Program planning

Implementing a Workplace Education Program – Interview with Sue Folinsbee, consultant [Video – 2:50] (2012)

This video features a consultant discussing both the importance of a workplace education program, and the steps required to implement one. Those steps include building stakeholder support; setting up a planning committee; and carrying out an organizational needs assessment.

The video is one of a series prepared by ABC Life Literacy Canada, a non-profit organization that supports lifelong learning.

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2014-03-18

Conducting an Organizational Needs Assessment – Interview with Sue Folinsbee, consultant [Video – 1:35] (2012)

In this video, educational consultant Sue Folinsbee explains how an organizational needs assessment provides the framework for a workplace education initiative.

She describes the assessment as a “big picture planning tool” involving consultation with all levels of the workforce. It provides information not just about skill levels within the workforce, but also about the organizational climate and culture.

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2014-03-10

Building Integrated Skills – a Model for Action (1992)

In the early 1990s, workers in the unionized sector of the British Columbia construction industry were finding that changing technology required them to read more difficult materials and to use more complex mathematical concepts. SkillPlan was developed in March 1991 to improve workers' basic skills to meet the demands of the new technology.

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2013-11-13

Building the Fire: Aboriginal Family Literacy (1996)

This document describes a seven-month project aimed at developing a program that would meet the literacy needs of the Aboriginal community in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan.

The Aboriginal Family Literacy Project, which began in October 1995 and ran until the end of May 1996, was a partnership between Lakeland College's LEARN (Literacy Education and Reading Network) program and the Lloydminster Native Friendship Centre.

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2013-07-29

Outcomes are Just the Beginning: Using Data for Program Improvement – Webinar presenter, Norman Rowen [Video – 58:50] (2012)

This webinar focuses on how to use information on social program outcomes to improve those programs and make sure they function effectively.

The seminar is led by Norman Rowen, a well-known figure in Canada’s Literacy and Essential Skills (LES) field. In particular, he is known for his role in the Pathways to Education program, established in Toronto’s Regent Park housing project in 2001.

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2013-07-15

Literacy Service Plan - Georgian Triangle 2011-2012 (2011)

Prepared by the Quill Learning Network, this document summarizes the 2011-2012 literacy service plan for the Georgian Triangle region of Ontario.

The authors provide a snapshot of Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) activity in the region, including a discussion of how programming might be affected by anticipated budget cuts and by the closure of several businesses in the area.

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2013-06-25

Program Planning and Proposal Writing Worksheets (N.D.)

The 10 worksheets contained in this document are part of the resources that accompany a workshop designed for anyone interested in writing a proposal for a literacy project.

The worksheets deal with a variety of topics related to program planning, including developing partnerships; assessing the situation; project vision; setting goals; evaluation; and budgeting.

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2013-06-17

Technology Planning Roadmap (2012)

This document is housed on the AlphaPlus server, where it can be downloaded in PDF or Microsoft Word format.

This roadmap is designed to help adult literacy organizations make the best use of the technology they already have, and to plan for their future needs.

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2013-05-21

Ecologies of Learning: How Culture and Context Impact Outcomes of Workplace Literacy and Essential Skills (2012)

Presentation at Summer Institute 2012 organized by The Centre for Literacy

This paper, commissioned by The Centre for Literacy, looks at how context and culture affect the outcomes of workplace literacy and essential skills (WLES) and similar programs.

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2013-03-18

Counting the Beans: Data for Decisions (2001)

A guide to efficient, evidence-based literacy services planning

The authors of this document note that the need for literacy services in a community may change a little or change a lot. Either way, Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) agencies must monitor the need and revise their programs accordingly.

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2013-03-12

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