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BSHS 462 Week 1 Assignment Characteristics and Environments of a Human Service Organization Paper

Write a 1,050- to 1,500-word paper about a human service organization that you have selected, in which you are interested, or of which you are aware. The organization must be a national, state, or local program. Address the following questions in your paper: • What are the organization’s vision and mission? • How is the organization governed and staffed? • What are some of its key stakeholders, those that have influence on an organization? How do these stakeholders influence the organization? • What community collaborations and marketing and public relations strategies does the organization employ? Why are these collaborations important to the organization and the community? • How does the organization demonstrate the valuing of diversity? • What environmental trends – political, economic, social, and technological – are they facing? How well is the agency managing these trends and forces? Format the paper consistent with APA guidelines.

BSHS 462 Week 2 Individual National, State, and County or Local Human Service Organizational Structures and Processes Summary Choose one national, one state, and one county or local human service organization, from governmental to private to nonprofit. Each team member must suggest two possible human service organizations and as a team, choose one organization to report. Write a 1,400- to 1,750-word summary in which you address the following questions for each organization:

• What is the organizational structure? • What are the departments, divisions, or specific areas of program delivery? • Is the organization governmental, private, for-profit, or nonprofit? • What is the organizational culture and why is this culture important to the organization? • How does the organization build community? • How does building community affect the value of the organization? • How does the Blake and McCanse’s Leadership Grid and Hersey and Blanchard’s Situational Leadership Model relate to the organization’s human relations model? • Do they have a strategic plan or organizational chart that you might locate? • Summarize the differences between the national, state, and county or local human service organizations selected. Include at least three citations. Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

BSHS 462 Week 3 Individual Causes and Prevention of Burnout in Human Services Staff Paper Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper which includes the following: • Define burnout. • Describe some of the individual, cultural, organizational, supervisory, and social support factors that cause burnout. • Describe various individual, job role, and organizational methods to prevent burnout. • Examine your own personality and share how you react and respond to personal and workrelated stress. Provide some insights into how you may work to reduce the effects of burnout. • What do you have to do as a human service manager to be alert and ready to assist with staff burnout? Include at least two citations. Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

BSHS 462 Week 3 Learning Team Leadership and Supervising Influence in Human Services Paper Prepare a 700- to 1,050-word paper on leadership and supervising influence in human services programs. Include the following information: ·

Identify the three roles of the leadership model: manager, mediator, and mentor.


Summarize the key elements of the supervisory process.

· Describe the following challenges that may arise when supervising employees and being supervised by a superior: o The transition to the supervisory role

o o

Motivation Performance below expectations

· Explain factors that influence job design, hiring, training, and performance appraisal that supervisors must take into account. · Discuss each member’s personal challenges that he or she faced as a supervised employee or while supervising other employees. Create a list of five to eight challenges that you addressed in your discussion. As a team, what do you feel are the most common challenges related to supervising or being supervised?

BSHS 462 Week 4 Individual Case 10 Evaluating the Consultation and Education Department Paper Resource: Case 10 of Ch. 10 of Management of Human Services Programs Write a 1,050- to 1,750-word paper which addresses the following in reference to the case study: • Develop at least one process evaluation measure and at least one outcome evaluation measure that you suggest for the Consultation and Education Department at Greenby Community Mental Health Center to display the program’s effectiveness and efficiency. • What are the scope and purpose of your process evaluation measure and outcome evaluation measure and how did they influence your design? • What issues and challenges may arise from evaluating the Greenby Community Mental Health Center? • Explain why an evaluation may be helpful to the Consultation and Education Department director’s situation. Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

BSHS 462 Week 5 Individual Achieving and Maintaining Individual Excellence Paper

Write a 1,400- to 1,750-word paper in which you formulate a framework for achieving and maintaining individual excellence for your life and list what skills you have or need to develop further. Construct a Force Field Analysis, similar to Figure 11.1 found on p. 268 in Ch. 11 of Managing of Human Service Programs, using the following list of interrelated and interdependent elements of human service functions. List your personal driving and restraining forces as well as your current position and desire for each of the following conditions: • Managing the environment • Planning and program design • Organizational design • Human resource development

• Supervision • Financial management • Information systems • Program evaluation • Leadership and organizational change Examine and express how each of Peter Senge’s Five Disciplines has meaning to you. Conduct a self-assessment of your skills for growth in each of the five disciplines: • Personal Mastery: personal growth and learning • Mental Models: deeply held images about how the world works • Shared Vision: alignment of personal visions • Team Learning: using dialogue to address difficult issues • Systems Thinking: a conceptual framework for integrating the other four disciplines by observing patterns and seeing how to change them Include at least five citations. Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

BSHS 462 Week 5 Learning Team Functions of a Human Service Organization Research Presentation

Consider the key elements and functions of human service organizations. The key functions as listed in your text include: • Planning • Designing the program and organization • Developing human resources • Supervising • Managing finances • Monitoring and evaluating Prepare a Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation with a minimum of 15 slides in which you describe your hypothetical human service agency, detailing its key functions. Include information that displays adequate knowledge of the key factors for each function related to your chosen organization and its programs and services. Involvement by all Learning Team members must be evident.

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