George mason university supervision and management for social workers



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Course Text

Required Texts:


Kettner, P. M. (2002). Achieving Excellence in the Management of Human Service Organizations. Boston: Allyn and Bacon.
Manning, S. S. (2003). Ethical Leadership in Human Services: A Multi-Dimensional Approach. Boston: Allyn and Bacon.

Recommended Text:


Fauri, D. P., Wernet, S. P., & Netting, F. E. (2000). Cases in Macro Social Work Practice. Boston: Allyn and Bacon.

Course Objectives:
Students completing this course will be able to:
1. Develop their professional values and ethics for humane decision-

making and problem-solving in supervision and management.


2. Trace the historical development of management theory.
3. Comprehend concepts of leadership, supervision, administration,

management, and organization. and develop interpersonal and technical

skills in:

a. Information management.

b. Budgeting and financial management.

c. Human resource management and supervisee motivation.

d. Negotiation and conflict resolution.

e. Stress management and time management.

f. Teamwork, collaboration and consultation.

g. Fundraising, contracting, and grant writing.

h. Goal-setting and evaluation.

i. Marketing and public relations.


4. Understand the implications of human diversity and role theory for

supervision and management.


5. Develop skills in analyzing organizational accountability, culture, climate,

structures, dynamics, and functions.


6. Comprehend the use of empowerment and its relationship to

organizational factors in social change.


7. Understand leadership in an agency environment as the exercise of social

influence and authority.



Course Requirements:
Assignments:
Assignment 1
Organizational Analysis (Suggested length: apx.12-16 pp., 3000-4000 words)



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