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ERIC Number: ED303759
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jan-18
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Staff Development to Improve Communication: Analysis and Five Programs.
Geller, William W.
In response to the expressed need for staff development and improved communication in a college, a 2-year program series was developed. The sessions included: valuing each other; supporting each other; motivation; how to get things done; decision making; and communicating student responsibility. The major focus of the sessions was on attendees becoming more familiar with each other. An evaluation was completed by each participant at the end of each session. This provided valuable information for the design and activities of the next workshop. Each workshop was built on the previous one. Evaluations at the end of the year revealed a greater appreciation for and understanding of the work of others. There was a desire to continue for another year, and to use other campus personnel to cover specific developmental topics. At the end of the second year the staff discussed past programs. The experience had been positive. A potential program for the coming year could not be designed so that staff were pleased with it. Consequently, the staff suggested the sessions end, except for periodic social gatherings. Success of the programs were due to topics and design of the sessions parallelling staff suggestions; administrators attending sessions and providing supporting resources; a clear agenda; an upbeat feeling with attendees learning about colleagues; and a overall design promoting learning and fun. (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A