ERIC Number: ED394869
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
"Reinventing Courts for the 21st Century": Designing a Vision Process. A Guidebook to Visioning and Future Thinking within the Court System.
Shultz, Wendy L.; And Others
Designed to facilitate effective planning by state courts for the future, this guidebook is the heart of the State Justice Institute's "Vision for the Courts" project. Its primary purpose is building state court capacity to draft clear, inspiring, and compelling descriptions of a "preferred future"--a future that its authors and proponents want to create. The guidebook introduces future thinking and vision development. It highlights the interaction between vision thinking and organizational morale, productivity, and creativity. The guidebook also outlines procedures for developing an effective vision workshop and methods to continue and expand vision development beyond a workshop. The book contains six appendices, providing sample materials for a vision workshop, quotations about visioning the future, reference to additional works on vision, and a list of participants from the Courts Vision Process Design Workshop. The educational community would find the issues raised by this guidebook useful in a law-related education setting. (LH)
Descriptors: Court Role, Courts, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Institutions, Law Related Education, Long Range Planning, State Courts
Institute for Alternative Futures, 100 North Pitt Street, Suite 235, Alexandria, VA 22314-3108.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: State Justice Inst., Alexandria, VA.
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Research Center for Futures Study, Honolulu.; National Center for State Courts, Denver, CO.; Institute for Alternative Futures, Alexandria, VA.