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Conduct a needs assessment for your proposed training program. This should include both a person and a task analysis. Develop SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely) training objectives based on the needs assessment and any assumptions you may need to make.

To Plan, Design, Deliver, and Evaluate an Original Training Program

Assess the Draft Training Proposal and peer feedback you received in Week Two, and finalize the topic and objectives for your training program. In a 20- to 25-slide PowerPoint presentation, not including the title and references slides:

  1. Conduct a needs assessment for your proposed training program. This should include both a person and a task analysis.
  2. Develop SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely) training objectives based on the needs assessment and any assumptions you may need to make.
  3. Create an original, detailed training proposal. This should include:
    • A title and description of the program.
    • A discussion of training methods to be used, and a rationale (justification) for using them, based on training theory.
    • Proposed instructors and the reason for using them.
    • A tentative training outline.
    • A tentative list and description of training materials needed.
  4. Develop a plan for evaluation of training effectiveness including both short-term and long-term evaluation where appropriate.

Your presentation must be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Support your work with cited sources from the textbook and at least three additional scholarly sources.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment..

Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you: Outline a plan that managers in the low-calorie, frozen microwaveable food company could follow in anticipation of raising prices when selecting pricing strategies for making their products response to a change in price less elastic. Provide a rationale for your response.

Assignment 3: Long-Term Investment Decisions

Due Week 9 and worth 300 points

Assume that the low-calorie frozen, microwavable food company from Assignments 1 and 2 wants to expand and has to make some long-term capital budgeting decisions. The company is currently facing increases in the costs of major ingredients.

Use the Internet and Strayer databases to research government policies and regulation.

Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you:

  1. Outline a plan that managers in the low-calorie, frozen microwaveable food company could follow in anticipation of raising prices when selecting pricing strategies for making their products response to a change in price less elastic. Provide a rationale for your response.
  2. Examine the major effects that government policies have on production and employment. Predict the potential effects that government policies could have on your company.
  3. Determine whether or not government regulation to ensure fairness in the low-calorie, frozen microwavable food industry is needed. Cite the major reasons for government involvement in a market economy. Provide two (2) examples of government involvement in a similar market economy to support your response.
  4. Examine the major complexities that would arise under expansion via capital projects. Propose key actions that the company could take in order to prevent or address these complexities.
  5. Suggest the substantive manner in which the company could create a convergence between the interests of stockholders and managers. Indicate the most likely impact to profitability of such a convergence. Provide two (2) examples of instances that support your response.
  6. Use at least five (5) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia does not qualify as an academic resource.

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:

  • Propose how differences in demand and elasticity lead managers to develop various pricing strategies.
  • Analyze the economic impact of contracting, governance and organizational form within organizations.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in managerial economics and globalization.
  • Write clearly and concisely about managerial economics and globalization using proper writing mechanics

Write a 700- to 1,050-word essay in which you complete the following: Give a brief introduction that identifies the issue you have chosen and why. Describe in three separate paragraphs how each perspective would view or explain the issue.

Ch. 1 to review the three major sociological perspectives.

Use all three perspectives (functionalism, conflict and interactionism) to analyze one of the following issues: fraternities and sororities, social networking sites, or employer/employee relations.

Write a 700- to 1,050-word essay in which you complete the following:

  • Give a brief introduction that identifies the issue you have chosen and why.
  • Describe in three separate paragraphs how each perspective would view or explain the issue.
  • Include elements of culture and how humans learn, develop, and become integrated into society.
  • Provide a conclusion that discusses which perspective you think is most applicable to the issue or how the three perspectives complement one another in understanding the issue.

Format your assignment according to appropriate course level APA guidelines

What questions do you have about the overarching Unit 5 assignment? Although it is not due until the end of the class, it is important that you begin planning for this project early in the course. What are your initial thoughts about how you will approach this assignment? Explain.

The Discussion Board (DB) is part of the core of online learning. Classroom discussion in an online environment requires the active participation of students and the instructor to create robust interaction and dialogue. Every student is expected to create an original response to the open-ended DB question as well as engage in dialogue by responding to posts created by others throughout the week. At the end of each unit, DB participation will be assessed based on both level of engagement and the quality of the contribution to the discussion.

