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BUILDING A COALITION1MGMT-591Professor UgboajaMarch 4, 2017
BUILDING A COALITION2Part I: Group DevelopmentThe Woodson Foundation, a large nonprofit social service agency, is teaming up with thepublic school system in Washington, D.C., to improve student outcomes. The plan is to create anexperimental after-school program that will combine the Woodson Foundation’s skill in raisingprivate money and coordinating community leaders with the educational expertise of schoolstaff.The first stage in bringing this new plan to fruition is the formation of an executivedevelopment team [Ste15].The Woodson Foundation’s basic problem is that there are multiple stakeholders, eachwith their own set of agendas. The formation of an executive development committee will worktogether in helping select the best job candidates. The various groups will have to work togetherdespite their different interests and agendas. They need to set goals together and learn how towork productively together. Based on the information available the group is still in its stormingstage being that they have not clearly defined which particular candidates will play which roleswithin the teams. The storming stage is one of intragroup conflict. Members accept the existence