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Course 2023-2024 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


Synchronous Blended: Lezioni erogate in modalità sincrona in aula (max 1 ora per credito online sincrona)

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 

  • Why do governemnts exist and why  study them?
  • How government typical structure looks like  
  • The role of bureaucracies
  • Types of bureaucrats and ways to motivate them
  • Decision making and perfomance evaluation in public agencies

Part 2: Nonprofit management 

  • 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

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 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
  • Group assignments
  • Interactive class activities on campus/online (role playing, business game, simulation, online forum, instant polls)
DETAILS

Beside class meetings or online lectures 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
  • Individual assignments will be in the form of short reflection papers on class and reading material
  • Group assignments will be in the form of practical problem solving exercise

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

    Individual journaling  (60%)

    Group project (40%): oral presentation to be held during the first exam session after the end of the teaching

    NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

    Final written exam on two books (100%)


    Teaching materials
    ATTENDING STUDENTS

    Reading list accessible to attending students

     

    NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS
    • Pecoraro F., Turrini A., Volpe M. (2023) Fundraising for the Arts: EGEA
    • De Vries M.S. (2016) Understanding Public Administration, London: Bloomsbury

       

     

    Last change 02/06/2023 20:31

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


    Synchronous Blended: Lezioni erogate in modalità sincrona in aula (max 1 ora per credito online sincrona)

    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 

    • Why do governemnts exist and why  study them?
    • How government typical structure looks like  
    • The role of bureaucracies
    • Types of bureaucrats and ways to motivate them
    • Decision making and perfomance evaluation in public agencies

    Part 2: Nonprofit management 

    • 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

     


    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 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
    • Group assignments
    • Interactive class activities on campus/online (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
    • Individual assignments will be in the form of self evaluation tests or short reflection papers on class and reading material
    • Group assignments will be in the form of practical problem solving exercise

    Assessment methods
      Continuous assessment Partial exams General exam
  • Written individual exam (traditional/online)
  •     x
  • Oral individual exam
  • x    
  • Individual assignment (report, exercise, presentation, project work etc.)
  • x    
  • Group assignment (report, exercise, presentation, project work etc.)
  • x    
    ATTENDING STUDENTS
    • Individual journaling  (60%)

    • Group project (40%): oral presentation to be held during the first exam session after the end of the teaching

    NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

    Final written exam on two books (100%) 


    Teaching materials
    ATTENDING STUDENTS

    Reading list accessible to attending students

    NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS
    • Pecoraro F., Turrini A., Volpe M. (2023) Fundraising for the Arts: EGEA
    • De Vries M.S. (2016) Understanding Public Administration, London: Bloomsbury

       

    Last change 02/06/2023 21:02