ERIC Number: ED449357
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Enhancing Organizational Effectiveness in Adult and Community Education. Professional Practices in Adult Education and Human Resource Development Series.
Dean, Gary J.; Murk, Peter J.; Del Prete, Tony
This book, which is intended as a resource for individuals and organizations involved in adult and community education, presents guidelines and activities to assist in enhancing organizational effectiveness in adult and community education. The following are among the topics discussed: (1) experiencing professional and organizational development (linking professional development to organizational development, a process model of experiential learning); (2) implementing strategic planning (the strategic planning process, getting organized and gaining commitment, assessing internal assets and liabilities, making decisions to identify future directions, analyzing organizational dynamics); (3) writing grant proposals and securing funding (idea development, funding sources, proposal development); (4) enhancing leadership skills (the evolution of current theories of leadership, developing leadership skills in adult and community education); (5) planning and implementing effective programs (program planning wheels); (6) resolving the community dilemma and fostering agency cooperation (underlying assumptions for communities, a cyclic process model for developing strategies); (7) managing volunteers (understanding why people volunteer, working with volunteers, recruiting and training volunteers, retaining volunteers); and (8) continuing professional and organizational development (building blocks of effective adult and community educators, assessing strengths and weaknesses). Fourteen tables, figures, and boxes and 14 experiential learning activities are included. The bibliography lists 129 references. (MN)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Adult Education, Adult Educators, Adult Learning, Adult Programs, Agency Cooperation, Case Studies, Change Strategies, Community Education, Cooperative Planning, Coordination, Decision Making, Educational Administration, Educational Cooperation, Educational Environment, Evaluation Methods, Experiential Learning, Financial Support, Grantsmanship, Guidelines, Labor Turnover, Leadership, Leadership Training, Learning Activities, Models, Organizational Climate, Organizational Development, Organizational Effectiveness, Professional Development, Program Administration, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Records (Forms), School Community Relationship, Skill Development, Strategic Planning, Theory Practice Relationship, Volunteer Training, Volunteers, Worksheets
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
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