Behavior Modification Treatment Phase Report Assignment

Behavior Modification Treatment Phase Report Assignment

BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION PROJECT: TREATMENT PHASE REPORT ASSIGNMENT
INSTRUCTIONS
OVERVIEW
Treat your target behavior, using the treatment method(s) that you have researched in this course.
Use the time available to you to treat it, whether it is one week or two. Then prepare and submit
your Behavioral Modification Project: Treatment Phase Report Assignment, which will
consist of the following 6 parts. Use Level One headings to differentiate the parts.
INSTRUCTIONS
1. Target Behavior: The target behavioral definition is clear and measurable. Examples are
cited if clarification is needed. [Descriiption]
2. Treatment Method: The treatment method is described clearly and concisely.
[Descriiption]
3. Treatment Period: Dates and/or time stated in the description and labeled on the x-axis
of the graph. For the treatment graph, both the baseline and the treatment phases should
be shown with phase lines between the two. [Descriiption and Graph]
4. Experiment Narrative: Describe the logistics and process of the experimental
treatment phase (the research design – AB or ABAB, schedules of treatment, confounding
variables that may have impacted the experiment). [Descriiption and Graph]
5. Dimension(s): The logical dimension(s) (Frequency – Intensity – Duration – Latency) that
were observed and recorded during the treatment phase are clearly and consistently stated
and shown, labeled on the y axis of the graph. [Descriiption and graph]
6. Summary of Treatment: Clearly and completely, but concisely, verbally summarize the
treatment of the target behavior and show the results of the experiment. [Descriiption and
Graph]

Targeting Incentives

In two pages, analyze the advantages and disadvantages of different types of pay plans.

Introduction

There are various pay plans that recognize merit and performance with different types of incentive plans. In a single company, different business units and goals may set up separate incentive plans to reward work more specifically as it contributes to the overall objectives of the unit. Profit sharing and employee stock ownership plans are popular in private as well as publicly traded companies. The world of pay for performance has taken on a much more sophisticated role in our world of work, especially as our work has changed dramatically from the industrial age to the knowledge age.

Competencies Measured

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

  • Competency 4: Evaluate effective incentives and perks programs.
    • Describe a situation in which a selected individual incentive plan would be most appropriate.
    • Describe a situation in which a selected team incentive plan would be most appropriate.
    • Describe a situation in which a selected long-term incentive plan would be most appropriate.

Preparation

There are a range of incentive plans for individuals and groups or teams. Think like an HR director who is responding to a work situation with a pay solution. Consider different types of pay plans along with their advantages and disadvantages.

Complete the following:

  • Select one individual plan, one team plan, and one long-term incentive plan.
  • Describe a situation in which each of these plans would be most appropriate, and justify why it is appropriate. In your descriptions, include the type of company and type of work as well as the position or positions that would be affected by your plan.

For example, if you selected a team-based plan, you might describe a department in a retail store that has a history of employees not covering for each other during the holiday rush period. You may use actual examples and reference a company as you have witnessed it, or you may describe a generic situation. In your descriptions, include how you think your chosen incentive plan will affect behavior and achieve intended results.

Your assessment should be no longer than two pages. Drafting a table that compares and contrasts the scenarios as a summary is appropriate but also requires a narrative describing the situations. Be sure to use proper APA (6th edition) style and formatting.

Competencies Measured

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

  • Competency 4: Evaluate effective incentives and perks programs.
    • Describe a situation in which a selected individual incentive plan would be most appropriate.
    • Describe a situation in which a selected team incentive plan would be most appropriate.
    • Describe a situation in which a selected long-term incentive plan would be most appropriate.

Reviewing a Salary Structure

Write an analysis of the advantages and disadvantages of broadbanding as a compensation plan, and take a position on whether you think broadbanding can be successfully competitive in your current or previous work environment.

Introduction

It is necessary to address the competitive position of a pay policy. As an HR professional, it is important to understand how data is gathered and how to interpret the results. It is also important to keep a broad viewpoint. What does it mean to be competitive and pay a salary that is not only internally equitable but is also externally effective in attracting and retaining the appropriate labor force for your business? It is important that HR professionals consider all the issues that go into that decision-making process.

Competencies Measured

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

  • Competency 2: Evaluate the components and implementation of base-pay programs.
    • Analyze advantages of broadbanding as a salary structure in a compensation plan.
    • Analyze disadvantages of broadbanding as a salary structure in a compensation plan.
    • Explain whether or not broadbanding can be successfully competitive in a work environment.

