Presentation on theme: "Liaison Operation Roads in the Woods II. Liaison Operation Websters Definitions Liaison: A close bond or connection which facilitates communication for."— Presentation transcript:
Liaison Operation Websters Definitions Liaison: A close bond or connection which facilitates communication for establishing and fostering mutual understanding and cooperation in a relationship or partnership.
Liaison Operation Websters Definitions Relationship: A state of affairs existing between those having dealings. Partnership: One associated with another in an action. Facilitate: To make easier. Foster: To promote growth or development.
Liaison Operation Websters Definitions Communication: A process which information is exchanged between individuals through a common system of symbols, signs or behavior.
Liaison Operation What Is Not A Liaison Proxy: Authority or power to act for another.
Liaison Operation What A Liaison Is A Liaison is a connection
Liaison Operation An Example of a Liaison A Liaison functions some what like a Pastor.
Liaison Operation History 2002 USFS Made the Proposal WYDOT Was Not Interested Late 2002, WYDOT Agrees to 1 Liaison USFS Counters for 2 Liaisons WYDOT & FHWA Grudgingly Agree Early 2003, 2 Liaisons Are Hired
Liaison Operation Liaison Interviews Interview Panel Was Created From 3 Agencies Interviewing Was Difficult - Agencies Were Looking for Their Own Interests Spring of 2003, Selection Was Made
Liaison Operation The 3-Headed Monster The Reality - the Liaison will be connecting the 3 Headed Monster - this will be difficult Communication will be next to impossible… WYDOT - FHWA - USFS
Liaison Operation Common Ground of a Liaison & a Pastor He connects people to people He communicates weekly for establishing and fostering mutual understanding and cooperation in a relationship He defines the mission, roles, and purpose for a functional relationship He can provide wisdom and bring about good He will put you to work
Liaison Operation Things That a Pastor Is Not He is not the husband, the wife or the parent. He does not wash the clothes, do the dishes or mow the lawn He doesnt change the diapers or coach little league soccer He does not bring home the bacon or pay the bills
Liaison Operation What Can We Learn From This We as agencies must be responsible We as agencies must be trustworthy We as agencies must attend meetings when invited We as agencies must produce the work for the common good We must allow the Liaison to delegate the work for effectiveness purposes
Liaison Operation Communication Is The Connection Communication is the friction that keeps everything together. Communication must be tactful and accurate. Communication must be understood.
Liaison Operation Unintended Consequence Failure to Connect
Liaison Operation Intended Success Award Customer Satisfaction Benefits