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Provide a recommendation or propose an intervention based on organizational trends in the field.

The trend analysis requires you to further investigate a topic and organizational problem identified in assignment one. You will examine the alternative solutions, and propose the most effective solution using supporting evidence. The trend analysis is based on a specific topic and the problem(s) that surround it from the previous assignments.
The trend analysis should include background information on the specific topic, highlight existing problems or effective strategies, as well as recommendations. The trend analysis can focus on an organization or entire industry, a specific project or program, or a person (RELATED TO YOUR TOPIC).
**You will use the same topic/problem from Trend Analysis assignment one: Part A. Your report should clearly identify an issue, a problem, and propose a potential solution(s) based on other organizational trends. You may incorporate all parts of Trend Analysis (Part A) and selected information/sources from the Literature Synthesis assignment. Create a title page using the format provided in the syllabus Appendix A. Be sure to re-introduce your topic and discuss how the problem impacts the current field of education/human services, and provide a recommendation or propose an intervention based on organizational trends in the field. (The Trend Analysis should be brief (concise).

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How would you describe the leadership styles of Tamika Jones and Lewis Milton?

CASE: Implementing a New Model for Education
A TALE OF TWO TEAMS
From: Leadership Case Studies in Education (Peter G. Northouse; Marie Lee)
Living in the age of educational accountability, Jorge Hernández, principal of a regional public high school, is feeling the pressure from his district’s superintendent to improve student performance on state assessments. Due to the large student and staff population at his high school, Jorge knows he cannot successfully mine all the student achievement data and develop approaches to address deficient areas by himself. Last year, he took a hands-off approach and charged the English and math department heads with data analysis and distribution of data to the teachers, an assignment that each department head approached differently.
The English department chair, Tamika Jones, assembled her department members two times a month, providing the teachers with the initial data and asking them to organize the data in a manner that made sense to them. Tamika then charged the teachers to collect additional formative assessment data to monitor student progress. Based on the data, teachers modified curriculum and instructional practices to target standards not being achieved by students. Because of what they were seeing, the teachers requested a language arts lab be established to help students who scored below proficient, and Tamika found the resources to create the lab. She also allowed the teachers to control the data, make changes, and own the solutions to improve the current status of student performance. She provided various supports when necessary, such as minor schedule or room changes and release time, and made a point to celebrate staff and student success.

Lewis Milton, the math department chair, took a different approach. Lewis reviewed the initial data, wrote reports that identified areas of concern, and then distributed his reports to the math teachers in an initial meeting. He instructed the teachers to use the data reports to change their instruction to improve student performance in the indicated areas of concern. Lewis told the teachers that he would make classroom visits and be available during planning time to assist with strategies and resources. Midway through the year, he held one additional meeting with the teachers to discuss the data. Minutes from teachers’ meetings held during the year revealed that some of the math department teachers were frustrated and had not received the attention they requested from Lewis, while others reported they were experiencing good progress and liked having autonomy to address student performance on their own.
As Jorge reviews the most recent state assessment scores, he notes there has been a significant growth in language arts, while math scores have remained stagnant. As a new school year approaches, Jorge realizes that he must make changes in the approaches taken to bring up the assessment scores. He plans to have individual meetings with each department chair and then meet with them together to develop an action plan for the new school year.
Questions
1. How would you describe the leadership styles of Tamika Jones and Lewis Milton? How do they differ in terms of directiveness and supportiveness?
2. How would you describe Jorge’s leadership style in this situation?
3. If you were Jorge, how would you approach the separate meetings you plan to have with Tamika and Lewis? How would you approach the meeting with both of them together?

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What are the relative responsibilities of individual human service professionals and their leaders?

Human Service Organizations: Challenges and Solutions
It is perhaps unsurprising in an era of individualization, privatization, marketization, and completion (Berg et al. 2012), that in the human sector and in human service organizations, leadership is often assumed to be a set of activities or roles residing in individuals, echoing the image of the heroic leader. The particular challenges of human services, though – especially its complexity, ambiguity, diverse stakeholders and dependence on inter-organizational collaboration in delivering services – will always raise questions about the transferability of management and leadership practices from the commercial sector.
The increasing recognition of leadership of and within human services professions (i.e., non-managerial leadership), the increasing interest in distributed forms of leadership more generally, and the development of particular human sector approaches indicate that our understanding of human service leadership and its practice continues to develop, as does its distinctiveness. As noted at the outset, contextual appreciation is important in all consideration of leadership, not least in the human sector. The indications are that collective or distributed approaches to leadership are particularly suited to and appropriate for the human sector and that such approaches are likely to gain more attention from both academics and practitioners. Indeed, Berg et al. argue that, in the context of human service: ‘If we see organizational work and social change as potentially a bottom-up process, leadership might be more widely distributed than the theories of distributed leadership imagine’ (2012: 404).
The challenge for human service managers is to promote effective relationships with professional workers with significant levels of expert knowledge, allowing sufficient individual autonomy within the remit of their organizational roles. The indications over recent years are that the focus of managers in this context has been of control and compliance rather than development and commitment. Maintaining self-determination and promoting self-esteem and continuing to provide channels for dissent are key factors for a human service sector under severe pressure. Despite issues of ownership, the needs of citizens will always call for appropriate services. For human services to continue to offer high-quality services in restricted circumstances, the challenge for leadership is significant.
Source: Berg, E., Barry, J. and Chandler, J. (2012) Changing leadership and gender in public sector organizations. British Journal of Management, 23(3): 402–414.
QUESTION(S)
1. In what ways are human service organizations similar to and different from their counterparts in the commercial world? What are implications of this for the practice of human service leadership and for the development of future leaders?
2. What are the relative responsibilities of individual human service professionals and their leaders? How can tensions between these parties be managed?
3. Consider one particular public service and identify the key challenges for leaders in that specific context. How can future leaders be prepared to deal with those challenges?

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Discuss the characteristics of the academic and practitioner research communities

every research question has purpose,data and audience. discuss the characteristics of the academic and practitioner research communities and explain their effect on effective communication of the research output

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Develop a detailed goals and strategies technology plan that is consistent with the administrative technology vision, mission, and values statement

Develop a detailed goals and strategies technology plan that is consistent with the administrative technology vision, mission, and values statement by analyzing status and trends relative to future needs to align with appropriate objectives and 21st Century Learning Skills: Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Creativity. *

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What is Strategy?

Discussion Board Post: Each answer should be at least 250 words and cited with a scholarly source. 1. What is Strategy? 2. Discuss how technology can be customized and affect a strategic plan. 3. How does Globalization impact Strategic Planning? 4. The Honda Effect… Was the plan formally developed?

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Discuss how you would change the practices at your workplace or within your business.

Review frames for effective practice: choose an area of reframing (leadership, ethics…etc.) and discuss how you would change the practices at your workplace or within your business.

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Develop an action plan for improving or creating a learning community in the selected organization.

This paper requires using a previous assignment (attached) and reading the attached assignment rubric as well. ======= Assignment 3: Action Plan for Organization: Utilizing the National Standards for Professional Learning and other similar resources as a guide, analyze, and apply the petinent information learned to the selected organization. As a minimum include the following resources: learning designs, outcomes, leadership, data implementation and learning communities in thus analysis. Develop an action plan for improving or creating a learning community in the selected organization. The written paper should be at least 10 pages in length not including cover page or reference page. A minimum of 7 scholarly current references are required for this assignment. See Assignment #1, Annotated Bibliography. Write in the third person and submit in a word document. APA RULES APPLY

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How organizations develop and maintain an identifiable culture

How organizations develop and maintain an identifiable culture – the beliefs, and values that it promotes and adheres to. In what ways, or under what circumstances, should an organization promote a uniform culture among its members and sub-units? In what ways, and under what circumstances, should it encourage variety and diversity in beliefs/norms/values?

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In what ways, or under what circumstances, should an organization promote a uniform culture among its members and sub-units?

How organizations develop and maintain an identifiable culture – the beliefs, and values that it promotes and adheres to. In what ways, or under what circumstances, should an organization promote a uniform culture among its members and sub-units? In what ways, and under what circumstances, should it encourage variety and diversity in beliefs/norms/values?