Preparation

Often a salary structure has ranges—minimum, midpoint, and maximum. Frequently, a market position is drawn from the range midpoint. Another option becoming popular is broadbanding. Each method has advantages and disadvantages. You may wish to look at the salary structure and occupational families presented in the U.S. Office of Personnel Management Salary Table 2019-GS, referenced in the Resources. Notice how broad the bands are for individual jobs.

Complete the following:

  • Analyze the advantages and disadvantages of broadbanding as a compensation plan.
  • Conclude your essay by explaining your position on whether you think broadbanding can be successfully competitive in your current or previous work environment, and provide supporting reasons for your position. How might broadbanding help with being successfully competitive compared to alternative salary structure ranges that might be used?

Be sure to use proper APA (6th edition) style and formatting.

Competencies Measured

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

  • Competency 2: Evaluate the components and implementation of base-pay programs.
    • Analyze advantages of broadbanding as a salary structure in a compensation plan.
    • Analyze disadvantages of broadbanding as a salary structure in a compensation plan.
    • Explain whether or not broadbanding can be successfully competitive in a work environment.

Pitfalls of Job Evaluation Methods

Prepare a short description of each of three methods of job evaluation, including each method’s main features, essential weaknesses, and a situation in which it would not be effective for a business.

Competencies Measured

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

  • Competency 2: Evaluate the components and implementation of base-pay programs.
    • Examine the weaknesses of the ranking method for evaluating jobs.
    • Examine the weaknesses of the classification method for evaluating jobs.
    • Examine the weaknesses of the point method for evaluating jobs.

Preparation

There are generally three methods used for evaluating jobs:

  1. Ranking.
  2. Classification.
  3. Point method.

Prepare a short description of each method, including your responses to the following:

  • What are the main features of each evaluation method? (In other words, what is a general description of each method?)
  • Examine each method by looking at its potential downside. What are the essential weaknesses in each of these evaluation methods?
  • Describe a situation in which each method would not be effective for a business. For example, when would ranking be either impractical or unfair? When would the point method be too complicated to be effective in evaluating work for creating a salary structure?

Be sure to use proper APA (6th edition) style and formatting.

Competencies Measured

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

  • Competency 2: Evaluate the components and implementation of base-pay programs.
    • Examine the weaknesses of the ranking method for evaluating jobs.
    • Examine the weaknesses of the classification method for evaluating jobs.
    • Examine the weaknesses of the point method for evaluating jobs.

You’ve got a ticket in your hand

You’ve got a ticket in your hand – Where will you go? What will you do? What will happen when you get there?

  • 4 pages
  • MLA format
  • No sources
  • Perfect

Visioning Before Strategizing

Prepare a 1-2-page guiding principles document for staff compensation at a new company.

Introduction

For the human resource (HR) manager, the focus is on designing policies that consistently reflect the company’s business image. Being incongruent is simply not a winning strategy. If a company chooses to be the best in field, it automatically requires its policies to be the same. One of the major roles for human resource practitioners in this process is to ensure that the compensation polices reflect the organization’s image. If a company strives to be the best in the field and attract and retain top talent, the compensation strategy must be designed accordingly.

There are numerous possibilities for high-level business strategies, and it is often useful to consider these in fairly basic terms in relation to HR programs and compensation systems.

For example, Harvard Professor Michael Porter (2003) defined three “generic strategies” of businesses:

  • Cost leadership – being the low cost producer.
  • Differentiation – providing a better or unique product.
  • Focus – concentrating on a narrow market.

Gerhart and Newman (2020) defined three somewhat different but closely related business strategies (as well as associated business responses):

  • Low cost. (The business response is operational efficiency.)
  • Innovator. (The business response is product leadership, mass customization, and short product life cycles.)
  • Customer focus. (The business response is delivering products matching or exceeding customer expectations.)

The key is to align an overall HR program (including a compensation system) with the relevant business strategy.

Gerhart and Newman, for example, describe appropriate HR program alignments and compensation systems associated with their defined business strategies. A low-cost strategy would have an HR program that would emphasize doing more with less. Compensation systems aligned to this strategy would be focused on labor costs, productivity, and controls on work. In contrast, an innovator strategy would include an HR program that uses agile processes, encourages risk-taking, and involves innovative people; compensations systems associated with this strategy would have flexible job descriptions that could adjust to changing needs and market-based pay that rewards innovation. The customer focus strategy would logically have an HR program with the goal of pleasing customers and exceeding their expectations, and the compensation system would reward employees based upon customer satisfaction incentives.

While thinking about compensation strategies, it is important to consider the ethical issues that influence compensation policy and how they may or may not harmonize with personal, corporate, and societal values. Also, think about the fundamental relationship an individual has with a company and how the contract for work and reward may represent a deeper contract between the employee, the employer, and the society in which the business is conducted.

It is helpful to look at the needs of the company and the individual from both a practical and ethical perspective. Within this context is the legal and regulatory framework that guides the standards of human resource policy, including labor laws that were addressed in your other human resource courses, specifically laws relevant to wages and benefits.

References

Gerhart, B., & Newman, J. M. (2020). Compensation (13th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.

Porter, M. E. (2003). Competitive strategy: Techniques for analyzing industries and competitors. Chicago, IL: Simon & Schuster.

Competencies Measured

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

  • Competency 1: Evaluate the components that comprise an effective total compensation program.
    • Describe a company for which a vision will be created.
    • Identify a business strategy aligned with a company.
    • Create guiding principles for developing a comprehensive compensation policy.
    • Assess the adaptability of compensation guiding principles to different economic conditions.
    • Describe an HR program aligned with a business strategy for a new company.
    • Explain how existing businesses in a company’s community affect the business strategy and compensation vision of the company.
  • Competency 2: Evaluate the components and implementation of base-pay programs.
    • Describe a compensation system aligned with a business strategy for a new company.

Preparation

Imagine that you are the HR manager for a new company just opening its doors in your community. The owners have asked you to prepare a vision for compensating the staff. They do not want specific policies but rather guiding principles that will help them collect data and write specific HR policies later.

Complete the following:

  • Describe the type of business, the number and types of employees (such as exempt and non-exempt), and the customer base you will use as your example company for this assessment, as well as the state and city or area of the state where your company is located.
  • Identify a business strategy that is most appropriate for the company, and include an analysis of why you believe this is the case.
  • Discuss the appropriate business response, HR program alignment, and compensation system for this new business.
  • Create a list of essential guideposts for developing a total compensation policy. In your vision, include statements that can be made public to your customers and employees.
  • Consider whether your vision will be strategic in a strong economy, as well as in an economic downturn. Will you be able to adapt your vision during various economic conditions?
  • Describe an HR program aligned with the business strategy chosen for the new company.
  • Describe how other existing businesses in your community affect the compensation vision and strategy of this new company. You can reference the Overview of BLS Wage Data by Area and Occupation Web page from the Bureau of Labor Statistics Web site (cited in the Resources) to help you research information for your response.

Your analysis should be 1-2 pages long. Be sure to use proper APA style (6th edition) and formatting.

Competencies Measured

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

  • Competency 1: Evaluate the components that comprise an effective total compensation program.
    • Describe a company for which a vision will be created.
    • Identify a business strategy aligned with a company.
    • Create guiding principles for developing a comprehensive compensation policy.
    • Assess the adaptability of compensation guiding principles to different economic conditions.
    • Describe an HR program aligned with a business strategy for a new company.
    • Explain how existing businesses in a company’s community affect the business strategy and compensation vision of the company.
  • Competency 2: Evaluate the components and implementation of base-pay programs.
    • Describe a compensation system aligned with a business strategy for a new company.

Technology Integration in Early Childhood Education – Hong Kong teachers’ Perspectives

Technology Integration in Early Childhood Education – Hong Kong teachers’ Perspectives

Argumentative Essay divided into 4 main headings/ parts.
1. Introduction: Introduction of topic and presentation of the argument.
2. Literature Review: Support for and counter arguments against technology integration in ECE – literature review with global teachers’ perspectives, Hong Kong teachers’ perspectives, and cross-cultural perspectives.
3. International Key themes and Practical implications emerging from Literature review such as – trends, hot topics popular now, new developments in the field, online learning, hybrid learning, covid 19 pandemic impact on ECE.
4. Conclusion: Tentative ending with global views and then narrowing down the focus to Hong Kong teachers’ perspectives (not for or against technology integration in ECE, but somewhere in between)

