The Executive and the Agency Board

By Charles S. Levy

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Spring 1962

This survey analyzes board meeting reports submitted by 26 social work-trained executives of Jewish community centers around the United States. The survey first reviews three kinds of problems within boards that are of concern to executive directors: intergroup problems, interpersonal problems, and personal problems. To mediate these issues, the executive plays four roles, each supported by social work training: helper, clarifier, mediator, and mobilizer. The survey concludes that, although social workers are not the only executive directors of Jewish community centers, because of the emphasis in social work on knowledge, skills and attitudes as they pertain to individuals and to groups, to behavior and social processes, and to the professional person as well as to others, a social work approach should be especially fruitful in the light of board responsibilities and board goals.

Topic: Management and Administration, Social Work, Survey, Leadership, Jewish Organizations

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 38/No. 3

Page Number(s): 234-248

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Genre: Report

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Levy, Charles S. The Executive and the Agency Board. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Spring 1962: 234-248.


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