Master management and leadership with MANAGEMENT OF HUMAN SERVICE PROGRAMS. Practical and easy to use, this human services text provides important guidelines for working within agencies that every manager of administrator needs to know. Every chapter includes a case example with reflection questions to help you view the issues in action and to help you reflect on how you would handle the scenario. Topics include challenges of management, environments of human service agencies, program design, organizational theory, organizational design, human resources, supervisory relationships, finances, information systems, program evaluation, organizational change, leadership, and achieving and maintaining organizational excellence.
Written by both counselors and social workers, this guide covers the theory and practice of contemporary human service management, illustrated with case studies and examples. The authors discuss the problems facing managers in the context of a human service organization. They stress planning and program design, organizational theory, and the design and use of information systems. They also offer advice on building supervisory relationships, managing finances, evaluating programs, and the role of leadership. An appendix provides a model questionnaire for a management audit. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)