Evidence-Based Population Health Improvement Plan

Evidence-Based Population Health Improvement Plan

Assessment 3 Instructions: Evidence-Based Population Health Improvement Plan
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Write a 4-5 page population health improvement plan, based on your evaluation of the best available evidence from a minimum of 3-5 current scholarly or professional sources of demographic, environmental, and epidemiological data that focuses on your diagnosis of a widespread population health issue.
Part of effectively engaging in evidence-based practice is the ability to synthesize raw health data with research studies and other relevant information in the literature. This will enable you to develop sound interventions, initiatives, and outcomes to address health concerns that you find in data during the course of your practice.
In this assessment, you have an opportunity to evaluate community demographic, environmental, and epidemiological data to diagnose a widespread population health issue, which will be the focus of a health improvement plan that you develop.
Scenario
Your organization is undertaking a population health improvement initiative focused on one of the pervasive and chronic health concerns in the local community. Examples of health improvement initiatives include nationwide concerns, such as type 2 diabetes, HIV, obesity, insect bites, and Zika. However, your organization has asked you to determine which widespread health concern should be addressed in a population health improvement plan for your community and has entrusted you with gathering and evaluating the relevant data.
Your Role
You are a nurse in a community clinic or hospital and you have a good idea about the most common chronic health issues among its patients. You have been asked to prepare a presentation for the next staff meeting about the issue and the plan that you are proposing to help improve the community’s health.
Instructions
The requirements outlined below correspond to the grading criteria in the scoring guide, so be sure to address each point. In addition, you may want to review the performance-level descriiptions for each criterion to see how your work will be assessed.
Part 1: Data Evaluation
Evaluate the outcomes of a population health improvement initiative from community demographic, epidemiological, and environmental data.
Identify the relevant data or statistics. You may find government or professional websites to be helpful for this type of information. The MSN Program Library
Guide includes a page about Data, Reports, and Statistics that you may refer to for lists of resources.
Identify the level of evidence, validity, and reliability for each source.
Describe the major community health concerns suggested by the data.
Explain how environmental factors affect the health of community residents.
Part 2: Health Improvement Plan
Develop a health improvement plan that ethically and effectively addresses the population health concern that you identified in your evaluation of the relevant data.
Base your plan on the best available evidence from a minimum of 3-5 current scholarly or professional sources.
Apply correct APA formatting to all in-text citations and references.
Attach a reference list to your plan.
Ensure that your plan meets the cultural and environmental needs of your community and will likely lead to some improvement in the community’s health related to this concern.
Consider the environmental realities and challenges existing in the community.
Address potential barriers or misunderstandings related to the various cultures prevalent in the community.
Justify the value and relevance of the evidence you used as the basis of your plan.
Explain why the evidence is valuable and relevant to the community health concern you are addressing.
Explain why each piece of evidence is appropriate and informs the goal of improving the health of the community.
Propose relevant and measurable criteria for evaluating the outcomes of your plan.
Explain why your proposed criteria are appropriate and useful measures of success.
Explain how you will communicate with colleagues and members of the community, in an ethical, culturally sensitive, and inclusive way, with regard to the development and implementation of your plan.
Develop a clear communications strategy mindful of the cultural and ethical expectations of colleagues and community members regarding data privacy.
Ensure that your strategy enables you to make complex medical terms and concepts understandable to members of the community, regardless of language, disabilities, or level of education.
The headings for your Evidence-Based Population Health Improvement Plan should be the following:
Data Evaluation.
Meeting Community Needs.
Evidence.
Measuring Outcomes.
Communication Plan

