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COMMUNITY/INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Link to resources on topics such as public policy, program development strategic planning, community needs assessment, interpreting data, public issues education, leadership and change, etc.
    • Curricula with Teaching Materials
      • Being An Advocate
        SEAL 2003, Ramping Up For Successful Councils, Judy M. Groff, NC Cooperative Extension
        http://srpln.msstate.edu/seal/03curriculum/ramp/advocate/lesson.htm
      • Introduction to Assessing Community Needs
        SEAL 2003, Ramping Up For Successful Councils, Ronnie White & Julie Sexton, MS State University Extension
        http://srpln.msstate.edu/seal/03curriculum/setting/community/lesson.htm
      • Assessing Community Needs Through Key Informants
        SEAL 2003, Ramping Up For Successful Councils, Ronnie White & Julie Sexton, MS State University Extension
        http://srpln.msstate.edu/seal/03curriculum/setting/informants/lesson.htm
      • Assessing Community Needs Through Attitude Surveys
        SEAL 2003, Ramping Up For Successful Councils, Ronnie White & Julie Sexton, MS State University Extension
        http://srpln.msstate.edu/seal/03curriculum/setting/attitude/lesson.htm
      • Assessing Community Needs Through Group Sessions
        SEAL 2003, Ramping Up For Successful Councils, Ronnie White & Julie Sexton, MS State University Extension
        http://srpln.msstate.edu/seal/03curriculum/setting/group/lesson.htm
      • Interpreting Multiple Types of Needs Data
        SEAL 2003, Ramping Up For Successful Councils, Ronnie White & Julie Sexton, MS State University Extension
        http://srpln.msstate.edu/seal/03curriculum/setting/interpreting/lesson.htm
      • Communicating with Policy Makers
        SEAL 2005, Session 1:  Communicating With Decision Makers – Building Capacity, Ronnie White, MS State University Extension.  Includes Lesson Plan and Evaluation.
        http://srpln.msstate.edu/seal/05curriculum/index.html
      • Choices for Political Action at the Local Level
        About IFAS Leadership Development Series, Elizabeth B. Bolton, professor, Community Development, Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, 32611, FCS 9069, 2005.
        http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/HE750
      • Defining Public Issues
        About IFAS Leadership Development Series, Elizabeth B. Bolton, professor, Community Development, Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, 32611, FCS 9070, 2005.
        http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/HE751
      • Getting Involved in Public Affairs
        About IFAS Leadership Development Series, Elizabeth B. Bolton, professor, Community Development, Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, 32611, FCS 9071, 2005.
        http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/HE752
      • Building Dynamic Groups
        Barbara Braham, Extension Agent, Community Development and Family & Consumer Sciences, Beth Flynn, Extension Associate, Leadership Education, OSU Extension Leadership Center, and Nancy Stehulak, Extension Agent Community Development and Family and Consumer Sciences, Ohio Cooperative Extension Service, Ohio State University, July 2003.
        http://www.ag.ohio-state.edu/~bdg/
      • Strategic Planning for Nonprofit Organizations: Assessing Goals, Mission, Vision, and Plans: Getting Everyone on the Same Page
        Module 2:  Improving Board and Organizational Effectiveness:  Nonprofit Organization Board and Staff Training for Nonprofit and Faihy-Based Organizations, Christopher M. Sieverdes, Professor, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics and Community Development Extension Specialist, South Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, Clemson University and Erin P Hardwick, Owner, Erin Hardwick & Associates, Columbia, SC and Director of the South Carolina Association of Nonprofit Organizations, Southern Rural Development Center, Mississippi State University.
        http://srdc.msstate.edu/trainings/educurricula/nonprofit/module02.pdf
      • Mapping the Assets of Your Community: A Key Component for Building Local Capacity
        Lionel J. Beaulieu, Southern Rural Development Center, SRDC Publication Series #227, Mississippi State University, June 2002.
