training program

Question 1: Analyze one of the jobs you performed before. List the tasks (no more than 10) you performed in a typical week. Indicate (1) importance of each task, (2) time consumed of each task, and (3) easiness to acquire the needed KSAO on-the-job. Finalize with a list of prioritized needs for training. Based on the above three points you listed for the tasks, explain how the information affect your prioritization.

Question 2: Chapter 6 explains many training methods. Identify a training need in your organization and rank three most suitable training methods for the promoted training program. Explain why these methods are best fit with the program.

Question 3: Chapter 7 introduces many methods to collect information on evaluation. List three methods that you consider as the most effective ones and elaborate on your reasoning. Are these the most popular methods used in your organization? Are the theoretically most effective methods also practically most popular ones?

(USE THIS BOOK FOR ONE OF THE RESOURCES)Human Resource Development – 7th Edition – 2017

J.M. Werner

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analytical essay

  1. Consider how you want to incorporate the ideas and arguments from the outside source you located for your Week 5 scholarly article discussion. Include at least one quotation from the source in your final draft. Be sure to use APA style to cite it appropriately in the body of the essay and in the references section.
  2. Consider the feedback you received on your rough draft from your instructor, peers, and Smarthinking (if submitted for review), and determine what changes you want to make. Do you need a more engaging opener or a stronger thesis? Do you need to reinforce your arguments and add more supporting evidence? Do you have areas to develop or clarify? Are you satisfied with your conclusion?
  3. Once you have revised the essay, review it for editing issues. Run the spell checker and grammar checker in Word, and then proofread, looking for typos the checkers might have missed. Read it out loud to listen for awkward places and fine tune the flow.
  4. Make sure you have applied APA rules of style to source citations as well as the overall formatting of your essay. 

Time Value Of Money: Annuity Cash Flow

In a Word document, respond to the following. Number your responses 1–4.

  1. Explain whether you would you rather have a savings account that paid interest compounded on a monthly basis or compounded on an annual basis? Why?
  2. Describe what an amortization schedule is and its uses. Explain the purpose of an amortization schedule.
  3. Interest on a home mortgage is tax deductible. Explain why interest paid in the early years of a home mortgage is more helpful in reducing taxes than interest paid in later years.
  4. Explain the difference between an ordinary annuity and an annuity due.

Use references to support your responses as needed. Be sure to cite all references using correct APA style. Your responses should be free of grammar and spelling errors, demonstrating strong written communication skills.

Problems

In either a Word document or Excel spreadsheet, complete the following problems.

  • You may solve the problems algebraically, or you may use a financial calculator or an Excel spreadsheet.
  • If you choose to solve the problems algebraically, be sure to show your computations.
  • If you use a financial calculator, show your input values.
  • If you use an Excel spreadsheet, show your input values and formulas.

In addition to your solution to each computational problem, you must show the supporting work leading to your solution to receive credit for your answer.

  1. If interest rates are 8 percent, what is the future value of a $400 annuity payment over six years? Unless otherwise directed, assume annual compounding periods.
    • Recalculate the future value at 6 percent interest and 9 percent interest.
  2. If interest rates are 5 percent, what is the present value of a $900 annuity payment over three years? Unless otherwise directed, assume annual compounding periods.
    • Recalculate the present value at 10 percent interest and 13 percent interest.
  3. What is the present value of a series of $1150 payments made every year for 14 years when the discount rate is 9 percent?
    • Recalculate the present value using discount rate of 11 percent and 12 percent.

problem scenario

When faced with a problem, what do you do to solve it? This assignment asks you to apply a six-step to problem solving process to a specific problem scenario. You will write a paper that presents a synthesis of your ideas about solving the problem using this systematic approach. As Voltaire said, “No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.”

Choose one (1) of the problem scenarios as a topic choice for your paper (Note: Your professor must approve your topic choice before you begin work on the assignment.)

Scenario 1: You have worked at your company for eleven (11) years. You have returned to college to earn a Bachelor’s degree in order to increase your chances for a promotion. You are nearly finished with your degree, when a supervisor’s position in a competing company becomes available in another state. The start date is in two (2) weeks, during your final exam period for your courses. The position offers a $15,000 per year salary increase, a car allowance, and relocation expenses. Your former supervisor works for the company and is recommending you for the position based on your outstanding job performance; if you want the job, it’s yours. All of the other supervisors at this level in the company have Master’s degrees, so you know that you would be expected to earn your Bachelor’s degree and continue on to a Master’s degree. Your present company offers tuition reimbursement, but the new company does not.

Scenario 2: Your child comes home from school with an assignment sheet for a school project. He / she is very excited about the project and begins work immediately, doing research on the Internet and gathering materials. You read over the assignment sheet and notice that your child is not including all of the required items in the project, and you have some ideas for how to improve the quality of the presentation. You recently read an article in a parenting magazine about the importance of a child developing responsibility for his/ her own learning. You recall the many ways in which your parents took over your school projects. You, on the other hand, want to encourage your child’s confidence in his / her ability to complete a project independently. The next day, you are at the grocery store when you see a parent of a student in your child’s class. That parent has spent over $30 in supplies for the science project and is taking a day off of work to put the pieces of the project together.

