Rules of the Game: Lessons from the Field of Community Change / Edition 1

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Overview

Concise, empowering, and inspirational, this guidebook offers practical wisdom and 135 guidelines that demystify the community change process. Replete with the wisdom of more than two decades of experience in the field, this text demystifies the community change process by providing nuts-and-bolts rules for success. Mark Homan's outline for community change is invaluable in any setting, from grassroots organizations to governments or community agencies. Writing in a conversational, informal style, Homan leads students through the basic things they need to know about themselves, about others, and about the change process itself. In the process, they will identify skills, attitudes, and choices important to their success as a change agent in the community.

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"Rules of the Game is a lively, entertaining book full of insights and pearls of wisdom…The writing is clear, concise, and entertaining: students would find the book a joy to read."

"It's great! It is…a practical, well-organized book."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534358716
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 7/17/1998
  • Series: Community and Agency Counseling Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,234,450
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark S. Homan has been a full-time faculty member in the Social Services department at Pima Community College since 1978, spending several of those years as department chair. He has also served on the faculty of several other Colleges and Universities. He received his M.S.W. from Arizona State University and is a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Arizona. He has served on the editorial boards of academic journals and publications. For over 30 years he has worked with diverse populations in urban, rural, and reservation communities on a broad range of issues. In addition to his roles as organizer, lobbyist, consultant, and teacher, Mark has developed and directed several human services programs. Mark is the recipient of numerous professional and teaching awards including Outstanding Field Faculty Award from Arizona State University Graduate School of Social Work, the President's Award from the National Organization for Human Service Education, the Outstanding Faculty Award from Pima Community College, and the Lenore McNeer Award from the National Organization for Human Service Education. He is author of another book for Brooks/Cole, RULES OF THE GAME: LESSONS FROM THE FIELD OF COMMUNITY CHANGE.

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Table of Contents

PART I. GETTING STARTED. 1. Guiding Principles for Change Agents. 2. The Essential Eight: An outline for community change. PART II. THE RULES OF THE GAME. 3. Basic Things to Know. 4. Things to Know About Yourself. 5. Ways to Approach Promoting Change. 6. Things to Know About People. PART III. PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER. 7. The Thirteen Commandments of Change. APPENDIX. THE RULES OF THE GAME.

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