You and your colleagues, who teach business communication at Oscoda County Community College, are interested in setting up a business writer’s hotline—a telephone and e-mail service that will provide answers to grammar, mechanics, and format questions for people who call in or write. You see it as a way of providing a much-needed service to local businesspeople as well as a way of providing positive public relations for your institution.Each faculty member is willing to donate time to answer the phones and e-mails, but you will need funds for telephone lines, answering machines, reference books, advertising, and more. You decide to apply for a grant from the H. M. Luce Foundation to fund the project for 1 year. After that, if the hotline is successful, you will either reapply for funds or ask Oscoda County Community College administration to fund the continuing costs. For requests less than $3,000, the foundation requests a simple narrative report explaining and justifying the request.Part 1 (1–2 pages):In your paper, answer the following information-gathering questions:What is the background of the problem?What will be the outcome of the project?Describe the audience for this report and the implications for structuring your report.Describe how the hotline will work.What are the advantages of this project?What will the project cost?What are the qualifications of those involved?Part 2 (2–4 pages):Now, you will need to take the information that has been collected from the information gathering and write a proposal to H. M. Luce Foundation for the costs of the proposed hotline.Please submit your assignment.The following grading criteria will apply to this assignment:225–250Student fully understood assignment, answered all portions, and met minimum length requirements. Grammar, spelling, and format are correct.200–249Student demonstrated partial completion of the knowledge of the issues of working in teams and writing reports. Student met minimum length requirements.175–199Grammar, typos, and sentence structure are of concern. Student demonstrated partial completion of the readings. Student’s understandings of the issues of working in teams and writing reports are not exactly aligned. Student met minimum length requirements.150–174Grammar, typos, and sentence structure are of concern. Student demonstrated partial completion of the readings. Student’s understandings of the issues of working in teams and writing reports are not exactly aligned. Student did not meet minimum length requirements.< 150Grammar, typos, and sentence structure are of concern. Student did not demonstrate completion of the readings. Student did not understand the issues of working in teams and writing reports. Student did not meet minimum length requirements.This assignment will also be assessed using the Common Assessment criteria provided here.
You are a staff member in a before/after school program at a local community center. When working with a 5-year-old girl in the program, you discover that she has a cast on her foot and that both of her legs and arms are covered in bruises, which are in different phases of healing. The child’s parents tell you that she is sickly and is prone to illnesses and can be very demanding, but you are concerned that someone may be abusing her. When you ask the child what happened, she simply shrugs her shoulders and keeps playing with her dolls. You ask the parents what happened to the child to cause the bruises, and they indicate that she is a clumsy child and keeps falling down. You ask the mother if anyone in the family has ever been tested for osteogenesis imperfecta and Von Willebrand’s disease, which would be a medical explanation for these injuries, or if the father uses alternative medicinal practices, such as cupping. She replies no to both questions.The Director of the Before/After School Program has an obligation to report potential child abuse to the proper authorities. Thus the Director asks you to provide a presentation on your recommendations as to whether to report the potential abuse claim. The deliverable for this assignment is this presentation.Begin your presentation by indicating the validity of the parent’s explanation or your own suspicions and justify why they are either valid or invalid with 2-3 bullet points. Then detail the steps that you would take to investigate or assess the mother’s claim. If you found the claim to be valid, suggest a few ways to help the family avoid and reduce the child’s injuries. If the claim is not valid, then detail the steps needed in order to get assistance for the child.Requirements:Your presentation should include a total of 5-6 slides plus an additional slide for the bibliography.Cite at last two scholarly sources to support your conclusions and recommendations.Include at least two graphics (photographs, diagrams, charts, etc.) in order to support your points and enhance the overall presentationProvide tracks of your recorded voice to narrate each slide.
You are an HR Manager in a company that has recently received complaints from employees about lack of inclusion.Develop a 1,050- to 1,400-word overview for a training program on diversity and inclusion for your organization’s first line supervisors.Include a plan for the types of exercises, roleplaying, or activities that will maintain participant interest and enhance the learning outcome in the body of the training plan.Utilize both ‘Social Learning Theory’ and ‘Adult Learning Theory’ in the course content for your training plan.Provide rationale for the activities and how they relate to the two learning theories.Explain how each theory is used in each exercise, role play, or activity.Discuss how this diversity training can modify employee morale, improve workforce inclusion, and lead to more managerial success.
You are an investigative reporter for a large news network. You are working on a news piece identifying how theories of crime explain specific crimes including the demographics of perpetrators and victims. You are required to make a thirty-minute presentation to your producers to convince them to run your story.Choose a specific crime from the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program at the following:US Department of Justice, The Federal Bureau of Investigation. (2009). 2008 Crime in the United States: About crime in the U.S. Retrieved from http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2008Research this crime using your textbook, the Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet. Be sure to include the UCR and other crime reports in your researchBased on your research, develop a presentation that addresses the following:Define the crime. Include both the legal definition and others as necessary.Summarize demographics of the crime for both the perpetrators and the victim. Be sure to cover the following:GenderEthnicitySocioeconomic characteristicsOther relevant diversity issuesChoose two theories of the causes of crime that have been discussed and analyzed so far in the course; apply those theories to the selected crime. Be sure to cover the following:Explain the type of each theory in detail.Discuss the development of each theory and the main theorists associated with them.Compare and contrast the two theories of crime selected. Discuss the ways in which they fit with the crime and the specific demographics associated with the crime.Based on your research, develop your own hypothesis of the cause of this crime. Using the theories that you have chosen, you can develop your own “combination” theory.Give valid reasons and scholarly, peer-reviewed sources in support of your theory.You are allowed to present your theory in first person; however, be careful not to abuse this privilege.Your presentation should include the following:A title slide and a reference slide (these will not count towards the total number of slides).At least five sentences of speaker notes for each section to clarify anything not included in the slides. (As this is a presentation the slides should cover the main points and the details should be covered in the speaker’s notes.) The speaker notes should be properly referenced.Develop a 10–15-slide presentation in PowerPoint format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M3_A2.ppt.
