You should consider the discussion threads as being analogous to the kind of discussions you would have in a face-to-face class: our goals should be to say things that are interesting, provocative, and respectful. Since this is a classroom setting, you are encouraged to proofread, and to avoid the more slang- and emoticon-fueled discourse that appears on Twitter and Facebook. One of the goals here is professional preparation; if you would not say or do something in the workplace, then you should not post similar material in a discussion thread. You can post more than twice to the postings of your peers; the two longest postings are the ones that will be evaluated.
Where possible, the threads will cover supplemental material incorporated into each chapter, via videos related to the supporting discussion integrated into your textbook chapters. Postings should not merely summarize the material, but should deal with how to apply the material in practice.
The posting should consist of no less than 250 words and should incorporate at least one outside, i.e., from a library database search, APA formatted reference at the end of the post. After posting your answers, begin making two (2) or more replies to other students’ posts. Your responses should ask a pertinent question, contribute significantly to your classmate’s posting and foster further discussion in order to receive the full points per response (up to 2 responses). Response postings have the same requirements for length and outside references as original postings. To make a knowledgeable posting, it would be a good idea to review the supplemental material before writing your response.
Review the grading rubric before beginning this assignment.
INDICATE, BY NUMBER, WHICH QUESTION YOU ARE RESPONDING TO WHEN MAKING YOUR POSTS.
1. Managing change in practice 9.1 – Jo North: Start with the end in mind
2. What is the current state of planning in your organization? How can it be improved?