ERIC Number: ED357093
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
So You Think You Need Help? Making Effective Use of Technical Assistance. Resource Brief 1.
This document is designed to help states and communities develop technical assistance relationships and secure assistance that is responsive to the unique needs of the jurisdiction being served. It is based on the experiences of individuals who have studied and participated in service integration efforts at the state and community levels. It draws from relevant business management and public administration literature on the effective use of consultants and technical assistance. It is designed to offer states and communities practical advice on how to make most effective use of technical assistance, and how to avoid some of the problems experienced and identified by others. Following an introduction in Chapter 1, Chapter 2 reviews reasons for seeking technical assistance. Chapter 3 examines types of technical assistance. Chapter 4 looks at characteristics common to successful efforts and technical assistance relationships. Chapter 5 discusses selecting a technical assistance provider, and Chapter 6 explores how to develop the best relationship with the service provider. Chapter 7 offers a conclusion and a checklist designed to help initiatives as they seek outside assistance. Contains six references. (JB)
Descriptors: Community Coordination, Community Development, Community Problems, Community Programs, Community Resources, Community Role, Consultants, Government Role, State Agencies, State Government, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Technical Assistance
NCSI Information Clearinghouse, c/o National Center for Children in Poverty, Columbia University, 154 Haven Avenue, New York, NY 10032 ($3; make checks out to Columbia University).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Community; Policymakers
Sponsor: Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Service Integration, New York, NY.