At a minimum, each student will be expected to post an original and thoughtful response to the DB question and contribute to the weekly dialogue by responding to at least two other posts from students. The first contribution must be posted before midnight (Central Time) on Friday of each week. Two additional responses are required after Friday of each week. Students are highly encouraged to engage on the Discussion Board early and often.

The purpose of the Discussion Board is to allow students to learn through sharing ideas and experiences as they relate to course content and the DB question. Because it is not possible to engage in two-way dialogue after a conversation has ended, no posts to the DB will be accepted after the end of each unit.

Assignment Details

This assignment has 4 parts:

  1. What questions do you have about the overarching Unit 5 assignment? Although it is not due until the end of the class, it is important that you begin planning for this project early in the course. What are your initial thoughts about how you will approach this assignment? Explain.
  2. What is benchmarking and how can it be used to support continuous improvement efforts and an organization’s ability to achieve optimum performance?
  3. What is the PDSA cycle and how is it used to support continuous improvement?
  4. Given scarce resources and competing demands, how do businesses prioritize areas for improvement?

In your own words, please post a response to the Discussion Board and comment on other postings. You will be graded on the quality of your postings.Please no plagiarism

For assistance with your assignment, please use your text, Web resources, and all course materials.

Your assignment will be graded in accordance with the following criteria. Click here to view the grading rubric

Biological basis. Describe the technology. Discuss what it accomplishes. Elaborate on the scientific principles that make this technology possible. Your goal in this section of the paper is to show the instructor that you understand the underlying science behind the technology. Describe how exactly the technology works. Discuss the biological principles that underlie this technology.

Due Week 8 and worth 120 points

Gene technology carries with it social and ethical implications—many of which engender personal views and discussion.

Select one (1) of the following biotechnology topics to write about:

  • Genetically modified crop plants
  • Genetically modified microorganisms
  • Genetically modified animals
  • Personal genomics and / or personalized medicine for humans
  • Gene therapy

Write a four to six (4 to 6) page paper on your chosen topic.  Organize your paper into sections corresponding to the following requirements:

  1. Biological basis. Describe the technology. Discuss what it accomplishes. Elaborate on the scientific principles that make this technology possible. Your goal in this section of the paper is to show the instructor that you understand the underlying science behind the technology. Describe how exactly the technology works. Discuss the biological principles that underlie this technology.
  2. Social and ethical implications. Without disclosing your personal view about this technology, provide an analysis of its social and ethical implications. State the ethical concerns apparent in the use of this technology. Discuss the benefits and risks. Your goal in this section is to look at all sides of the issue. In the next section, you will give your opinion.
  3. Personal viewpoint. In the previous section, your goal was to be as objective as possible, to look at all sides of the issues. In this section, your goals are to give a personal opinion about the technology and provide a justification of that opinion.
  4. Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment, in addition to the course text. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources. The body of the paper must have in-text citations that correspond to the references. Integrate all sources into your paper using proper techniques of quoting, paraphrasing and summarizing, along with proper use of in-text citations to credit your sources.

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 DNA structure, and function, gene expression, and control.
  • Discuss the various applications of genomics and biotechnology.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in biology.
  • Write clearly and concisely about biology using proper writing mechanics.

 Describe the role, reason, and impact of the act on the colonies.  Identify the arguments for/against the act by persons in the colonies.  Identify major actions by the colonies in reaction to your selected act.  How did this act increase or decrease fears of an overbearing central government?

Choose one major economic act enforced against the colonies by the British Crown prior to war, and cover the following:

 Describe the role, reason, and impact of the act on the colonies.

 Identify the arguments for/against the act by persons in the colonies.

 Identify major actions by the colonies in reaction to your selected act.

 How did this act increase or decrease fears of an overbearing central government?

 What was the nature of the colonial government under crown authority?

 Answer and defend your perspective on the following: “Was this particular act an inevitable catalyst for the eventual war?”

 

Your presentation should meet the following requirements:

 must have a minimum of 12 slides, not including title or reference slides;

 must have a maximum six pictures total—focus needs to be on content;

 must include a title page identifying your chosen act;

 must include at least one selection from a Columbia Southern University Online Library database, such as the American History and Life database that is used as research of the event and views of the time; and

 must include citations throughout, and a reference page at the end identifying any sources used per 6th edition APA format.

