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ERIC Number: ED503257
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Aug
Pages: 48
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
Good Stories Aren't Enough: Becoming Outcomes-Driven in Workforce Development
Miles, Martha A.
Public/Private Ventures
Workforce development organizations are more and more focused on achieving and documenting performance outcomes; yet managers frequently face a challenge getting buy-in from frontline staff about collecting and using data--not only to satisfy funders' needs but to improve services. "Good Stories Aren't Enough" looks at the experience and learnings of six organizations as they focused on becoming more outcomes-driven. It identifies practical, hands-on strategies to increase staff involvement and communication around data, so that what at first seems like impersonal information becomes a useful tool to better meet job seekers' and employers' needs. (Two appendices are included: (1) Contact Information for profiled Organizations; and (2) How the Six Programs Invested in becoming Outcome-Driven. Contains 1 endnote and 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Charles Stewart Mott Foundation; Rockefeller Foundation, New York, NY.; Ford Foundation
Authoring Institution: Public/Private Ventures
Identifiers - Location: California; Illinois; Indiana; New York; Ohio