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ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT CONCEPTS

  • Link to resources on topics such as teamwork, group dynamics, group conflict, coalitions, facilitation skills, collaborations, group decision making, parliamentary procedure, setting organizational goals, etc.
    • Curricula with Teaching Materials
      • Facilitating & Managing Group Participation
        SEAL 2003, Organizing Effective Meetings, Lisa A. Guion & Elizabeth Bolton, IFAS/Florida Cooperative Extension
        http://srpln.msstate.edu/seal/03curriculum/organizing/effective/lesson.htm
      • Order in the Court: Using Parliamentary Procedure
        SEAL 2003, Organizing Effective Meetings, Charles S. Vavrina, IFAS/Florida Cooperative Extension
        http://srpln.msstate.edu/seal/03curriculum/organizing/pp/lesson.htm
      • The Skilled Group Leader: Resolving Conflict
        SEAL 2003, Organizing Effective Meetings, Gerry Dukes, Clemson University Cooperative Extension
        http://srpln.msstate.edu/seal/03curriculum/organizing/conflict/lesson.htm
      • The Skilled Group Leader: Setting the Stage
        SEAL 2003, Organizing Effective Meetings, Martha A. Nall & Jeanne Davis, KY Cooperative Extension
        http://srpln.msstate.edu/seal/03curriculum/organizing/stage/lesson.htm
      • The Skilled Group Leader: Tools for Effective Group Discussion
        SEAL 2003, Organizing Effective Meetings, Martha A. Nall & Jeanne Davis, KY Cooperative Extension
        http://srpln.msstate.edu/seal/03curriculum/organizing/group/lesson.htm
      • The Skilled Group Leader: Setting Priorities
        SEAL 2003, Setting Program Priorities, Martha A. Nall & Jeanne Davis, KY Cooperative Extension
        http://srpln.msstate.edu/seal/03curriculum/setting/priorities/lesson.htm
      • Leading Teams
        SEAL 2005, Session 2:  Individual Advisory Member Development, Nicole Stedman, Texas A&M Assistant Professor, Agricultural Leadership, Education & Communications.  Includes:  Abstract, Lesson Plan and Power Point.
        http://srpln.msstate.edu/seal/05curriculum/index.html
      • Motivating Others
        SEAL 2005, Session 3:  Individual Advisory Member Development, Nicole Stedman, Texas A&M Assistant Professor, Agricultural Leadership, Education & Communications.  Includes:  Abstract, Lesson Plan and Power Point.
        http://srpln.msstate.edu/seal/05curriculum/index.html
      • The Most Important Jobs: The Group Leader and The Group Member
        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 9062, 2005.
        http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/HE743
      • Have A Good Group
        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, FCS9063, 2005.
        http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/HE744
      • Problem Solving in Groups
        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 9064, 2005.
        http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/HE745
      • Managing Conflict Creatively
        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 9065, 2005
        http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/HE746
      • 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/
      • Ethical Issues in Building and Maintaining Coalitions – A 10-Step Decision-Making Model for Choosing Between Right and Right
        Coalitions, Carolyn S. Wilken, Associate Professor, Family Life Department of Families, Youth and Community Development, University of FL, FL/IFAS, Gainsville, FL  32611 and Katey Walker, Professor Emeritus, Kansas State University, FCS 9203, 2004.
        http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/FY664
      • Board Structure and Governance: Suggested Practices to Become More Effective
        Module 5:  Improving Board and Organizational Effectiveness:  Nonprofit Organization Board and Staff Training for Nonprofit and Faith-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
      • Using Meetings to Develop Consensus: Building Human Capacity – Meeting Planning and Management
        Module 9:  Improving Board and Organizational Effectiveness:  Nonprofit Organization Board and Staff Training for Nonprofit and Faith-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/module09.pdf
      • Turning Lemons into Lemonade: Public Conflict Resolution
        Ronald J. Hustedde, Cooperative Extension Service, University of KY, Steve Smutko, Cooperative Extension Service, North Carolina State University and Jarad J. Kapsa, Sociology Department, University of KY, Southern Rural Development Center, Publication #221.  Curriculum includes Power Points and Overheads.
