About The Course
Welcome Message

Welcome to the CoursePlus Web site for MANAGING NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS IN THE HEALTH SECTOR (551.608.01), a course offered by Extradepartmental at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Course Description

Familiarizes students with the key competencies required for managing NGOs in the health sector. Though many of the situations described in the lectures are taken from the instructor's experiences in managing international NGOs in developing countries, the material presented is applicable in organizational settings in developed countries as well. Topics correspond to the key responsibilities of NGO or health program directors. Lectures present guidelines, best practices, and management tools for the area of responsibility followed by a discussion of the lecturer's and students' experiences on those topics. Readings, which provide background information, are assigned for each class.

Course Learning Objectives

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Apply, frequently used management tools to fulfill the responsibilities of NGO managers
  • Identify potentially difficult situations and apply appropriate strategies to either resolve them or reduce negative outcomes

Course Time

Tue Thu   5:30 PM to 6:50 PM

Course Faculty
Intended Audience

MPH, MHS, and PhD candidates, Health Policy and Management students or Health Systems, International Health students

Grading Policy & Grading Restrictions

Grading Policy: Term paper 80%; class participation 20%

Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

Administrative Contact

Henry Perry
E-mail: heperry@jhsph.edu