Comparative Approaches to Program Planning by F. Ellen Netting

By F. Ellen Netting

"As a practitioner within the box for over thirty years, i've been uncovered to unending 'planning' classes which are prescriptive to the purpose of being oppressive. Thistext 'gives permission' to the practitioner to permit for emergence, uncertainty, and ambiguity within the making plans technique. Comparative ways to software making plans offers a advisor for the executive, administrator, govt director, strategic planner, and CEO to include a number of making plans options and the certainty of every. this can be tremendous necessary in a dynamic surroundings and an ever- altering panorama and worldview."--Paul D. McWhinney, ACSW, Director of Social prone urban of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia"This is the ebook i have been awaiting. It presents not just a linear method of software layout, yet provides language to the tacit wisdom many planners have of the round nature in their paintings. either linear and round pondering are very important to making plans approaches and we have a source for teaching."--Jon E. Singletary, PhD, MSW, MDiv, Baylor college, university of Social WorkThe first textual content on application making plans to lead readers in choosing software making plans methods applicable to surroundings, tradition, and contextValuable for college students and practitioners within the social paintings, public management, nonprofit administration, and group psychology fields, Comparative methods to application making plans offers sensible and artistic how one can successfully behavior software making plans inside human carrier organizations.Written by means of leaders within the social paintings schooling neighborhood, this leading edge booklet explores application making plans as a multi-layered and complicated approach. It examines either a conventional linear problem-solving version in addition to another emergent method of application making plans, aiding pros to effectively advance and enact potent and culturally useful making plans in organisations and groups.

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In later chapters we will move along the hierarchy to different ways of approaching planning that logically flow from different ways of knowing and thinking. In Chapter 3, we will focus on rational planning and prescriptive approaches such as the logic model, problem-solving model, or planned change model (step-by-step processes leading to predetermined goals). Note that the term ‘‘model’’ is only used with prescriptive approaches because a model is defined as a conceptual structure consisting of various dimensions or parts that can be used to guide a particular type of practice in a regularized direction.

Based on following principles rather than recipes, search conferencing is a democratically oriented planning process in which every voice is heard. As you can see, this type of planning is very different from an individual or small group of founders initiating a program. A feminist model of planning was proposed by Ellsworth and her colleagues (1982) to assist women in planning services for and with other women, either in traditional or nontraditional environments. Aiming to demystify the planning process, the model assumes that all women can and should be involved in planning, that there is a need to eliminate the expert/nonexpert dichotomy.

Based on following principles rather than recipes, search conferencing is a democratically oriented planning process in which every voice is heard. As you can see, this type of planning is very different from an individual or small group of founders initiating a program. A feminist model of planning was proposed by Ellsworth and her colleagues (1982) to assist women in planning services for and with other women, either in traditional or nontraditional environments. Aiming to demystify the planning process, the model assumes that all women can and should be involved in planning, that there is a need to eliminate the expert/nonexpert dichotomy.

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