Open System Management Volume 2: Samuel's Story: Creating a Community Safety Net for Families is a narrative based on real community dialogues that have used Nelson's model to create productive coalitions of citizens and organizations. Together, the participants in the dialogues identify high-priority problems, agree on desired outcomes, plan how to obtain them, assign tasks, and begin work.
Other volumes available:
Open System Management Volume 1: Assessing the Human Services Culture
Open System Management Volume 3: The Agency's Story: Fostering Collaboration Within
Open System Management Volume 4: Shifting the Organization's Culture: A Self-Assessment Guide
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Open System Management Set of 4 Volumes
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About the Author
Lane G. Cooke, MSW, is the project coordinator of the Family and Children's Resource Program (DCRP) at the Jordan Institute for Families. Formerly a social worker, supervisor, and programs representative in both children's and adult services in North Carolina's social services system, she directs FCRP's development of training and work on grants to better the status of children in the state. She also has facilitated many community dialogues held as part of the Families for Kids initiative.