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THE DIVERSITY VILLAGE CASE Diversity Village is a community in transition, a wor

THE DIVERSITY VILLAGE CASE
Diversity Village is a community in transition, a working-class and poor community which is being buffeted by gentrification and the impact of welfare reform on its residents.
It is bordered on the east by green space and park, on the west by an expressway, and on the north by a major commercial/retail street that is the boundary between Diversity Village and an extremely deteriorated neighborhood known as Elmswood Park. There is a large university campus with a teaching hospital to the south.
Diversity Village’s housing stock is varied, but it is composed primarily of four family and other row houses, some pre-WWII apartment buildings, and several high-rise buildings with many Section VIII tenants. Students, faculty, and staff of the university are increasingly moving into the community putting some upward pressure on the cost of housing.
Diversity Village is a highly diverse community with respect to class, income, and ethnicity. 40% of the adults have established workers, with many two and three-income families. About 12% of community members are working at the university or are university students. 20% are retired on social security and/or pensions. 28% of the adults are/have been on welfare or SSI. Among this group, most have been enrolled by the city in the WEP program, and are moving into low-wage jobs outside the community. 40% of the residents are children under 18. As many of the adults are working, there are numerous children in need of supervision.
Approximately 40% of the inhabitants are African Americans and/or African immigrants. About a quarter are European Whites, including a large Russian community, and an increasing number of Irish and Italian Americans. Nearly a third are Hispanics of a variety of ethnic groups and the remaining people are South Asian immigrants.
The community is served by a municipal hospital and a university-affiliated teaching hospital. The high school and middle school serve both Diversity Village and Elmswood Park. There is a senior center and quite a few faith-based counseling agencies having branches that serve the community. There are also several agency operated and supported scatter site housing programs for the mentally ill men and women in the neighborhood. Additionally, a group home for the developmentally delayed has opened recently.
Three recent events – a serious sexual assault on a lesbian university student, the injury of a child at the hands of a babysitter, and a murder-suicide in an immigrant family – have shaken the sense of security of the neighborhood. The precinct has reported an increase in gang-related activities, “child alone” calls, as well as domestic dispute calls.
Community leaders have decided to partner with a progressive foundation that is seeking innovative programs geared towards improving family life and building community. The foundation has agreed to fund a new agency to serve unmet community needs.
For your exam:
Articulate a mission and vision for a new agency you would create. Give your agency a name. (6)
List and provide comprehensive details of the services which will be offered by the agency. (6)
Develop a simple Expense and Income budget showing personnel and other-than-personnel expenses, as well as sources of funding. Give reasons for why you selected the number and types of particular funding sources. (6)
What leadership roles, styles, and competencies would you emphasize in this process of establishing a new agency? (6)
Based on what you have learned about managing a social agency this semester, anticipate the challenges this agency will face with (a) the diverse elements of the community, and (b) other existing community agencies in the delivery of services. (6)
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Write a policy memo (3-4 single-spaced pages, Times New Roman 12-point) that de

Write a policy memo (3-4 single-spaced pages, Times New Roman
12-point) that describes the fiscal provisions of the selected state:
(LOUISIANA) as described in that
government’s constitution, code, charter, or budget documents. In describing their
selected jurisdiction’s provisions, students are expected to make comparisons with
California. Therefore, you need to search for information for both California and your
selected state.
Directions:
Assume that you are a budget analyst working in the California Department of Finance (the
department is in charge of the preparation, explanation and administration of CA budget) and
your Director has asked you to research how state governments approach budgeting. The
Director is wondering whether changes should be made in California. Research fiscal provisions of state constitutions,
charters, and budget documents and to compare them in a short policy memorandum
At minimum, the memo should explain and compare:
1. The budget process of both states and the key players in the process;
2. The budget classification of the states (e.g., performance budgets, program
budgets, zero-based budgets, etc.);
3. The major spending areas of each government;
4. The major sources of funding for the operating budget of each government;
5. The legal constraints of the state budgets (e.g., tax and expenditure limitations,
balanced-budget requirements, debt limits, etc.);
6. The budget challenges each government is facing; and
7. Your policy recommendations on how to improve the CA budgeting.
Use tables and charts when appropriate. You may also
include an appendix (optional) for supplemental information or large graphs, which will
not count against the page limit.

Please answer the following discussion questions after reviewing attached articl

Please answer the following discussion questions after reviewing attached article and other information:
1. After the collapse of Atari, how was Nintendo able to capture value from the home video game business? How was Sega able to gain market share from Nintendo?
2. Evaluate the competitive strategy of 3DO. What flaws can you see in 3 DO’s approach? Why did the Sony Playstation succeed where DO failed?
3. What drove Microsoft’s decision to enter the industry with its X-Box offering? What lessons can be learned from the history of the home video game industry that have been used to help launch the Sony Playstation 2 and Microsoft’s XBox?

Reference Letter Purpose: You will demonstrate an understanding of the basic the

Reference Letter
Purpose: You will demonstrate an understanding of the basic theories and techniques of counseling psychology, identify the characteristics of an effective helper, and discuss ethical attitudes and codes relevant to psychology.
Guidelines: Fast-forward ten years. You have just graduated with a doctorate from a counseling psychology program. You are applying for a position with a foundation-supported community health center.
Rather than asking you to submit multiple reference letters, the health center wants you to have one instructor from your graduate program write a comprehensive letter describing all aspects of your educational journey, your effectiveness as a counselor, and your ability to act ethically in a variety of circumstances.
You approach your training director, Dr. Smith, and ask for a letter to be submitted with your application packet. Dr. Smith agrees to your request, and so you give Dr. Smith the instruction sheet below. For this project, you must take on the role of Dr. Smith and write an effective, professional letter (including appropriate salutation and closing) that will convince the community health center to hire you. The letter must cover all areas requested by the foundation and emphasize your mastery of the counseling psychology discipline.
Here is the instruction sheet:
To the person providing this reference,
Many of the references we receive extol the virtues of the applicant and predict future success. We want to determine that the applicant has a good understanding of the counseling psychology profession and all that entails. Please comment on the items listed below as they apply to the applicant:
length of time and capacity in which you have known the applicant
focus of the applicant’s studies in the graduate program
theoretical approach that the applicant most frequently uses and how he or she came to identify that approach as the best fit for the applicant
therapeutic techniques that the applicant has used successfully with a variety of patients in practicum settings
response of the applicant to supervision and in regard to countertransference and boundaries
an ethical dilemma that the applicant has faced and how it was addressed
strengths of the applicant that will be useful in preventing “burnout”
Thank you for your time and for the information you are providing, which will help us to evaluate this applicant
Criteria
Time and Capacity Knowing Student
Focus of Studies in Graduate School
Theoretical Approaches
Therapeutic Techniques
Supervision/Transference
Ethical Dilemma
Burnout
Overall Assignment Quality – These last points are to address the holistic quality of the assignment. For example, were your thoughts presented articulately? Was the writing of high quality, interesting and clear, free of grammatical errors?

The purpose of this project is to examine your understanding of the challenges o

The purpose of this project is to examine your understanding of the challenges of managing critical employees who work in demanding jobs. Using a case study, you will be asked to demonstrate how motivation, relationship building, and trust affect organizational effectiveness.
Step 1: Carefully read the case study below.
Step 2: Comprise a 5-6 page paper (excluding the title page and reference list page) that includes ALL of the following points:
Identify the relationship-building issues that exist in the case study.
Explain the reasoning behind the identification of those issues as relationship-building issues in the case study – provide clear support and explanation for why you selected those relation-building issues.
Research the concepts of motivation, trust, and behavior as they individually, and collectively, relate to the ability for leaders to create sound management relationships that ultimately lead to successful organizations.
Apply your research on the concepts of motivation, trust, and behavior to the relationship-building issues identified in the case study.
Develop a clear, concise, and focused strategy for Jackson on how to best handle the situation.
His team
The organization
Himself
McConnell
The vendors
Be sure to examine and address all the stakeholders in the plan; specifically:
Explain the reasoning/conclusions behind your plan elements and support them with your research, class materials, and case-study facts.
Discuss how the plan/strategies you developed for Jackson to best handle the situation will maximize organizational effectiveness
INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO PREPARE THE SUBMISSION:
Carefully read the grading rubric for the assignment!
Check the instructions to make sure ALL elements of the assignment have been covered
Students are expected to use a variety as well as multiple course readings and research to support ideas, reasoning, and conclusions.
This assignment requires the use of, at minimum, 5 scholarly references/sources
Follow APA style guidelines to ensure that your final submission includes a Title Page, In-Text Citations, and a Reference List.
Paraphrase and do not use direct quotation marks. This means you do not use more than four consecutive words from a source document, put a passage from a source document into your own words, and attribute the passage to the source document. Provide the page or paragraph number. Note that a reference within a reference list cannot exist without an associated in-text citation and vice versa.
The analysis should begin with an introductory paragraph that clearly and succinctly explains what you intend to cover in the body of the paper.
The analysis should end with a conclusion/summary paragraph that clearly and succinctly explains what you covered in the body of the paper.
Third-person writing is required. Third-person means that there are no words such as “I, me, my, we, or us” (first-person writing), nor is there use of “you or your” (second-person writing). If uncertain how to write in the third person, view this link: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/first-second-and-third-person .
Contractions are not used in business writing, so the expectation is that students do NOT use contractions in the assignment.
The paper must be double-spaced with 1-inch margins with 12 pt. font.
Submit the final project into the appropriate assignment submission folder by the due date.
NOTE: All submitted work is to be your original work. You may not use any work from another student, the Internet, or an online clearinghouse. You are expected to understand the Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism Policy and know that it is your responsibility to learn about instructor and general academic expectations with regard to proper citation of sources as specified in the APA Publication Manual, 7th Ed. (Students are held accountable for in-text citations and an associated reference list only).
Case Study
Charles Jackson is chief information officer (CIO) at McConnell Spice, a large Maryland Spice company. In an industry that has a large national market presence yet is global in its need for raw materials, McConnell Spice is always looking for ways to increase productivity and speed things up while staying connected to its worldwide sources. Two years into the job, Jackson suggested to company president Ann McConnell that McConnell implement a new global knowledge-sharing application that promises to cut development time and costs in half. Jackson has done extensive research on knowledge-sharing systems and has talked closely with a fellow IT director at the global powerhouse ADM. The ADM director believes the knowledge-sharing systems play an important role in a company’s competitiveness and concurs that Jackson should pursue purchasing one.
McConnell presented the idea to the board of directors, and everyone agreed to pursue the project. She has asked Jackson to investigate firms that could assist McConnell’s IT department in developing and implementing a global knowledge-sharing application that would be compatible with McConnell’s existing systems. McConnell explained that she wants to present the information to the board of directors for a decision next month.
Jackson and his team, after many long nights, identified three major firms that he believed could handle the work and made an appointment with McConnell to go over the findings. At the appointed time Jackson approached McConnell’s office door, where he was immediately greeted by Geraldine Fox, an executive assistant to McConnell. Fox took the information from Jackson and promised the president would review it within two days. Disappointed with being unable to submit the findings in person Jackson returned to his team who was anxiously awaiting Mc Connell’s response. Frustrated with the lack of feedback Jackson sent the team home early to put salve on the wound.
The next afternoon, McConnell called Jackson to her office and asked why Standard Systems, a small local consulting firm, was not being considered as a potential provider. Jackson was surprised—Standard was known primarily for helping small companies computerize their accounting systems. Jackson was not aware that they had done any work related to knowledge-sharing applications, particularly on a global basis. Upon further investigation into the company, Jackson learned that Standard was owned by an uncle of McConnell’s son-in-law. Fortunately, he also learned that the firm had some limited experience in more complex applications. At their most recent meeting, McConnell insisted that Standard be included for possible consideration by the board.
During the next two weeks, representatives from each company met with Jackson, his two top executives, and the IT staff to explain their services and give demonstrations. Jackson had suggested that the board of directors attend these presentations, but McConnell said they would not have the time and he, Jackson, would need to evaluate everything and make a recommendation to the board. At the end of these meetings, Jackson prepared a final report evaluating the pros and cons of going with each firm and making his first- and second-choice recommendations. Standard was dead last on his list. Although the firm had some excellent people and a good reputation, it was simply not capable of handling such a large and complex project.
McConnell informed Jackson that the Board would meet in one week and he was to present his findings and decision to the Board for approval. McConnell said, “I know you agree with me and are for Standard but we have to pretend that these other companies are in contention.” McConnell winks and walks away leaving Jackson devastated and appalled at the idea that the least effective company could get the job.

