STORIES OF TRANSFORMATIVE LEADERSHIP IN THE HUMAN SERVICES WHY THE GLASS IS ALWAYS FULL

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Stories Of Transformative Leadership In The Human Services

Author : Steve Burghardt
ISBN : 9781483343082
Genre : Social Science
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"A fantastic book. . . .A major contribution! Stories of Transformative Leadership in the Human Services is an extraordinary book by two highly accomplished social work educators and consultants. Based on years of experience in the classroom and in the field,Steve Burghardt and Willie Tolliver blend their "best practices" into a pedagogically creative and lively text that students and human service professionals alike will find engaging and invaluable. Social service agencies and workers are under siege, especially now in our global economic crisis, but this book is guaranteed to help in the struggles ahead for a more humane and just social service practice." —Robert Fisher, University of Connecticut, author of The People Shall Rule: ACORN, Community Organizing, and the Struggle for Economic Justice (Vanderbilt University Press, 2009.) "A must read for directors, executives, funders, and board members! Given today's economic climate, there may not be funds for the hiring of consultants. Read Stories of Transformative Leadership in the Human Services and engage as an organizational team in their activities instead. You, your staff and the culture of the organization will be transformed. As Ghandi said, "Be the change you want to see.' The paradigm that Burghardt and Tolliver introduce will have you do just that." —Claudette C'Faison, Cofounder and President of NY Youth at Risk, Inc. Certain to excite and inspire both students entering the human services field and seasoned non-profit professionals, Stories of Transformative Leadership in the Human Services: Why the Glass Is Always Full is the first full-length leadership book to focus on the unique challenges of the public and non-profit executive, manager, and educator. Written in a lively story-telling style, the book develops a leadership model for those who inspire without bonuses and seek a powerful legacy through people's lives. Authors Steve Burghardt and Willie Tolliver convey the stories of two social service agencies struggling to survive in a world of shrinking budgets, increasing needs, and lack of resources. While both agencies are run by hard-working managers, one is in constant crisis mode (racial tensions that simmer and boil over; professionals who end up exhausted and overeating after a crisis-filled day . . . every day), while the other, operating with no greater resources, lacks tension and turmoil as its managers respond to similar demands and client needs. Using real-life vignettes drawn from actual experiences, the stories distill important lessons and unfold in a powerful manner that will resonate with any professional asked to work harder . . . with a smaller budget. Questions woven through each story connect to the book's more theoretical material on leadership, personal mastery, and community-building. Steve Burghardt, MSW, PhD, and Willie Tolliver, MSW, DSW, are professor and associate professor of Social Work at the City University of New York (CUNY)—Hunter College School of Social Work and partners in the Leadership Transformation Group, LLC. Authors of numerous works on organizational change and strategic development, they are award-winning teachers of human behavior, policy, and community organization. They have worked with thousands of human service and educational staff on new models of leadership, personal well-being, spirituality, collaboration in times of crisis, and how to sustain conversations on race and oppression for lasting change at work and in one's life. Please visit their website: www.askltg.com.
Category: Social Science

Interpersonal Social Work Skills For Community Practice

Author : Donna Hardina, PhD
ISBN : 9780826108128
Genre : Social Science
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"Specifically dedicated to the skills that social workers need to advance community practice, this creative book is long overdue. Grounded in the wisdom and evidence of well-honed interpersonal social work skills...Donna Hardina's new text takes community practice to a higher level than ever before developed in book form; indeed she displays the most thorough understanding of research on community practice that I have read in any community practice text."--Journal of Teaching in Social Work Community organization has been a major component of social work practice since the late 19th century. It requires a diverse set of abilities, interpersonal skills being among the most important. This textbook describes the essential interpersonal skills that social workers need in community practice and helps students cultivate them. Drawing from empirical literature on community social work practice and the authorís own experience working with community organizers, the book focuses on developing the macro-level skills that are especially useful for community organizing. It covers relationship-building, interviewing, recruitment, community assessment, facilitating group decision-making and task planning, creating successful interventions, working with organizations, and program evaluation, along with examples of specific applications. For clarity and ease of use, the author employs a framework drawn from a variety of community practice models, including social action and social planning, transformative/popular education and community development approaches, and multicultural and feminist approaches. The text is linked to the competencies outlined in the Council of Social Work Educationís (2008) Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS), as well as ethics and values identified in the National Association of Social Workersí (NASW) Code of Ethics, and the International Federation of Social Workersí statement of ethical principles. Most chapters begin with a quote from a community organizer explaining how interpersonal skills are used in practice, and student exercises conclude each chapter. The text also addresses other important skills such as legislative advocacy, lobbying, and supervision. Key Features: Describes the essential skills social workers need in community practice and how to acquire them Includes examples of specific applications drawn from empirical literature and the authorís experience working with community organizers Grounded in social justice, strengths-based, and human rights perspectives Linked to competencies outlined in EPAS and values identified in the NASW Code of Ethics Based on a variety of community practice models
Category: Social Science

Transformative Hr

Author : John W. Boudreau
ISBN : 9781118102510
Genre : Business & Economics
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Proven HR strategies that can have a real impact on organizational success This book demonstrates how some of the world's most admired and prominent organizations are redefining HR leadership by using evidence-based change to inform human capital decisions that optimize efficiency, effectiveness and strategic impact. The authors present the five foundational principles to the new HR decision science: Logic-driven analytics, segmentation, risk leverage, synergy and integration and optimization. Includes practical suggestions and approaches to help executives put the book's principles into action Contains insight based on the experiences of leading global organization such as PNC Bank, CME Group, Royal Bank of Scotland, Deutsche Telekom and Shanda Interactive Entertainment Features in-depth case studies of 6 international companies: Coca-Cola, Khazanah Nasional Berhad, IBM, Ameriprise Financial, Royal Bank of Canada and Royal Bank of Scotland This groundbreaking book reveals a new approach to deliver sustainable change and business results. It is enhanced with success stories from leading companies that engage leadership and involve employees in ways that make a lasting impact on their companies.
Category: Business & Economics

