Assignment 1: Discussion—Communication and Leadership

Communication is the process of conveying information and meaning. Effectively, this occurs when all parties understand the message or information and its meaning. Your ability to speak, listen, read, and write will have a direct impact on the success of your career. To improve your performance and get ahead in an organization, you have to be open to feedback.

Use the Argosy University online library resources and your module readings to respond to the following:

  • Analyze your own skills on the job and explain if you are readily open to feedback and criticism at work. Give a recent example of how you took criticism. This example can be a positive or negative experience.
  • Based on your example, explain how you can improve your ability to accept criticism. Select two tips from the readings you can use to improve your written communication.
  • Describe your weakest communication (listening) skill on your present job. Explain how you will improve your listening ability.

Write your initial response in a minimum of 200–300 words. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.


Assignment 2: LASA 2—Conflict Management Report

The workplace can be an especially stressful environment. Personal conflicts between coworkers, fear of layoffs, and heavy workloads can be causes of negative stress. This stress can be carried to our homes and after-work activities, impacting personal health. Allowing these stressors to build and intensify will only further impair the work environment. For this assignment, you are required to review a scenario regarding a woman (Kate) who has experienced negative stress stemming from her work environment. Then, you will compare your own conflict management skills and experiences against Kate’s experiences. Follow the directions below to write an 8–10-page report on conflict management.

Review the following scenario:

Kate has been employed by a well-known manufacturing company for 12 years. She is the only female on her line and the fastest worker. She has been promoted several times through mergers and acquisitions, but has always been looked over for a senior management position. Kate believes she is qualified for advancement but thinks her manager has a problem with her personally. To top it off, Kate did not receive a semiannual or annual review, which would have resulted in a raise. Her coworkers (all males) have urged her to go to management and report what she believes to be discriminatory behavior from her immediate manager.

Now, complete the following tasks:

  1. Discuss a situation you have been in where you felt you were passed over for a promotion, made to feel indifferent, or were discriminated against. Compare and contrast your story with Kate’s.
  2. Compare the possible ethical breaches of Kate’s manager against your own manager’s behavior. Utilize scholarly research on leadership theory as justification.
  3. Compare the possible legal breaches of Kate’s manager against your own manager’s behavior. Utilize scholarly research on leadership theory as justification.
  4. Recommend an approach Kate could have used to manage the negative risk both personally and professionally.
  5. Evaluate the advice Kate received from her coworkers.
  6. Referring to the conflict resolution strategies taught in this course, determine which one is best suited to resolve Kate’s conflict. Justify your position.
  7. In the chart below, evaluate your conflict resolution skills from the past five years. Rate yourself on a scale from 1–5, where 1 represents low performing and 5 represents high performing.

Conflict Resolution ApproachRate Yourself (1–5)

  • Preventing the conflict
  • Suppressing the conflict
  • Avoiding the conflict
  • Using false emotions for distracting the conflict
  • Eliminating the conflict
  • Accepting the conflict
  • Recognizing the value of the conflict
  • Encouraging interpersonal criticism
  • Managing the conflict
  1. Select one conflict resolution approach in which you ranked the lowest and develop an individual improvement plan for that approach.
  2. Explain how the mediation process could strengthen your conflict resolution and management skills.
  3. Discuss how the arbitration process could strengthen your conflict resolution and management skills.
  4. Implement some portion of your plan. Provide a detailed summary of the changes that occurred in your development as it relates to your ability to handle conflict.

Write an 8–10-page report in Word format. Utilize at least four scholarly sources (in addition to your textbook) to complete your research, referencing them within the text and at the end in a reference list. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M5_A2.doc.

Make sure you write in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrate ethical scholarship through accurate representation and attribution of sources; and display accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.



1-Explain what the use of force continuum is, *and* how if affects public perception in high profile cases of police using force. (Minimum 150 words).


2-Discuss the ideas involved in ‘community oriented policing’. (Minimum 200 words).


3-Discuss the negative factors that make plea bargains a problem in the criminal justice system. (Minimum 150 words).



Each question is 150-200 words

1.) Consider the following scenario. Eric is a 17-year-old and will graduate high school soon. His family keeps pushing him to go to college and make something of himself, he has performed adequately in school but college doesn’t really interest him. His passion is staying at home and playing video games. He has a part-time job at Game store, which he got to keep up on new games. The money earned is usually spent at the store. As a clinician what would you do to help motivate Eric’s career development?

2.) Explore two different job search websites. Compare how trustworthy, useful, and easy the sites appear to be. Consider which site performed better. Which one would you recommend to clients first? Include links to the sites explored in your response.

3.) How is information about personal values used in career counseling? Is it important? Why or why not? How can personal religious or spiritual values play into career counseling

4.) What kinds of interest inventories might you use in your counseling practice? Why?


Select two of the following discussion questions for your discussion response. Indicate which questions you have chosen using the format displayed in the “Discussion Forum Sample.”


1: From a pathophysiological perspective, describe the disease mechanism of spinal trauma. Discuss complications associated with spinal trauma based upon time of injury.

2: What are some the recent discoveries surrounding the pathophysiology of Alzheimer’s disease, and how could these discoveries lead to new treatments? Include your resources in your response.


3: What are some of the leading theories that attempt to descrive the pathophysiology underlying fibromyalgia? Which ones are best supported? Include your resources in your response.

Atleast 250 words with references no older than 5 years and intext citation.

health pattern assessment

In this assignment, you will be exploring actual and potential health problems in the childhood years using a functional health assessment and Erickson’s Stages of Child Development. To complete this assignment, do the following:


Using the textbook, complete the “Children’s Functional Health Pattern Assessment.” Follow the instructions in the resource for completing the assignment.

Cite and reference any outside sources used in your answers. Include in your assessment a thorough discussion of Erickson’s Stages of Child Development as it pertains to the development age of the child.

While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation



Marginalized Group Career Counseling Essay

Create an outline for the “Marginalized Group Career Counseling Essay”

Include at least four required scholarly references for the paper in your outline.

Refer to “Four Main Components for Effective Outlines,” located on the Purdue OWL website for help in completing your assignment.

For this assignment you will select a marginalized group (veterans, minorities, individuals with disabilities, etc.) and write a paper of 1,750 to 2,100 words that can be used as a resource when working with an individual from the selected group. Use peer-reviewed resources to support your use of a specific career theory as well as interventions with this population. The paper should include the following:

  1. An explanation of who the population is and why it is important for this group to receive career counseling
  2. Statistics on the group (e.g., how large, how many have employment problems, how many utilize career counseling)
  3. Discussion of career counseling theory to be used with the group (e.g., Minnesota theory of work adjustment). Include evidence supporting the use of this theory in the general population as well as within the group. Please note: If none are available, it is important to indicate that as well.
  4. Basic plan for counseling utilizing chosen theory (e.g., interview, use of assessment tools, explanation of theory)
  5. Environmental/personal barriers that may prevent the client from finding work (e.g., disability, substance use history, felony, transportation, limited computer access)
  6. Local resources available to help the client obtain work (e.g., job center, training programs, support groups)
  7. Your conclusion on whether or not this plan is tenable and will work, based on the information listed above.
  8. A minimum of four scholarly references.