Action-research projects in the nonprofit sector

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Governance Project, 1989-1996 – identifying the training and support needs of voluntary committees and boards in Victorian ‘needs-based’ organisations and writing a committee training manual – in collaboration with Council of Intellectual Disability Agencies (CIDA) Inc.

Leadership Project, 1992-1993 – researching and writing a manual for directors of boards of the 150+ sheltered workshops in Australia to encourage extension of employment services for people with intellectual disabilities from sheltered to supported and competitive employment in integrated commercial settings – in collaboration with the National Technical Assistance Unit, with the (then) Mt Eliza College of Management.

Reference Manual Project, 1994-1995 – researching and writing a manual setting out the roles and responsibilities of voluntary committees and boards of organisations providing disability employment services ranging from open employment to enclaves – in collaboration with the Commonwealth Department of (then) Health and Family Services, Disability Services Program.