The Gerontologist as an Administrator
Both undergraduate and graduate students of gerontology will benefit from using Giordano and Rich's book as a core text for administration courses. Professors of gerontology administration will be relieved at last to have found a work that emphasizes the unique requirements of administrating older adult programs. The authors consider all three service sectors--private, public, and not-for-profit--in addressing those who are now in administration, those who aspire to be administrators, and those who will be surprised someday to be offered administrative responsibilities. Assuming a basic knowledge of gerontology, the text includes a learning experience following each chapter that allows readers to apply their knowledge of the field in a practical manner. Other special features include information on such contemporary challenges as how to use volunteers effectively, how to integrate ethics into programs for older adults, how to involve staff in administrative activities, how to make the most of public relations and fund-raising opportunities, and how to develop special projects.
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Giving Instructions Administrators hold positions that require giving instructions to staff to accomplish various tasks . This is sometimes called directing , giving orders , or requesting with authority .
Many of the tasks that must be accomplished initially are directed at establishing the organization as an entity . Most of those tasks , once accomplished , such as incorporating , choosing a name , and , in the case of not - for ...
ORGANIZATIONAL SUBGROUPS The tasks and responsibilities within an organizational structure are assigned to a network of subgroups . Three subgroups will be discussed in this section : departments , teams , and special projects .
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Administering Services to Older Adults
Leadership Theory and Practice
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