ERIC Number: ED416315
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Professional Development Workshops for State Public Managers: Analysis of the Evaluative Orientations of Participants.
Rose, Bruce J.; Mohaptra, Manindra K.
A study analyzed the evaluation orientations of 888 participants in Kentucky's week-long Management Awareness Workshop for state-employed managers who have occupied a management position for approximately 5-6 months. Analyses of responses to a self-administered mail questionnaire indicated 74.6 percent of respondents were encouraged by their supervisor to take the training. The sample was 96.3% white and 69.6% male. Respondents felt most workshop objectives had been accommodated. All thought two objectives---to increase insight into managerial behavior and its effect on others and to increase understanding of leadership styles--were best accommodated. The majority of respondents reported moderate to strong benefits from what was learned. Nonwhite respondents reported the strongest perceived benefits. Respondents' suggestions indicated an awareness among Kentucky state managers that being a manager required the acquisition of a set of specific skills that may or may not be related to their previous professional training. Many open-ended responses were addressed toward the problem of coping with the political involvement in the public sector. (YLB)
Descriptors: Administrator Behavior, Educational Research, Job Skills, Management Development, Managerial Occupations, Participant Satisfaction, Professional Continuing Education, Professional Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Public Administration, State Programs, Supervisory Training, Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky