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The NTL Handbook of Organization Development and Change: Principles, Practices, and Perspectives, 2nd Edition by Michael Brazzel, Brenda B. Jones

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FOREWORD

In the first edition of this book, we were writing this foreword from Bethel, Maine, the original site of the NTL Institute. Today, we are writing from our home in the San Francisco Bay Area community of Emeryville. Our use of Gould Academy and the Founders House in Bethel is now part of our history and NTL’s. And our history as part of the Adult Education Division of the National Education Association has drifted into history as NTL’s focus has expanded from small group and community development to organization development.

National is the word that seems to represent the tentative or conservative nature of the original group and a reluctance to assert that the methods and practices might somehow reach around the globe. There had ...

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