Networks of Networks

Research Project Assignment 1

Please submit your assignment via Blackboard.

Instructions: You should have already provided me with a sub-section from the first three weeks of lecture on which you will conduct some further research. Obtain four peer reviewed journal articles that are closely related to that topic. You may use the link below for help in obtaining studies relevant to each chapter of the text.

Ensure that at least two of your chosen articles are analytical in nature. That is, it includes either a quantitative or qualitative approach to assessing the research question.

In two to three pages present a summary of your chosen articles. Describe how each paper is related to your specific topic. Explain the research question, describe the conceptual framework under which the question is being evaluated, and describe the key arguments made in the study. If the paper is analytic, explain the data and methods use to obtain results. Summarize your major take-away from the articles.

Please ensure that your writing is clear and concise. Your submission will be assessed based on the above listed requirements.

Public Leadership

This assignment should be broken into 2 separate parts.

A roughly 1,000 word research paper
Roughly 600-700 words for speaker notes for 5 slides (however I DO NOT want you to complete any power point slides)
****please read the instructions thoroughly and complete the assignment with specific detail to the instructions. ***

Write a 1,050 to 1,750 Sources of Power essay that includes the following: (a) an analysis of the sources of power in public leadership; (b) using the analysis as a framework, identify a known constituent group and assess the group’s power sources and use of that power; and (c) provide examples of this group’s influence on public policy and leadership decision making.

Format the paper according to APA standards.
*It is required that all paraphrases be cited with a page number
Words and/or ideas taken from a source are to be cited and/or placed in
Quotation marks.
Sources must be peer reviewed scholarly journal articles

***** I DO NOT expect or want you to create a power point presentation All I want you to do is complete speaker notes for 5 slides. Roughly 150 words per speaker note (slide) discussing the information below thoroughly. I also expect the information for the slide to accompany the speaker noted (i.e.)
* Not more than 3-5 lines per slide.
* Not more than 5-7 words per line; do not use complete sentences, use a bulleted format.
The information that is to be covered by the speaker notes is as follows:
Prepare a 5-7 Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation, with speaker’s notes, that includes the following: (a) sources of power in public leadership; (b) identify a known constituent group and assess the group’s sources and use of power; and (c) list the group’s influences on public policy and leadership.

Specific instructions:
* Not more than 3-5 lines per slide.
* Not more than 5-7 words per line; do not use complete sentences, use a bulleted format.
* If references (sources) are used include a references slide.
Altogether, the speaker notes, and the research paper should total about 1700 words.
*Please be sure to write on a college level using correct grammar, proper
English and form sentences and paragraphs that flow smoothly.

*Please cover the required information thoroughly.

*Be sure to avoid passive voice

*please avoid awkward structuring of sentences and paragraphs.

A minimum of three sources must be used. Sources are not the same as

*Paragraph transitions must be present and logical and maintain the flow
throughout the paper.

*Sentences must be complete, clear, and concise.

*Sentences must be well-constructed, with consistently strong, varied

*Sentence transitions must be present and maintain the flow of thought.

*Citations within the body of the paper must follow APA guidelines (author,
date, p. # ). Paraphrases use a page number citation.

* No more than three quotations used and only one of 40 words or more.
Quotations do not count toward the word count.
* Rules of grammar, usage, and punctuation must be followed.

u08a1 Communication and Technology in Response Operations

u08a1 Communication and Technology in Response Operations

This week your written assignment will evaluate communications, situations awareness, and the importance of technology in emergency operations. Communications at an emergency incident can make the difference between life and death. Effective communication can include: face-to-face, radio, telephone (cell or landlines), written messages, email, instant or text messaging, high-tech communication such as satellite, or even HAM radios, etc. Communication should be analyzed in terms of who (the source), what (the message), how (the channel or medium), to whom (the receiver), and for what intention (the effect). Advances in Technology continue to improve the accuracy and delivery of timely information to emergency response personnel and to the public during an incident. Information sharing and communication is a two-way process, meaning that there must be a sender and a receiver of information. Many communications that occur during an incident are potentially critical and therefore communications must be timely and accurate. Also, the volume of information that can be transmitted and communicated by government officials to the public and among emergency responders during a disaster can be overwhelming for responders. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has taken important steps to ensure that 911 services remain operational when disasters strike, especially since Katrina and 9/11.
According to the Federal Communications Commission (2009), there are three main components to emergency communications to communicate situational awareness and for the public to request and receive notifications and assistance:
1. 911 telephone call processing and delivery through Public Safety Answering Points (PSAP) and call dispatch.
2. The Emergency Alert System.
3. Radio, broadcast, and television station news and updates.
All of these components must operate effectively in order to achieve a successful emergency communications operation (p. 1).
For this project, you act as the state coordinating officer, who is the senior emergency management officer of the state. You have been asked by the governor to brief county emergency managers on the importance of communicating and coordinating situation awareness during disaster operations to the state EOC and also to analyze the challenges to communication during a disaster. The governor believes that the emergency response community needs to become better informed about federal agencies’ strategic, policy, and operational capabilities for emergency communications and needs to better understand the challenges to communications in a disaster. The National Emergency Communications Plan (2008), as well as other resources, have been provided to you to use in this assignment.
Your 4 page paper must include the following:
1. Describe how the three main components (911 telephone call; The Emergency Alert System; radio, broadcast, and television stations) are part of the strategy to communicate situation awareness during disaster operations.
2. Briefly analyze how the media can improve pre-disaster and during a disaster communications to the public, such as communicating an evacuation or opening of shelters to the general public or special populations.
3. Analyze the three primary elements (operability, interoperability, and continuity of communications) of emergency communications, as stated in the National Emergency Communications Plan (2008) – (Hint: p. 2 of the plan.) Make sure that your analysis includes challenges to communicate and make decisions that emergency officials face during a disaster.
4. Evaluate how important the three primary elements (you answered in question 3) are in helping state and local emergency managers communicate during a disaster. Explain the importance of situational awareness during an emergency operation and how the emergency managers can use the media to provide situational awareness. Provide one or more examples of when the media has helped emergency management officials in communicating the pre-disaster or during a disaster situation to the public.
5. Analyze how technology can improve disaster response. Provide at least one example of new technology that has improved response operations, including notifying the public of an impending disaster.
Note: In your assignment, you may use your particular state(Alabama) or country where you live to provide context and examples for your paper.
Remember to use APA format, APA cited references, and double-spacing in your paper. Submit your paper in the assignment area.
Federal Communications Commission – Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau. (2009). Emergency Communications: FCC Consumer Facts. Retrieved from


MGT 509-Human Resources Management-Mod 3 Case

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MGT509 – Human Resource Management
Module 3 – Case
Diversity in Organizations

Please review the required background readings, and then:

Analyze and Critique Francoise Roy’s Diversity Management Plan for PBQ by applying the conceptual framework of Shen, Chanda, D’Netto, and Monga (2009) and other related readings.

Assignment Expectations:
Please prepare a 4-6 page paper, not including cover and reference page, double spaced, 1" margins, in which you:

Identify strengths and weaknesses of Francoise’ plan at each level of the framework
Make clear and specific recommendations to improve the plan at each level of the framework
Draw upon other sources in the background materials to guide your work, and reference any sources that you use in your work (at least FOUR in this case, please).
Use headings and subheadings to clearly show the structure of your analysis.
Be sure to include a cover page and reference page, in addition to the 4-6 pages of analysis described above.
Submit your analysis to CourseNet by the end of this module.