ERIC Number: ED260282
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
A Dialog Day Model and Guide.
New Educational Directions, Crawfordsville, IN.
This guide contains materials for use in replicating a model day-long program designed to foster communication among local-level economic development groups, education, business and industry, and political systems. The model was implemented in 1983 in two regions of Indiana under the name Dialog Day. The first section of the manual describes the rationale, conception, and implementation of the Dialog Day Program by the Indiana State Advisory Council on Vocational Education. Discussed next are the following phases of Dialog Day development and implementation: getting started (creating and sharing a vision, leadership, enrollment); starting over (creating a shared vision, membership, tools, additional members); structuring the event (initial structuring, maintaining a focus, structuring the agenda, establishing a date and location for Dialog Day); recruiting and enrolling participants; practicing and handling the final details (materials, roles, rehearsal); and conducting follow-up activities (indicators of impact, next steps, development of a summary). A project summary concludes the guide. Appendixes to the handbook include a checklist of preconditions for collaboration, a sample letter to prospective participants, a Dialog Day checklist, tips for facilitating a Dialog Day, and a Dialog Day feedback form. (MN)
Descriptors: Check Lists, Cooperative Planning, Educational Cooperation, Government School Relationship, Guidelines, Linking Agents, Networks, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Public Relations, Records (Forms), School Business Relationship, School Districts, Secondary Education, Surveys, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Indiana State Advisory Council on Vocational Education, Indianapolis.
Authoring Institution: New Educational Directions, Crawfordsville, IN.