1. Could you determine any conservative or liberal leanings by the members based on their comments or vote? 2. What community services were addressed in the meeting?

For this paper, you will attend a city or county council/commission meeting and present its topics, relevant discussion, and outcome. You will then provide an analysis of and response to the meeting and whether you agreed with the steps/actions taken by the council/commission, and explain why you agreed or disagreed.

 

For students unable to attend in person, viewing a meeting online is an acceptable substitute.

 

The name of the council/commission, location, date, and URL (if applicable) must be included on your title page. Your paper must be at least two pages in length. You must include a copy of the official meeting agenda as your supporting documentation.

Be sure to include the following in your paper:

agenda items

-items that required a vote and the outcome of those votes

-any contentious issues and analysis of the problem

-any items of particular interest.

 

Address the following questions:

1Could you determine any conservative or liberal leanings by the members based on their comments or vote?

2. What community services were addressed in the meeting?

3. In what ways did the council/commission discuss supporting those services?

4. In what ways did minorities influence decisions made at this meeting—either directly at the meeting or through the policies discussed?

5. Was the meeting what you expected?

6. Would you have voted with the majority? Elaborate on your response.

 

Any sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations in APA format.

How should Joe respond to Bill’s invitation? What ethical theory supports how you think Joe should respond to this invitation? Why would you use this theory?

Note: All character and -company names are fictional and are not intended to depict any actual person or business.

Part I:

View problem scenario A below to learn more about Bill and Joe’s relationship. This scenario provides key information in helping formulate answers for assignments in Phases 1 and 2.

Joe has scheduled a meeting with his management team for next week to talk about the Peninsula Hotel chain contract. He hopes that he will be able to work with them to draft a contract favorable to Peninsula that will ensure its renewal for another year. He is reasonably sure that the contract renewal will ensure his continued success, and employment, with UWEAR.

On his way out of the office today, Joe receives a call from Bill.

Bill: “Joe, how are you doing? Got any great plans for the weekend?”

Joe: “No, my wife and I are just planning on hanging out at home and relaxing. How about you?”

Bill: “My family and I are planning a short trip on the yacht. We haven’t been out in a while, and the weather looks perfect. Maybe you and your wife could join us? We haven’t seen you guys in quite a while, and it will be good to catch up.”

Joe is relieved to get the invitation from Bill because their relationship has been strained lately because of the contract negotiations. Answer the following:

  • What should Joe consider about this invitation?
  • Who are the stakeholders in this situation?
  • What are the potential outcomes to this situation?

Part II:

View problem scenario A to learn more about Bill and Joe’s relationship. This scenario provides key information in helping formulate answers for assignments in Phases 1 and 2.

Joe must decide how he will answer Bill’s invitation to join him and his family on their yacht. Complete the following in a paper of 2–3 pages:

  • How should Joe respond to Bill’s invitation?
  • What ethical theory supports how you think Joe should respond to this invitation?
  • Why would you use this theory?
  • What might others with a different view than yours say in this situation?
  • How would you refute those opposing perspectives?
  • Is there a compromise or creative solution to this problem?
    • If so, what is it?
    • Why is it feasible?

Please submit your assignment.

 

Problem Scenario A:

 

Your meeting with the chief executive officers (CEOs) of UWEAR and PALEDENIM went well. In a discussion following the meeting, Tom Tramlin, the CEO of UWEAR, mentioned that he would like you to spend some time in the field with his top sales representative to get a feel for what the salespeople face every day selling in the current business environment. Today, you are scheduled to spend the day with Joe Smith.

As you walk across the lobby of UWEAR, you see Tom talking to a tall, distinguished-looking man. “This is Joe Smith,” Tom introduces when you step up to them. “You’ll be spending some time with him today in the field.”

“Nice to meet you, Joe,” you respond, shaking Joe’s hand.

Tom says goodbye and makes his way to elevator while you and Joe head toward the parking garage. “We’re going to meet with a couple of clients today,” Joe explains. “First, we’ll have lunch with Bill Bateman, the CEO of the Peninsula Hotel chain. He’s a great guy and I’m sure you’ll enjoy meeting him.”

“Where are we meeting him for lunch?” I ask, getting into Joe’s car.

