Month: August 2015

Ethical and Cultural Issues In Creating A Cultural Diversity Training Course

Imagine that you are in training and development for a global organization. You have been tasked with the creation of a cultural diversity training course that all employees will be required to take. Before designing the course, you must consider the ethical and cultural issues of the task.

In an eight- to ten-page paper (excluding the title and reference pages), you must address the following:

  • Examine any legal implications in creating a training course that discusses culture. Identify what laws and regulations should be considered.
  • Explain how the demographic diversity of your employees affects discussions of cultural diversity. Examine which ethical implications should be considered.
  • Examine if training can be standardized for all locations in a global organization.
  • Analyze what media is best suited for training in a global setting.
  • Provide recommendations for implementing the training course.

Paper requirements

Must be eight to ten pages in length (excluding the title page, references page, exhibits, etc.) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Must include a cover page: Title of paper Student’s name Course name and number Instructor’s name Date submitted Must include an introductory paragraph with a clearly stated thesis or topic. Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought. Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis. Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Must include a separate references page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

The Comprehensive Project Plan – Project Motorcycles

Project Motorcycles – The Comprehensive Project Plan Due Week 8 and worth 300 points

Write a six to eight (5-7) page paper in which you:

  1. Describe the project scope and project management plan. Align your plan to the overall strategy that you had recommended to the senior executives in Assignment 2.
  2. Analyze the type of staff that your company would need in order to make the manufacturing switch to motorcycles with larger motors.
  3. Prepare four (4) team-building strategies for handling the newly formed team. Discuss the manner in which the strategies that you have prepared may positively or negatively affect productivity within the company.
  4. Analyze the role of the project manager that this project would require. Examine three (3) characteristics of an effective project manager that are relevant to this particular expansion project. Provide a rationale for the response.
  5. Emphasize the importance of identifying critical path on projects and the manner in which one would allocate resources to all of the activities on the critical path.
  6. Outline the elements of the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and pricing and costing strategy. Delineate the fundamental ways in which the project in question is composed.
  7. Develop the following using designated project management software (e.g., Microsoft Project):
    • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
    • Gantt chart
    • Assigned ResourcesAttach the project file that contains the items that you have developed.
  8. Use at least three (3) quality references. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not quality as academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions. •Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Apply the project manager’s critical skills, in terms of project leadership, team building, time management, conflict management, and effective communication with executive sponsors, peers, team members, and project clients.
  • Evaluate the quality of planning throughout a project’s life cycle.
  • Construct project schedules using network techniques and reports for both internal and external presentation.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in project management.
  • Write clearly and concisely about project management using proper writing mechanics.

Legal Ethics, Patients’ Rights, and HIV / AIDS

Legal Ethics, Patients’ Rights, and HIV / AIDS

As the head health care administrator at USA Community Hospital, you are required to review compliance reports on issues relating to the ethical conduct of the professional staff at your hospital, patient review registries, and standard procedures surrounding the ethical treatment of patients with HIV / AIDS. Intermittently, complaints surface from patients with HIV / AIDS concerned with ethical treatment and denial of services.

Note: You may create and / or make all necessary assumptions needed for the completion of this assignment.

Write a paper in which you:

1. Devise a plan to investigate the validity of patients’ claims of denial of services. This plan should include, but not be limited to, establishing mechanisms to address service denial claims, a human resources component, and a review of related policies and procedures.

2. Analyze the primary way in which different staffing levels may play pivotal roles in upholding ethical conduct, including treating patients with dignity. Justify your position.

3. Formulate a plan to relate the primary legal ramifications to the professional staff regarding ethical treatment of the hospital’s HIV / AIDS patients.

4. Devise a community relations plan that tout’s the hospital’s unique ways of serving persons with HIV / AIDS, including a focus on de-stigmatizing those afflicted.

5. Use at least five (5) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not quality as academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements: • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions. • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are: • Examine the various applications of the law within the health care system. • Identify the principles and legalities of ethical issues within the health care system. • Identify a plan that addresses legal and ethical issues in a health care policy. • Use technology and information resources to research issues in health care policy, law, and ethics. • Write clearly and concisely about health care policy, law, and ethics using proper writing mechanics.

As the CFO of your corporation, you are in charge of preparing and analyzing financial statements that will be presented to potential investors and creditors.

As the CFO of your corporation, you are in charge of preparing and analyzing financial statements that will be presented to potential investors and creditors. However, before you can present the financial statements to investors and creditors, you need to prepare the financial statements with supporting analysis. Select one (1) pair of the following companies to conduct your financial statement analysis.