        http://srdc.msstate.edu/trainings/educurricula/asset_mapping/
      • Community Choices: Public Policy Education Program
        Lionel J. Beaulieu, Southern Rural Development Center and Kenneth Bolton Jr., Southeastern Louisiana University, SRDC Publication Series #214, Mississippi State University, February 2000.
        http://srdc.msstate.edu/trainings/educurricula/commchoice/
        • Module 1: Public Policy Education Model: A Framework for Addressing Local Issues; Publication and Activities and PowerPoint
          • PDF / Power Point
        • Module 2: Identifying Local Decision-Makers; Publication and Activities and PowerPoint
          • PDF / Power Point
      • Identifying Community Assets
        Module 2:  Leadership Plenty® Curriculum, Pew Partnership for Civic Change, Division of the University of Richmond, Charlottesville, VA.
        http://www.pew-partnership.org/pdf/lp_sample_module_2.pdf
    • Publications/Modules in Curricula
      • Dealing with Change
        Module 1; LEADS Curriculum Series, Unit IV – Community/Public Policy Leadership, KS Cooperative Extension
        http://www.ksre.ksu.edu/library/misc2/ep91.pdf
      • Strategic Planning & Mobilizing Resources
        Module 2; LEADS Curriculum Series, Unit IV – Community/Public Policy Leadership, KS Cooperative Extension
        http://www.ksre.ksu.edu/library/misc2/EP92.pdf
      • Public Issues
        Module 3; LEADS Curriculum Series, Unit IV – Community/Public Policy Leadership, KS Cooperative Extension
        http://www.ksre.ksu.edu/library/misc2/EP94.pdf
      • Influencing Policy Decisions
        Module 4; LEADS Curriculum Series, Unit IV – Community/Public Policy Leadership, KS Cooperative Extension
        http://www.ksre.ksu.edu/library/misc2/EP93.pdf
      • Building Coalitions: Needs Assessments
        Thomas M. Archer, Associate Professor, Robert Cripe, Extension Agent, 4-H/CNRD, Ohio Cooperative Extension Service,  and N. J. McCaslin, Associate Professor Agricultural Education, The Ohio State University.  Adapted for use in Florida by Elizabeth B. Bolton, Professor, Community Development and Lisa Guion, Assistant Professor, Program Planning and Evaluation, Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, IFAS, University of Florida, Gainesville, FCS 9166, 2005.
        http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/FY501
      • Building Coalitions: Mobilizing the Community
        Barbara A. Brahm, Assistant Professor and Margaret E. Griffiths, Associate Professor, Ohio Cooperative Extension Service, The Ohio State University.  Adapted for use in Florida by Elizabeth B. Bolton, Professor, Community Development and Lisa Guion, Assistant Professor, Program Planning and Evaluation, Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, IFAS, University of Florida, Gainesville, FCS 9167, 2005.
        http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/FY502
      • Building Coalitions: Understanding the Process
        Ruth M. Conone, Assistant Director, Home Economics, Donna Brown, Program Coordinator, Home Economics and Russell Willis, Health Education Intern, Ohio Cooperative Extension Service, The Ohio State University.  Adapted for use in Florida by Elizabeth B. Bolton, Professor, Community Development and Lisa Guion, Assistant Professor, Program Planning and Evaluation, Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, IFAS, University of Florida, Gainesville, FCS 9172, 2005.
        http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/FY507
      • Strategic Planning for Communities, Non-profit Organizations and Public Agencies
        Henry Cothran, Associate In, and Rodney Clouser, Professor, Food and Resource Economics Department, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, FE648, July 2006.
        http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/FE648
      • Developing a Vision for the Community or Organization
        Anita Hall, Extension Educator; Leverne Barrett, Professor, Leadership Development Specialist; and, Cheryl Burkhart-Kriesel, Community Development Specialist; University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Lincoln, NE, G1574, 2 pages, August 2005.
        http://www.ianrpubs.unl.edu/sendIt/g1574.pdf
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