Mental Health Policy

Mental Health Policy

  • Traditional research paper
    1. Pick a policy topic, review the literature and write a paper (approximately 14-20 pages double-spaced) that includes the following:
      1. Origins of the policy issue (ie historical problems and factors contributing to it; history of policy making about it)
      2. Current state of the policy issue in question, including
        1. Problems
        2. Benefits
        3. And differential impacts on minoritized subgroups (LGBTQ, racial/ethnic, refugees and immigrants, etc.)
  • Relationship between the policy issue and social work/social workers
    1. Any relevant NASW policy statements
    2. Ways in which social work/social workers are involved
  1. Broader impacts of the policy (as applicable)
    1. For example, 1996 welfare reforms were meant to limit access to benefits among working age adults otherwise able to work but ultimately led to a substantial increase in working age adults instead seeking benefits on the basis of disability
  2. Where you fall/your reflections and perspective
  3. Conclusion
  • Policy Paper Option: Advocacy Campaign and Toolbox (approximately 12-18 pages total, double-spaced) The goals of the toolbox are to introduce your policy and explain its significance, to articulate an advocacy goal relevant to the policy and strategy for achieving that goal (i.e., advocacy plan), and to provide materials that can be used to enact your strategy (i.e., tools). Each toolbox must contain the following:
    1. An introduction and background section that addresses the following questions (4-6 pages):
      1. What is the problem the policy seeks to address?
      2. What is the policy? What are its aims? How does it achieve those aims (i.e., what does it do?)?
  • What existing policy does the policy build on? What is the policy’s history and where does it currently stand?
  1. Who are the policy’s stakeholders? What are their interests? Who supports the policy and why do they support it? Who is against the policy and why are they against it?
  2. Is the policy likely to enhance mental health and wellbeing? Why or why not (describe the research bases)? Does it align with social work values and ethics (speak specifically to the Code of Ethics)? Why or why not?
  3. What legislative decision(s) should be made about this policy in order to enhance mental health and wellbeing, and align with social work values and ethics?
  1. An advocacy plan that includes the following (1-3 pages):
    1. A statement of the policy advocacy goal (outcome) and objectives (process) the campaign will meet to achieve that goal
    2. A step-by-step plan for meeting objectives and achieving the goal (i.e., your strategy), including an overview of the tools that your campaign uses to achieve this aim
  • A description of how you will assess the effectiveness of your campaign, measuring both objectives and goal achievement
  1. Tools (pick at least two of the following):
    1. A fact sheet about the policy and the problem it addresses
    2. A power map
  • A template letter to legislators
  1. A sample script/dialogue for discussing the policy with constituents
  2. Any other policy advocacy tools that you think would advance your campaign

Activist Project Option

    1. Pick a policy topic for which it would be possible for you to undertake a small-scale policy-change project. This could be within the School of Social Work, at Pitt, or in your field placement, workplace, a volunteer site or the Pittsburgh community.
    2. Execute the project. Some examples include the following:
      1. Survey or interview Pitt students about their perspectives on disability accommodations [or another mental health related issue] and then synthesize or analyze this data to present to administrative leadership. (Document their response.)
      2. Organize a lecture or event to raise awareness of or challenge status quo thinking relevant to a particular issue. (And survey those who attend to gain some insight into its impact.)
  • Develop a presentation on a particular area for your employer—eg changing policy related to police involvement in crisis response or transport. Present to agency leadership or supervisor(s).  Document their response.
  1. Write a well-developed open letter (to Pitt, to an employer, etc.) that expresses concerns about a particular issue, gather signatures, and present to the target decision maker(s). Document any response.
  2. Be creative! This is not an exhaustive list, just some possibilities.
  1. Write up the project, including the following (approximately 8-14 pages double-spaced)
    1. Motivation and rationale (drawing on personal experiences, peer experiences, observation and/or academic or published sources): why did you pick the issue you chose, what are the current problems, why do things need to change
    2. Describe what you did and why (the approach—specific activity—you undertook and why that made the most sense)
  • Describe the response (this could include administrators not responding, or not responding in a meaningful way)
  1. Describe any possible next steps
  2. Describe what you learned by doing the project

 

 

Developing a planning strategy for your persuasive speech

Developing a planning strategy for your persuasive speech

Develop a planning strategy for your persuasive speech based on the following four criteria for an effective speech: need for credibility need for intellectual stimulation need for creativity need for relevance Use these criteria to answer the following questions about your own speech: How would you demonstrate that you are a credible speaker on this subject? How would you keep the audience thinking and learning about your topic? How would you make the speech creative? How would you demonstrate that this topic is relevant to the audience’s needs and interests? Be specific in your answers. For instance, don’t just say you are a credible speaker because you have done a lot of research. You need to give us what sources you are using and how you have determined they are credible. For creativity, don’t just say you will use a PowerPoint. You need to tell us what will be on each slide. Before the end of the week, begin commenting on at least 2 of your peers’ responses. You can ask technical questions or respond generally to the overall experience. Be objective, clear, and concise. Always use constructive language, even in criticism, to work toward the goal of positive progress. Submit your responses to the appropriate topic in this