ERIC Number: ED308033
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Feb
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A Model for Deploying Rural Leadership in Community Economic Development.
Williams, M. Randy
This paper briefly describes a model for broadening community educators' participation in economic development by improving the quality of developmental knowledge and leadership. Specific goals of the model include helping economic development leaders to understand existing community attitudes and structure, and helping leaders form development strategies while simultaneously providing the necessary training for development projects. The program is implemented in 4 phases during the course of 2 to 3 years, beginning with a survey that identifies community leaders. Phase 2 involves community evaluation and analysis by a resource panel. Phase 3 involves creation of a 5-year development plan during a series of knowledge enhancement programs. Phase 4 involves local citizens working together to implement the plan. There are also components for personal skills training, economic development seminars, and a final evaluation by program leaders and participants. This paper offers examples of four rural Georgia counties where economic development efforts were assisted by such extension education services. (TES)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Southern Rural Sociological Association Meeting (Nashville, TN, February 1989).