Publishing and editing is a time-consuming task, no matter what the subject matter or type of publication. Newsletters for employees or content-rich bulletins on particular issues for trainers and practitioners in the field, compilations of conference papers, technical assistance publications, speeches, research findings… all these and more are ably produced by Paltech teams.
Paltech’s highly-educated personnel, many of them subject matter experts in their own right, provide whatever degree of support is needed, from limited tasks to handling the entire process from solicitation of articles to editing, coordinating with designers and printers, publishing of both hard and electronic copies and distribution.
Challenge: The Family and Youth Services Bureau of the Administration on Children, Youth and Families contracted with Paltech to build capacity among those receiving government grants to provide abstinence education. Enhancements were needed in implementing sound business practices, evaluating training results, integrating current scientific findings in curricula, complying with Congressional standards, and communicating with constituent groups and media.
Solution: Paltech developed both technical assistance and capacity building plans, planned and managed three national conferences, each with approximately 400 participants, planned and executed more than 20 telephone conferences and webcasts, and five conference calls for prospective grantees. We produced evaluation reports for each event. We also provided media training for grantees through a subcontractor.
Result: All deliverables on this project have been and are being completed at or below projected cost, and events have been planned and executed in record time; one successful conference was held just three months after contract award.