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Effective Meetings
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Effective Meetings
Improving Group Decision Making



November 1995 | 149 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The purpose of this book is to improve the decision-making process in social work groups. Illustrating the volume with various meeting models - including advisory groups, intergroup and intercultural meetings - John E Tropman examines a number of critical issues facing social workers including family and community violence, health care and homelessness. New to this Second Edition is a discussion of the relationship between meetings and missions, goals, and external and internal forces.
 
Introduction
 
The Modern Decision Group
 
PART ONE: RULES FOR EFFECTIVE GROUP DECISION MAKING
 
Recruitment of Participants
 
Preparations for Effective Decision Making
 
Templates for Action
The Agenda, the Minutes, and Reports

 
 
Achieving an Effective Meeting
Mechanics of Decision Group Process

 
 
PART TWO: POSITIONS AND ROLES FOR EFFECTIVE GROUP DECISION MAKING
 
The Chair
 
The Member
 
The Staffer
 
The Executive
 
Roles in Meetings
 
PART THREE: DIFFERENT KINDS OF DECISION GROUPS
 
The Board
 
The Advisory Group
 
The Staff Group
 
PART FOUR: SPECIAL TOPICS
 
Evaluation and Accountability
 
Developing a Perspective

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John Elmer Tropman

John E. Tropman teaches at the University of Michigan in the School of Social Work and the Stephen M. Ross School of Business. In the school of business, his courses focus on organizational design, organizational culture, rewards systems, and organizational change. In the School of Social Work, his courses focus on executive leadership and policy development. He also teaches in the Executive Education Programs at the University of Michigan. He has written over 40 books and many articles. Tropman works with a number of organizations in a consultative capacity, including for-profit, nonprofit, and governmental entities, assisting them in... More About Author

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