Re: Programs with government and nonprofit staff teams?

Our Kellogg funded project in Washington state is doing just what
you asked, in kinds of combinations.  We have approximately 23
management support groups (MSG) across our state in which farmers,
ranchers, extension, state and federal agencies, tribal members, and
environmental community people are functioning as teaching teams.
However, the "experts" in our groups also include the farmers,
ranchers, tribal members, and environmental community.

For lack of a better concept, we are using Stephen Covey's concept
of Three-Person Teaching where we have some initiation presentation
and book material (first person).  The MSGs meet in their own
communities following the presentation and help each other by
teaching each other (second person), putting these concepts to
practice, and teaching others (third person).

We have been at this for two years now and are quite pleased with the 
impacts this is having.  We do believe the "expert model" is dead 
however, so in our work, if there is an "expert", it is everyone.  
Everyone has something to contribute from their point of view.

If you want more information, let me know.

> Date:          Sat, 8 Feb 1997 14:02:33 +0000
> To:            sanet-mg@ces.ncsu.edu
> From:          ng13@cornell.edu (Nancy Grudens Schuck)
> Subject:       Programs with government and nonprofit staff teams?
> Cc:            ng13@cornell.edu

> Hello, SANET folks;
> I am researching a whole farm planning program that uses pairs of
> government and nonprofit staff to teach full day workshops. I am looking
> for specific examples of other environmental education programs for farmers
> (whole farm planning, or other types) that use both government staff
> (extension, non extension academic or agency staff) and nonprofit staff
> (nongovernmental organization, farm organization, environmental agency) in
> teaching pairs.
> I welcome suggestions of programs within the U.S. and Canada, as well as
> from outside North America.
> I do *not* mean conferences with presenters from these different
> organizations, where the teaching occurs sequentially, e.g. people taking
> turns by offering specific workshops. Rather, pairs or trios of different
> types of staff that work consistently as a team over time, presenting
> basically the same material but in partnership with each other in the same
> workshop setting.
> I could use contact info for people who you think offer programs organized
> in this way.
> Thanks!
> Nancy Grudens-Schuck
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