Due Friday by 2 pm

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Part 1: Select

Case Managers can work in many different areas of Human Services (health care, partner abuse, child welfare, elder care, addiction, homelessness, or career planning). (I CHOOSE CHILD ABUSE)
For this part of your portfolio, choose one area of case management that you are most interested in and focus on this area for the duration of the portfolio project.

Part 2: Research

Research sources that are related to the specific area of client service and trends in case management. These may include cultural sensitivity, interviewing, building rapport, etc.
You can use your textbook, credible websites, articles, etc. One must be a resource located through the Rasmussen Library databases.

Part 2: Reflect

For this part of your assignment, you will use your critical thinking skills and assess your chosen area of case management.

In a minimum of two-pages (not counting the title page and reference page) address the following:

  • Identify chosen area of case management.
  • Identify at least three (3) current trends in this area that a case manager may help guide a client through.
  • Explain at least three (3) specific things that you would look for if working with a client with this type of need.
  • Discuss at least three (3) types of advocacy for the client you may be tasked with facilitating.
  • Address at least three (3) strategies to build rapport with this demographic of client (age, race, ethnicity, gender).
  • Identify at least three (3) challenges you may have in working with this client population?
  • Discuss at least three (3) strengths you may have with this client population?
  • Incorporate two (2) credible resources to examine client services and trends in case management. Cite sources used.

Use professional language including complete sentences and proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation throughout your paper. Be sure to cite any research sources in APA format


Conduct an informational interview with a human resource professional in which you explore the leadership side of human resources.

Write a 4–5 page paper which outlines your informational interview with a human resource leader. Explain the leader’s role and unique perspectives of human resource leadership. You will also analyze how this advises you on your own perspectives of being an effective human resource leader. Your paper should be well organized and cover the following elements.

  • Introduction.
  • Describe the leader’s position and role in the human resource function.
  • Examine the leader’s philosophy and approach for being an effective leader and strategic partner. Be sure your interview covers the following facets of leadership and management: 
    • The challenges and opportunities of the interviewee as a human resource leader, and how that differs from their role as a human resource manager.
    • The leader’s approach to influencing people and organizations as a strategic partner.
    • The leader’s advice for being an effective leader.
  • Analyze how the leader applies leadership theories to support human resource outcomes. Be sure to cover the following elements. 
    • How theories of leadership did or could apply to the interviewee’s role and responsibilities.
    • How theories of leadership resonate with you after the interview.
  • Analyze how key interview findings inform your own personal philosophy of human resource leadership. 
    • How do insights from the interview connect to your own leadership behavior?
    • How do insights from the interview impact your leadership development journey?
  • Conclusion.
Additional ​Requirements
  • Length: 4–5 typed, double-spaced pages, plus the cover and resources pages. 
    • The first page should be a cover sheet with your name, the course number, assignment title, and date. No other information is required on this page.
    • The last page should be the reference list.
  • Organization: Make sure your assignment writing is well organized, using headings and subheadings to organize content for the reader.
  • Resources: Use 2–3 references and include both trade publications and peer-reviewed articles to support your assertions with data and in-text citations.
  • APA formatting: Resources and in-text citations are formatted according to current APA style and formatting.
  • Written communication
    • Develop flow with organizational tactics which recognize relationship between the main topic and subtopics.

As a human resource leader, I must make sure I am looking out for the team and the brand that we represent. One cannot represent the team and the company separately. As the HR representative at a Haverty’s location, I must ensure the well-being of my coworkers. We must hire individuals who are team players, as well as those who will represent the brand. I also o must show no biases when hiring, thus making the work environment a diverse and fulfilling work environment. I have to be able to make decision on hiring and firing indivuals based on the company needs in the present and future. 

2. Differences in leadership and management are that mangers manage the front lines and leaderships works with the politics of the company. Managers make sure the employees are doing their part in making the company successful. While leadership handles the budgets, public affairs, and longevity of the company. 

3. When approaching people and other organizations, we must consider their needs and desires. We want to help them while helping ourselves. If it does not benefit the company morally and financially, then we may not need to do business with them. We also have to look within our company for ideas of organizations and what influences can and will affect the company. Our employees play a part in our consumer base, as they may tell their family members the pro and cons of the company. Realistically, the public opinion comes from employees of these companies and organizations. We can also do public surveys on what the community needs and how we can be of assistance in any way. 

4. My advice on being an effective leader is keeping in mind what job you have to do. The brand/company, and those people (employees) who can help make this happen. The over4all longevity of the company is a goal. Without a job we would not be here. And without the team of reliable and proficient employees, a company is not successful. 

