2.7: Let’s practice! Who chooses Outcomes?

Who do you think should choose outcomes? Take a few minutes and think about who might be involved in choosing outcomes. We’ve provided three scenarios for you to consider. Read each situation, then decide who you think should be involved in choosing outcomes.

Scenario 1: Retirement-Planning Program

In ABC County, 74 percent of workers (30-49 years of age) worry about not having enough money to live comfortably in retirement. Sixty percent say they don’t earn enough money to save for retirement. Some experts say individuals need to triple their rate of savings in order to meet their retirement goals. EBB Manufacturing, the largest industry in ABC County, has come to you to request a retirement-planning course for the company’s 5,000 employees.

Scenario 2: Hazardous Waste Management Program

In July, the media in XYZ County reported an illegal roadside ditch dumping of pesticide residue that affected a nearby stream. At about the same time, the county’s landfill operations contractor reported to the county board his concern about household chemical and paint materials in residential wastes. The contractor encouraged the county to explore options to reduce hazardous wastes and unsafe disposal practices. As a result of these incidences, the county board asked your office to develop a program to study the problem and correct it.

Scenario 3: After-School Program

Seeking to provide productive activity and a safe environment for elementary school students, the local school board has come to your agency and requested an after-school program. The program is to be piloted in one elementary school during the upcoming school year.

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