Assignment 2.1: The Public Needs to Know

Assignment 2.1: The Public Needs to Know – Draft Version
Due Week 5 and worth 80 points
Select one (1) of the scenarios listed below on which to focus your informative paper. Research the topic and include credible sources to support claims. Identify your purpose clearly, incorporate audience needs, establish a desired tone, and organize information and / or claims effectively.

  1. Your boss has asked you (a communication specialist) to write an informative white paper about the business of developing new drugs for cancer patients. The content will be turned into a brochure for the public describing the four (4) major issues: economic situation, special needs (e.g., health) of the population being served, process, and benefits of the program. She asked you to include two (2) visuals to illustrate the issues.
  2. The state school board chairperson has asked you (a consultant on health and wellness) to write an informative piece about the recent changes to the breakfast and lunch programs to improve nutrition and health. The content will be turned into a brochure describing the four (4) major issues: economic situation, special needs (e.g., health) of the population being served, process, and benefits of the program. He asked you to include two (2) visuals to illustrate the issues.
  3. The director of a large regional food pantry has asked you (a board member and volunteer for the organization) to write an informative piece about the organization’s programs. The content will be turned into a brochure for the public describing the four (4) major issues: economic situation, special needs (e.g., health) of the population being served, process, and benefits of the program. She asked you to include two (2) visuals to illustrate the issues.

Write a three to four (3-4) page paper in which you:

  1. Provide a clear thesis statement.
  2. Describe the economic issues.
  3. Describe the special needs (e.g., health) of the population being served.
  4. Describe the process (decisions, steps) involved in the program.
  5. Explain the benefits of the program.
  6. Include two (2) visuals that illustrated two (2) different claims.
  7. Develop a coherently structured paper with an introduction, body, and conclusion.
  8. Provide three (3) relevant and credible sources to support claims.

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:

  • Identify elements of visual and electronic resources and their uses in writing.
  • Associate the features of audience, purpose, and text with various genres.
  • Recognize the elements and correct use of a thesis statement.
  • Recognize how to organize ideas with transitional words, phrases, and sentences.
  • Incorporate relevant, correctly documented sources to substantiate claims.
  • Apply the writing process to develop various writing genres.
  • Write clearly and concisely about selected topics using proper writing mechanics.
  • Use technology and information resources to research selected issues for this course.

Discussion Finance Organization and Long-Term Planning

Discussion Finance Organization and Long-Term Planning

Considering Genesis s aggressive growth plan, Sensible Essentials suggested that its client should broaden the scope of financing beyond short-term loans and consider long-term financing options. These options would greatly enhance the ability of the operations management team to fund the capital investments and growth in operating expenses.

One option is selling more equity in the company. A public stock offering might be a possibility; however, a company as young and small as Genesis might be hard to value. Sensible Essentials believes that another private investor might require preferred stock dividends in order to mitigate some of the financial risk. Another option is a long-term bank loan.

 

Acting as the finance expert for Sensible Essentials, respond to the following:

 

  • Identify the sources of long-term financing for Genesis.
  • Analyze the potential costs and benefits of each option.
  • Explain how relative risk (from the investor s perspective) impacts the cost of capital for Genesis.

 

Write your initial response in 3 4 paragraphs. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Times New Roman 12pt. Grading Criteria must be strictly followed!

 

Initial response:

 

  • Was insightful, original, accurate, and timely.
  • Was substantive and demonstrated advanced understanding of concepts.
  • Compiled/synthesized theories and concepts drawn from a variety of sources to support statements and conclusions.
  • Writing:
  • Wrote in a clear, concise, formal, and organized manner.
  • Responses were error free.
  • Information from sources, where applicable, was paraphrased appropriately and accurately cited.

Ford Motor Company Vs Toyota Motor Corporation Strategic Plans – Assignment Instructions

You are to develop the fundamentals of strategic plans for the Ford Motor Company and the Toyota Motor Corporation, two giants of the automobile industry. You are to develop SWOT analyses and propose strategies for the two multinational enterprises. In doing so, it will be necessary to research, analyze, and compare both firms to understand better their current position and future plans to increase competitive advantage. Common problems facing each auto giant today are the current economy

  • the competition of the other auto firms
  • and the demand for a lower cost, more ecologically friendly, alternative fuel vehicle.

