Needs assessment query
dferrett at placer.ca.gov
Tue May 25 11:32:28 PDT 1999
I can recommend Vic Ortiz at Gelinas James, Inc
vicortiz at earthlink.net
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Subject: Needs assessment query
Author: OSLIST <OSLIST at LISTSERV.BOISESTATE.EDU> at internet
Date: 5/24/99 9:40 PM
Dear friends and colleagues,
I have a good friend who was just hired as
the new director of Organizational Development
and Learning for a large international supplier
of semiconductor wafer fabrication equipment and
services (3000 employees, internationally).
One of his first tasks will be to select an
external consulting firm to help with an
OD-related needs assessment, and his time
frame for making the selection of this service
provider will be very short (i.e., early June).
I am inquiring now to see if any of you might be
able and/or willing to:
-- recommend any top-notch firms for this sort
of project, or
-- share from your own experience about the
effective use of non-traditional approaches
to assessing organizational needs....
My friend is a very astute and progressive thinker --
deeply interested in emergent, generative and
self-organizing approaches to learning and development
(dialogue, Open Space, possibly appreciative inquiry,
etc.), and he probably will not want to be bound by
a traditional "expert" based consulting model on
In fact, I suspect he would, ideally, like to enlist
consulting support that will enable him to use a
collaborative/participative process for this
assessment, so any recommendations, suggestions
and insights you might be willing to share would
be much appreciated!
I will look forward to hearing from you, and will
plan on forwarding the feedback I receive for my
friend's review and consideration....
Email: gkmz at onr.com
Gary Kimble, M.A. Metta Zetty, M.Ed.
11300 Expo Boulevard, #2404 Tel: 210-561-6945
San Antonio, Texas 78230 Fax: 210-561-6934
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