Readings
In your Developing Nonprofit and Human Service Leaders textbook, read the following:
Chapter 14, “Advocacy,” pages 153–159.
Use the Capella University Library to read the following:
Balcazar, H., Rosenthal, L. E., Brownstein, N. J., Rush, C. H., Matos, S., & Hernandez, L. (2011). Community health workers can be a public health force for change in the United States: Three actions for a new paradigm. American Journal of Public Health, 101(12), 2199–2203.
Fox, H. L. (2015). The promise of organizational development in nonprofit human services organizations. Organizational Development Journal, 31(2), 72–80.
Learning Components
This activity will help you achieve the following learning components:
Examine how leaders can use advocacy skills to become change agents.
Examine how leadership skills and roles influence the development of community coalitions
Applying What You Have Learned
In your initial post, discuss three key points about leadership roles in building community coalitions that you took away from this course. What is one new leadership practice you can see yourself implementing within the next year? How would you begin to implement this practice? Identify a mentor from whom you might seek guidance or input. What is one specific thing you would want to learn from that person?
Response Guidelines
Read the posts of the other learners and respond to the initial post of one learner whose post most interested you. Discuss similarities or differences between key learning points and leadership practices identified by the other learner and you.
Learning Components
This activity will help you achieve the following learning components:
Examine how leadership skills and roles influence the development of community coalitions.
Examine how leaders can use advocacy skills to become change agents.
Resources
Discussion Participation Scoring Guide.