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551.608.01 MANAGING NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS IN THE HEALTH SECTOR

Department: Extradepartmental
Term: 3rd term
Credits: 3 credits
Contact: Henry Perry
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructor:
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 Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Apply, frequently used management tools to fulfill the responsibilities of NGO managers
Identify potentially difficult situations and apply appropriate strategies to either resolve them or reduce negative outcomes

Methods of Assessment: Term paper 80%; class participation 20%
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tuesday 5:30 - 6:50
  • Thursday 5:30 - 6:50
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Enrollment Restriction: No restrictions
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Auditors Allowed: Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Jointly Offered With: