Scholarly Activity for Dr. Clover

 

Step 1: Choose a topic.

 

  • Your task is to create a proposal suggesting a positive change you want to make in an organization in which you operate (military, business, civic, church, family unit, club, etc.). This change can include a structural, technological, or behavioral change. Be creative!

 

 

 

Step 2: Choose a source.

 

  • Choose an article from the CSU Online Library, the Internet, course textbook, or other credible source that can be used to support your ideas.

  • Use citations to identify paraphrased or quoted information from your source, and list the source in the reference section in APA style.

 

    • The following are some examples:

    • If you are proposing the purchase of a new item or product, then identify the cost of this item in the cost analysis section, include a parenthetical citation, and list the source in the reference section.

    • If you want to implement a team building initiative within your organization, then research articles related to team building, and include information from your source to support your ideas in the benefits section.

 

Step 3: Organize the proposal.

 

  • Use memo style format with to, from, date, and subject at the top of your proposal.

 

  • Include the following headings for each section:

 

  • Problem: Introduce your topic in a way that grabs the attention of the reader, and explain in detail the issue or problem you want to change within an organization.

 

    • Solution/Benefits: This section will include your recommendation to bring about a needed change.

 

  • Describe the benefits of the change to the organization.

  • Identify key stakeholders that will be affected by this change.

  • Discuss how your solution upholds ethical standards, or explain if there any possible ethical dilemmas

 

that could surface.

 

    • Cost Analysis: Provide concrete numbers and explanations of costs associated with your solution. This could be a strategic place to include content from a source to identify costs if purchasing a product. You can also estimate time or resources needed for this change. The purpose of this section is to demonstrate you have researched and considered the costs of implementing your proposal.

 

    • Implementation steps: Provide clear and specific steps to execute your solution.

 

  • Include a timeframe needed to enact this change if the proposal is approved.

  • Explain potential areas of resistance or barriers that will need to be overcome to implement this change.

  • Describe how you will use technology to communicate this initiative to key stakeholders.

 

    • Conclusion: Summarize your ideas and leave the reader with a strong closing statement.

    • Reference(s): Use information from a source to support your ideas.

 

  • List a minimum one (1) credible source in your reference section in APA style.

  • Include APA style citations within your proposal to identify paraphrased or quoted content from your source used to support your ideas.

  • Your complete project should be a minimum of three pages, not included a reference page. Title page may not be necessary. 

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