ERIC Number: ED349434
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
High Performance Work and Learning Systems: Crafting a Worker-Centered Approach. Proceedings of a Conference (Washington, D.C., September 1991).
Marschall, Daniel, Ed.
A consensus that unions must develop coherent and comprehensive policies on new work systems and continuous learning in order to guide local activities, was the central theme of this conference on the interrelated issues of the high performance work organization. These proceedings include the following presentations: "Labor's Stake in High Performance Work Organization" (Kistler, McMillan); "Key Elements of High Performance Work and Learning Systems" (Marshall); "Remarks on AFL-CIO Policy Priorities and Introduction of Luncheon Speaker" (Oswald); "One International Union's Approach to Skill Training and Continuous Learning" (Sweeney); "Advancing Work-Based Learning: U.S. Department of Labor Perspective" (Van Erden); "Making the Connection: New Technology, Work Organization and Skills" (Appelbaum); "Unions: The Key to Worker Empowerment" (Roberts); "A Participatory Perspective on Technology and Work Redesign" (Haddad); "Preparing for the Future through Apprenticeship" (Robertson); "The Role of Labor Leadership in Workplace and Education Reform" (Cole); "Cultivating a Suitable Environment for Workplace Restructuring" (Sarmiento); and "Where Do We Go from Here? An Agenda for Organized Labor" (Murry). An epilogue summarizes the small group discussion. Four appendices are included: information about the presenters, selected bibliography (32 references), conference participants, and the eight key elements of high performance work and learning systems. (NLA)
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Change Strategies, Consumer Economics, Economic Factors, Educational Change, Free Enterprise System, Incentives, Job Performance, Job Skills, Labor Force Development, Labor Relations, Lifelong Learning, Management Development, Productivity, Skill Development, Social Influences, Technological Advancement, Unions
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, Washington, DC. Human Resources Development Inst.
Note: For a related document, see CE 061 938.