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Discuss the differences in international management that must be addressed by HR and management.

Case Scenario One: You were just hired to be the CEO of a rural hospital. You chose the job because you wanted to develop a strategy to increase access to health care in this community.
Activity: Using Internet research, develop a proposal to implement a telemedicine program for the hospital.
Case Scenario Two: Your hospital has decided to develop a strategic alliance with a healthcare organization in China and has asked you to work in China for 12 months during the transition period for the employees who will be working there.
Activity: Discuss the differences in international management that must be addressed by HR and management.

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Writing Prompt & Instructions Please answer the following questions with a minim

Writing Prompt & Instructions
Please answer the following questions with a minimum word count of around 300 and double-spaced. Make sure to reference the resources often to back up your points and provide a link to where your information is coming from.
In this discussion forum, you will be spending some time looking at art and artifacts from the Middle Ages. Please search on the internet for one piece of Middle Ages art or culture between the 5th and 15th centuries AD that you find interesting. It could be visual art, illuminated manuscripts, jewelry, mosaics, fashion, architecture, poetry – really anything related to art that comes from the time period of the Middle Ages.
Briefly tell me some of the basic information – date, location, origin, purpose (if you can figure this out), artist, etc. Make sure to tell me where you found your information!
Explain what made you choose this piece over others (please be thorough in why you found it interesting – don’t just say “I found it interesting because I had never seen it before.”)
Connect your artifact to something specific you learned from the art section resources you read/watched this week.
Below are link to the art section resources read/watches this week to help answer number 3 part of the question:
1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4zQnNLRW3w
2. https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/medieval-world/romanesque-art/romanesque-art-in-france/v/pentecost-and-mission-to-the-apostles-tympanum-v-zelay
3. https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/medieval-world/beginners-guide-to-medieval-europe/manuscripts/a/medieval-manuscripts
4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrdkL7Y8Who
****I have added a sample analysis below!
Sample Analysis
I have chosen to analyze the famous Venus of Willendorf (https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/prehistoric-art/paleolithic/paleolithic-objects/a/venus-of-willendorf), which is one of the oldest surviving works of art in the world! This little lady is referred to as a Venus figurine and was among hundreds of similar figurines found in Paleolithic sites across Europe. The carvings date back to around 40,000 – 10,000 BCE!!!! They are usually small – around 1 – 4 inches – and are often made from mammoth tusk, but “teeth, antlers, bone, and stone, were also used.” This figurine was made out of limestone.
These figurines are usually nude and very voluptuous – in contrast to the smaller frames of skeletons found from around the same time. These figurines led some anthropologists (Marija Gimbutas in particular) to theorize that our prehistoric ancestors participated in goddess worship. Her theories were majorly controversial, but what I think is more fascinating than wondering whether or not she is right (because how can we ever know) is pondering the incredible power of story and interpretation. Because we have so little to go on, a lot of our theories are conjectures and that makes this time period very mysterious.
I chose this piece because I used to dislike this image because it was so commonly used and I never really stopped to take a moment to ask myself why it was so important. Knowing the background, as I noted above, opens my eyes to the fact that there is so much that we do not know about our past (or even our present, honestly) and I personally like entertaining the mysteries of life.
In the Goodbye Art Academy video, the narrator mentions that these figurines were common in Stone Age art and that they most likely represented fertility. The video hypothesizes that fertility was a “popular Stone Age theme probably because it represented prosperity and expansion of the tribe.” Again, these are our best guesses, when we look at art today, there are so many reasons why people create, but it seems safe to say that whatever these ladies represented, they were pretty popular!
I got my information from the Goodbye Art Academy video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdlQxISNpwY), Khan Academy (https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/prehistoric-art/paleolithic/paleolithic-objects/a/venus-of-willendorf), and Ancient History Encyclopedia, (https://www.worldhistory.org/Venus_Figurine/) which is an EXCELLENT resource, but the Met Museum and the British Museum are great places to look as well.

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Read about “The Dark Side of Suburbia”: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/u

Read about “The Dark Side of Suburbia”:
https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/us-history/postwarera/postwar-era/a/the-dark-side-of-suburbia (Links to an external site.)
Answer the following questions:
Do you think the “sameness” of the suburbs was mostly positive or negative for the women in the 1960s? Explain your answer. Keep in mind that gender is central to the allocation of resources, opportunities, and facilities.
How does the overall layout of today’s cities, especially the location of residential areas, workplaces, open spaces, schools, and transportation networks, reflect on the different expectations and assumptions regarding gender roles? Is space used differently by different people depending on their color, class, and gender? Discuss. Bring specific examples from your experiences.
Can you come up with some ideas and changes regarding life in the suburbs that could improve women’s lives today?

