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1 1 Implementing Internet Web Sites in Counseling and Career Development James P. Sampson, Jr. Florida State University Copyright 2003 by James P. Sampson, Jr., All Rights Reserved

2 2 The Problem Changes in clients Changes in staff Changes in organizations Changes in technology

3 3 Possible Solution Use models to reduce complexity and guide our work

4 4 Potential Benefits Anticipate important issues, e.g., staff anxiety Proactive instead of reactive Motivate staff to invest time Create realistic expectations More cost-effective services

5 5 Effective Use of the Model Use as potential rather than required implementation activities Use to stimulate thinking among staff

6 6 When to Use the Model Changes occur in Web site design Changes occur in clients served Organization changes occur

7 7 Implementation Problems Inadequate planning Poor integration of computer applications with existing resources and services Inadequate training Staff anxiety and resistance

8 8 Possible Solution Seven-step implementation model for Web sites

9 9 7 Step Model 1) Program Evaluation 2) Web Site Development 3) Web Site Integration 4) Staff Training 5) Trial Use 6) Operation 7) Evaluation

10 10 Program Evaluation

11 11 Program Evaluation Effectiveness of current resources and services? If gaps exist, will Web site help? Implementation committee Implementation plan prepared Stakeholder support sought

12 12 Web Site Development Program Evaluation Web Site Development

13 13 Web Site Development Staff collaboration in Web site development –Who do we serve? –What are their needs? –What resources and services meet their needs? Staff collaboration is selecting Web site features Evaluation of site content and features Web site documentation is created

14 14 Web Site Integration Program Evaluation Web Site Integration Web Site Development

15 15 Web Site Integration Check fit with existing services Connect Web site with existing resources and services Determine staff roles Finalize operational procedures Prepare evaluation plan Continue public relations

16 16 Staff Training Program Evaluation Staff Training Web Site Integration Web Site Development

17 17 Staff Training Develop staff training plan Deliver training for practitioners and support staff Familiarize administrators and stakeholders Evaluate training effectiveness

18 18 Trial Use Program Evaluation Staff Training Web Site Integration Web Site Development Trial Use

19 19 Trial Use Identify trial users Trial use of the system Revise Web site integration as needed

20 20 Operation Program Evaluation Operation Staff Training Web Site Integration Web Site Development Trial Use

21 21 Operation Operate the Web site Collect evaluation data Continue public relations

22 22 Program Evaluation Operation Staff Training Web Site Integration Web Site Development Trial Use Evaluation

23 23 Evaluation Revise Web site integration as needed Cycle back to an appropriate implementation step

24 24 Program Evaluation Operation Staff Training Web Site Integration Web Site Development Trial Use Evaluation 7 Step Model

25 25 Feedback Loops Program Evaluation Operation Staff Training Web Site Integration Web Site Development Trial Use Evaluation

26 26 Feedback Loops Program Evaluation Operation Staff Training Web Site Integration Web Site Development Trial Use Evaluation

27 27 Complete 7 Step Model Program Evaluation Operation Staff Training Web Site Integration Web Site Development Trial Use Evaluation

28 28 Success Factors Staff participation in decisions –People support what they help create Flexibility in staff use of computer applications Good staff training Clarity of staff roles Good communication

29 29 Success Factors Administrative support Anticipating impact of Web sites Good integration Positive, yet cautious, attitude Team approach with designated coordinator

30 30 Success Factors Concrete plan, however brief On-going nature of the process Avoiding a short-term focus Realistic timetable Good documentation Good evaluation

31 31 Nature of Implementation On-going More interpersonal than technical Most staff have the skills required

32 Nature of Implementation

33 Technical Issues

34 Nature of Implementation Technical Issues Interpersonal Issues

35 35 Conclusion Good planning improves cost-effectiveness Some planning is better than no planning Implementation can improve over time

36 For Additional Information

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