ERIC Number: ED424700
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Jan
Let's Get It Together! A Training Sequence. [Revised.]
Bell, Jane E.; Shaffer, Joyce D.
This document presents a complete inservice training module on interagency service coordination for people with disabilities in six modules, which are intended to take about 18.5 hours to complete. Each module presents a list of equipment and materials, recommended time distribution for module activities, detailed instructions for facilitators, and handouts and transparencies. Module 1 sets the philosophical frame, explores belief systems, and defines key terms. Module 2 introduces scenarios as the basis for practice applications, examines why change agents fail, and identifies challenges to successful interagency service coordination. Module 3 introduces the "circle of commitment" concept of interagency collaboration and describes team processes for identifying priority service needs and developing mission statements and cooperative agreements. Module 4 introduces models of interagency service criteria, describes essential management tasks, examines the roles of the lead agency and service coordinator, and presents sample formalized action plans. Module 5 is on program evaluation as related to interagency service coordination efforts, including development of evaluation questions, determination of methodology, common evaluation weaknesses, and core principles. The final module focuses on communication techniques to facilitate family involvement, help consumers to become self-determining, promote access to services, tap funding sources, and persuade superiors to support interagency coordination efforts. (DB)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Change Agents, Change Strategies, Communication Skills, Cooperative Programs, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Education, Integrated Services, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Modules, Models, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Teamwork, Training
Iowa Department of Education, Information Resource Center, Grimes State Office Building, Des Moines, IA 50319.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center, Des Moines, IA.; Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines. Div. of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Note: Based on "Interagency, Interdisciplinary Service Coordination: A Training Resource" by Carol A. Kochhar (ED 391 286). (ED 391 286).