Assignment Description: main issues pertaining to conflict and conflict resolution
Graduate Programs Discussion Boards
Discussion Boards (DB) are a key component of online learning. They foster active participation of learners and dialog with fellow learners and instructors. Graduatelevel courses
require learners to create original posts to course DBs and to engage in dialogue by responding to posts created by others throughout the course. Original posts and responses
should be substantive, and if references are made to the works of others, APA guidelines for intext citations and references apply.
Minimum Weekly DB Expectations
Post an original and thoughtful Main Post to the DB prompt.
Respond to at least 2 other posts from learners and/or the instructor (Response Posts).
The first contribution (Main Post or Response Post) must be posted before midnight (Central time) on Friday of each week.
Two additional responses are required after Friday of each week.
For DB assignment prompts with a Part One and Part Two, Part One should be addressed in the first week of the unit with a Main Post and minimum of 2 Response
Posts, and Part Two should be addressed in the second week of the unit with a Main Post and a minimum of 2 Response Posts.
More on DBs
At the end of each unit, DB participation is assessed based on level of engagement and the quality of the contribution to the discussion. DBs allow learners to learn through
sharing ideas and experiences as they relate to course content. Because it is not possible to engage in twoway dialogue after a conversation has ended, no posts to the DB are
accepted after the end of the unit. Learners must demonstrate an appropriate depth of understanding of course content to receive credit for having submitted substantive posts.
Typically, this is achieved with 3–4 strong paragraphs for Main Posts and 2–3 strong paragraphs for Response Posts.
Discussion Board Question
You have subsequently hired recruiters who are not having a great deal of success recruiting and selecting scientists. The dilemma is that these same recruiters, who now
represent the bulk of your recruitment staff, are much better at recruiting and selecting sales personnel. The problem is that you probably should have split the difference and
hired more salesoriented recruiters, but you failed to do this.
Your choices are the following:
A. Allocate additional funds in the budget for additional scientific recruiters
B. Train the existing recruitment staff so that they are prepared to recruit and select the appropriate scientists.
Respond to the following questions:
In your opinion, what are the main issues pertaining to conflict and conflict resolution?
How do you demonstrate your ability to effectively deal with conflict?
In your opinion, what are the reallife solutions to the problem?
What are the criteria for success for this project and how will you measure success?
Use a format similar to the following:
initial idea surrounded by all followup ideas
In your own words, post a substantive response to the Discussion Board question(s) and comment on other postings. Your response should address the DB
question(s) and move the conversation forward. You will be graded on the quality of your postings, including mastery of the concept as well as critical thinking. If
asked for your opinion, do not simply state that it is a good or bad idea; elaborate on your reasons and argument. Include enough detail to substantiate your
thinking as well as your position on the questions or comments.
10% Brainstorm for each step of your recruitment and selection strategy.
15% Identify and address the main issues pertaining to conflict and conflict
20% Clearly display your capacity to effectively deal with conflict.
20% Provide reallife solutions and more than just theoretical considerations in
relation to diplomacy and negotiation.
15% Address the criteria for success for this project. How will you measure the
success of this project?
15% Provide solutions which display critical and innovative thinking.
5% Use a format similar to the one shown.
For assistance with your assignment, please use your text, Web resources, and all course materials.