussion, brainstorming, listing and prioritizing, analyzing trends, and role playing. A bibliography concludes the guide. (CK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Cooperative Planning, Decision Making, Futures (of Society), Goal Orientation, Group Activities, Group Instruction, Guides, Individual Activities, Interests, Learning Activities, Needs Assessment, Objectives, Planning, Secondary Education, Self Actualization, Values
Human Resource Development Associates of Ann Arbor, Inc., 1820 Green Road, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105 ($4.50)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Human Resource Development Associates, Ann Arbor, MI.