You are asked to develop a Marketing Plan for one of your preferred choice of an existing hospitality firm within the service industry which include lodging, theme parks, foodservice organisations etc. The Marketing Plan should cover a period of three years. This should be presented in report format. The marketing audit part of the plan should be concise and insightful. As a guideline it should not exceed 1500 words (excluding headings, references and diagrams, but including any tables that you may choose to use) and should conclude with a SWOT analysis, which should briefly and succinctly summarise the strategically important issues for the selected hospitality firm. As a guideline, the remaining part of your marketing plan should not exceed 2000 words.You are expected to use material in the lectures extensively and also be aware of and take into account of relevant information about contemporary events that may affect the company from newspaper articles, company annual reports etc. Word Length 3500 words. CHOOSE YOU OWN FIRM WHICHEVER YOU ARE COMFORTABLE WITH.JUST READ THE QUESTION CAREFULLY.guidelines are given in the attached document.Attachments: corportae_marketing_issues_full_guidelines.pdf
You are going to continue the process of finding a solution to your chosen problem. This project is going to go through the next two steps of the problem solving heuristic (decide and implement).The assignment will be broken down into 3 parts:Decision on solution (20 Points): A solution to the problem will be selected. Selection will be done through the use of a K.T. Decision analysis. An adverse consequences analysis will be completed as well to ensure the chosen solution is a better choice. A K.T. Potential Problem Analysis will also be completed to identify possible problems that should be addressed in the implementation of the chosen solution. Diagrams showing the use of those three analyses will be submitted as part of the project.Implementation of solution (20 points): Implementation of your chosen solution will be planned. Planning for implementation will be done through the use of multiple time and resource charts. A Gantt chart, critical path chart, deployment chart, and a budget will be need to be created and submitted as part of the project.Oral Presentation (15 Points) and Report (20 Points): A presentation showing the decision made to solve the problem and how it would be implemented will be presented to the class as an oral presentation. The oral presentation will require a visual aid. A report will also need to be submitted (in written form) that outlines everything that was done about the problem . The report will need to contain the following sections/information:Introduction (What was the problem again? Summary of TR2)Solution Decision (What solution did you choose and what were the factors considered for your final choice?)Solution Implementation (How much time, personnel, and resources will be needed to implement your chosen solution?)Appendix (K.T. Decision Analysis with Adverse Consequences, K.T. Potential Problem Analysis, Gantt Chart, Critical Path Chart, Deployment Chart, Budget)
You are the Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO) at your organization. As the CHRO, one of your primary roles is to be the workforce strategist. Your organization is planning to expand business operations to your neighboring state by opening an office. As a result of this expansion, your organization needs to make sure that the best and brightest employees are recruited to fill key roles at the new office. Write a 7-10 page research paper using APA style outlining the steps involved in recruiting the staff at the new office. Grading Criteria: The student researched the legal statues affecting the selection and hiring of employees. The student identified the number and type of positions that need to be filled at the new office. Moreover, the student discussed qualifications, e.g., education level and number of years of experience, associated with each position. The student researched, evaluated and chose several selection devices such as interviews or ability tests to reject or accept applicants. Moreover, the student assessed the weaknesses and strengths of these selection devices. The student researched, evaluated and chose whether or not to utilize integrity testing and drug testing. The student applied correct APA, style, usage, grammar, and punctuation. The student supported the research paper with at least four different scholarly sources such as research journals, research studies, government or accredited educational institutions websites.
You are the manager of a variable hospital department and you just received your monthly budget results that state your salaries were higher and your supplies were lower than budgeted. Write a paper (1,000-1,200 words) that explains what factors you should consider when writing your variance report to your vice president. Your vice president expects her managers to write detailed variance reports that include all possibilities.Include the relationships between variance reporting, interpreting variance report results, and actual results of performance.
You are the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of your chosen organizationand are faced with a difficult leadership challenge. As the leader, you will need to develop a winning strategy (aka Strategic Leadership Plan) to move your organization to greater productivity, growth, and/or profitability. Choose your organization from the following list:• General Motors (GM)• Carnival (CCL)• JC Penny (JCP)• BlackBerry (BBRY) *All course assignmentswill support the development of your final Strategic Leadership Plan and your Boardroom Pitch, both due inweek 5 of this course. For this assignment, provide an overview of your organization and begin researching the current leadership challenge your organization is facing to determine what challenge you will address.Write a 1-2 page paper according to following criteria: • Overview of Organization§ What does your organization do?§ What are its core competencies?§ What is the organization’s mission and vision?§ What market industry is it in?§ Where does it operate?§ Who are its customers?§ What is itsrelevant history?§ Etc. • Explain why you chose the organization and what leadership challenge you will address. While researching your chosen organization, familiarize yourself with the following:• The company website.• Information on business websites such as CNBC and Yahoo Finance.• Use your WSJ account to follow and research articles written about your organization.
You are the paralegal in the organized crime practice in a large law firm. In the face of a looming budget deficit and likely cutbacks ahead, your lead attorney has asked you to write a memorandum justifying the future existence of the RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization) criminal defense practice. You should demonstrate your understanding of organized crime and present a detailed argument to support maintaining a criminal defense practice. Be sure to explain and discuss the RICO Act, including the nature of what this act covers, what types of incidences are involved in organized crime, and what prosecutions have happened under the RICO Act.Using APA format, write a justification of 1–2 pages for continuing your unit. Support your arguments with citations to sources in APA forma