Effective Meetings / Edition 2

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Overview

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.

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Establishes rules for effective group decision making, outlines positions and roles for various group members, and explains strategies for different types of decision groups, including staff meetings, advisory groups, board meetings, intergroups, and intercultural meetings. Includes chapter exercises and humorous vignettes. This second edition addresses issues such as the competitive environment, organizational structures, and quality and evaluation, and is targeted toward human services. Paper edition (unseen), $16.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761900214
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 12/1/1995
  • Series: SAGE Human Services Guides Series , #17
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.37 (d)

Meet the Author

John E. Tropman teaches at the University of Michigan in the School of Social Work and the Stephen M. Ross School of Business. In the school of business, his courses focus on organizational design, organizational culture, rewards systems, and organizational change. In the School of Social Work, his courses focus on executive leadership and policy development. He also teaches in the Executive Education Programs at the University of Michigan. He has written over 40 books and many articles. Tropman works with a number of organizations in a consultative capacity, including for-profit, nonprofit, and governmental entities, assisting them in strategic planning, developing effective decision systems and managing change, as well as providing executive training. He also works with individual executives, assisting them in their own career development.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
The Modern Decision Group
PART ONE: RULES FOR EFFECTIVE GROUP DECISION MAKING
Recruitment of Participants
Preparations for Effective Decision Making
Templates for Action
The Agenda, the Minutes, and Reports
Achieving an Effective Meeting
Mechanics of Decision Group Process
PART TWO: POSITIONS AND ROLES FOR EFFECTIVE GROUP DECISION MAKING
The Chair
The Member
The Staffer
The Executive
Roles in Meetings
PART THREE: DIFFERENT KINDS OF DECISION GROUPS
The Board
The Advisory Group
The Staff Group
PART FOUR: SPECIAL TOPICS
Evaluation and Accountability
Developing a Perspective

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