ERIC Number: ED420772
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Management Enhancement Team Approach (META) for the Australian National Training Authority. An Evaluation Report.
Foreman, David J.; Dunn, John G.
The management enhancement team approach (META) is a team-driven management development program designed for managers within Australia's National Vocational Education and Training Sector (NVETS). META, which has been piloted at more than 70 sites across Australia, is designed to identify and address management development needs within the context of an organization's workplace. The META pilot's success was examined through a formative evaluation consisting of six case studies during which data were gathered from the following sources: group interviews with up to 15 staff from each case study site; questionnaires completed by state coordinators, directors of organizations using META, META advisers, and a sample of participants at each site; participants' responses to META evaluation newsletters; and a teleconference with steering committee members. META implementation and funding varied significantly by state/territory. Key organizational factors for META's success included support and proactive commitment by senior executives and allocation of sufficient time for advisers and teams to prepare for META. (Thirty-one tables/figures are included. Appended are the following: case studies; expected benefits from META when applying for funding; list of other management development programs nominated in the survey; strengths and difficulties related to META as perceived by advisers; and survey questionnaires.) (MN)
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Case Studies, Educational Strategies, Foreign Countries, Formative Evaluation, Inservice Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Management Development, Pilot Projects, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Tables (Data), Teaching Methods, Teamwork, Vocational Education
Australian National Training Authority, GPO Box 3120, Brisbane 4001, Queensland, Australia.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian National Training Authority, Brisbane.