Your research should include the nine issues set forth for both firms’ see the Unit 4 IP Assignment:

Please use the Q then A, SWOT and Strategy form.

Please submit your assignment as a Word document in APA format and use the SWOT form, Strategy form and QthenA

  • Present your data in the form of a comparative table. Your document must evaluate, compare and contrast Ford’s and Toyota’s current position on the nine issues stated in the unit 4 IP assignment. Hint: Provide a comparative table using the nine issues stated in the unit 4 I P assignment.
  • Take the perspective of Ford’s Director of Strategic Planning to develop a full SWOT analysis of Ford, identifying and explaining at least five factors for each category (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) . Hint: use the SWOT format and fully explain all factors.
  • Propose a complete strategy (implementation, ramification and evaluation) which addresses one of Ford’s weaknesses and what you would do about it.Hint: Study the SWOT and Strategy PP file, pay particular attention to the SWOT Common Mistakes section and the Strategy Common Mistakes section’ avoid making these mistakes. Chats which specifically discuss SWOT and Strategy were held for the unit 2 IP and for the unit 4 IP. For best grades, use the SWOT, Strategy, and QthenA forms.
  • Take the perspective of Toyota’s Director of Strategic Planning to develop a full SWOT analysis of Toyota, identifying and explaining at least five factors for each category (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats). Hint: use the SWOT format and fully explain all factors.
  • Propose a complete strategy (implementation, ramification and evaluation) which addresses one of Toyota’s weaknesses and what you would do about it. Hint: Study the SWOT and Strategy PP file, pay particular attention to the SWOT Common Mistakes section and the Strategy Common Mistakes section avoid making these mistakes. Chats which specifically discuss SWOT and Strategy were held for the unit 2 IP and for the unit 4 IP.

Understanding Alternative Dispute Resolution Specifically In Divorce Cases

The objective of this assignment is to enable you to demonstrate your understanding of the effects of the use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) to supplement court trial processes, with particular focus on its impact on caseflow management. For at least the last 20 years, most state and local jurisdictions have begun institutionalizing ADR programs and procedures for a variety of case types. In many situations, this has been the result of statutory changes, but with or without legislative action, court rules have been implemented in states across the United States to address how the addition of ADR processes can supplement and sometimes replace court dispute resolution.

Find a jurisdiction where state or county statutes require an alternative dispute resolution process in some or all types of divorce cases prior to proceeding with a divorce case in the courts. Write an essay of 4-5 pages that discusses how the addition of ADR processes has affected case flow management in general, and in divorce cases specifically. (The Steelman, et al. publication for NCSC,  Case flow Management: The Heart of Court Management in the New Millennium, is an excellent resource.)

In your essay, respond to at least the following questions:

  1. Why have so many jurisdictions turned to forms of alternative dispute resolution to supplement the judicial process?
  2. What are the major effects on case flow management of the decision by jurisdictions to insert ADR requirements into divorce case processing?
  3. What are the short-term and long-term costs and benefits, including dollar costs/benefits and social costs/benefits?

Entrepreneurial Opportunities

Due Week 10 and worth 250 points

Imagine that you are an entrepreneur wanting to start your own hotel/inn/bed and breakfast. Choose a tourist area where you would like to build your concept.

Write a 4-5 page paper on the following:

  1. Determine the type of concept you want to build based on an environmental analysis of a tourist area. Explain your decision.
  2. Develop 3 types of strategies you would implement in order for your concept to succeed. Explicitly explain why you believe these are the best 3 strategies.
  3. Determine the competitive advantage your concept has over others in the area.
  4. Suggest a plan to use technology and the Internet to start and maintain your concept.
  5. Use 4 quality resources for this assignment.

Your assignment must:

  • 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:

  • Construct control systems to support effective strategic management and develop alternatives to improve performance.
  • Analyze markets to identify entrepreneurial opportunities and formulate the concept for new ventures or adaptations of current strategy.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in strategic planning in hospitality and tourism.
  • Write clearly and concisely about strategic planning in hospitality and tourism using proper writing mechanics.