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It’s time to check up on your progress with the strategic communication plan. Th

It’s time to check up on your progress with the strategic communication plan. The Long Lake Community Center board wants you to present your goals to improve the Job Placement Services Center. Review Topic 6 to ensure your objectives, strategies, and tactics follow the guidelines. Remember, the material you prepare this week will support your final strategic communication plan due in Week 5. You will have an opportunity to make adjustments based upon feedback from your instructor each week.
Create a 6- to 10-slide Microsoft PowerPoint presentation that includes the following:
2 global objectives for your plan. Include:
The criteria you plan to use to evaluate the success of the objectives.
Summary of your plan to operationalize your objectives, which may include:
Units of measurements (i.e., number of people, scores on a rubric, average test scores, a change in the result of a survey question)
Tools you will use to gather information (i.e., surveys, tests, interviews)
How will you get baseline measurements?
How will you assess progress of the objectives after the plan is implemented?
At least 1 intermediate objective for each global objective. Include:
The criteria you plan to use to evaluate the success of the objectives
Ensure your objectives align to your theory from Week 2
Summary of your plan to operationalize your objectives (see points above)
At least 1 strategy for each intermediate objective. To help draft these, consider:
How can you translate the measurements into ways of reaching the priority audience segment(s)?
Will these strategies support how you achieve the objective?
At least 1 tactic for each strategy. To draft these, include:
Associated tasks, people, channels, and timelines
Does the tactic align to the objective and the priority audience segment(s)?
Will the tactics support what you need to do to achieve the strategy?
Explain how the objectives, strategies, and tactics relate to your vision statement and communication theory.
Include an introduction and conclusion for your presentation, along with any visuals and charts. You may use the Objectives, Strategies, and Tactics Template to draft these or another resource of your choice.
Present your information by recording audio for each slide or include speaker notes.

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The summary paper must identify: 1. The main issues in the three chosen areas

The summary paper must
identify:
1.
The
main issues in the three chosen areas and how they are illustrated in the
chosen organization, An in-depth analysis of The Impact of the Pandemic on the
Workplace from an HR lens.
2.
New
learning that has occurred on the part of the student,
3.
Class
activities or incidents that facilitated learning and understanding of HR
issues,
4.
Potential
impact on future career plans, or even in the student’s personal life at home.
While most of the paper
should clearly demonstrate the student’s ability to apply the knowledge gained
in this course to the evaluation of a specific health organization (points “a”
through “c”), the student is encouraged, particularly in the introduction and
conclusion sections of the paper, to consider the impact of what he or she has
learned about future career plans or personal outlook.
The summary paper must
identify:
1.
A well-researched
summary of The Impact of the Pandemic on the Workplace from an HR lens
2.
New learning that has
occurred on the part of the student,
3.
Potential impact on
future career plans, or even in the student’s personal life at home.

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For this week’s topic:firstly, watch the PBS Frontline classic program entitled:

For this week’s topic:firstly, watch the PBS Frontline classic program entitled: “A Class Divided” (this week’s Required Resources). Discuss your reaction to the video and what you learned from it.
Also, discuss how you feel it relates to the PPT on Prejudice & Diversity as well as the chapter’s reading for this week.

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Capstone Portfolio and Reflective Letter Overview If you’ll remember, one of you

