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221.608.01 Managing Non-Governmental Organizations in the Health Sector

Department:
International Health
Term:
3rd term
Credits:
3 credits
Academic Year:
2016 - 2017
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tu Th,  5:30 - 6:50pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Timothy Roberton
Course Instructor:
Resources:
Prerequisite:

None

Description:

Familiarizes students with the key competencies required for managing NGOs in the health sector. Though many of the situations described in the lectures are taken from the instructor's experiences in managing international NGOs in developing countries, the material presented is applicable in organizational settings in developed countries as well. Topics correspond to the key responsibilities of NGO or health program directors. Lectures present guidelines, best practices, and management tools for the area of responsibility followed by a discussion of the lecturer's and students' experiences on those topics. Readings, which provide background information, are assigned for each class.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Apply frequently used management tools to fulfill the responsibilities of NGO managers
  2. Identify potentially difficult situations and apply appropriate strategies to either resolve them or reduce negative outcomes
Methods of Assessment:

Class attendance and participation: 10%
Four short reading assignments, 300-400 words each: 40%
Scenario 1, an individual written assignment of 1000-1500 words: 35%
Scenario 2, a group presentation to the class (pass/fail): 15%
Total: 100%

Enrollment Restriction:

No restrictions

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Jointly Offered With: