discussion question on activities

Learning Activity #1


Seven Tips for Respectful Persuasion

Slideshare on persuasive presentation


Good Communications Skills

Read the Waite Pharmaceuticals case study found in Richard Daft’s book The Leadership Experience (link attached)Daft Chapter 12 .Ignore the last paragraph and assume that Lassiter has given you permission to make a presentation to the Board of Directors. 

Knowing that Hsu is biased in favor of the Standard Company, you must find a way to persuade the Board and Hsu that Standard is not the greatest option for the company. Be creative! Set up the Agenda for your presentation and write the first two paragraphs of your presentation using the tips given in the two articles, your textbook, and video I have provided. Make sure you tell us enough that we get a real feel for your perspective and direction of argument. Remember if you don’t communicate your thoughts well the choice will be Standard!

Learning Activity #2

You are the CEO of a medium size solar panel firm located in California. You are concerned with the rising taxes in your state and have been negotiating with the Governor for a tax reduction because of your green status. Talks with the Governor however do not look promising. You are considering moving the business to New Mexico and have been in negations with the Governor there and it looks almost too good to be true. Your employees however do not know of the discussion and the possible impending move which may require them to relocate.


Explain in a memo to your leadership team how and when you want the news to be known to the staff that a possible move is in the horizon. Be sure to explain the way the news should be broken and by whom. Make sure to discuss the timing and how you will handle the feedback you will get from the news. Keep in mind all the things that we discusses about change, trust and vision in your response.

3 4 page research paper including bibliography

Topic: The intelligence of dolphins

750 words

MLA format

childcare class question 102

What is the teacher’s role in developing a behavior intervention plan for students with challenging behavior?  Include information on the family, assessment, classroom environment, and examples of interventions. 300 words  No copying please

I would love for an experienced individual to take on this assignment

Continuum of Care Presentation

In an ideal healthcare delivery system, all patients would have access to affordable, high-quality health services that are well coordinated to ensure the continuity and comprehensiveness of care. In reality, patients may have vastly different experiences based on their health problem or injury, the organizations that provide services close to where they live, and how the health services they need are financed.

Consider, for example, a 56-year-old man who has a hemorrhagic stroke in a rural area of Alaska. What services will he need through the duration of his recovery experience? Where will he receive care? How will he pay for the services he needs? Now think about how his situation might compare with that of a 42-year-old woman in Houston, Texas, who arrives at her annual gynecological exam with symptoms associated with ovarian cancer. How might the two patients’ experiences compare in terms of care coordination and the continuity and comprehensiveness of services they receive?

For this Assignment, you will examine the continuum of care a patient may need and research the services available in your area to support the patient. You will convey your findings in a compelling presentation and will use these findings in the Week 4 Discussion as well.

To develop the content for your presentation, record detailed notes as you complete the following steps:Review the information about the continuum of care and coordination among various health services organizations in the Resources, including the HIMSS resource, Continuum of Care, and the tables in Chapter 1 of the course text.Read the Week 3 Assignment Patient Information, and select one hypothetical patient on which to focus for this Assignment. Assume your selected patient lives in your local area. If you are an international student, you may choose a geographic area in the United States or use your own location.Use the pertinent information in Chapters 7, 8, 9, and/or 10 of the Shi and Singh course text and conduct additional research of your own to analyze specific services your hypothetical patient might need, beginning with the onset or diagnosis of an illness or injury and concluding with an end-point of your choosing (i.e., recovery, symptom management, end of life). Also research the types of organizations that provide those services.Investigate the healthcare organizations in your local area. Based on the services your hypothetical patient needs, select three or four actual settings in which he/she would receive care.Next, gather information related to the types of insurance each organization accepts. Typically, this would include Medicare, Medicaid, and various types of insurance programs. What challenges related to payment for services do you anticipate your selected patient may experience?Review the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (2014) resource and consider what it means for healthcare to be safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable. Based on your hypothetical patient’s needs, analyze why professionals in healthcare settings need to be aware of the six Institute of Medicine Aims.

Next, prepare to create your presentation using PowerPoint. Examine the Presentation Guidelines and Tips and the Week 3 Assignment Template (both are located in this week’s Resources).

