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Mindy Kornberg
PB AF 509
Seattle Campus

Managing People in Public and Nonprofit Agencies

Emphasizes the role of the program manager rather than that of the personnel officer. Managing people within a variety of programmatic, bureaucratic, and political settings. Case studies form basis of class discussion, assignments.

Class description

Managing people in public and non-profit organizations can be both rewarding and challenging at the same time. This class will provide students with a basic knowledge of the employment laws impacting the employee-manager relationship as well as develop basic skills related to developing job descriptions, interviewing potential employees, and managing performance. Through the use of case studies, class exercises, readings, and researching of issues impacting management in public and non-profit organizations, this class will provide the base-line knowledge necessary for front-line managers, while also recognizing the challenges inherent in managing people within these sectors.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Sherrie M Thissell
Date: 11/17/2010