How Program Administrators Can Support Out-Of-chool Time Staff - Part 4 in a Series on Implementing Evidence-Based Practices in Out-of-School Time Programs: The Role of Organizational Context and External Influences
Metz, A. J. R.
Year Published: 2009
Research to Results Brief
Despite the need for additional research, there is emerging consensus in the field that supportive program managers, referred to as facilitative administrators, are a necessary component of effective out-of-school time programs. Facilitative administrators ensure that the program procedures, environment, and staff are conducive for promoting positive program outcomes. The limited empirical research in the out-of-school time field suggests that the critical elements of effective program administration are leadership, staff support, data-driven decision making, and a positive organizational culture and climate. In this brief, the authors summarize these findings and offer recommendations for facilitative administrators in out-of-school time programs.
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