Scenario 3: You have two jobs—one during the week from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, and one on Saturday from 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm. You are taking two classes—one that meets from 6:00 to 10:00 pm, and one class online. You have two kids—one who plays soccer, and one who is in band. You have two elderly parents who no longer drive. You have two siblings—one who lives two (2) miles away, and one who lives in another state. You have two (2) papers due in your classes the same week that one (1) of your children has a soccer tournament, and the other child has a band concert. You are coaching the soccer team, and you are in charge of fundraising for the band. You have a goal to complete your degree in two (2) years. Your doctor tells you that your blood pressure, your cholesterol, and your weight are too high and recommends several medications that cost you nearly $200 per month after your insurance co-pay.

Scenario 4: You are a sales representative for a company that encourages staff to log time in the field and away from the office. You are expected to begin and end your day at the office. You notice that each day when you arrive and return another co-worker is already there, and you wonder whether this person spends most of his / her time at the office. At your weekly sales meeting, you are informed of your co-workers’ outstanding sales performance. You suspect that this co-worker is spending more time flattering the boss instead of working leads in the field, and as a result is getting the best client referrals. Your own sales numbers have steadily decreased since this other sales representative was hired.

Review the six-step problem solving process outlined in the webtext, based on the article “The Problem Solving Process” located at http://www.gdrc.org/decision/problem-solve.html:

  • Step One: Define the problem
  • Step Two: Analyze the problem
  • Step Three: Generate options
  • Step Four: Evaluate options
  • Step Five: Make your decision
  • Step Six: Implement and reflect

Write a four to five (4-5) page paper in which you:
1. Define the problem in the scenario that you have chosen.
2. Analyze the problem in the scenario.
3. Generate options for solving the problem in the scenario.
4. Evaluate the options for solving the problem.
5. Decide on the best option for solving the problem.
6. Explain how you will implement the decision made and reflect on whether this option was the most effective.

The paper should follow guidelines for clear and organized writing:

  • Include an introductory paragraph and concluding paragraph.
  • Address main ideas in body paragraphs with a topic sentence and supporting sentences.
  • Adhere to standard rules of English grammar, punctuation, mechanics, and spelling.

“A well-researched assignment has at least as many sources as pages.” Therefore, since this assignment requires you to write at least 4-5 pages, you should include at least 4-5 references.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Recognize the hindrances to the decision-making process in order to apply problem-solving skills to a variety of situations.
  • Create written work utilizing the concepts of critical thinking.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in critical thinking skills and informal logic.

Argument Worksheet

Select and review ONE of the following articles from Opposing Viewpoints in Context:

· Health Care Issues

· Compensation for College Athletes

· Technology and Society

· Social Media

· Advertising

 

Write a 25- to 50-word response to each of the following prompts:

 

1. What is the issue in the argument you selected?

2. Provide an unbiased explanation of all viewpoints or premises of the issue.

 

3. Which viewpoint or premise is weak or irrelevant? Explain why.

 

4. Is the argument inductive or deductive? Why?

5. What is the value of understanding multiple viewpoints before forming an opinion or argument?

 

6. Provide an APA-formatted reference for the article you reviewed. Use the Citation Tools link in the Tools section to the right of the article for assistance, and select “APA, 6th Edition” from the drop-down menu.

Parenting

Write a 500-750-word essay that addresses the following prompts:

  1. Compare and contrast developmental theories of Piaget and Erickson regarding adolescents.
  2. Explain how culture, religion, and research authorities have contributed to various parenting beliefs historically.
  3. Finally, elaborate on specific ways parents may promote the development of biological, psychological, and social characteristics in their children.

Cite at least two to four scholarly resources to support your essay.

Discussion 1: Analyzing Risks

In this week’s readings, Salamon identifies a number of risks that may lie ahead for nonprofits if current trends continue largely as they have to date. These challenges include fiscal risks, competition, organization effectiveness, legitimacy, human resources, and technology. In 2013, Goodwill Industries came under fire because of the company’s practices of paying disabled workers well under minimum wage. Their practices are legal, but human resources challenges could exist with turnover, due to low wages. However, they could also face fiscal risks if they pay workers too much. As a leader, you must consider many risks when setting a strategic direction.

To prepare for this Discussion, review Salamon’s identified risks.

By Day 3

Post your assessment of Salamon’s identified risks that have the greatest potential impact to nonprofit organizations. Which of these, from your perspective, are more important or potentially problematic? What are less relevant or, maybe, not at all relevant? Justify your response.

References

Renz, D. (Ed.). (2010). The Jossey-Bass handbook of nonprofit leadership and management (3rd ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

· Chapter 6, “Executive Leadership”

Jaskyte, K., & Holland, T. (2015). Nonprofit boards: Challenges and opportunities. Human Service Organizations: Management, Leadership & Governance, 39(3), 163–166.

Note: Retrieved from Walden Library databases.

Chait, R. P., Ryan, W. P., & Taylor, B. E. (2004). Governance as leadership. Retrieved from http://headsuped.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/3050-Governance-as-Leadership.pdf

Calhoun, N., & Damm, D. (2015). One sector more poised for the future than either business or government. Retrieved from http://www.forbes.com/sites/singularity/2015/02/09/stealth-rally-in-the-nonprofit-sector/ 

Salamon, L. M. (2015). The resilient sector: The future of nonprofit America.