ERIC Number: ED358299
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Blending the Roles of Interpreter, Entrepreneur, Collaborator. A New Model for Conferences and Institutes Program Planners. The Guide Series.
Dahl, Carolyn Carson
This six-chapter guide suggests a new approach to describing the knowledge, competencies, and managerial roles inherent in planning effective conferences and institutes. Chapter 1 introduces the many roles of the conferences and institutes program planner and discusses program formats and what makes conference programs unique learning events. Chapter 2 explores more traditional planning models, describes effective program planners as a unique blend of manager-educators performing a series of managerial roles, and discusses the two platforms or bases upon which these managerial roles are built: a knowledge base and a competency base. Chapter 3 considers program planners as organizational interpreters who must relate their activities in the planning process to the milieu of internal and external missions, expectations, and limits. Chapter 4 explores the entrepreneurial role of the program planner: organizing, managing, and financial management. Chapter 5 focuses on the program planner as builder of effective relationships on several dimensions--with external publics, internal constituencies, service providers, and various levels of support staff and coworkers. Chapter 6 highlights three themes of the guide that shed light on the roles of the program planner: connection, collaboration, and credibility. (Contains 53 references.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Conferences, Continuing Education, Institutes (Training Programs), Money Management, Planning, Professional Personnel, Professional Services, Program Administration, Program Development
Office of Continuing Education and Public Services, 302 East John Street, #202, Champaign, IL 61820 ($12.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Office of Continuing Education and Public Services.