The search conference: a powerful method for planning organizational change and community action
A comprehensive introduction to a powerful new approach for planning organizational change and community action. You'll discover a simple framework for understanding the process and clear step-by-step instructions to guide you in conducting your own Search Conferences.
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Learning and Planning Our
Uses and Advantages of Search Conference
Planning in Stable and Turbulent Environments
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