As you prepare for this Application Assignment, review this week's video and think about the importance of developing partnerships in human services. Consider the role of the human services administrators in the video in developing partnerships with other organizations. Think about elements that might contribute to successful partnerships as well as those that might contribute to failed partnerships. Think about how human services administrators can address failed partnerships.
The assignment (2–3 pages):
Explain the importance of developing partnerships in human services.
Explain the role of the human services administrator in developing partnerships for his or her organization.
Explain at least two elements that contribute to successful partnerships between organizations.
Explain at least one element that might contribute to a failed partnership between organizations.
Explain how human services administrators can address a failed partnership.
Share an insight you had or a conclusion you drew about the nature of partnerships in human services organizations. Use examples from the Roundtable Discussion and other Learning Resources to support your response.