Developing a Learning Culture in Nonprofit Organizations

Developing a Learning Culture in Nonprofit Organizations

By: Stephen J. Gill (author)Hardback

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Nonprofit organizations are under increasing pressure to demonstrate impact and that the funds raised to operate their organizations are maximized and used effectively. This book demonstrates how to create a culture of learning (intentional learning from reflection and feedback focused on successes and failures) that will lead to ongoing performance measurement and improvement. Because nonprofit organizations rely heavily on volunteers and are focused on mission, not money, it is critical for them to create a culture in which learning is a motivator for change. The book breaks down learning into four levels: individual, team, whole organization and community. Learning at each of these levels is described and then specific tools are presented. The tools are hands-on and practical, which facilitate reflection and feedback.

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About Author

Stephen J. Gill, Ph.D, is part-owner of Learning to be Great. Steve is also owner and principal of Stephen J. Gill Consulting. Steve's expertise is in creating learning cultures in organizations and measuring learning and performance improvement interventions, which he has been doing for over 25 years since leaving the faculty of the University of Michigan, School of Education. He has written extensively about these topics. His most recent books are Getting More From Your Investment in Training: The 5As Framework, published by RealTime Performance in 2009, and Developing a Learning Culture in Nonprofit Organizations, published by SAGE Publications in 2010. Steve also posts regularly on The Performance Improvement Blog. He serves his community as an elected trustee of Washtenaw Community College.


Foreword Preface Acknowledgments Chapter 1. Need for a Learning Culture Chapter 2. Barriers to a Learning Culture Chapter 3. Creating a Learning Culture Chapter 4. Individual Learning Chapter 5. Team Learning Chapter 6. Whole Organization Learning Chapter 7. Community Learning Chapter 8: Learning From Evaluation Chapter 9: Using Models to Facilitate Learning Chapter 10: Summary References Index About the Author

Product Details

  • publication date: 05/07/2009
  • ISBN13: 9781412967662
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 232
  • ID: 9781412967662
  • weight: 431
  • ISBN10: 141296766X

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