Defining Empowerment LO7676

Ken Bast (
Wed, 29 May 96 17:34:00 -0500

Replying to LO7662 --

>After having used the term empowerment for a couple years, I realized I
>did not have the ability to define it in simple terms. Is it possible for
>participants on this list to come up with a mutually acceptable definition
>or description? I just thought it would be interesting!

>Diane Korzeniewski

Here is a shot at "Empowered":
1. Clear on the agreed upon, mutually determined goal/result.
2. Clear on (and in agreement with) any guidelines/rules that need to be
followed to achieve the goal/result.
3. Free to achieve the goal/create the result in anyway(within the
4. Free to ask for help along the way.
5. Agreed upon follow-up system.

Ken Bast


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