Guide to Conducting Focus Groups for
Community-Based Research and Evaluation
This guide was produced by Evidence to help organizations prove the good work they do to help clients. The Guide goes over some of the basics like how to plan a focus group, preparing a focus group guide and following ethical practices. It also reviews some of the basic skills for conducting a focus group like building rapport with participants, listening attentively and asking probing and clarifying questions. It also provides examples of scripts, focus group guides, and consent forms.
HR Management Tool-Kit
The HR Tool-Kit is a manual that provides managers and staff with extensive resources on HR management issues in youth employment centres. It is available for viewing or download.
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The Ontario Skills Passport (OSP) provides clear descriptions of the Essential Skills and work habits important for work, learning and life. Essential Skills are used in virtually all occupations and are transferable from school to work, job to job and sector to sector.
The OSP offers high school students, adult learners, job seekers, workers, employers, teachers, trainers, practitioners, job developers and counsellors a common language, resources and tools that help build competence, confidence and connections.
In the Getting Started section of the OSP website (http://skills.edu.gov.on.ca), you can access the OSP Webcast and Flowcharts to get an overview of the OSP and how people are using it. In the Resources section, you can access the OSP Tracker, OSP brochure and teacher/practitioner-developed resources to support the use of the OSP in a variety of educational and training contexts.
First Work is proud to provide an interactive Resource Library, where you can search for resources and suggest new resources.
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