Leading Values-Based Culture in Nonprofit Organizations

PADM-GP.2126, 4 points.

Semester: Fall


Successful leadership of not-for-profit organizations depends to a greater degree than is generally recognized on how closely institutional practice aligns with professed public values. Presuming a basic grounding in the structures and roles of the non-profit world, this course explores the values that lie behind them, drawing on the instructor’s 35 years of experience in managing global, national and state-based organizations with an emphasis on social justice and human rights groups as well as a series of case studies from other non-profits, positive and negative, and relevant literature.

Some classes, by prior arrangement, will take place onsite in certain of the non-profit organizations studied, with the participation of key leadership of those institutions. These may include Human Rights Watch, Make the Road New York, Demos, the Open Society Foundations, the Opportunity Agenda, New Visions for Public Schools, the Freedom to Marry Campaign, the Center for Community Change, the New York Public Library and the Surdna Foundation.


CORE-GP 1020

Semester Instructor Syllabus Link
Fall 2012Gara LaMarcheSyllabus
Semester Instructor Evaluation Link
Fall 2013Gara LaMarcheEvaluation
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