The Assignment

Download and save the Week 3 Assignment Template. Use the template to create a succinct and engaging PowerPoint presentation. Include the following:Title slideIntroduction slide5–7 content slides*Describe the patient you have selected (including his or her health problem/injury) and identify the geographic area where this patient is located.Analyze the continuum of care, including specific services the patient may require from three or four actual settings.Describe a potential challenge related to payment for services this patient may encounter.Explain why professionals in your selected settings need to be aware of the six Institute of Medicine Aims.References slideInclude all resources (a minimum of 4) used to develop your presentation and follow APA guidelines.

* Apply the design principles included in Presentation Guidelines and Tips to develop a professional presentation. On your content slides, use a combination of text, photos, graphs, maps, links to websites, and/or other visual elements to convey the information. Create presenter notes of a few sentences to accompany each slide in a way that supports (rather than duplicates) the information presented visually.

 Week 3 Learning Resources


This page contains the Learning Resources for this week. Be sure to scroll down the page to see all of this week’s assigned Learning Resources. To access select media resources, please use the media player below.Required ResourcesReadingsShi, L., & Singh, D. A. (2015). Delivering health care in America: A systems approach (6th ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett.Chapter 1, “An Overview of US Health Care Delivery” (p. 3, Table 1–1, “The Complexity of Health Care Delivery”; p. 16, “Continuum of Services” section; p. 17, Table 1–2, “The Continuum of Health Care Services”)Chapter 7, “Outpatient and Primary Care Services” (pp. 250–284)Chapter 8, “Inpatient Facilities and Services” (pp. 291–327)Chapter 9, “Managed Care and Integrated Organizations” (pp. 335–361)Chapter 10, “Long-Term Care” (pp. 377–408)

Examine Tables 1–1 and 1–3 to identify the types of organizations involved in the continuum of care, as this will inform your work in the Discussion and the Assignment. Read sections of the other text chapters as needed to learn about the specific settings you are addressing in your Discussion postings and the Assignment. This week’s Quiz addresses materials presented in Chapters 7 and 8.Dunn, L. (2013, June 20). The acute-care continuum: The future of hospital-based care. Becker’s Hospital Review. Retrieved from http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/white-papers/the-acute-care-continuum-the-future-of-hospital-based-care.htmlHealthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). (2014). Definition: Continuum of care. Retrieved from http://s3.amazonaws.com/rdcms-himss/files/production/public/2014-05-14-DefinitionContinuumofCare.pdfInstitute for Healthcare Improvement. (2014). Across the chasm: Six aims for changing the health care system. Retrieved from http://www.ihi.org/resources/Pages/ImprovementStories/AcrosstheChasmSixAimsforChangingtheHealthCareSystem.aspxDocument: Week 3 Patient Information (PDF)Document: Week 3 Assignment Template (PowerPoint presentation)Document: Presentation Guidelines and Tips (PDF)MediaLaureate Education (Producer). (2015a). Continuum of care [Video]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 11 minutes.

 Optional ResourcesMicrosoft. (2015). Basic tasks for creating a PowerPoint 2013 presentation. Retrieved from https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Basic-tasks-for-creating-a-PowerPoint-2013-presentation-efbbc1cd-c5f1-4264-b48e-c8a7b0334e36The Joint Commission. (2013). Transitions of care: The need for collaboration across entire care continuum. Retrieved from http://www.jointcommission.org/assets/1/6/TOC_Hot_Topics.pdfPatel, K. (2013, July 30). Containing health care costs: Recent progress and remaining challenges. The Brookings Institution. Retrieved from http://www.brookings.edu/research/testimony/2013/07/30-health-care-costs-patelThe Scan Foundation. (2013). LifePlans, Inc.: Satisfaction with long-term services and supports across the continuum of care. Retrieved from http://www.thescanfoundation.org/lifeplans-inc-satisfaction-long-term-services-and-supports-across-continuum-careTampi, R. R., & Tampi, D. J. (2013). Multidisciplinary teams in the continuum of care for older adults with mental illnesses. Neuropsychiatry, 3(6), 555–558.