Capstone Portfolio and Reflective Letter
Overview
If you’ll remember, one of your earliest discussion boards in this class, Practicing Curation, asked you to choose three items that tell a story about you. That assignment was an exercise in curating, or selecting what to focus on. Since that discussion board, we’ve done the opposite of curate–we’ve expanded and we’ve explored. You’ve had many opportunities to continue to tell your story, to think about your brand, to explore your interests and your degree, to think about the many kinds of documents you might use along your journey. Now it’s time to return to the idea of curation and practice selecting a story you want to tell about your experiences in this class, then curating the documents that best tell that story.
Your task:
For the Capstone Portfolio Submission, pick THREE examples of your work in this class and create a portfolio that you can use going forward in your university plans and beyond. These three items must work together to tell a story about you.
Part 1: The Three Items:
The three items you choose must accomplish two things:
They must show something about you. What they show is up to you, but here are some guiding questions that might help you decide:
Are there items that, when put together, demonstrate what you value in life?
Are there items that, when put together, demonstrate how you’ve made your Liberal Studies degree work for you?
Are there items that, when put together, illustrate your career goals and the progress you’ve made towards achieving those specific goals?
Are there items that, when put together, illustrate the kind of work or the kind of intellectual pursuits you find rewarding?
Are there items that, when put together, show a transformation you’ve undergone?
Are there items that, when put together, show who you are as a student? Are there items that, when put together, show what sets you apart from other IDS majors?
Are there items that, when put together, show something else?
The three items must work together to tell the story you’ve chosen to tell. In order for them to work together, you’ll need to revise (at least two of them) to make sure that you’ll get the most out of putting them side-by-side. When you revise, you’ll ask yourself questions like: When I put the three artifacts side by side, how does each one draw attention to certain aspects of another document? What can I revise in artifact 1 that would make something in artifact 2 better stand out? When I put artifact 2 and 3 together, is there something that seems contradictory or confusing now and should I revise it?
Remember, these questions are meant to give you ideas. However, you can tell a story that isn’t represented in the questions above.
The key, though, is that the items actually tell a story. In other words, the selection of artifacts in your portfolio should not feel haphazard or random. Imagine that the reader of this portfolio only gets to see these three items and never sees anything else about you or by you: what would they think about you from these three items? That’s what you have control over here. You get to decide what you want the portfolio to say about you, then you must pick three items that convey that message.
Important note: The idea here is that you focus on a specific story–don’t throw everything you’ve got at us. Curation means leaving some stuff out, so that we can more clearly see what is there. You’ll be graded on your ability to focus on something you want to convey and curating a portfolio that conveys that message.
Note that this is an important skill you are getting to practice here. In real life, you will have many opportunities to create portfolios, submit example work, and craft a story about who you are. When we do that, we want to make sure that the documents do the most they can for us in that context– and since the context is always changing, the documents we choose should be changing, too.
List of approved portfolio items that you can choose from:
Resume
Personal Statement
Cover letter template
Curriculum summary
Video practice interview
Part 2: The Reflective Letter:
In addition to your 3 items, you should include a reflective letter that helps me understand the choices you made. The letter should be at least 500 words long. Address that letter to me, your instructor.
You will write your letter in paragraph form (do not submit one long paragraph, nor a series of bullet points). Here are the questions that your letter should answer:
What items did you decide to include in your portfolio and why? Was it a tough choice or was it easy to choose which items to include in your story-telling trio? If making selections was hard, explain why. If making selections was easy, explain why.
You’ve already submitted this work in some version earlier in the semester. The capstone portfolio is comprised of final versions. What specifically did you change and why? If you didn’t change something, why not?
If every part of the portfolio submission doesn’t reflect your full understanding, creative and intellectual capacity, where do you think this portfolio submission stumbles a bit and why?
Are there any special circumstances – positive or challenging — that influenced what I will be reading on the pages you submit?
Which parts of your portfolio submission make you feel the most proud? Think of some part (or parts) that you worked especially hard on or which feels particularly inspired. Be as specific as you can be. You don’t want my eye to slide past your best bits. Tell me about them.
What did you like or dislike about curating the portfolio of your work?
Did the instructions, work with your classmate, instructor feedback, and/or assigned reading help you build this portfolio? How? If a classmate helped guide you, give that person a shout out! Was there anything missing that would have helped you to do your best work? Is there something that you wish we’d covered more slowly or in more detail?
If you could step into a time machine and go backward in time, what would you do differently in preparing this assignment?
Do not rush. Look over the work that you will hand in to me. Take some time to think before you begin writing. Your answers matter to me – tell me what happened.

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A 2000-word report discussing and detailing one of the jazz albums from the list

A 2000-word report discussing and detailing one of the jazz albums from the list. Since my family grew up in New Orleans, Jazz is where it began. Can you please use John Coltrane album, Blue Train.

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Class Presentation of Capstone Portfolios Post your near-final Capstone Portfoli

Class Presentation of Capstone Portfolios
Post your near-final Capstone Portfolio submission to this week’s discussion board. (No attachments – just enter text or copy and paste)
If you can copy and paste the artifacts into the same document, do that. If it’s not easy to copy and paste them in (maybe due to formatting issues) or if you are including a video or other non-textual artifact, then upload those artifacts as separate files (see instructions for uploading multiple files here).
Include in your post, a table of contents for the artifacts, in the order you want people to look at them. After the table of contents, write at least 2-3 sentences that explain what items you decided to include in your portfolio and why. The Portfolio instructions direct you to focus on a specific story — tell the class what message you want to convey with your three artifacts and how your curating and editing choices helped communicate that message.
After posting all parts of your near-final-version Capstone Portfolio submission — (a) Table of contents, (b) Short paragraph explaining your choices, and (c) your artifacts — respond to two other classmates’ Portfolios. Here are some questions to guide your response: What do you like the most about your classmate’s Portfolio? Did reading someone’s portfolio help you to think through changes for your own final version submission? Your response should be at least 75 words.