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The challenges facing the founder and executive director of a small nonprofit organization related to organizational growth, issue advocacy, and board development.

This case presents a dilemma facing Cheryl Chase, the founder and Director of the Intersex Society of North America (ISNA), an organization whose mission is to end shame, secrecy, and unwanted geni

This case highlights the political challenges contemporary urban school leaders face, it can be used in courses that focus on Education Policy, Political Representation, and Leadership and Management.

The case is framed by the decisions facing the school board president, Katherine Mitchell, shortly after she and her allies have forced the school superintendent, Roy Brooks, from his position.

Teaching Notes from casebook Leadership and Diversity Written by Dean Barbara J. Nelson, UCLA School of Public Affairs. Case teaching experience, discussion questions, recommend readings, and tools for class role play can be found in these notes.

The teaching notes presented here are from an outstanding casebook on Leadership and Diversity written by Dean Barbara J. Nelson, UCLA School of Public Affairs.

Fostering Success launched an equity initiative to meet its ambitious goal of high school graduation parity in the surrounding county. A consultant led the agency through several required trainings and in starting an Equity Team. 

Early on, conflict emerged. Staff did not understand the purpose of equity training or see the connection to better outcomes for youth in foster care.

This case can help students examine how the issues of race and diversity affect management  responsibilities and performance. It would be most likely to be used in courses addressing public or non-profit management, organizational change, or human resources.

When Cheryl Cobbs, the SCA executive director, received the MEDC report in December 2003, she was surprised by the intensity of frustration expressed by staff toward agency leadership.