Causes of Substance Abuse Among College Students

  • Introduction to your topic and related issues (variables)Topic(Causes of SUbstance Abuse AMong College Students)
  • Purpose statement
  • Literature review
  • Research question and hypothesis
  • The research methodology to be used
  • Any questionnaires, interview questions, or research tools that you intend to use
  • How your results will be measured and analyzed
  • How your results will be presented

 

Another important aspect of completing your research project is to effectively present the issue to any stakeholders involved or anyone with an interest in the chosen issue.

Write 3–4 paragraphs that address the following points:

 

  • Provide some tips that you plan to use for effectively presenting your research findings and proposed solution to your specific audience.
  • How would you determine who your audience is?
  • What would you choose as your method of presentation (e.g., lecture format, informal question & answer session, hybrid of more than one method, etc.)? Explain why would you choose that method.
  • In your answer, be sure to share with your peers how you would present your research statement, and provide a rationale for choosing that method.

 

'HOW SOCIETY AFFECTS THE LABOR FORCE'

Write a three to five (3-5) page paper in which you:

Introduce your paper with this thesis statement:

“In today’s society men populate most labor-intensive jobs and women populate most nursing-type positions. As a society men are expected to handle labor driven positions and women are seen to be more caring. There is a stigma that men do not enjoy being referred to as a nurse; it carries a very strong gender stereotype. Today, the language we use to title positions can create diversity, milkman, policeman, fireman and garbage man are a few examples. The pay rate among men and women in conflicting roles has leveled out over the past several years, making gender roles less apparent in the work force. ”

The main points described in the outline are:
• Position Title
• Pay rate differences
• Gender stereotypes

1) Describe how your issue fits into the field of sociology.

2) Determine the sociological theories and terminology from the text that apply to your social issue. (Note: Link back to the main points described in the outline.)

3)Discuss what is known and unknown about your particular issue. (Note: Link back to the main points described in the outline.)

4) Discuss the value of sociological research into your issue. Determine whether or not there are (or would be) practical implications of sociological inquiry. (Note: Link back to the main points described in the outline.)

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.

Project Management – Project Proposal

Your task for Week 4 is to prepare a project proposal on how to adjust the project schedule. The proposal should include only descriptions of the ways in which you propose to modify the project schedule. Your final project (due in Week 8) will include the following:

  • A formal change request
  • An evaluation of the impact of the change (as submitted to the Change Control Board)—time and labour only. Note: It will be necessary to create the original project schedule and budget to analyse the impact of the change request. Consider that the additional wing will be built concurrently.
  • A list of all the assumptions made
  • An analysis of risk factors due to the change request
  • A new project schedule that shows:
    • The additional time required
    • The additional labour cost
    • The new completion date
  • A statement of work for one contractor
  • A contract closure process description for one contractor
  • A project closure process description

The project details are as follows:

The Smiths decide to build a house on a piece of land that they have purchased. They have consulted with an architect and have the blueprints created. You are a general contractor and have agreed to build the house for them. The Smiths inform you that they had been considering the addition of an extra wing in the house but have now decided against it as the additional space is unnecessary. The original blueprints that the Smiths gave you did not have the additional wing.

You have projected that it will take you 12 weeks to complete the house. However, you need a buffer to accommodate the uncertain weather conditions, and you tell the Smiths that you will need 14 weeks. The Smiths are really anxious to move into their new house. Although they agree for 14 weeks, they also want to put in a penalty for late completion. You agree, provided they also put in a bonus for early completion. You reach an agreement with the Smiths, and the contract is signed. You have figured the project duration and effort as follows:

TaskDuration (days)Effort (staff days)Comments
Get a building permit.51
Clear the site.520
Dig the foundation and footings.39
Install forms.39
Pour concrete.15
Wait for the concrete to harden.50This is referred to as lag time.
Remove forms.13
Build the floor.15
Frame the first floor.210
Build the second floor.210
Frame the second floor.315
Sheath the house.312
Install windows and doors.48
Install siding.26
Put up roof framing.28Can start as soon as the second floor is framed
Shingle the roof.14
Install plumbing.48Can start as soon as the roof is shingled
Inspect the plumbing.10
Install wiring.612Can start as soon as the roof is shingled
Inspect the wiring.10
Hang and finish sheetrock.412Can start only after the plumbing and electrical work are inspected
Paint the interior.39
Lay the carpet.26
Install the hardwood flooring.36
Install trim.36
Procure the certificate of occupancy.50
Total75184