RT MHR 6451 unit 4

Compensation Strategy for Knowledge Workers   To prepare for this assignment, review Waring’s article about employee compensation, which is also listed in the required reading section of the Unit IV Study Guide. Note: both links contain the same information; only one needs to be reviewed.   Waring, D. (2013). How to design an employee compensation plan [SlideShare slides]. Retrieved from http://www.slideshare.net/FitSmallBusiness/how-to-design-a-compensation-plan-dave?ref=http://fitsmallbusiness.com/how-to-pay-employees/   Waring, D. (2013). How to pay employees – The ultimate guide. Retrieved from http://fitsmallbusiness.com/how-to-pay-employees/   You are the director of compensation for a midsized organization. Prepare a PowerPoint presentation that justifies the implementation of a new compensation strategy that will support the motivational needs of knowledge workers and reinforce the real-time performance appraisal system that the organization has embraced. While your goal is to retain, motivate, and grow the current workforce of multi-generational knowledge workers, you must also justify to your senior management that this compensation strategy is competitive in the marketplace.   Your presentation should describe a compensation program for knowledge workers. The title of the knowledge worker’s position is entirely up to you (e.g., sales executive I, systems engineer III, etc.). You may use various sources (including the lesson materials), but you must use at least one additional resource from the CSU Online Library. Include a reference slide, and cite any sources used in proper APA format. Your presentation should be a minimum of 12 slides in length—not counting the title and reference slides. You may also use the slide notes function to explain slide contents as necessary, but this is not required.   Be sure to address the questions below in your presentation.  ◾What is the compensation strategy being proposed?  ◾Did employees provide input?  ◾Who else provided input?  ◾What incentives are included in the plan? How will it motivate the employees?  ◾How will employees determine fairness of the pay structure?  ◾Why do you believe the employees will be satisfied with this plan? Justify the compensation strategy that supports the motivational needs of knowledge workers.  ◾What is your communication plan for rolling out the new program?   If you have never created a PowerPoint or need to brush up on your skills, click here to watch a how-to presentation created by the CSU Writing Center. To learn PowerPoint best practices, click here to watch another presentation created by the CSU Writing Center.




Question 1



The Occupational Safety and Health Act gives workers the right to a job:



            With equal wages for similar kinds of work.


            With wages that enable an employee to enjoy a decent standard of living.


            That is free from recognized hazards that are likely to cause death or serious injury.


            That does not require them to lift, bend, or move items at any time on the job.

The conditions under which a company’s employees work is called:



            Labor standards.




            Accountability standards.


            Wage levels.

A reason for an increase in employee monitoring does not include:



            To achieve greater efficiency at work.


            To avoid lawsuits if employees act in inappropriate ways.


            To make sure employees do not disclose confidential information.


            To reduce the employer’s health insurance premiums.

When an employee believes their employer has done something that is wrong or harmful to the public, and he or she reports alleged organizational misconduct to the media, government, or high-level company officials, what has occurred?



            Insider trading.







Which of the following is not true about employee theft?



            Almost half of all inventory losses are due to employee theft in the U.S.


            It is a significant economic, social, and ethical problem in the workplace.


            Almost half of all employees have stolen from an employer at least once in his or her career.


            Employees damage coworkers and their employers by stealing from the company.

Which law allows individuals who sue federal contractors for fraud to receive up to 30 percent of any amount recovered by the government?



            False Standards Act.


            Economic Priorities Act (as amended in 1999).


            U.S. False Claims Act (as amended in 1986).


            Fair Labor Standards Act.

Polygraph testing:



            Is encouraged by the Employee Polygraph Protection Act of 1988.


            Is used by 85 percent of U.S. companies as a pre-employment screening procedure.


            Has been replaced by written psychological tests.


            Is used by 85 percent of U.S. companies to discover employee theft.

If someone is entitled to be treated a certain way, this refers to a(n):










During the 1930s, many workers in the United States joined unions, and the ranks of organized labor grew rapidly.  This historical period was called:



            The Fair Deal.


            The New Deal.


            The Progressive Era.


            The Age of Unionization.

Privacy rights seek to protect the employees’ private lives from:



            Competitors’ actions.


            Workplace violence.


            Intrusive and unwarranted business actions.


            Pressure to unionize.


Universal rules establishing a common set of labor standards worldwide are called:



            Corporate codes of conduct.


            NGO standardization.


            Industry-wide codes of conduct.


            Fair labor standards.

The right to free speech is protected in the United States by the:





            Patriot Act.


            False Claims Act.


            Fair Labor Standards Act.

Which of the following is not an argument favoring employee drug testing?



            It improves employee productivity.


            It decreases employee theft and absenteeism.


            It promotes safety in the workplace.


            It is an intrusion on individual privacy.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics, the highest injury rates are found in which of these industries?









            Call centers.


