Gerontologist as an Administrator

ISBN-10: 0865693064

ISBN-13: 9780865693067

Edition: 2001

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Description: For students and practitioners of gerontology, this indispensable text examines all aspects of administering services to older adults. Jeffrey A. Giordano and Thomas A. Rich, both professors of gerontology with extensive experience in administration, surveyed practicing administrators over a two-year period. The resulting integration of administrative theory and practice is evident throughout this book's 13 chapters, which address everything from leadership styles and management techniques to ethical issues and community relations. In addition, the authors thoroughly examine the most widely encountered facets of the typical gerontologist administrator's career, including communication, organizational structure, the role and function of human resources administration, motivation and productivity, supervisory responsibilities, staff development, financial management, strategic planning, program evaluation, and organizational change. 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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Book details

Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 3/30/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 368
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Tables and Figures
Preface
Administering Services to Older Adults
What Is Administration?
A Model of Administration
Older Adult Service Organizations
Guiding Principles for the Gerontologist Administrator
Summary
Learning Experience
References
Leadership Theory and Practice
Leadership Theory
Leadership Style
A Practice Model of Leadership
Summary
Learning Experience
References
Management Theory and Practice
Definition of Management
Management Theories
Techniques and Methods for the Gerontologist Manager
Summary
Learning Experience
References
The Ethics of Administration
Ethical Issues Related to Older Adults
Knowledge and Ethical Administration
Organizational Culture and Administration
Administrative Behavior
Improving Ethical Behavior
Summary
Learning Experience
References
Communication and Information
The Organizational Environment and Context
Understanding Communication
Interpersonal Communication
Meetings and Presentations
Written Communication
Improving Communication in the Organization
Summary
Learning Experience
References
Organizing Programs and Staff
Organizational Theories
Organizational Structure
Organizational Relationships
Organizational Subgroups
Summary
Learning Experience
References
Human Resources Functions
Evolving Development of Human Resources Functions
Human Resources Administration
Human Resources Development
Summary
Learning Experience
References
Motivation and Productivity
Motivational Theory
A Motivating Work Environment
Motivational Methods
Summary
Learning Experience
References
Supervision and Staff Development
A Model of Supervision
Responsibilities of the Supervisor
Supervision Styles and Types
Challenges for Supervisors
Summary
Learning Experience
References
Funding Programs and Financial Management
Sector Differences in Funding and Financial Management
Funding Sources and Fund-Raising
Financial Management
Finance and Funding Electronic Technology
Summary
Learning Experience
References
Planning and Evaluation
Planning
Program Evaluation
Summary
Learning Experience
References
Community Relations and Volunteers
Networking
Public and Media Relations
Boards of Directors
Volunteers and Programs for Older Adults
Summary
Learning Experience
References
Organizational Renewal and Change
Changing Perspective on Organizational Change
Change Focus and Organizational Assessment
A Change Process for Continual Renewal
Organizational Development Technology
Note on Organizational Renewal and Consultation
Summary
Learning Experience
References
Professional Associations
Bibliography
Index
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