Consensus Organizing A Community Development Workbook

Author : Mary L. Ohmer
ISBN : 9781483316956
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 39.4 MB
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A person doesn't have to be a consensus organizer to think like one. Consensus Organizing: A Community Development Workbook—A Comprehensive Guide to Designing, Implementing, and Evaluating Community Change Initiatives helps students and practitioners begin to think like consensus organizers and incorporate this way of strategic thinking into their lives and their work. Through a wide range of exercises, role-play activities, case scenarios, and discussion questions, this workbook presents the conceptual framework for consensus organizing and provides a practical and experiential approach to understanding and applying consensus organizing to address a range of issues. This workbook is designed to be used by itself or along with Mike Eichler's text Consensus Organizing: Building Communities of Mutual Self Interest (SAGE, 2007). Accompanying Website Instructors and students have access to the many activities and cases on the accompanying website at www.sagepub.com/ohmerworkbookstudy.
Category: Social Science

Henry James As A Biographer

Author : Willie Tolliver
ISBN : 9781317734093
Genre : Literary Criticism
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First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Category: Literary Criticism

Supervision As Collaboration In The Human Services

Author : Michael J. Austin
ISBN : 0761926283
Genre : Psychology
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The authors have assembled some of the finest minds in the field of supervision studies to produce Supervision as Collaboration in the Human Services. Key aspects of a learning organization and the process of organizational learning are explored across the various human services (social, mental health, health, and aging), making this an essential core text for graduate and undergraduate students of social work and counselling, as well as for human services supervisors and practitioners.
Category: Psychology

Macro Practice In Social Work For The 21st Century

Author : Steve Burghardt
ISBN : 9781412972987
Genre : Social Science
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Inspires students by tracing the careers of macro practitioners from grass roots organizers to agency executives “A truly amazing book. It manages, as few have before, to cross over as both a textbook and a brilliant contribution to contemporary social work practice. As a textbook it's perfect for macro methods and community organizing courses. It's packed filled with wisdom, insight, and experience, all delivered with grace, clarity, and commitment. -Robert Fisher, University of Connecticut “Steve Burghardt makes macro practice and community organizing come alive. Instead of turning this important part of social work into a dry series of academic abstractions he shows the reader the wonderful and exciting opportunities that exist. He has inspired us to get out there and make change and help build our skills to effectively do so." -Mike Eichler, San Diego State University “This book provides a holistic vision for macro practice in the early 21st century. It argues very convincingly that effective macro practice requires a strategic vision, grounded in values, that integrates personal and community transformation. Burghardt provides a compass, as well as other tools, that macro practitioners can use to make significant social change. It promises to be a very useful resource for community and organizational practice in a number of fields.” —Lorraine Gutierrez, University of Michigan “Building upon his influential work on the professional and personal dimensions of organizing in The Other Side of Organizing, Burghardt articulates an innovative framework for macro practice that is mindful of current and future local, national and global economic, social and political trends. With an emphasis on capacity building from the bottom up, this book offers a challenging, yet practical, approach to justice-centered practice.” —Cheryl Hyde, Temple University This book develops a new paradigm suited to the quickly shifting dynamics of a globalized society, both more reliant on social networking, and yet seeking common connection and community. By focusing on how practitioners can make meaningful, strategic choices regardless of their formal roles and responsibilities, the author breathes new life into key issues ranging from how to respond to both diversity and oppression, the vital use of the internet for organizing and the limits to “virtual trust,” and co-leadership development. This text is appropriate for upper-level undergraduate and graduate-level students enrolled in courses such as Macro Practice, Community Organizing, Leadership, and Management/Administration in social work and allied departments.
Category: Social Science

Developing Nonprofit And Human Service Leaders

Author : Larry D. Watson
ISBN : 9781483324944
Genre : Social Science
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Developing Nonprofit and Human Service Leaders comprehensively prepares students with the skills to successfully manage human service organizations. Authors Larry D. Watson and Richard Hoefer explore core managerial competencies tailored to the unique environment of these organizations, including administrative responsibilities, values and ethics, organizational theories, leadership, boards of directors, fundraising, supervision, research, cultural consideration, and more. This essential text offers hands-on practice for the skills that future administrators will need to make a substantial impact in their organizations and communities.
Category: Social Science

The Social Worker As Manager

Author : Robert W. Weinbach
ISBN : 9780205893010
Genre : Political Science
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. The sixth edition of The Social Worker as Manager combines presentation of management theory and practical advice. It is designed to help social workers to successfully perform the tasks of management at any level and in the public, private and non-profit sectors. The Social Worker as Manager was written for both students and social work practitioners. It describes those management activities that all social workers and how they are shaped by the uniqueness of human service organizations. This edition is easy to read, conversational, and contains many new and revised examples, topics, and practical suggestions based on the experiences of the authors.
Category: Political Science

Competing Values Leadership

Author : Kim S. Cameron
ISBN : 9781783477111
Genre : Business & Economics
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øIt would be unusual for a framework as powerful and predictive as the Competing Values Framework to remain unchallenged and absent of criticism. In addition to updating the examples and references, this second edition provides a new chapter motivated
Category: Business & Economics