Since the mid-1950s the proportion of American workers represented by unions has:







            Remained about the same.


            Grown only in the manufacturing sector.

Which of the following government rules on equal treatment of employees does not apply to businesses?



            Discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or age is prohibited in all employment practices.


            Government contractors must have written positive affirmative action plans to overcome the past and present effects of discrimination in their work force.


            Women and men must receive equal pay for performing equal work.


            Affirmative action plans must be permanent.

A study by Catalyst found that companies with three or more female directors had:



            Significantly lower returns on equity than those with no female directors.


            Significantly higher returns on equity than those with no female directors.


            Significantly more family-friendly policies than those with no female directors.


            Significantly less family-friendly policies than those with no female directors.

When a mother or father is granted time off when children are born or adopted and during the early months of a child’s development, this is called:



            The parent track.


            Baby care.


            Parental leave.


            Family leave.

Which of the following is an argument against affirmative action?



            It costs American business too much money.


            There are no mechanisms in place to verify that it is actually taking place.


            It is inconsistent with the principles of fairness and equality.


            It violates individuals’ basic human rights.

Since the early 1990s racial harassment charges filed:



            Have been cut in half from 10,000 to 5,000 a year.


            Have decreased dramatically and are now less than 1000 a year.


            Have more than doubled to about 9,000 a year.


            Have stayed about the same at roughly 4,000 a year.


5 points  

Sexual harassment applies to:



            Only men who are being harassed.


            Only women who are being harassed.


            Either men or women who are being harassed.


            Only attractive employees who are being harassed.


Executive Order 11246, established in 1965, mandates:



            Affirmative action for all government employees.


            Affirmative action for all federal contractors and subcontractors.


            Equal pay for equal work for all federal contractors and subcontractors.


            Family and medical leave for all federal employees for illness, or the birth of a child.

Which ethnic group, as defined by the U.S. Census, represents the fastest-growing percentage of the labor force?









            Native Americans.

Under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), passed in 1993:



            Companies that employ 100 or more people must grant unpaid, job protected leaves of up to 12 weeks to employees faced with serious family needs.


            Companies that employ 50 or more people must grant unpaid, job protected leaves of up to 36 weeks to employees faced with serious family needs.


            Companies that employ 50 or more people must grant unpaid, job protected leaves of up to 12 weeks to employees faced with serious family needs.


            Companies that employ 50 or less people are required to do more for expectant and new parents.

Age, ethnicity, gender, mental or physical abilities, race, and sexual orientation are what dimensions of diversity?










Variation in the important human characteristics that distinguish people from one another is called:



            Workforce variability.






            Affirmative action.

“Glass walls” refers to:



            Fewer opportunities for upward advancement.


            Fewer opportunities to move sideways into jobs that lead to the top.


            Reliance on word of mouth by recruiters for top positions — “the old boys’ network” from which women are excluded.


            A company’s lack of commitment to diversity.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission was created in:











Racial harassment is illegal under:



            Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.


            The Third Amendment to the Constitution.


            The Equal Pay Act.


            The Family Medical Leave Act.


How do “glass walls” differ from “glass ceilings?”



            They don’t; they are the same thing.


            Glass walls do not exist; only glass ceilings are real.


            Glass walls apply to mid- and lower-level women managers.


            Glass walls focus on sideways promotions in the organization.


what are human rights conflict and understanding

What is human security? How is it different from the concept of national security?

Describe the main difference between the two conceptions of human security: “freedom from fear” and “freedom from want.” Are the two understandings irreconcilable?

u 4 db ethics and legal healthcare

 Post an executive summary of your comprehensive project in the body of a post in this discussion (please do not use attachments). An executive summary is a one-page document that outlines the purpose, process, findings, discussion, and findings of a report submitted to management. Chief executive officers (CEOs) often read and assess an executive summary before deciding to read the entire report, so this must be a high-quality narrative that demonstrates the significance of the work undertaken, the objectivity of research and analysis underpinning the report, and the credibility of the resulting conclusions. 

objectives to keep in mind


Assess opposing views of current polices and the implications from both sides.

Differentiate between the demands of legal policies, ethical issues with relevance to the needs of the provider and patient.

Explain the value of various policies and procedures at the federal, state and local levels as they relate to the provision of healthcare and patient rights.

750 word paper needed 4

Please make it 4-5 paragraphs

Also there need to be sources and quotes inserted in the essay and a work cited page.

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