Background and Significance Sections of the Grant Proposal

For this week’s assignment, you will complete the Background (including a literature review) and Significance sections of your grant proposal following the Grant Proposal Guidelines. See the Sample Grant Proposal Template  as an example and use it as a template for your Grant Proposal. The more complete your assignment is, the more feedback you will receive for the Final Project. In addition, you will create the References page for your proposal by taking the sources from your Week Two annotated bibliography and converting them into a standard APA-formatted References list. Be sure to include at least five more peer-reviewed sources on your References page (so that you have at least 15 sources as required for the Final Project).

·         Assignment 2: Designing a Training Program

Due Week 8 and worth 300 points

Create a written proposal in which you detail the complete design of an employee training program.

Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you:

1.      Design a two (2) day training program for a group of twenty (20) employees.

2.      Identify two to three (2-3) training needs though a Training Needs Analysis (TNA) and justify an approach for this training.

3.      Develop the training objective for this program based on an analysis of the business.

4.      Determine the training cost for the training program you are proposing. Include a detailed breakdown of time allotted for each piece, the subsequent cost analysis, and the total cost for the project as a whole.

5.      Select key training method(s) to deliver the program to employees, such as an e-Learning module or a one-day face-to-face training program.

6.      Create an agenda of activities for the training program.

7.      Use at least five (5) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

8.      Format your assignment according to the following formatting requirements:

9.      Typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides.

10.  Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page is not included in the required page length.


11.  Include a reference page. Citations and references must follow APA format. The reference page is not included in the required page length

Deborah enters your office, and you notice that she looks apprehensive. “Hi, Deborah. What’s up?” you ask, hoping that nothing is wrong.

“Well, your team is doing an excellent job researching, and you’ve been keeping me up-to-date on your findings. My concern is that we are approaching this from a narrow-minded approach.”

“How so?” You ask. You are puzzled. “Our team has been looking at every aspect of the company and considering both internal and external pros and cons.”

“We need your findings put into some kind of management system so we can really see where we are headed regarding our global expansion. I think we need to cover our bases here. Please report back to me next week with your thinking put into a framework.”

Complete the following:

  • A balanced scorecard suggests that we view the organization from four perspectives (the learning & growth perspective, the business process perspective, the customer perspective, and the financial perspective). Briefly discuss these four perspectives analyzing what each means to your organization? Based on this analysis:
  • What other strategies would be a good fit for your company profile?
  • Provide a brief overview of these strategies. 
  • Why is it important to have more than one strategy in mind when pursuing global expansion? 
  • The materials found in the M.U.S.E. may help you with this assignment such as the audio file Choosing a Strategy. This file provides real-world experience that may help you with this assignment.

Assignment 3: Creating Training Tools Due Week 9 and worth 200 points Imagine your manager has requested that everyone in the company take the StrengthsFinder test. Now, your manager has asked you to put together a training tool on how to best coach and develop employees in the decision making process who have varied strengths. Write a three to five (3-5) page document for your manager in which you: Describe a decision-making process for employees with two different strengths. Determine how the process might be approached differently for each employee to produce the best results. Use scenarios to convey your idea. Explain how a manager could develop employees with different strengths. Use scenarios to convey your idea. Format your assignment according to the following formatting requirements: Typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides. Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page is not included in the required page length. The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are: Explain the decision-making process management uses to develop viable courses of action to a variety of management situations. Explain the multiple aspects of the managerial planning process and the application of various business- and corporate-level strategies. Use technology and information resources to research issues in management concepts. Write clearly and concisely about management concepts using proper writing mechanics.





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Course Paper Guidelines


Paper on Supervision in the Hospitality Industry (Worth 50 points)


 Please review the information below, which outlines the paper

Assignment:  Your paper will consist of a 12 font, double-spaced typewritten report on supervision in the hospitality industry. You may select ANY hospitality company (maybe even one you currently work for) that is of interest to you (For example: Marriott, Hilton, Ritz Carlton, Four Seasons, Darden Group, Houstons, Disney, Six Flags Corporation, any hotel management company, Caesers Entertainment, or an individually owned and managed hospitality business etc).

No matter your selection, you will need to interview a supervisor. If you select a company like Marriott to research, you will need to then pick a local Marriott hotel to be able to drill down to the day to day supervising experience. This will require personal interviews, phone interviews, or even Skype.

 Margins should be 1” on each side and a maximum of two spaces between paragraphs.  To receive full credit, the report must be a minimum of 6 pages long, not including the cover page or references.  

*Any Reference used must be cited and listed in APA Format.

Below are listed areas for research that should be included in your report.  You may also focus on any additional aspects that you consider pertinent. 


