Council originally in charge and threatened by city administrator/manager appointed someone
who was hesitant to accepting the position and then proclaimed to not get in the way.
Many department heads learned that inaction was safer and therefore rarely pr
For this discussion write a brief essay in which you provide an inventory of what you have learned during this term.
What were the signifcant assignments? How are your skills enhanced (or not!) through this course? What would
you have liked to have learne
Assume you are the Quality Assurance director for a program in the Department of Defense.
This program is responsible for safety in the production of helicopters. One of your colleagues
comes over and asks for your assistance in developing an outcome meas
Thus far, we have reviewed organizational designs or structures, ranging from private for
profit to public nonprofit. The type of organization is largely determined by the motivation of
management. For example, a for profit business the general purpose is
This week you will be the ones providing the bibliography. Please review the Public
Administration Review journal for the past three years. Identify those articles that focus on
strategic planning in the public sector. (PLEASE limit yourself t
What are these articles saying? Do they add to our knowledge of strategic planning in the
nonprofit sector? if so, how?
Sharp and Brock (2010) examined voluntary nonprofit organizations reactions to the use of
strategic planning. As reviewed in other week
he Doc Sharing section you will find the strategic plans of several public and non-profit
organizations/agencies. Select one (or, you are free to select one from your own community or work
context) Analyze how each of the steps in the strategic planning p
Consider the Mintzberg article. What is the theme of the article? How would you respond to him? Write a short
essay (2 to 3 paragraphs) in which you describe his main argument and the response you would give him.
Remember, this is a scholarly enterprise!
River City is experiencing a fiscal problem like a lot of other cities and towns in the United
States. When the council completed their national search and appointed Mike Christian as the
new City Manager, their intentions were to make the cutback managem
Human Services or more specifically Child Welfare is commonly a public service and
traditionally has been government run. Over the past several years, non-profit organizations
emerged often taking over responsibility for operations, however, at the same t
Providing quality leadership is difficult regardless of type of organization an individual is
leading. A leader is responsible for making decisions in the best interest of the community or
population served, however due to the structure of organizations i
The past four weeks concentrated heavily upon structure with structure within an
organization via use of strategic planning which has been used to define and shape an
organization as well as dictate how services will be delivered. According to the study n