        http://srdc.msstate.edu/trainings/educurricula/lemons
        • Unit 1: The Benefits of Public Conflict; PDF Overheads, PowerPoint Overheads
        • Unit 2: Conflict Styles and Strategies; PDF Overheads, PowerPoint Overheads
        • Unit 3: Separating Interests from Positions; PDF Overheads, PowerPoint Overheads
        • Unit 4: Reframing an Issue; PDF Overheads, PowerPoint Overheads
        • Unit 5: Communicating for Collaboration: Active Listening; PDF Overheads, PowerPoint Overheads
        • Unit 6: Communicating for Collaboration: Speaking for Yourself; PDF Overheads, PowerPoint Overheads
        • Unit 7: Steps of Collaborative Problem Solving; PDF Overheads, PowerPoint Overheads
        • Unit 8: Problem Solving as an Advocate; PDF Overheads, PowerPoint Overheads
        • Unit 9: Problem Solving as a Neutral; PDF Overheads, PowerPoint Overheads
        • Unit 10: Evaluating Options and Reaching Agreement; PDF Overheads, PowerPoint Overheads
        • Unit 11: Forming Coalitions as an Advocate; PDF Overheads, PowerPoint Overheads
        • Unit 12: Sources of Conflict; PDF Overheads, PowerPoint Overheads
        • Unit 13: Building a Framework; PDF Overheads, PowerPoint Overheads
        • Unit 14: Process Structures; PDF Overheads, PowerPoint Overheads
        • Unit 15: Understanding Consensus; PDF Overheads, PowerPoint Overheads
      • National Network for Collaboration Training Manual
        Lynne Borden, Ph.D., The Ohio State University and Daniel Perkins, Ph.D., University of Florida, authors; produced by Bruce E. Haas, Ph.D., National Network for Collaboration:   Building Organizational Collaborations.
        http://crs.uvm.edu/nnco/cd/train2.htm
        • Unit 1: Understanding Collaboration.
          Topics include – How Collaborations Fit within Changing Community Conditions, Planning for Change, How Change Comes About, Beliefs About Change, Using the Framework for Collaborative Efforts, Understanding Collaborative Goals. Includes teaching outline, visuals, learning activities.
          http://crs.uvm.edu/nnco/cd/unit1a.htm
        • Unit 2: Initiating & Advancing.
          Topics include – Catalysts That Initiate collaborative Efforts, Problem Solving Behavior, Shifting Our Thinking, The Importance of Grounding, Great Teams & Common Purpose, Building A Core Foundation, Defining A Common Vision. Includes teaching outline, visuals, learning activities and audio files.
          http://crs.uvm.edu/nnco/cd/unit2a.htm
        • Unit 3: Focusing On Outcomes.
          Topics include – Shared Vision & Outcomes, Outcomes & Accountability, Identifying Outcomes, Developing Outcome Indicators, Performing a Force Field Analysis on Outcome Measures, Understanding & Identifying Impact Measures.  Includes teaching outline, visuals, learning activities & audio files.
          http://crs.uvm.edu/nnco/cd/unit3a.htm
        • Unit 4: Defining & Building.
          Topics Include – Defining Relationships, Self-fulfilling Prophecies, The Six Process Factors, Community Linkages, Merging Community Linkages with the Framework, How Things Appear, The Six Contextual Factors, Organization of Information, Analysis of Process & Contextual Factors. Includes teaching outline, visuals, learning activities & audio files.
          http://crs.uvm.edu/nnco/cd/unit4a.htm
        • Unit 5: Insuring Successful Collaborations.
          Topics Include – Taking Measure Along the Way, Systems Thinking, Understanding Collaborative Systems, Evaluating Your Efforts, Hunting for Root Causes, Checklist for Working Together.  Includes teaching outline, visuals, learning activities & audio files.
          http://crs.uvm.edu/nnco/cd/unit5a.htm
    • Publications/Modules in Curricula
      • Productive Groups
        Module 1; LEADS Curriculum Series, Unit III- Group Organizational Leadership Skills, KS Cooperative Extension
        http://www.ksre.ksu.edu/library/misc2/ep87.pdf
      • Effective Meetings
        Module 2 LEADS Curriculum Series, Unit III- Group Organizational Leadership Skills, KS Cooperative Extension
        http://www.ksre.ksu.edu/library/misc2/ep88.pdf
      • Group Decisions
        Module 3; LEADS Curriculum Series, Unit III- Group Organizational Leadership Skills, KS Cooperative Extension
        http://www.ksre.ksu.edu/library/misc2/ep89.pdf
      • Managing Conflict in Groups
        Module 4; LEADS Curriculum Series, Unit III- Group Organizational Leadership Skills, KS Cooperative Extension
        http://www.ksre.ksu.edu/library/misc2/ep90.pdf
      • Developing SMART Goals for Your Organization
        Setting Goals, Henry M. Cothan, Associate-In and Allen F. Wysocki, Associate Professor, Department of Food & Resource Economics, Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, 32611, FE 577, 2005.
        http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/FE577
      • Building Coalitions: Introduction
        Coalition Building Series, Charles H. Bell, Associate Professor and Penne Smith, County Extension Agent, 4-H, 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 9159, 2005.
