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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.

The Nuts and Bolts of Postassessment: Gearing up for the Journey
The nuts and bolts of postassessment: Gearing up for the journey

Thinking well is wise; planning well, wiser; but doing well is the wisest and best of all.

—Persian proverb
Introduction

Conducting a comprehensive needs assessment is like blazing a trail through uncharted territory. Preassessment activities in the first phase of the journey provide initial grounding, enabling those on the needs assessment committee (NAC) to better see the lay of the land and make decisions about pursuing a formal expedition to obtain information on the existing state of affairs. Needs assessment is the second phase, through which additional information provides greater clarity about needs, possible solution strategies, and priorities for taking action. Postassessment, the last phase, enables those ...

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