Transforming a group of diverse individuals into a high-performance team is a monumental task. Although teams have both strengths and weaknesses the ability to constructively exploit the strengths while improving upon the weaknesses is a challenge that most organizations will ultimately face. Accordingly a group that transcends these difficulties will eventually go on to develop the attributes that will effectively allow it to become a high powered team. Design Design brings forth what does not come naturally. While science is concerned with how things are, design is concerned with how things ought to be. “Everyone designs who devises courses of action aimed at changing existing situations into preferred ones. Delphi Decision Making Process The Delphi method was originally developed in the early 1950s at the RAND Corporation by Olaf Helmer and Norman Dalkey to systematically solicit the view of experts related to national defense and later in controversial sociopolitical areas of discourse (Custer, Scarcella, Stewart, 1999). The term originates from Greek mythology. Delphi was the site of the Delphic oracle, the most important oracle in the classical Greek world. Thus, the Delphi method may thought of as an expert brainstorm. In Delphi decision groups, a series of questionnaires, surveys, etc. are sent to selected respondents (the Delphi group) through a facilitator who oversees responses of their panel of experts. The group does not meet face-to-face.
Free leadership theory training materials, leadership theories guide - what is leadership? 'how to' leadership, leadership tips, leadership skills educational articles for leadership and management training, how to be an effective leader This article aims: to help clarify what leadership is, and to offer a comprehensive summary of the main ways to understand and explain what leadership means. As you will see, leadership can, and necessarily should, be approached from a variety of standpoints. A helpful way to understand leadership is by exploring leadership thinking and theories using these three main conceptual viewpoints:
Course Design Framework • Develop learning strategy: • Remix/reuse/develop course content or accommodate student-generated • Create, outline & describe activities to guide students to apply content Consulting and Organizational Development Recently a student asked me what the primary differences in skills were required between a consultant and a trainer. I thought about it and told her this story….. When I was working in the OD firm, Block Petrella Weisbord, I was on the consulting side of the business with Tony Petrella and Marvin Weisbord. Robert Gagné's Nine Steps of Instruction According to Robert Gagné (1985) there are nine events that provide a framework for an effective learning process: While Gagnés Nine Steps are often treated as iron clad rules, it has been noted for quite some time that the nine steps are more like a framework or guidelines: “[Gagnés nine steps are] general considerations to be taken into account when designing instruction. Although some steps might need to be rearranged (or might be unnecessary) for certain types of lessons, the general set of considerations provide a good checklist of key design steps” (Good, Brophy, 1977). The Nine Steps 1.
Expert Recommendations for Implementing Change (ERIC): Protocol for a Mixed Methods Study BACKGROUND: Identifying feasible and effective implementation strategies that are contextually appropriate is a challenge for researchers and implementers, exacerbated by the lack of conceptual clarity surrounding terms and definitions for implementation strategies, as well as a literature that provides imperfect guidance regarding how one might select strategies for a given healthcare quality improvement effort. In this study, we will engage an Expert Panel comprising implementation scientists and mental health clinical managers to: establish consensus on a common nomenclature for implementation strategy terms, definitions and categories; and develop recommendations to enhance the match between implementation strategies selected to facilitate the use of evidence-based programs and the context of certain service settings, in this case the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) mental health services. This report is part of the RAND Corporation external publication series.
Principles of Effective Interpersonal Communication skills Are you experiencing difficulties communicating with someone? Perhaps at work with your boss, or your colleagues, or at home with your partner, children or other family members? Is there an unresolved conflict that you are struggling with?