ERIC Number: ED454398
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Organizational Change and Improvement Institute (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, November 15-16, 1999).
Shefrin, Carol; Shafer, Dehra
The Tuscarora Intermediate Unit Adult Education and Job Training Center planned, coordinated, delivered, and evaluated a 2-day institute on organizational change and improvement. The 85 agency staff members who attended the institute received an orientation to organizational change and improvement based on the latest theory and methodologies but with emphasis on practice. Each agency team developed an action plan of basic strategies to respond to a specific demand of their particular workplace requiring a rapid response to change. An evaluation of the institute itself and the focus group results provided valuable feedback that in turn provided direction for redesign of the EQUAL Implementing Change strand. Additional support was provided to those attendees who desired further technical assistance. Feedback from the focus group and a random sample of participants indicated that agencies had varying degrees of success implementing their plans. A long-term, multiple-session intervention strategy was deemed best for planning and implementing organizational change. (Appendixes constituting approximately 75% of the document contain the following items: detailed outlines of the institute's two sessions along with materials during the Power Point presentations at both sessions; a contact information form; the preconference application form; and a list of follow-up questions to the institute.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Agency Role, Change Strategies, Focus Groups, Institutes (Training Programs), Literacy Education, Organizational Change, Organizational Development, Professional Development, Public Agencies, Records (Forms), Social Science Research, State Agencies, Strategic Planning, Teamwork, Technical Assistance, Theory Practice Relationship
AdvancE State Literacy Resource Center, Pennsylvania Department of Education, 333 Market St., 11th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333. Tel: 800-992-2283 (Toll Free); TTY: 717-783-8445; Fax: 717-783-5420; e-mail: email@example.com.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: TIU Adult Education and Job Training Center, Lewistown, PA.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania