Describe a way to set up a small professional group.

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Imagine that you are forming a small professional group to discuss how the statistics and research of a human services organization can be improved. You would also need to present the group with some tips and tools on positive communication techniques to enhance the success of the group’s communication.

In this assignment, you will create a code of conduct or a set of guidelines regarding how a group should interact during meetings. You will also analyze the issues that might arise when people meet in a group and explain how these issues can be addressed by making preventative efforts.

Tasks:

Create a 2- to 3-page paper by responding to the following points:

Describe the way in which you will set up a small professional group. Create a code of conduct or a set of guidelines regarding how the group should interact in both face-to-face communication and technology-mediated meetings.
Provide at least 6–10 positive communication techniques that would enable the group to address communication issues, if they occur, during the meeting.
Review the group development stages (forming, storming, norming, and performing) and analyze the stage in which your group currently is; describe the specific technique to be used based on the stage in which the group is.
The difference between listening and hearing
At least five positive ways to align your nonverbal body language with your verbal language
The etiquette of technologically mediated meetings 

Note: Your paper should rely upon at least 2 sources from additional professional literature; the sources must be cited in APA format. The literature may include relevant textbooks, peer-reviewed journal articles, and websites created by professional organizations, agencies, or institutions (.edu, .org, or .gov).

What is Federalism and why is it unique to the United States compared to other countries?

 
What is Federalism and why is it unique to the United States compared to other countries?
Please respond to the following:

Based on the scenario and the knowledge gained from this section, address the following:

Discuss at least two effects on U.S. citizens that stem from the division of power between the federal and state governments.
Keep in mind that federalism is a requirement in the Constitution, so ending or weakening federalism requires a constitutional amendment.
What are some examples of where the federal government has ignored federalism and interfered in state matters?
What are some examples of where the states have ignored the Constitution and ignored federal matter?
Be careful not to mistake federalism for nationalism…just because it is called the “Federal” government does not mean it always acts federalist. Be sure and review the examples posted in the Instructor Insights section and ask questions if it is unclear (do not worry, this part gets confusing, so please ask questions or give the professor a call).

Explain what factors should be taken into consideration when determining an optimal facilities location.

Type: Discussion Board
Unit:  Efficiency in the Supply Chain

Deliverable Length:  400-600 words

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Primary Discussion Response is due by Friday (11:59:59pm Central), Peer Responses are due by Tuesday (11:59:59pm Central).
Using the Library, Internet, or any other available materials, explain what factors should be taken into consideration when determining an optimal facilities location. Address models or formulas that are available to assess location considerations. Be sure to reference all sources using APA style. 
For more information on APA, please visit the APASTYLE Lab. 
Post your comments to at least two other postings. Each comment must be at least 150 words in length. Use the 2X2 matrix to comment (e.g., two things you liked about the posting and two things the student could have included to improve the posting, including errors or excluding erroneous information). 

Scenario:
 In early 1975, brothers John and Michael Phillips founded the Stone Horse Supply Company. John and Michael, both horse riders and horse owners, had developed a horse feed to keep their own horses healthier and happier and found it in demand from other locals and neighbors. In response to that growing local demand, John and Michael converted their small home operation into a rented building in town and went forward with the business of manufacturing and selling specialized horse feeds. 
Through the late 1980s and throughout the 1990s, the Rock Horse Food Supply Company enjoyed modest prosperity, providing niche products to the local area with their products selling in most of the nearby counties. However, in early 2006, the situation began to dramatically change. In early 2006, John and Michael were contacted by representative of the largest chain of stores in the region. One of the officers of the large chain was a horse owner and had been buying the special horse feed for his horse. The officer felt that because she enjoyed the product so much and knew that other local customers had used the product and perhaps the product could have success on a statewide or even a national scale. 
Since its onset, John and Michael had run their business on virtually a manual basis. Suppliers were mostly local with sourcing decisions based on the supplier’s proximity. Forecasting and ordering from suppliers were completed through phone calls and faxes with new orders based on manual counts rather than any systematic process. Stone Horse Supply Company often found itself with either excess material or expediting material in from suppliers at the last minute to keep from missing a customer deadline. Likewise, Stone Horse Supply Company was in the same facility it had started in, a smaller facility that had an unusual layout that John and Michael had made minor modifications to through the years to adapt to problems encountered during those years. 
While John and Michael were excited about the prospect of the company and its product becoming a mainstream product with vastly increased sales, they both knew that they were already struggling to meet current customer demand and that the current methods used to run the company would be insufficient as it entered this next phase. More specifically, John and Michael were concerned about the company’s ability to order and maintain the correct inventories to meet the new sales projections or even if many of its suppliers could meet the higher volumes. John and Michael also were concerned about how they would get the materials to Stone Horse Supply Company because they currently used a single company truck to pick up most of the local materials. Finally, John and Michael were deeply concerned about inventory levels and the cash required maintaining those inventories because they were already experiencing excess cost and issues in this area. 
Having decided to move forward, John and Michael’s company faced many questions regarding the new sales opportunity. Both John and Michael knew that while the technology they had to offer was superior to any other product of that type currently on the market, they also knew their company needed help in developing a supply chain strategy to ensure that this fantastic new sales opportunity did not overwhelm the company and end in failure. 
Your task starts with assisting John and Michael with an assessment of their current and desired situations. You will follow with assisting Stone Horse Supply Company in developing a supply chain that will support its future operations while also knowing that now that John and Michael’s product is going mainstream that there is great likelihood that other competitors will follow and that any strategy must address the future competitive landscape of the company. 

Analyze human resources practices that promote positive employee relations and legal compliance.

Training Session
By successfully completing this assignment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:

Competency 2: Analyze human resources practices that promote positive employee relations and legal compliance. 

Explain an employment law and its main requirements.
Describe the potential impact an identified regulatory issue could have on employee relations, engagement, and retention.
List the skills managers need to effectively implement employee policies regarding this issue.
Develop a training session for presenting a regulatory issue.

Competency 6: Communicate professionally with all stakeholders. 

Organize research and data in a coherent manner to support a position and influence others.
Employ proper grammar and mechanics.
Communicate appropriately with identified target audience.

Assignment Description
For this assignment, select one of the employment laws/regulatory issues covered in Chapter 2 of the DeCenzo textbook and develop a PowerPoint training session to present a regulatory issue to managers in your organization or an organization of your choice. Your presentation should include:

An explanation of the employment law and its main requirements.
The potential impact this issue could have on employee relations, engagement, and retention.
The skills managers need to effectively implement employer policies regarding this issue.

Make sure you:

Target the presentation to managers.
Have 12–14 slides, including a reference slide and speaker’s notes.
Organize your research and data in a coherent manner to support a position and influence others.
Employ proper grammar and mechanics.

Refer to the Scoring Guide to ensure you have met all the requirements of the assignment before submitting it.
 Assignment Requirements

Written communication: It should be thoughtful and free of errors that detract from the overall message.
APA formatting: Resources and citations are formatted and styled according to the most recent APA edition.
Length of presentation: 12–14 slides (including reference slide and speaker’s notes).
Attach document and upload to this assignment area.

Explain stock-outs and how companies approach to resolve issues relating to growth.

 
Type: Individual Project
Unit:  Efficiency in the Supply Chain

Deliverable Length:  1,500 to 2,000 words

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Library Research Assignment
John and Michael, the owners of the Stone Horse Supply Company, are very excited about the new business opportunities their company is going to face. One of the obstacles that they are concerned about is how the business is going to support the growth in customers and locations. With that in mind, John and Michael ask that you prepare a report for them explaining stock-outs and how companies approach and resolve issues relating to growth.  
For this assignment, you must submit a report consisting of 1,500 to 2,000 words in which you explain stock-outs and how companies approach and resolve issues relating to growth. For full-credit, you must address the following in your report:

Explain the purpose of using stock-outs to control inventory.
What are the costs associated with using stock-outs?
What is the demand for stock-outs?
Explain in detail the ways to measure product availability.
Explain the importance of the level of product availability.
Provide at least 3 of the factors that affect the optimal level of product availability.
Research and discuss a company that has gone through times of growth and seen the effects of stock-outs.
Provide at least 3 recommendations, to John and Michael, of how not to sustain problems with stock-outs when dealing with an expansion.

