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Course 2020-2021 a.y.

30034 - MANAGEMENT OF PUBLIC AND NOT FOR PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

CLEACC
Department of Social and Political Sciences

Course taught in English

Go to class group/s: 11 - 12

CLEACC (6 credits - I sem. - OB  |  SECS-P/07)
Course Director:
ALEX TURRINI

Classes: 11 (I sem.)
Instructors:
Class 11: ALEX TURRINI


Mission & Content Summary
MISSION

Public institutions and nonprofit organisations play a fundamental role in today economic systems as policy designers, public service-providers, grant-makers and advocates of unmet ever-changing human needs. As their goals are different from the one pursued by business companies, managers working in these organisations perform different tasks, they follow different logics and they have to develop different skills. At the end of this introductory course you will understand these differences, be able to assess how successful public/nonprofit managers behave, will be aware about which mistakes to avoid, and you will apply this learning to perform basic tasks connected to the overall creation of public value that public/nonpro!t organisations produce for their communities.

CONTENT SUMMARY

This is a 6-credit hours course which will be completed in about 12 weeks. Students are expected to work about 9 hours per week including weekly lectures (3 hours), readings, assignments, and other on-line activities instructors will propose. The course is divided in  two parts

 

Part 1: Public policy and public management (Prof. Piergiacomo Mion)

  • What is distinctive of public management
  • How government decides
  • Managing public networks
  • The policy process
    • Formulating and implementing public programs
    • Evaluating public programs
    • Social innovation: a new paradigm in public policy
    •  

Part 2: Nonprofit management (Prof. Alex Turrini)

  • The role of the third sector in the economy
  • Types of nonprofit organizations: an overview
  • Governance and management of nonprofit organizations
  • How to secure contributed income:
    • key successful factors in fundraising
    • the annual fundraising campaign
    • how to solicit gifts
    • corporate and foundation fundraising

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
At the end of the course student will be able to...
  • Recognize the distinctive features and roles of governemnts and nonprofit organizations
  • Identify the different steps characterizing the public policy cycles
  • Identify the main challenges that public and nonprofit managers have to face in their work
  • Describe what is fundraising and how nonpro!t can secure contributed income
APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
At the end of the course student will be able to...
  • Analyze a policy issue
  • Propose solutions to a policy issue
  • Perform basic managerial tasks coherent to the daily work of a public/nonprofit executive

Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face lectures
  • Guest speaker's talks (in class or in distance)
  • Case studies /Incidents (traditional, online)
  • Individual assignments
  • Interactive class activities (role playing, business game, simulation, online forum, instant polls)
DETAILS

Beside class meetings this course include other activities:

  • Guest speakers’ talks complement acquired knowledge with practical experiences
  • Case studies and incidents will be proposed to reflect on complex policy issues and to find appropriate paths of solution
  • Participation in this course will include weekly assignments like self-assessment tests, online forums, post refelection short essays

Assessment methods
  Continuous assessment Partial exams General exam
  • Written individual exam (traditional/online)
  •   x  
  • Individual assignment (report, exercise, presentation, project work etc.)
  • x    
  • Active class participation (virtual, attendance)
  • x    
    ATTENDING STUDENTS
    • Two midterms on readings and classes (50%)
    • Participation (weekly assignments) (30%)
    • Post reflection short essay (10%)
    • Fundraising proposition (i.e.: solicitation letter/email) (10%)
    NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

    Final written exam on two books (100%)


    Teaching materials
    ATTENDING STUDENTS

     

    • Reading list will be posted on BBoard
    • Slides of the course
    • Any other material uploaded on Bboard.
    NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS
    • Anheier, H. (2014), Nonprofit organizations: Theory, Management and Policy, London: Routledge, Second Edition
    • Schedler, K. & Proeller, I. (2010) Outcome-oriented Public Management: a responsibility-based approach to the new public management. Charlotte, NC : Information Age Publishing

     

