ERIC Number: ED399612
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Gathering Together: A Guidebook for Forming and Developing Associations.
Marotta, Sylvia A.; Jennings, Leilani
Making an association of Directors of Religious Education (DREs) involves complex decisions that lead to complex actions. This guidebook describes a process for building lasting associations, the goal of which is to organize people around a common purpose. Following the introduction, chapters 2 through 5 outline stages of the process: identify leadership and environmental relationships; plan the first dream session; assess and distribute results of the first session; plan the second dream session; identify leaders for the new association; convene the new association; and move the association forward. Appendices contain selected readings regarding church teachings on associations, sample stories of other DREs, a list of desirable leadership qualities, an installation-of-leaders ritual, guidelines to consider in deciding about the business aspect of association management, and questions for assessing interorganizational evaluation and commitment. (Contains seven references.) (LMI)
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Interprofessional Relationship, Leadership, Leadership Training, Organizational Communication, Partnerships in Education, Professional Associations, Strategic Planning
National Catholic Educational Association, 1077 30th Street, N.W., Suite 100, Washington, DC 20007 ($9 members; $12 nonmembers).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Catholic Educational Association, Washington, DC.