Overview In this assignment you will be looking for the “Bright Spots”- you will

Overview
In this assignment you will be looking for the “Bright Spots”- you will research a company or organization that has made strides to increase their inclusiveness and diversity. Ideally, this will be an organization similar to the area you explored using your Universal Design for Learning Checklist- next week you will be writing to the original organization to suggest changes, so this can act as a case study for you.
Steps
STEP 1: About your Presentation
You will develop a recorded presentation that includes background information on the company or organization, what they are doing that demonstrates inclusiveness for at least one specific component of diversity. For example, you might select a city that has redone their park system to ensure access to children with sensory needs. You will then go on to describe in detail what they have done, how they accomplished it, and who were the champions in the organization that helped to accomplish this breakthrough. This presentation should include audio and visual components. This may include a recorded powerpoint or prezi, a speech with visuals, or other technology that can capture the requirements below:
Step 2: Requirements
Introduction to the Organization
Your introduction to the organization includes the following with many supporting details:
A brief description of the history organization
The organization’s primary goals/vision
Diversity/Inclusion Component Addressed by the Organization
You explain the diversity and/or inclusion issue that the organization addressed with many supporting details that clearly articulate the problem faced by the organization
Process the Organization took to Make a Change
You describe in detail the process that the organization took to make change including:
Goals
Key individuals involved in the change
Steps implemented to make the changes
Challenges Faced by the Organization
You describe in detail the challenges the organization faced when implementing their plan for change
Outcomes for the Organization
You describe in detail the outcomes for the organization including:
Significant changes that occurred
Continued work that the organization will be doing to maintain/enhance the changes
Connections to Course Materials
You connect your bright spot case study to at least 4 course resources (They may be from any week thus far)
What you will turn in:
Your recorded powerpoint or prezi, a speech with visuals, or other technology
Submit you presentation to Canvas
Criteria Ratings Pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome
Introduction to the Organization
15 to >14.0 pts
Exemplary
Your introduction to the organization includes the following with many supporting details: A brief description of the history organization The organization’s primary goals/vision
14 to >12.0 pts
Highly Proficient
(Evidence in both columns Exemplary and Proficient are present)
12 to >11.0 pts
Proficient
Your introduction to the organization includes the following with some supporting details: A brief description of the history organization The organization’s primary goals/vision
11 to >9.0 pts
Approaching Proficient
(Evidence in both columns Proficient and Unsatisfactory are Present)
9 to >0 pts
Unsatisfactory
Your introduction to the organization does not include the following or does not include sufficient detail A brief description of the history organization The organization’s primary goals/vision
15 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome
Diversity/ Inclusion Component Addressed by the Organization
15 to >14.0 pts
Exemplary
You explain the diversity and/or inclusion issue that the organization addressed with many supporting details that clearly articulate the problem faced by the organization
14 to >12.0 pts
Highly Proficient
(Evidence in both columns Exemplary and Proficient are present)
12 to >11.0 pts
Proficient
You explain the diversity and/or inclusion issue that the organization addressed with some supporting details that explain the problem faced by the organization
11 to >9.0 pts
Approaching Proficient
(Evidence in both columns Proficient and Unsatisfactory are Present)
9 to >0 pts
Unsatisfactory
You explain the diversity and/or inclusion issue with limited detail or provide an unclear explanation