5. A theory that leadership can utilize is the Contingency Theory. This theory expresses there is not a set of specific leadership styles. There are different variables within the work environment that call for certain leadership values. It is founded on the principle that no one leadership style is applicable to all situations. Renowned leadership researchers Hodgson and White believe that the best form of leadership is one that finds the perfect balance between behaviors, needs, and context. Good leaders not only possess the right qualities but they’re also able to evaluate the needs of their followers and the situation at hand. In summary, the contingency theory suggests that great leadership is a combination of many key variables. (I GOOGLED THIS) https://corporatefinanceinstitute.com/resources/careers/soft-skills/leadership-theories/

6. My own personal theory is making sure you have a healthy and reliable work environment. Remember you cannot cater to everyone’s needs; you are not here to babysit. This is a job and you must be professionally and responsible. While we need to ensure the longevity of our workers, they must understand that this is a business. Secondly, we must be a barrier between the company and the employees, thus informing the company of the needs of the employees Ndits consumers and informing the employees of the expectations of the company.


Why should health care managers know how to make proper investment decisions? Provide an example. 175 word minimum-265 words max. 



 why is it important for HR Management to transform from an administrative and operational function to a strategic partner? Provide a brief history of the HR function  and research regarding a specific organization of your choice that has successfully made this transition to support your ideas, arguments, and opinions. Format your work in proper APA format, include a cover page, an abstract, an introduction and a labeled conclusion in accordance with the course rubric, a minimum of five (5) FULL pages of written content, and a references section. Double-space all work and cite all listed references properly in text in accordance with the 7th edition of the APA manual. 


 Measurable objectives are goals that can be measured with a number. It is important that they are measurable so that you are able to track progress and stay motivated to meet the deadlines for the desired goal. 

respond to this


This week’s assignment contains an imaginary scenario in which you will demonstrate your knowledge of the concepts presented in this course.


Your friend, an 8th-grade earth science teacher at the local middle school, is organizing an Earth Day celebration for his students and their families. He knows you have recently been learning about environmental policies in this environmental science class and has asked you to be one of several guest speakers at the event. He would like you to explain to the students how scientific research and public awareness of an environmental issue led to an environmental policy or law. The goal is for the 8th-grade students to understand how people and communities (scientific community, government bodies, citizens of a country, etc.) can effect positive change for the environment.

Use the policy and issue you selected for your Wk 5 Discussion – Environmental Policies in Action.

Prepare a 3-to 4-minute video and/or audio recording, or a 1,050- to 1,750-word transcript of your presentation.

Address the following in your presentation:

  • Summarize the environmental issue. What are its causes? What are the effects on the environment and people? Consider multiple perspectives and locations, as applicable.
  • Explain how economics and/or personal lifestyle choices or behaviors are related to this issue.
  • Describe how individuals, communities, and/or governments have worked to address the issue.
  • Examine the impact of relevant legislation or initiatives. What are the benefits? Have there been any consequences?

Note: Remember your audience; the presentation needs to make sense and appeal to 13- and 14-year-old students.

Include at least 2 outside resources to support your conclusions.

Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining


Part One

Create a chart to compare and contrast the major legislative influences on the labor relations process. Your chart must contain at least five major legislative acts and how they affect management and unions. Columns should include the law, coverage, major provisions, and federal agencies.

Part Two

Find a recent Supreme Court or U.S. Court of Appeals decision concerning a labor law issue. Summarize the case. Findlaw Legal Information Center is a good commercial site for researching case law. You can also use the CSU library, LexisNexis, or Westlaw, for example.

  • What legal principles does the court rely upon in determining the case decision?
  • Be sure to support your response with specific examples.
  • Use one resource from the CSU online library.
  • This homework assignment should be a minimum of two pages in length.

crisis management

Evaluation as Part of a Disaster Management Plan

Established in 1970, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) is a nonprofit, non-governmental health arm of the National Academy of Sciences (chartered by President Lincoln in 1863) and has served as an unbiased advisor to the nation on health care improvement. The IOM has a key role to play in helping to shape the direction of health care in the United States and abroad and works to enhance quality and add value to the health care system. Their seminal report from 2001, Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health Care System for the 21st Century, describes a strategy for improving health care overall.

Historically, heath care for mental health and substance-use conditions had a less developed quality measurement infrastructure than general medical practice. This characteristic was addressed in the 2006 report, Improving the Quality of Health Care for Mental and Substance-Use Conditions and recommendations were made for quality improvement, patient-centered services, strengthening evidence-base practices, and care coordination.

To prepare for this Discussion:

  • Review the Summary and the summaries for Chapters 3, 4, and 5 in the ebook, Improving the Quality of Health Care for Mental and Substance-Use Conditions, focusing on the importance of evaluation and reevaluation of plans.
  • Review Chapter 17 in your course text, Crisis Intervention Strategies, focusing on systems overviews and the Principles of a Crisis Intervention Ecosystem and then consider the value of ongoing plan evaluation.
  • Review the Appendix and Chapters 5 and 9 in your course text, Crisis Management in the New Strategy Landscape, focusing on the components of an effective crisis management plan and organizational learning.
  • Review the article, “Program Evaluation: The Accountability Bridge Model for Counselors.” Consider the importance of developing effective counseling evaluation programs and the importance of accountability for counselors.
  • Review the article, “Violence Prevention After Columbine: A Survey of High School Mental Health Professionals.” Consider how research and program evaluation can improve the effectiveness of counseling.
  • Review the article, “Collaborative Consultation and Program Evaluation,” focusing on how effective program evaluation can inform and improve counselor education and leadership.
  • Review the “Six-Aims of Health Care Systems” at http://books.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=11470&page=8 and consider how adherence to these guidelines should be kept in mind as you develop and evaluate crisis management plans.
  • Review the article, “Five Years After Katrina: Progress Report on Recovery, Rebuilding, and Renewal” or use a search engine to find another disaster recovery plan. Think about areas that still need improvement. Be sure to include resources if a different recovery plan is used.

With these thoughts in mind:

Post by Day 4 a brief justification for three components of the Six Aims of High-Quality Health Care that you think are most important when evaluating a crisis management plan. Then provide a brief analysis of the “Five Years After Katrina: Progress Report on Recovery, Rebuilding, and Renewal ” recovery plan or the plan you chose, and explain insights you gained.

Note: Please include the three components you chose in the first line of your post. You will be asked to respond to a colleague who chose at least two different components.

8500- Assignment: Professional Leadership Journal: Value Systems

This week’s self-assessment, located in your text, is a brief individual leadership assessment entitled “Value Systems.” This simple assessment is designed to initiate your thinking on the topic of values in leadership and how your values might impact your leadership in the field of health care administration.

For this Professional Leadership Journal, complete the “Value Systems” assessment. As a scholar-practitioner in the field of health care administration, reflect on what the assessment may reveal about your leadership values. What values may be important to you as a leader in the field of health care administration? 

The Assignment (2–3 paragraphs):

  • Explain new insights gained based on your results of the “Value Systems” assessment. 
  • Explain how these new insights might impact your current or future role as a health care administration leader.



As the Health IT Director at Trident Hospital (400-bed inpatient facility), you are responsible for all health information technology upgrades and maintenance. Trident Hospital has recently decided to purchase a new electronic health record (EHR) system. Trident Hospital’s Chief Information Officer (CIO) has requested that you provide a detailed report of what to expect from the point of acquisition through implementation.

This report should be between 7 – 10 pages (excluding title page and reference page) and outline the following:

  • Which EHR product you are recommending and why
    • Discuss any features that you feel are important, such as clinical decision support systems (CDSS), computerized provider order entry (CPOE), patient portal, etc.
  • Acquisition (what are the steps and what to expect)
  • Implementation (what are the steps and what to expect)
  • Standards (what types of standards should be implemented)
  • Policies (what are some of the important policies that should be implemented?)

In addition, you need to discuss the benefits of this particular EHR and any potential barriers. Keep in mind that this should be a technical paper that discusses the aforementioned areas.

Assignment Expectations

  1. Provide a 7- to 10-page technical paper (excluding title and reference pages) that discusses the particular EHR you have selected; acquisition; implementation; standards; and policies. You also need to discuss the benefits and barriers of the EHR implementation.
  2. Provide an introduction and conclusion paragraph.
  3. Your references and citations should be consistent with a particular formatting style such as APA.
  4. Provide references from at least 3 scholarly articles (peer-reviewed). Do not include information from non-scholarly materials such as wikis, encyclopedias, or www.freearticles.com (or similar websites). Use the following link for additional information on how to recognize peer-reviewed journals: http://www.angelo.edu/services/library/handouts/peerrev.php.
  5. For additional information on reliability of sources, review the following source:
    Georgetown University Library. (n.d.). Evaluating internet resources. Retrieved from https://www.library.georgetown.edu/tutorials/research-guides/evaluating-internet-content
  6. Your response should incorporate the outcomes of the module with the requirements of this assignment and will be graded according to the rubric.