    Last change 01/08/2020 10:46

    Classes: 12 (I sem.)
    Instructors:
    Class 12: ALEX TURRINI


    Mission & Content Summary
    MISSION

    Public institutions and nonprofit organisations play a fundamental role in today economic systems as policy designers, public service-providers, grant-makers and advocates of unmet ever-changing human needs. As their goals are different from the one pursued by business companies, managers working in these organisations perform different tasks, they follow different logics and they have to develop different skills. At the end of this introductory course you will understand these differences, be able to assess how successful public/nonprofit managers behave, will be aware about which mistakes to avoid, and you will apply this learning to perform basic tasks connected to the overall creation of public value that public/nonprofit organisations produce for their communities.

    CONTENT SUMMARY

    This is a 6-credit hours course which will be completed in about 12 weeks. Students are expected to work about 9 hours per week including weekly lectures (3 hours), readings, assignments, and other on-line activities instructors will propose. The course is divided in two parts

    Part 1: Public policy and public management  (Prof. Piergiacomo Mion)

    • What is distinctive of public management 
    • How government decides 
    • Managing public networks 
    • The policy process
      • Formulating and implementing public programs
      • Evaluating public programs 
      • Social innovation: a new paradigm in public policy 

     

    Part 2: Nonprofit management  (Prof. Alex Turrini)

    • The role of the third sector in the economy
    • Types of nonprofit organizations: an overview 
    • Governance and management of nonprofit organizations
    • How to secure contributed income:
      • key successful factors in fundraising
      • the annual fundraising campaign
      • how to solicit gifts 
      • corporate and foundation fundraising

     


    Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)
    KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
    At the end of the course student will be able to...

     

    • Recognize the distinctive features and roles of governemnts and nonprofit organizations
    • Identify the different steps characterizing the public policy cycles
    • Identify the main challenges that public and nonprofit managers have to face in their work
    • Describe what is fundraising and how nonprofit can secure contributed income
    APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
    At the end of the course student will be able to...

     

    • Analyze a policy issue 
    • Propose solutions to a policy issue 
    • Perform basic managerial tasks coherent to the daily work of a public/nonprofit executive

    Teaching methods
    • Face-to-face lectures
    • Guest speaker's talks (in class or in distance)
    • Case studies /Incidents (traditional, online)
    • Individual assignments
    • Interactive class activities (role playing, business game, simulation, online forum, instant polls)
    DETAILS

    Beside class meetings this  course include other activities:

    • Guest speakers’ talks are offered to students to complement the theoretical knowledge acquired with face-to-face lectures with practical knowledge coming from the direct experiences of practitioners – policy makers and public/nonprofit managers 
    • Case studies and incidents will be proposed to clarify theoretical insights and exercise in reflecting on compliex issues and finding apprpriate paths of solution 
    • Participation in this course will include weekly assignments like self assessment tests, online forums, post refelection short essays

    Assessment methods
      Continuous assessment Partial exams General exam
  • Written individual exam (traditional/online)
  •   x  
  • Individual assignment (report, exercise, presentation, project work etc.)
  • x    
  • Active class participation (virtual, attendance)
  • x    
    ATTENDING STUDENTS

    Two midterms on readings and classes  (50%)

    Participation (weekly assignments)  (30%)

    Post reflection short essay (10%)

    Fundraising proposition (i.e.: solicitation letter/email) (10%)

     

    NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

    Final written exam on two books (100%) 


    Teaching materials
    ATTENDING STUDENTS

    Teaching materials include:

    • Reading list will be posted on BBoard
    • Slides of the course 
    • Any other material uploaded on Bboard.
    NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

    Teaching materials include:

    • Anheier, H. (2014), Nonprofit organizations: Theory, Management and Policy, London: Routledge, Second Edition
    • Schedler, K. & Proeller, I. (2010)  Outcome-oriented Public Management: a responsibility-based approach to the new public management. Charlotte, NC : Information Age Publishing 
    Last change 04/08/2020 08:58