Just as your crew starts framing the second floor, the Smiths tell you that they would now like the additional wing in the house they mentioned previously. The Smiths present you with a new set of blueprints, containing the new wing and ask for a projected difference in price and time for the addition.You figure that to add the extra wing the following would be required in terms of duration and effort:

TaskDuration (days)Effort (staff days)Comments
Dig the foundation and footings.26
Install forms.26
Pour concrete.13
Wait for the concrete to harden.50This is referred to as lag time
Remove forms.12
Build the floor.14
Frame the first floor.14
Build the second floor.14
Frame the second floor.28
Sheath the house.26
Install windows and doors.24
Install siding.13
Put up roof framing.26
Shingle the roof.13
Install plumbing.24
Inspect the plumbing.
Install wiring.24
Inspect the wiring.
Hang and finish sheetrock.26
Paint the interior.13
Lay the carpet.24
Install the hardwood flooring.
Install trim.13
Total3483

This new estimate to add the wing, assumes the sheathing will go on the base house and then work will stop until the extra wing is sheathed. You believe this will be the most economical way to add the additional wing to the property. Another option would be for the project to continue as originally planned, and then add the wing after the Smiths have moved in. After considering both options, the Smiths choose to follow your recommendation to add the new wing now so that they move in when the whole house is complete. The additional work required is as follows:

TaskDuration (days)Effort (staff days)Comments
Procure the building permit.51
Dig the foundation and footings.26
Install forms.26
Pour concrete.13
Wait for the concrete to harden.50
Remove forms.12
Build the floor.1.56
Frame the first floor.1.56
Build the second floor.1.56
Frame the second floor.28
Add the sheath.26
Install windows and doors.24
Install the siding.13
Put up roof framing.2.57
Shingle the roof.13
Install plumbing.24
Inspect the plumbing.10
Install wiring.24
Inspect the wiring.10
Hang and finish sheetrock.26
Paint the interior.13
Lay the carpet.24
Install trim.13
Total3890

The rates for the various trades (in $/hour) are as follows:

CodeDescriptionRateComments
GCGeneral contractor40.00
HEHeavy-equipment operator50.00Includes equipment
CConcrete worker30.00
FFramer20.00
FSiding installer20.00
WWindow/door installer30.00
RRoofer20.00
PPainter20.00
EElectrician35.00
FLFlooring installer20.00
TTrim carpenter35.00
PLPlumber35.00

In this project, you will analyse the situation and the effect of the change request on the schedule, cost, and features. The final project, due in Week 8, will be based on your answers for this week and for Week 6.

Unemployment – Causes and Effects Essay

The director of your state unemployment agency has asked you (a public relations specialist) to write about the causes and effects of unemployment on an individual/family. The paper will be presented to the agency as they make decisions about reaching out to those who need jobs.

 

Write a 4-5 page paper in which you:

  1. Provide a clear thesis statement.
  2. Describe the major cause of unemployment.
  3. Describe a leading second cause of unemployment
  4. Describe two (2) other contributing causes
  5. Describe three (3) effects of the cause on the economy.
  6. Describe three (3) effects on people.
  7. Develop a coherently structured paper with an introduction, body, and conclusion.
  8. Provide three (3) relevant and credible sources to support claims.

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.

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Risks Associated With Global Capital Markets – Assignment Instructions

  1.  Identify the risks associated with global capital markets.
  2. Compare and contrast a pegged exchange system and a dirty float system of exchange rates.
  3. Compare and contrast counterpurchase agreements and offset arrangements. Why might an exporter prefer an offset to a counterpurchase deal?
  4. What type of firm is most likely to engage in countertrade? Why?
  5. Differentiate between a tax credit, a tax treaty, and a deferral principle. What is their importance in international business?
  6. What type of firm is most likely to engage in countertrade? Why?

 

Instructions should be APA format at least 250 Words in length. IT Strategy Issues and Practices is the textbook. Your response should be at least 250 words in length. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations. Any references or citations used should be in APA style.
Course Textbook  : Hill, J. (2011). International business: Competing in the global marketplace (8th ed.). New York, NY:
McGraw-Hill Irwin.