HUS 532 – Essentials of Technology Planning for Human Services Organizations

HUS 532 – Essentials of Technology Planning for Human Services Organizations

HUS 532 – Essentials of Technology Planning for Human Services Organizations

3credit hours


Prerequisites:HUS 505 – Management & Leadership in Human Service Organizations 
The course introduces students to the importance of technology planning in human services organizations. It focuses on the knowledge and skills necessary to manage technology and achieve alignment through appropriate technology planning. The course focuses on building a foundational understanding of the role, impact and best-practices for strategically using technology across the organization. The course provides a solid base in making strategic decisions about technology planning, its use in managing client data and hiring IT staff.  This course provides real world examples and solutions on assessing and selecting software programs, keeping up with technological changes, budgeting for technology, addressing effective online organizational communications and developing online fundraising techniques. Software programs related to recruitment and training of volunteers will also be taught. A solid understanding of the course concepts are essential to successfully plan and address the technology needs in a human services organization from an administrative perspective

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