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ERIC Number: ED308413
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Connections. Clientele Problems, Long-Range Plans, Major Programs. A "How To" Handbook for Developing Extension Long-Range Plans and Major Programs.
Forest, Laverne B.; And Others
This handbook is designed to aid the extension state director in determining high priorities, allocating resources, and planning future programs. It has four sections. Section I provides a clear definition of long-range plans and their relationship to major programs. Section II is for extension staff with responsibilities for identifying emerging issues, needs, and concerns; for making program and resource decisions; and for applying practical methods to result in effective long-range plans. It describes the six phases in developing long-range plans: identify a core planning team; develop a plan for planning; use existing background information; involve lay citizens and other nonextension professionals; determine high priority problems; and communicate and use planning decisions. Section III provides a process to develop major programs or decide the content. This section is organized according to what is needed in the eventual product, the written narrative text describing each major problem plan in the state plan of work. To develop programs, attention must be paid to the: situation, objectives, action, and evaluation. Section IV offers suggestions on preparing the major program plan form. It provides easy-to-use tools and sample forms for writing the narrative plan and the statistical and summary page. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Extension Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Univ. Extension.