15 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome
Challenges Faced by the Organization
15 to >14.0 pts
Exemplary
You describe in significant detail the challenges the organization faced when implementing their plan for change
14 to >12.0 pts
Highly Proficient
(Evidence in both columns Exemplary and Proficient are present)
12 to >11.0 pts
Proficient
You described the challenges the organization faced when implementing their plan for change
11 to >9.0 pts
Approaching Proficient
(Evidence in both columns Proficient and Unsatisfactory are Present)
9 to >0 pts
Unsatisfactory
You described in a limited fashion the challenges the organization faced when implementing their plan for change
15 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome
Process the Organization took to Make a Change
15 to >14.0 pts
Exemplary
You describe in detail the process that the organization took to make change including: Goals Key individuals involved in the change Steps implemented to make the changes
14 to >12.0 pts
Highly Proficient
(Evidence in both columns Exemplary and Proficient are present)
12 to >11.0 pts
Proficient
You describe in limited detail the process that the organization took to make change including: Goals Key individuals involved in the change Steps implemented to make the changes
11 to >9.0 pts
Approaching Proficient
(Evidence in both columns Proficient and Unsatisfactory are Present)
9 to >0 pts
Unsatisfactory
You are missing some of the following parts of the process that the organization took to make change OR did not explain in sufficient detail: Goals Key individuals involved in the change Steps implemented to make the changes
15 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome
Outcomes for the Organization
15 to >14.0 pts
Exemplary
You describe in significant detail the outcomes for the organization including: Significant changes that occurred Continued work that the organization will be doing to maintain/enhance the changes
14 to >12.0 pts
Highly Proficient
(Evidence in both columns Exemplary and Proficient are present)
12 to >11.0 pts
Proficient
You describe in limited detail the outcomes for the organization including: Significant changes that occurred Continued work that the organization will be doing to maintain/enhance the changes
11 to >9.0 pts
Approaching Proficient
(Evidence in both columns Proficient and Unsatisfactory are Present)
9 to >0 pts
Unsatisfactory
You did not clearly describe the outcomes for the organization including: Significant changes that occurred Continued work that the organization will be doing to maintain/enhance the changes
15 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome
Connections to Course Materials
15 to >14.0 pts
Exemplary
You connect your bright spot case study to at least 4 course resources (They may be from any week thus far) with all required in-text APA citations and a reference list
14 to >12.0 pts
Highly Proficient
(Evidence in both columns Exemplary and Proficient are present)
12 to >11.0 pts
Proficient
You connect your bright spot case study to at least 3 course resources (They may be from any week thus far) with some in-text APA citations and a reference list
11 to >9.0 pts
Approaching Proficient
(Evidence in both columns Proficient and Unsatisfactory are Present)
9 to >0 pts
Unsatisfactory
You connected your bright spot to less than 3 resources with few or no in-text APA citations and you are missing a reference list
15 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome
Organization and Writing
4 pts
Exemplary
The student’s response is well written and clearly articulated. Ideas are coherent and thoroughly explained. Less than 3 minor grammar, spelling or punctuation mistakes are found.
3 pts
Highly Proficient
(Evidence in both columns Exemplary and Proficient are present)
2 pts
Proficient
The student’s response is well written through most of the paper. The majority of ideas are explained coherently and thoroughly. 4-5 minor grammar, spelling or punctuation mistakes are found.
1 pts
Approaching Proficient
(Evidence in both columns Proficient and Unsatisfactory are Present)
0 pts
Unsatisfactory
The student’s response is poorly written. Ideas are not coherent. More than 5 grammar, spelling, or punctuation mistakes are found.
4 pts
Total Points: 94