 Project Outline: 

  1. Company History:  In detail, describe the history of the hospitality company you selected. This should include a bio of the founding partners; the company's mission statement, vision statement and any corporate responsibility outreach. Provide an overall picture of this company.
  2. Company's Human Resource Department: In detail, describe the HR department for this company (or specific locations, if you select a smaller site - for example, a family owned bed and breakfast, restaurant, bakery or hotel). Include a bio for the HR director and/or HR manager. 
  3. Supervisor or Manager/Leader at your selected company: Select one or two people in the company who are responsible for supervising or managing a team on a daily basis. Provide a short bio. Describe the area he/they supervise (front office in a hotel; kitchen in a restaurant; director of sales, etc)
  4. Staff.  How is the specific department staffed. What are the qualifications for those positions.  Is the present staffing  levels efficient ?   What, if anything, is management doing to stay ahead of HR trends?
  5. Select TWO topic areas to specifically address regarding supervision that are of the most interest to you from our textbook. Research these areas for the company or small business you selected and incorporate in your interview. For example, from chapter 6 - recruitment, selection and orientation and chapter 8 - motivation.
  6. Summary: Do you think that the management is following the mission and vision of the company as it relates to employee relations? What recommendations would you make regarding supervision in the department area you researched as it relates to the two topic areas you selected?  Do you agree with the supervisory style?  Provide an overall summary of your research.

This paper is worth a total of 100 points. 50 of these points was awarded in Week 6 for the outline that contain the information below:

  1. The company or smaller business you selected to research
  2. The two topic areas you will be addressing (#5 above)
  3. The person you will be interviewing and the date established for the in person, phone or Skype interview.
  4. Any questions you have for the course instructor

 (WHISKEY CLUB!!!!) Option #1: Marketing Plan

Consider your chosen entrepreneurial opportunity (WHISKEY CLUB) and write a marketing plan. Use the web (Google, Bing) to conduct your research. The plan should include the following:

  1. Background of the opportunity including industry analysis
  2. Definition of the market
  3. Competitor analysis
  4. Marketing goals and objectives
  5. Marketing strategy

Your paper should meet the following requirements:

  • 2-3 pages in length
  • Include at least 2-3 outside sources

Option #1: Legal Issues Impacting Entrepreneurial Opportunities

Think of an entrepreneurial opportunity. It can be an idea you’ve had for a new product or service, a product or service you are interested in, or an existing opportunity you’ve researched such as franchising. It may be the same opportunity you wrote about in Week 1. Write a paper analyzing the legal issues that would need to be addressed in pursuit of this opportunity. Answer the following questions:

  1. What legal protections would be advantageous for the new business to pursue? Why?
  2. Would a patent or registered trademark be advantageous? Why?
  3. How might governmental regulation impact the pursuit of the new business?
  4. What product safety and liability concerns would there be? What would be their impacts?

 Your paper should meet the following requirements:

  • 2-3 pages in length



  • As the video titled “Melissa Forman – Hilarious Resume Typos” (4 min 55 s) located at demonstrates it is very important to avoid mistakes when writing resumes and cover letters. Think back over your background and job history. What types of messaging have you used that are related to “finding” and “obtaining” employment? Some examples may include: job application cover letters, thank you notes, job-acceptance letters, recommendation requests, and others. Based on the video you watched, determine what the protocol is in your field or area of interest, and ascertain what makes an effective messaging tool. Please share relevant experiences / anecdotes from your work life.

Assignment 2: Global Warming: Cause and Mitigation 

Due Week 9 and worth 160 points

Among the most controversial topics in physical science, global warming has received a great deal of attention during the past decade. Given its great impact on both humans and the environment, lawmakers and scientists must heavily weigh the information that they are presented. Explore this debate in more detail by evaluating both the scientific basis of this phenomenon and the human role in global warming.

Write a three to five (3-5) page paper in which you:

  1. Compare and contrast natural versus anthropogenic climate changes. Include at least two (2) specific examples of each.
  2. Take a position as to whether or not global warming is taking place. Provide three (3) lines of evidence to support your position.
  3. Assess two (2) current mitigation strategies for global warming, such as carbon sequestration, carbon taxing, clean coal technology, higher fuel efficiency standards, and so on. Analyze the effectiveness of this mitigation strategy, as well as its potential costs and policy implications.
  4. Speculate on the policy changes that you would propose to help stabilize global climate and determine the business sectors or nations that would be held to more strict standards if you were to implement your proposed policies.
  5. Use at least four (4) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.

Your report must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Apply concepts in physical sciences to evaluate current trends and issues in the modern world.
  • Describe the physical processes influencing climate and weather.  
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in physical sciences.
  • Write clearly and concisely about physical sciences using proper writing mechanics.