Intervention and Empowerment
Helping Organizations to Change
Dimock Series on Groups

Hedley Dimock     

Captus Press, ISBN 978-1-895712-00-1 (1992)
86 pages, 120 g, 6 X 9, $7.50 (US$7.50)

Describes concepts and practices of planned change based on organizational development and the behavioural sciences. This book is a must for consultants and leaders of change programs in groups, organizations and communities. There are sections on leadership, team building, problem solving, action planning and evaluation.

Table of Contents   top


PART ONE The Intervention and Collaborative Change Model

PART TWO Personal Qualities of the Intervener-Consultant

PART THREE Getting Ready for an Intervention

  • Assumptions About Changing Social Systems
  • Starting an Intervention

PART FOUR Outline for an Intervention

  • Power Analysis

PART FIVE Organizing an Intervention

  • Entry
  • Data Collection and Analysis
  • Goal Setting
  • Action Planning
  • Action Taking
  • Evaluation and Replanning
  • Establishing Closure

PART SIX Evaluating Interventions

PART SEVEN Organizing and Leading Interventions

PART EIGHT Personal Concerns of the Intervener


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Dr. Hedley Dimock is the Director of the Centre for Human Resource Development, an independent consulting and research organization located in Puslinch, Ontario. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Guelph, and has served on the faculties of eight other universities in Canada and the U.S., including McGill, Columbia, Toronto, and Concordia. Dr. Dimock has experience in recreational, educational, health service and community work settings and has worked with over 300 organizations across Canada. He has published extensively and five of his books have been published in Japanese.