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The final book in the Needs Assessment Kit, this volume focuses on the third phase by describing how to create and implement an action plan derived from needs priorities in ways that will enhance organizational learning and support future success.

Postassessment: Mapping the Road Less Traveled
Postassessment: Mapping the road less traveled

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.

—Robert Frost, “The Road Not Taken”, American Poet (1874–1963)

On any expedition, taking a road less traveled presents both risk and opportunity. The risk entails entering unknown territory that may require exceptional energy, courage, ingenuity, and perseverance. The opportunity entails great potential for positive impact, which, if realized, will make all the difference. The three-phase model of needs assessment often represents the road less traveled by systematically outlining a comprehensive set of steps for identifying needs, planning for change, and monitoring progress (see Altschuld & Kumar, 2009; Altschuld & Witkin, 1999). The road more traveled ...

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