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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Efficacy of Collaborative Consulting Training Module
by Stone, Brenda, M.S., Pepperdine University, 2017, 56; 10270148
Abstract (Summary)

Code for America Fellowships pair technologists with local city governments to develop digital tools that support how governments provide service to their communities. The lack of project sustainability following these Fellowships has been a source of dissatisfaction for both Fellows and clients. Code for America supports each Fellow with technical training, but provides no training on consulting techniques that help clients sustain the changes or new technology being introduced. The purpose of this action research study was to determine the efficacy of a collaborative consultation module for the Fellows at Code for America. To gather data, surveys, interviews and analysis of Fellow and client project satisfaction were conducted. Findings will inform improvements to future consultation skills training and identify activities or approaches that can enhance project sustainability.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Lacey, Miriam Y.
Commitee: Rhodes, Kent
School: Pepperdine University
Department: Organizational Development
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 56/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Instructional Design, Organization Theory, Organizational behavior
Keywords: Collaborative consulting, Consulting, Project sustainability, Training efficacy
Publication Number: 10270148
ISBN: 978-0-355-09575-3
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