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Needs Assessment Phase III
Taking Action for Change (Book 5)



July 2012 | 184 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Ultimately, the value of any needs assessment lies in whether it leads to action plans for improving and enhancing the organization or group for which it was conducted. In practice this may be more difficult that it would seem.

This book takes the reader through a journey of getting results utilized and then evaluating the needs assessment itself. Pitfalls to avoid along the way are thoughtfully illuminated. A major highlight of the text is the "double dozen" techniques that can be used to make the trip a special experience. The text explains where the techniques best fit into making utilization a reality.

 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
1. Post Assessment: Mapping the Road Less Traveled
 
2. The Nuts and Bolts of Post Assessment: Gearing Up for the Journey
 
3. The Action Plan: Collaborating for Change
 
4. Positive Approaches to Conflict: Weathering Interpersonal Storms
 
5. Individual and Organizational Roadblocks: Responding to Unexpected Challenges
 
6. Evaluating the Entire Needs Assessment: Learning From the Expedition
 
Epilogue
 
References
 
Index

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Laurel A. Stevahn

Laurie Stevahn holds a B.A. in political science from Pacific Lutheran University, an M.Ed. in curriculum and instruction from Seattle Pacific University, and a Ph.D. in educational psychology from the University of Minnesota. She currently is Associate Professor of Education at Seattle University and Director of the Educational Leadership doctoral program. She teaches graduate courses in research and evaluation, curriculum and instruction, and social justice in professional practice. Special areas of expertise include cooperative learning and conflict resolution, organization development and systemic change, interactive models of teaching... More About Author

Jean A. King

Jean A. King is a professor in the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development at the University of Minnesota. She holds an M.S. and Ph.D. from Cornell University and, prior to her graduate study, taught middle school English in upstate New York before moving to New Orleans, LA where she was on the faculty at Tulane University. In 1989 she moved upriver to the University of Minnesota as the founding director of the Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement (CAREI) in the College of Education and Human Development, a position she held for four years before working collaboratively to revitalize program... More About Author

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