Write a policy memo (3-4 single-spaced pages, Times New Roman 12-point) that de

Write a policy memo (3-4 single-spaced pages, Times New Roman
12-point) that describes the fiscal provisions of the selected state:
(LOUISIANA) as described in that
government’s constitution, code, charter, or budget documents. In describing their
selected jurisdiction’s provisions, students are expected to make comparisons with
California. Therefore, you need to search for information for both California and your
selected state.
Directions:
Assume that you are a budget analyst working in the California Department of Finance (the
department is in charge of the preparation, explanation and administration of CA budget) and
your Director has asked you to research how state governments approach budgeting. The
Director is wondering whether changes should be made in California. Research fiscal provisions of state constitutions,
charters, and budget documents and to compare them in a short policy memorandum
At minimum, the memo should explain and compare:
1. The budget process of both states and the key players in the process;
2. The budget classification of the states (e.g., performance budgets, program
budgets, zero-based budgets, etc.);
3. The major spending areas of each government;
4. The major sources of funding for the operating budget of each government;
5. The legal constraints of the state budgets (e.g., tax and expenditure limitations,
balanced-budget requirements, debt limits, etc.);
6. The budget challenges each government is facing; and
7. Your policy recommendations on how to improve the CA budgeting.
Use tables and charts when appropriate. You may also
include an appendix (optional) for supplemental information or large graphs, which will
not count against the page limit.

Reference Letter Purpose: You will demonstrate an understanding of the basic the

Reference Letter
Purpose: You will demonstrate an understanding of the basic theories and techniques of counseling psychology, identify the characteristics of an effective helper, and discuss ethical attitudes and codes relevant to psychology.
Guidelines: Fast-forward ten years. You have just graduated with a doctorate from a counseling psychology program. You are applying for a position with a foundation-supported community health center.
Rather than asking you to submit multiple reference letters, the health center wants you to have one instructor from your graduate program write a comprehensive letter describing all aspects of your educational journey, your effectiveness as a counselor, and your ability to act ethically in a variety of circumstances.
You approach your training director, Dr. Smith, and ask for a letter to be submitted with your application packet. Dr. Smith agrees to your request, and so you give Dr. Smith the instruction sheet below. For this project, you must take on the role of Dr. Smith and write an effective, professional letter (including appropriate salutation and closing) that will convince the community health center to hire you. The letter must cover all areas requested by the foundation and emphasize your mastery of the counseling psychology discipline.
Here is the instruction sheet:
To the person providing this reference,
Many of the references we receive extol the virtues of the applicant and predict future success. We want to determine that the applicant has a good understanding of the counseling psychology profession and all that entails. Please comment on the items listed below as they apply to the applicant:
length of time and capacity in which you have known the applicant
focus of the applicant’s studies in the graduate program
theoretical approach that the applicant most frequently uses and how he or she came to identify that approach as the best fit for the applicant
therapeutic techniques that the applicant has used successfully with a variety of patients in practicum settings
response of the applicant to supervision and in regard to countertransference and boundaries
an ethical dilemma that the applicant has faced and how it was addressed
strengths of the applicant that will be useful in preventing “burnout”
Thank you for your time and for the information you are providing, which will help us to evaluate this applicant
Criteria
Time and Capacity Knowing Student
Focus of Studies in Graduate School
Theoretical Approaches
Therapeutic Techniques
Supervision/Transference
Ethical Dilemma
Burnout
Overall Assignment Quality – These last points are to address the holistic quality of the assignment. For example, were your thoughts presented articulately? Was the writing of high quality, interesting and clear, free of grammatical errors?

Please answer the following discussion questions after reviewing attached articl

Please answer the following discussion questions after reviewing attached article and other information:
1. After the collapse of Atari, how was Nintendo able to capture value from the home video game business? How was Sega able to gain market share from Nintendo?
2. Evaluate the competitive strategy of 3DO. What flaws can you see in 3 DO’s approach? Why did the Sony Playstation succeed where DO failed?
3. What drove Microsoft’s decision to enter the industry with its X-Box offering? What lessons can be learned from the history of the home video game industry that have been used to help launch the Sony Playstation 2 and Microsoft’s XBox?