“Bill’s hotel, the Peninsula, has a great restaurant that I frequently use to meet clients,” Joe answers. “The food is outstanding. We’re going to meet him there to discuss the renewal of his uniform contract.”

As you continue the drive to the hotel, Joe elaborates on his business history with Bill. “I was able to win the contract for the Peninsula chain last year,” he explains. “We were just able to underbid our competitor, Threads4U. In fact, Bill said that I underbid them by about $5 per uniform. Great victory on my part.”

“It sounds like you’ve established a great working relationship with Bill,” you say.

“Oh, yeah,” Joe agrees. “He’s a great guy. The first time we met, I was on my way to buy a nice bottle of cabernet as a birthday gift for my wife. She loves the expensive wines. I happened to mention this to Bill, he said he orders it all the time and offered to give me some for free. I told him it wasn’t necessary, but he insisted. When I got my car back from the valet, I found not just a bottle, but an entire case of high-end cabernet in my trunk.” Joe shakes his head, smiling. “But that’s just the kind of guy Bill is.”

“It sounds like it worked out for you and your wife,” you comment. “Did she enjoy her birthday gift?”

“Yes,” Joe says. “We both enjoyed it for quite some time. Well, here we are,” he adds, pulling up the Peninsula Hotel.

As you park and exit the car, Joe explains, “Since Bill and I have been doing business, he’s referred three other hotel owners to me to supply their uniforms. Except for when I’m meeting with one of his competitors, I usually conduct business meetings with clients here at the restaurant in Bill’s hotel.”

“It’s a beautiful hotel,” you comment as Joe leads you through the lobby, admiring the elegant décor. “No wonder you enjoy coming here. I wouldn’t mind bringing my family here for a weekend sometime.”

“Actually,” Joe says, “My wife and I have become really good friends with Bill and his wife. He often invites us out onto his yacht with his family, we go to social events with them, and we’ve stayed at the hotel several times. We really enjoy it. You should bring your family sometime, too. Kids love the pool with the waterfall.

For each of the three (3) or more malicious attacks and / or threats that you identified in Assignment 1, choose a strategy for addressing the associated risk (i.e., risk mitigation, risk assignment, risk acceptance, or risk avoidance). Explain your rationale. For each of the three (3) or more malicious attacks and / or threats identified in Assignment 1, develop potential controls (i.e., administrative, preventative, detective, and corrective) that the company could use to mitigate each associated risk.

No Plagiarism, I need orignal work

In Assignment 1, a videogame development company recently hired you as an Information Security Engineer. After viewing a growing number of reports detailing malicious activity, the CIO requested that you draft a report in which you identify potential malicious attacks and threats specific to your organization. She asked you to include a brief explanation of each item and the potential impact it could have on the organization.

After reviewing your report, the CIO requests that you develop a follow-up plan detailing a strategy for addressing all risks (i.e., risk mitigation, risk assignment, risk acceptance, or risk avoidance) identified in Assignment 1. Further, your plan should identify controls (i.e., administrative, preventative, detective, and corrective) that the company will use to mitigate each risk previously identified.

Write a four to five (4-5) page paper in which you:

For each of the three (3) or more malicious attacks and / or threats that you identified in Assignment 1, choose a strategy for addressing the associated risk (i.e., risk mitigation, risk assignment, risk acceptance, or risk avoidance). Explain your rationale.
For each of the three (3) or more malicious attacks and / or threats identified in Assignment 1, develop potential controls (i.e., administrative, preventative, detective, and corrective) that the company could use to mitigate each associated risk.
Explain in detail why you believe the risk management, control identification, and selection processes are so important, specifically in this organization.
Draft a one (1) page Executive Summary that details your strategies and recommendations to the CIO (Note: The Executive Summary is included in the assignment’s length requirements).
Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment (no more than 2-3 years old) from material outside the textbook. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality 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:

Explain the concepts of information systems security as applied to an IT infrastructure.
Describe the principles of risk management, common response techniques, and issues related to recovery of IT systems.
Describe how malicious attacks, threats, and vulnerabilities impact an IT infrastructure.
Explain the means attackers use to compromise systems and networks, and defenses used by organizations.
Use technology and information resources to research issues in information systems security.
Write clearly and concisely about network security topics using proper writing mechanics and technical style conventions.
Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills. Click here to access the rubric for this assignment.