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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
EPA's careful planning of a Superfund cleanup encounters community and Congressional opposition organized by an environmental advocacy group. Escalating conflict, years of delay, and mediation followed by a questionable outcome result.
This four-part case concerns Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) management of, and community opposition to, the early 1990s effort to clean up toxic waste in the New Bedford, Massachusetts harbo
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.
This case contains themes pertinent to policy analysis, science and public policy, public management, and ethics. It can facilitate a rich discussion that can last 45-70 minutes, but it is suitable to shorter, more focused discussion of specific issues as well.
This case describes the decision by administrators at San Jose State University to ban blood drives on campus and the aftermath of that decision.
This is a complex, multi-dimensional case that forces students to step outside comfortable boundaries in health care, public health, public policy, and community development.
Wyandotte County, Kansas consistently ranks near the bottom in health outcomes in the state. It is also one of the state’s poorest, most diverse counties.
Casa documents leadership decisions made in a nonprofit providing safe haven for Hispanic women experiencing domestic violence and shows how leaders can compete for resources and create program principles based on ethnic community values.
This case is designed to document the main leadership decisions made in the life of a nonprofit founded to provide safe haven for Hispanic women experiencing domestic violence.
A local Philippine organization collaborates with PATH, an international nonprofit organization to implement an environmental management project. This case gives students an opportunity to consider the dilemmas that commonly arise in institutional relationships between culturally dissimilar organizations.
This case is written from the perspective of Lemia Simbulan, director of the Andres Soriano Foundation (ASF), a local Philippine organization collaborating with PATH, an international nonprofit org
The case describes the situation as newly appointed commissioner walks into it her roll in Department of Juvenile Justice, including the internal tensions and significant operational problems in every division, the agency's history of bad press and feuds with City Hall. This case illustrates strategic analysis and management's role in change.
This "Innovations in State and Local Government" case begins in January 1983, when Ellen Schall is appointed commissioner of New York City's Department of Juvenile Justice, an agency in upheaval.
Set in rural Wyoming, this is a multi-faceted consolidation case, which depicts the efforts of Holy Family Hospital and Gorsich General Hospital to reduce operating costs by combining services.
When a Japanese economic development advisor introduces management techniques that emphasize devolution of decision making, he finds Uruguayan managers decidedly unresponsive to his ideas.
For 18 months, Mr. Kazuo Sakamoto had been in Uruguay under the sponsorship of Japan Aid, the major implementing agency for Japan's international cooperation projects.