Management Development in Non-Profit Organisations: A Programme for Governing Boardsby Vijay Padaki and Manjulika Vaz SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
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Voluntary organizations engaged in development activities combine high levels of dedication with specialized expertise in working for and with the neglected and disadvantaged segments of society. Although attitudes have softened over time, people in development programmes are inclined to distance themselves from the world of `management'. In particular, one area of management development that has remained neglected is the functioning of the Boards of these organizations. This is a self-help manual for Board members which is designed to address this lacuna.
Conceiving the Organization Setting up the Organization Statutory Conditions for the Organization The Board Organizational Growth and Development Emerging Demands and Challenges
Vijay Padaki is co-founder and Director of The P and P Group, a Bangalore-based management research and consultancy centre with a special focus on organization and institutional development. Early in his career he headed the Human Resources Division of ATIRA (Ahmedabad Textile Industry Research Association). He was a member of the founding faculty of the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, where he designed courses in research methodology, organizational behaviour, marketing research, organizational development and rural socio-technical systems. Besides setting up the Chimanlal Lalbhai Centre for Management, Ahmedabad, and helping to formulate the first comprehensive research-based textile policy for India in 1985, he has also been a Visiting Professor in Management Studies at the Indian Institute of Science and Honorary Visiting Professor at the Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore. He has published several books, including Industrial Sickness: The Challenge in Indian Textiles (with V. Shanbhag, ATIRA 1984), Development Intervention and Programme Evaluation: Concepts and Cases (Sage 2001, edited) and Institutional Development in Social Interventions: Towards Inter-Organizational Effectiveness (with Manjulika Vaz, Sage 2003). With a deep involvement in the theatre over many years, he has authored over 25 plays, including a national awardwinning playscript. His plays have been produced internationally. Manjulika Vaz is an independent consultant for The P and P Group and for the Centre for Education and Documentation, as well as Principal Associate at CoCoon Consulting, an HR development firm. She earlier worked in the marketing research division of the Indian Market Research Bureau (1994a95) and with Development Alternatives (1995a97) on a programme for disseminating alternative building materials. Her work at The P and P Group (where she worked full-time from 1997 to 2002) included coordinating action research projects to promote inter-group and inter-organizational collaborative processes. Manjulika Vaz has also been the convenor of projects to study the management development needs of boards of NPOs and to enrich the methodology used in development interventions through a traineras forum.