Use the library, text book, course materials, and web resources to complete this assignment.

Scenario:
In early 1975, brothers John and Michael Phillips founded the Stone Horse Supply Company. John and Michael, both horse riders and horse owners, had developed a horse feed to keep their own horses healthier and happier and found it in demand from other locals and neighbors. In response to that growing local demand, John and Michael converted their small home operation into a rented building in town and went forward with the business of manufacturing and selling specialized horse feeds. 
Through the late 1980s and throughout the 1990s, the Rock Horse Food Supply Company enjoyed modest prosperity, providing niche products to the local area with their products selling in most of the nearby counties. However, in early 2006, the situation began to dramatically change. In early 2006, John and Michael were contacted by representative of the largest chain of stores in the region. One of the officers of the large chain was a horse owner and had been buying the special horse feed for his horse. The officer felt that because she enjoyed the product so much and knew that other local customers had used the product and perhaps the product could have success on a statewide or even a national scale. 
Since its onset, John and Michael had run their business on virtually a manual basis. Suppliers were mostly local with sourcing decisions based on the supplier’s proximity. Forecasting and ordering from suppliers were completed through phone calls and faxes with new orders based on manual counts rather than any systematic process. Stone Horse Supply Company often found itself with either excess material or expediting material in from suppliers at the last minute to keep from missing a customer deadline. Likewise, Stone Horse Supply Company was in the same facility it had started in, a smaller facility that had an unusual layout that John and Michael had made minor modifications to through the years to adapt to problems encountered during those years. 
While John and Michael were excited about the prospect of the company and its product becoming a mainstream product with vastly increased sales, they both knew that they were already struggling to meet current customer demand and that the current methods used to run the company would be insufficient as it entered this next phase. More specifically, John and Michael were concerned about the company’s ability to order and maintain the correct inventories to meet the new sales projections or even if many of its suppliers could meet the higher volumes. John and Michael also were concerned about how they would get the materials to Stone Horse Supply Company because they currently used a single company truck to pick up most of the local materials. Finally, John and Michael were deeply concerned about inventory levels and the cash required maintaining those inventories because they were already experiencing excess cost and issues in this area. 
Having decided to move forward, John and Michael’s company faced many questions regarding the new sales opportunity. Both John and Michael knew that while the technology they had to offer was superior to any other product of that type currently on the market, they also knew their company needed help in developing a supply chain strategy to ensure that this fantastic new sales opportunity did not overwhelm the company and end in failure. 
Your task starts with assisting John and Michael with an assessment of their current and desired situations. You will follow with assisting Stone Horse Supply Company in developing a supply chain that will support its future operations while also knowing that now that John and Michael’s product is going mainstream that there is great likelihood that other competitors will follow and that any strategy must address the future competitive landscape of the company.
 

What are the consequences of the media’s portrayal of social class or gender inequality in American society?

 (Just a few paragraphs) Do you think the portrayal of social class or gender in the media (whether in television shows, television news programs, movies, newspapers, radio, or other media sources) accurately reflects the realities of social class, inequality, and gender role expectations in American society? Give specific examples from the media to support your points. Then reflect on the extent to which the media shows us the impact of inequality (whether based on gender or class) on individual’s lives and society as a whole. What are the consequences of the media’s portrayal of social class or gender inequality in American society? 

How should the intelligence cycle work?

How should the intelligence cycle work? Provide your own model.
 

Provide evidence from the weekly readings to support your arguments via APA parenthetical citations. 
Other sources (if used at all) must be subordinate to your understanding of the readings presented in the class.

I look forward to reading your posts and providing feedback on your topics!
Instructions: Your initial post should be at least 350 words.

Explain the origin and development of constitutional democracy in the United States.

  Parties and groups are intermediaries—each is a way in which people can make their views known to government and can try to influence public policy. In your view, which entity—parties or groups—has the greater influence on government policy? Explain the basis for your conclusion.  
The answer should summarize  the following 
 
1. Explain the origin and development of constitutional democracy in the United States.
2. Demonstrate knowledge of the federal system.
3. Describe separation of powers and checks and balances in both theory and practice.
4. Demonstrate knowledge of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the federal government.
5. Evaluate the role of public opinion, interest groups, and political parties in the political system.
7. Describe the rights and responsibilities of citizens
8. Analyze issues and policies in U.S. politics 
 
The paper must be in the 8th MLA format with proper citation and zero plagiarism. It should not be longer than 600 words.

What are benefits of using a layered network model?

  
Question1:(10) OSI 7 layer Model.
a) What are benefits of using a layered network model? 
b) Encryption takes place at which layer?
c) Flow control takes place at which layer?
d) Packets are found at which layer?
e) Packet filtering occurs at what layer(s)?
  
2. Computer Basics (15)
a) What network topology is most commonly seen only in wireless networks?
A. Star
B. Bus
C. Ring
D. Mesh
b) Of the topologies listed, which one is the most fault tolerant
A. Point to Point
B. Mesh
C. Ring
D. Star
c) What device directs packets based on MAC addresses?
A. Router
B. Hub
C. Bridge
D. Switch
  
Question 3: (15) NIC
(a)True or False. Can two NIC devices share the same MAC address?
(b)True or False. All NICs on rhe same network must use the same frame type?
(c) Describe how a NIC device is used?
  
Question 4 (15) Telecommunication Systems 
What is VOIP? What are the essential components of the telecommunications systems using VOIP? What are the advantages?
What is the bandwidth minimum that most experts recommend for good VoIP call signal quality?
What kind of circuitry is used in VoIP to convert analog voice to digital signals for transmission, and digital signals to analog voice for playback?
What network characteristics is most commonly associated with an echo on a VoIP connection?
Migrating from PSTN to VoIP requires careful planning and cross-checking to ensure the transition proceeds smoothly with minimal or no downtime. What are the major migration steps?
 
Question 5 Protocols (15)
A) Describe the handshake process of TCP.
B) Describe the purpose of ICMP and how it is used.
C) How is the router ID chosen in OSPF?
  
Question 6 Cloud Computing (10)
What are the five essential characteristics of cloud services?
Describe the Cloud Provide’s five major areas of activities?
  
Question 7 5G Networks (10pt)
Enhanced internet quality and the rise of 5G
Just as the amount of data generated and stored around the world is poised to grow tremendously in 2018, consumers will also expect better and faster connections from network providers. Qualcomm Snapdragon has been spearheading the move to faster network speeds, and 2018 should see an increase in the number of groups working on these improvements. As this work gains momentum, we anticipate strong movement from gigabyte LTE speeds to full 5G networks, helping us reach 5G capabilities in record time.
Enhanced network quality will increase consumer expectations for highly-responsive, fast-loading services and apps. Savvy business owners will move quickly to reevaluate and upgrade their SaaS, PaaS, and website platforms to be more responsive. The IoT and IoE industries will also benefit from faster network speeds by allowing organizations in this space to receive and deliver data more efficiently in real time.
https://www.networkworld.com/article/3233134/cloud-computing/5-cloud-computing-trends-to-prepare-for-in-2018.html
Please research and describe the 5G capability.
  
Question 8 Big Data (10)
What are few approaches to analyze the big data? 
What type of database technology do you recommend for big data?