        http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/FY493
      • Building Coalitions: Coalition Functioning
        Charles H. Bell, Associate Professor and Penne Smith, County Extension Agent, 4-H, 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 9160, 2005.
        http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/FY495
      • Building Coalitions: Coalition Goal Setting
        Charles H. Bell, William Smith and Jeffrey King, 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 9161, 2005.
        http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/FY496
      • Building Coalitions: Communication/Developing Members
        Jeffrey King, Assistant Professor and Kathryn Beckman, Assistant 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 9163, 2005.
        http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/FY498
      • Building Coalitions: Evaluating the Collaboration
        Richard W. Clark, Assistant Professor, The Ohio Center for Action on Coalitions, 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 9164, 2005.
        http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/FY499
      • Building Coalitions: Extra Resources
        Penne Smith, County Extension Agent, 4-H and Gregory P. Siek, Assistant 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 9165, 2005.
        http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/FY500
      • Building Coalitions: Structure
        Penne Smith, County Extension Agent, 4-H and Charles H. Bell, 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 9169, 2005.
        http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/FY504
      • Building Coalitions: Tapping Private Sector Resources
        The Ohio Center for Action on Coalition Development for Family and High Risk Youth, Richard Clark, Director, 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 9170, 2005.
        http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/FY505
      • Building Coalitions: Turf Issues
        Gregory P. Siek, Assistant Professor and Carla E. Hague, 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 9171, 2005.
        http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/FY506
      • Turf, Trust, and Collaboration: Building Community Capacity
        Module 10:  Improving Board and Organizational Effectiveness:  Nonprofit Organization Board and Staff Training for Nonprofit and Faith-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/module10.pdf
      • Practical Parliamentary Procedure: Standard Procedures and Innovatrions
        Module 14:  Improving Board and Organizational Effectiveness:  Nonprofit Organization Board and Staff Training for Nonprofit and Faith-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/module12.pdf
      • Empowerment Part I: The Philosophy Behind Empowerment
        Kristina G. Ricketts, Assistant Extension Professor, Community & Leadership Development, Cooperative Extension Service, University of KY College of Agriculture, Lexington, KY  40546, ELK2-104, 6 pages, September 2010.
        http://www.ca.uky.edu/agc/pubs/elk2/elk2104/elk2104.pdf
      • Power Basics
        Kristina G. Ricketts, Assistant Extension Professor, Community & Leadership Development, Cooperative Extension Service, University of KY College of Agriculture, Lexington, KY  40546, ELK2-103, 8 pages, August 2009.
        http://www.ca.uky.edu/agc/pubs/elk2/elk2103/elk2103.pdf
      • The Power of Motivation
        Janet Johnson, Allen County Extension Agent, Family & Consumer Sciences, Cooperative Extension Service, University of KY College of Agriculture, Lexington, KY  40546, CLD1-1, 4 pages, December 2010.
        http://www.ca.uky.edu/agc/pubs/cld1/cld11/cld11.pdf
      • 77 Ways to Motivate Your Workers
        John E. Barbuto, Associate Professor, Agricultural Leadership, Education & Communication, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension, Institute of Agriculture & Natural Resource, Lincoln, NE, G1440, 4 pages, October 2007.
        http://www.ianrpubs.unl.edu/sendIt/g1440.pdf
      • Follwership: Understanding the Basics of Teamwork
        Kristina G. Ricketts, Assistant Extension Professor, Community & Leadership Development, Cooperative Extension Service, University of KY College of Agriculture, Lexington, KY  40546, CLD1-5, 2 pages, December 2010.
        http://www.ca.uky.edu/agc/pubs/cld1/cld15/cld15.pdf
      • Understanding and Dealing with Conflict
        Steve Isaacs, Extension Professor, Agriculture Economics, Cooperative Extension Service, University of KY College of Agriculture, Lexington, KY  40546, CLD1-7, 2 pages, December 2010.
        http://www.ca.uky.edu/agc/pubs/cld1/cld17/cld17.pdf
      • Sustainable Community Collaboration Checklist
        Cheryl A. Burkhart-Kriesel, Extension Community Development Specialist, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Lincoln, NE, G2043, 2 pages, January 2011.
        http://www.ianrpubs.unl.edu/sendIt/g2043.pdf
    • Fact Sheets
      • Managing Conflict

        Adapted from Douglas Duynn, “Motivating People in groups,” University of AZ Extension Service; Charlie Griffin, “Conflict Resolution & Decision-Making.”   FCL Presentation, McPherson, KS, 1991; and Herb Lindgren, “Managing Conflict Creatively,” University of NE Extension Service.  KS State University Experiment Station & Cooperative Extension Service, Manhattan, KS.  EP108,  4 pages, June 2001.


        http://www.ksre.ksu.edu/library/famlf2/ep108.pdf