Managing the Challenges in Human Service Organizations
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Managing the Challenges in Human Service Organizations by Michael J. Austin
Book DescriptionSpecializing in decisions managers need to make under trying circumstances, this casebook prepares current and aspiring managers for the kinds of experiences they are likely to encounter. The cases are inspired by real situations, and are disguised to respect the privacy of the parties involved. The cases in this book are designed to encourage the student to determine how they would act and work towards a resolution of the dilemmas presented.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781412941273
(229mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 4-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Michael J. Austin
Social Justice and Social Work, Paperback (April 2013)
Edited by a leader in the field this book presents and ties social justice to the core values of social work across the curriculum. It presents the history and philosophy that supports social justice and ties it to ethical concepts which help students understand social justice as a core social work value.
Organizational Histories of Nonprofit Human Service Organizations, Hardback (August 2012)
This title is based on an important but complicated question: how have nonprofit human service organisations sustained themselves over time? It documents the organisational histories of pioneering nonprofits that have unique missions and significant longevity.
Changing Welfare Services, Hardback (July 2004)
Austin (social welfare, University of California-Berkeley) presents case studies of programs and practices that have emerged in the US since the enactment of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996. Cases focus on organizational changes such as the development of new training programs and the merging of employmen
Supervision as Collaboration in the Human Services, Paperback (May 2004)» View all books by Michael J. Austin
Integrates the thinking in the human services to provide supervisors and those preparing to become supervisors with an approach to the important skills and knowledge needed for effective practice in the 21st century. This title builds upon past efforts to define the principles and practices of supervision in the human services.
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Author Biography - Michael J. Austin
Michael J. Austin (Ph.D., Social Work; MSPH, Public Health, University of Pittsburgh) is Milton and Florence Krenz Mack Distinguished Professor of Nonprofit Management at the University of California, Berkeley, where the teaches a wide range of courses, including Assessing the Dynamics of Communities, Groups and Organizations, Management Practice, Research Resources, and Assessing Nonprofit Organizations. His research interests are nonprofit management and planning, organizational change, and policy implementation. He is the author or co-author of a wide range of books and journal articles. Ralph Brody, Ph.D. passed away on February 8, 2006. Dr. Brody was previously on the faculty of Cleveland State University where he taught social policy and human service administration. He also taught graduate courses on human service delivery models at Case Western Reserve University. Previously, he served for fifteen years as the executive director of the Federation for Community Planning, an organization that provides research, planning and advocacy on health and human services. Dr. Brody authored books on case management, the state legislative process, fundraising events, community problem solving, service learning, and macro practice. Dr. Brody's many years as a manager and teacher convinced him that the issues facing those in human service organizations were universal and applied to boards of directors as well as NGOs. He dedicated himself to developing tools to enhance the understanding and skills of those in leadership roles, from Cleveland to India, Spain, Ghana, Ethiopia, Egypt and Nigeria. His frequent workshops in Kenya led to the translation of his casebook into the Swahili language. His co-authored book with Dr. Nair: Grassroot Development - Establishing Successful Microenterprises has been published in English and Malayalam language. Dr. Brody's work touched millions, and his contributions will continue to educate, inform and inspire future students and professionals in human services field.
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