chapter  8
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A Collaborative Committee Process in the Workplace

WithMary Ellen Belfiore, Sue Folinsbee

This quote from a member of a workplace committee captures some of the meaningful growth and “refreshing” relationships that characterize the work of collaborative committees in workplace education. We use a collaborative process for developing a program for literacy or basic skills education in workplaces.2 Our committee process involves the active participation and decision making of employees, management, and union. Our role is to build knowledge, skills, and experience in an organization by working through this participatory process with committee members so they can plan and sustain their own program of educational activities.