Pepsi versus Coca Cola, or Amazon versus eBay  Target versus Walmart Nike versus Reebok Write an eight to ten (6-8) page paper in which you:

  1. Analyze each company’s history, product / services, major customers, major suppliers, and leadership, and provide a synopsis of each company.
  2. Identify three (3) profitability ratios that creditors may be interested in.
  3. Calculate the ratio for each company, and prepare a report to summarize your findings on the financial health of each company.
  4. Also, recommend to management the manner in which they can improve each of the three (3) ratios identified.
  5. Summarize at least two (2) news events (this may include mergers, acquisitions, or political issues) that occurred from 2012 to the present day, and analyze the impact that these events had on each company’s financial statements.
  6. Indicate the primary way in which the merger, acquisition or political issues influence potential investors’ and creditors’ perception of both companies.
  7. Analyze each company’s income statement over the past two (2) years, and determine which company outperformed the other.
  8. Suggest a way in which the lagging company can improve its income.
  9. Support your suggestion with a specific analysis.
  10. Analyze each company’s balance sheet.
  11. Prepare a vertical analysis for each company, interpret the results, and write a financial report.
  12. Also, suggest the manner in which the company that is not performing well can improve its balance sheet in order for it to be attractive to potential investors.
  13. Use at least four (6) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides;
  • citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format.
  • Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date.
  • The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Prepare and analyze financial statements including the balance sheet, income statement, and statement of cash flow according to GAAP and IFRS.
  • Calculate financial ratios, interpret results, and draw conclusions. Use technology and information resources to research issues in financial accounting. Write clearly and concisely about financial accounting using proper writing mechanics.

Foundations of Marketing Ethics and Pricing

Foundations of Marketing Ethics and Pricing

People feel better when they think they are getting a great bargain when they shop. Knowing this, some retailer’s markup items above the traditional retail price and then offer a 60 percent discount. If they had simply discounted the normal retail price by 20 percent, the resulting “sale price” would have been the same. One retailer says that he is just making shoppers happy that they got a great deal when he inflates the retail price before discounting.

Significantly marking up prices in order to offer “deep discounts” is not an unethical pricing practice per se, but it may be considered misleading advertising. The retailer is not really reducing its profits as a result of offering the sale price, even though a 60 percent discount implies a financial sacrifice on the part of the retailer for the benefit of the customer.

The situation described above could, perhaps, be considered a sales promotion that uses deception or manipulation.

As a consumer think of a place you like to shop at because of the so-called great bargains, coupons, cash back and or discounts they offer. From your shopping experience explain if the discounts you received on your purchase you feel was a bargain deal or do you feel you overpaid. Did you believe the retailer is sacrificing revenue for you the consumers’ benefit? Why or Why not? Do you find their sales practices to be ethical and beneficial to the consumer or perhaps unethical and misleading?

The requirements below must be met for your paper to be accepted and graded:

Write between 500 – 750 words (approximately 2 – 3 pages) using Microsoft Word. Attempt APA style, see example below. Use font size 12 and 1” margins. Include cover page and reference page. At least 60% of your paper must be original content/writing. No more than 40% of your content/information may come from references. Use at least two references from outside the course material, preferably from EBSCOhost. Text book, lectures, and other materials in the course may be used, but are not counted toward the two reference requirement. Reference material (data, dates, graphs, quotes, paraphrased words, values, etc.) must be identified in the paper and listed on a reference page.

Reference material (data, dates, graphs, quotes, paraphrased words, values, etc.) must come from sources such as, scholarly journals found in EBSCOhost, online newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal, government websites, etc. Sources such as Wikis, Yahoo Answers, eHow, etc. are not acceptable.

CJUS675 – Privatization of Police and Security

CJUS675-1404B-01 Special Topics in Criminal Justice – Privatization of Police and Security

Students will be expected to post their first initial discussion board posting by Wednesday of each week. Discussion posts will be graded and late submissions will be assigned a late penalty in accordance with the late penalty policy found in the syllabus. NOTE: All submission posting times are based on midnight Central Time.

Students are expected to post their responses to peers by Sunday. NOTE: All submission posting times are based on midnight Central Time.

Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas:

  • Identify and discuss at least 3 different types of nongovernmental police or security forces. You may also choose to profile 3 real-life private detectives or bounty hunters by presenting a biography and history on them and their exploits. ◦You may combine the above two tasks as long as you explore at least 3 forces or detectives in your combination.
  • Research and discuss at least 1 example of criminal wrongdoing by a private police or security force or personnel. This example does not have to be about one that was already covered, and it does not have to be from within the United States. Where possible, your discussion of the research should include statistical data about the different types of nongovernmental police or security forces.
  • Express your thoughts and feelings about the use of nongovernmental police and security forces. Do you have any policy recommendations for or against them?

Assignment 3: Economic Policy Recommendation

Assignment 3: Economic Policy Recommendation

Select an economic problem mentioned in the textbook as the topic for a policy recommendation. Write a six to eight (5-7) page paper modeled as a policy recommendation in which you:

1.Briefly describe the economic problem you have selected. 2.Assess the impact the problem poses to society. 3.Design an economic policy solution to the problem. 4.Analyze the economic theory used to complete the policy solution and determine the impact on the appropriate stakeholders. 5.Analyze how the economic policy proposed would impact the market or solve the economic problem. 6.Use at least five (5) quality academic resources. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

•Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions. •Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

•Analyze the economic impact of major social problems and issues such as poverty, discrimination, crime, income distribution, the role of government, and other major issues. •Assess how the economic behavior of individuals, businesses, and governments can affect economic growth, social well-being, and the quality of life. •Use economic analysis to describe the social costs and benefits of government and public policy choices. •Analyze the relationship between economic activity and the resources available in a society. •Appraise the role of large firms in terms of economic performance and social impact. •Assess the major economic and related social issues associated with production, resource markets, and international trade. •Use technology and information resources to research economic problems and issues. •Write clearly and concisely about economic problems and issues using proper writing mechanics.