ERIC Number: ED259092
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
How to Run a Consumer Week. A Planning Guide for Local Consumers.
Office of Consumer Affairs, Washington, DC.
This planning guide explains in detail how to set up and run a consumer week program in a school or organization. It begins with 10 golden rules for an effective consumer week. A section on planning a program analyzes the advantages and disadvantages of a week-long or weekend event, discusses balancing the major event categories, and describes three suggested programs: consumer weekend, extended consumer weekend, and consumer week. Planning a timetable is the focus of the next section. It lists planning pointers and considerations regarding meetings and group members. A sample planning timetable and checklist is provided. The section on publicity contains a conference/seminar planning checklist and describes suggestions for involving the news media and generating publicity. A brief section on money lists expenses and sources of financial support, goods, or services. The next section describes some events that have been part of recent Consumer Weeks. Useful tips, a checklist, sources of help, and other information are provided for these events: staffed exhibits, unstaffed exhibits, contests, consumer meetings, special advice sessions/consumer fair, special interest meetings, involving schools/adult education, and pamphlet or newspaper supplement. The final section contains information on National Consumers Week 1984. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Office of Consumer Affairs, Washington, DC.
Note: A kit of events, planning pointers, publicity ideas and useful ideas that have been tried and listed at Consumer Weeks (and Weekends) throughout the United States. For a related document, see CE 041 192.