Effective Meetings

Author: John E. Tropman
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761900214
Size: 66.87 MB
Format: PDF
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The purpose of this book is to improve the decision-making process in social work groups. Illustrating the volume with various meeting models - including advisory groups, intergroup and intercultural meetings - John E Tropman examines a number of critical issues facing social workers including family and community violence, health care and homelessness. New to this Second Edition is a discussion of the relationship between meetings and missions, goals, and external and internal forces.

Business Communication For Managers

Author: Payal Mehra
Publisher: Pearson Education India
ISBN: 8131796922
Size: 50.46 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Business Communication for Managers is a student-friendly, practical and example-driven book that gives students a thorough knowledge of business communication, covering all the major communication topics included in MBA syllabi across the country. The book teaches students how to communicate effectively and efficiently with the help of a chapters on communication theories, numerous exhibits, anecdotes, extensive role plays, hundreds of end-of-chapter questions, etc. The lucid language and the easy-to-follow structure of the book make this an invaluable resource for the MBA student.

Mutual Help Groups

Author: Phyllis R. Silverman
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
Size: 24.76 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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'...will be welcomed by the experienced practitioner as well as the new professional and volunteer. The book is written clearly and...provides a valuable service to all those involved by explicitly delineating the roles and functions of the volunteer members of the mutual help group, the professional, and the supporting agency, and by highlighting differences between autonomous mutual help groups and those supported by social service organizations.' -- The Journal of Contemporary Social Work, October 1981

The Planning Commissioners Guide

Author: David J. Allor
Publisher: Amer Planning Assn
Size: 78.88 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Allor shows commissioners how to make group decisions in a reasonable and effective way. He first interviewed commission members. Then he listened to staff presentations, questions and comments of commissioners, and testimony of applicants and witnesses. He uses this information to show how commissioners can work together to direct a community's development. Essential reading for anyone serving on a publicly appointed board or commission.

How Personal Growth And Task Groups Work

Author: Robert K. Conyne
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
ISBN: 9780803933408
Size: 49.11 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
View: 1933
Here is a practical, clearly written volume on how practitioners can develop effective groups. It offers a graphic and well-conceptualized account of two major categories of groups: task groups (committee and planning groups) for solving problems and accomplishing goals; and personal groups (psychotherapy and growth groups) for achieving individual change and developing interpersonal skills. The author utilizes two extensive examples--or continuing "stories"--throughout the volume to demonstrate the applicability of his techniques for group development. In addition, each chapter is devoted to a phase of group development, such as orientation, organization, data flow, and problem solving. Comprehensive as well as practical, this volume will serve as an effective group development roadmap for practitioners and students in counseling, social work, psychology, education, management, and organizational studies. "Conyne's short volume fulfills its promise to be a very practical guide to group work. Its story form is particularly illuminating for beginning students of group process. The stages of group development, the evolution of group leadership skills and the role of the consultant are presented in a way that makes it easy for the instructor to illustrate theories of working with groups. Highly recommended." --University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee "The strength of the book is that the consultant's relationship with task group leader and the mutual sharing between the two counselors in the growth group provide a model for openness, discussion of feelings, problem identification and resolution on a number of important issues related to groups." --AACD Guidepost