Conducting Needs Assessments

Author: Fernando I. Soriano
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412965748
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This book demystifies the process of planning a community intervention, using clear and simple language to aid students understanding .

Planning And Conducting Needs Assessments

Author: Belle Ruth Witkin
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780803958104
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Despite the increasing necessity for needs assessments in a variety of fields, much confusion still prevails on how to conduct such assessments successfully. This book is a practical guide to that end. The authors first introduce a three-phase model - preassessment, assessment and postassessment - to clarify the distinctions between the needs of primary service recipients and the people and resources that exist. They go on to describe methods appropriate for gathering data for assessing needs and for causal analysis. The presentation of the framework, the coverage of several approaches for analyzing data, the balanced description of qualitative and quantitative methodologies and the multiple case studies and

New Approaches And Tendencies In Entrepreneurial Management

Author: Ovidiu Nicolescu
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443873896
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This volume presents a set of innovative approaches to international management theory and practice. It disseminates the most important results of scientific research in the organisation management field to professors, management consultants, researchers and managers at an international level. It is structured in four sections, covering the main areas of interest in management: management of change, innovation and quality; knowledge management and intellectual capital; entrepreneurship, SMEs and social enterprises; and university governance and management. The book is aimed at management experts who aspire to use the latest methods, techniques and practices of organisational leadership, as well as students and others who are interested in the promotion and implementation of best practices in entrepreneurial management.

Needs And Capacity Assessment Strategies For Health Education And Health Promotion

Author: Gary D. Gilmore
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 144960210X
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Needs and Capacity Assessment Strategies for Health Education and Health Promotion, Fourth Edition provides practitioners with a handbook that can be used in the classroom and in the field. It focuses on realistic needs and capacity assessment strategies with considerations for preparation, implementation, and incorporation of findings into the planning process. It also provides an overview of settings, specific target audiences, approaches to assessing needs, and recommendations for addressing problems encountered along the way. The Fourth Edition continues to be reader friendly and worthwhile in terms of practical recommendations. The twelve chapters are realistic process discussions with mini-examples at the end based on the author's experiences and those of others in the field. Case studies provide insight into various combinations of strategies used in a variety of settings. Two special articles at the end of the book provide further insight regarding community risk estimation and the use of metaphors to gain a better understanding of the perceived needs and capacities that are assessed.

Designing And Planning Programs For Nonprofit And Government Organizations

Author: Edward J. Pawlak
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0787976172
Size: 53.70 MB
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Designing and Planning Programs for Nonprofit and Government Organizations is a comprehensive guide for practitioners who must carry out program planning projects in nonprofit or government human service organizations. Authors Edward J. Pawlak and Robert D. Vinter—experts in the field of program planning—show how planning is a goal-directed activity that will succeed when its tasks are carried out in orderly, progressive stages. In this important resource, the authors walk practitioners and students through the entire process from initiation to completion of planning projects and examine the relationship between planning, implementation, and program operations.

Community Based Participatory Research For Health

Author: Meredith Minkler
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118045440
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Minkler and Wallerstein have pulled together a fantastic set of contributions from the leading researchers in the field. In addition to a fine collection of case studies, this book puts the key issues for researchers and practitioners in a historical, philosophical, and applied, practical context

Community Based Participatory Research For Health

Author: Nina Wallerstein
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119258863
Size: 67.53 MB
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The definitive guide to CBPR concepts and practice, updated and expanded Community-Based Participatory Research for Health: Advancing Health and Social Equity provides a comprehensive reference for this rapidly growing field in participatory and community-engaged research. Hailed as effective by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CBPR and CEnR represent the link between researchers and community and lead to improved public health outcomes. This book provides practitioner-focused guidance on CBPR and CEnR to help public health professionals, students, and practitioners from multiple other clinical, planning, education, social work, and social science fields to successfully work towards social and health equity. With a majority of new chapters, the book provides a thorough overview of CBPR history, theories of action and participatory research, emerging trends of knowledge democracy, and promising practices. Drawn from a ten-year research effort, this new material is organized around the CBPR Conceptual Model, illustrating the importance of social context, promising partnering practices, and the added value of community and other stakeholder engagement for intervention development and research design. Partnership evaluation, measures, and outcomes are highlighted, with a revised section on policy outcomes, including global health case studies. For the first time, this updated edition also includes access to the companion website, featuring lecture slides of conceptual and partnership evaluation-focused chapters, with resources from appendices to help bring CBPR concepts and practices directly into the classroom. Proven effective year after year, CBPR has become a critically important framework for public health, and this book provides clear reference for all aspects of the practice. Readers will: Examine the latest research on CPBR, and incorporate new insights into practice Understand the history and theoretical basis of CPBR, and why it has been so effective Reflect on critical issues of racism, power, and privilege; trust development; ethical practice within and beyond IRBs; and cultural humility Learn new partnership evaluation and collective reflection strategies, including measures and metrics, to enhance their own practice for improved health and social equity outcomes

Needs Assessment

Author: James W. Altschuld
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 141299537X
Size: 76.22 MB
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"The strength of the book is its thoroughness and how it actually takes the reader inside the experience, step-by-step, of conducting a Needs Assessment..." —Jody Bortone, Sacred Heart University This book focuses on how results have to be utilized in an organization for an assessment to be considered a success. The authors describe the three phases of needs assessment in depth along with subtleties in implementing them. Although this book can be used in a stand-alone fashion, it is part of the Needs Assessment KIT—five interrelated and sequenced books that take the reader through the needs assessment process (ISBN: 978-0-7619-2595-8).

Developing Nonprofit And Human Service Leaders

Author: Larry D. Watson
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 148332494X
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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.

Strategic Supervision

Author: Peter J. Pecora
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412915430
Size: 35.73 MB
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Strategic Supervision is a brief, practical guide to the most important aspects of supervisory leadership and personnel management within the social work environment. This is an applications-oriented book aimed at helping practitioners to problem-solve, lead teams and support multi-cultural and other forms of diverse staffing. A hands-on guide, designed for working with employees having performance difficulties and explaining how using a clear, but thorough, performance planning and review process is essential to best practice. It also offers a management tool for working with Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action and other nondiscriminatory practices in hiring and promotion activities.