This final assessment is worth 40% of your course grade. It is in two parts of equal weight. Please submit both parts in a single Word document. Remember to number your answers so I know which topics you are writing on.

Part 1

In an essay of 500 to 1000 words, address one of the following topics.

1          A thought experiment — A vaccine against Covid 19 has become available. It works, but supply is limited.  Who should get it first? Rank the six categories of people listed below in order of priority, and justify your ranking.

Those whose good health is most important to the community
Those most at risk of contracting the disease;
Those most likely to die if they catch it;
Those most likely to spread the disease to others;
Children;
Those who can pay for it.
2          When, if ever, is torture justified? Who, if anyone, can be legitimately tortured? In what ways?  For what reasons? By what agency? Explain your answers, showing how your thinking relates to the key themes of the course.

3          How should we balance the rights and interests of people with those of other living things? How does your answer to that question relate to your ethical judgments about your own and other peoples behaviour in the current climate crisis?

4          How should teachers assess students? Should our grades be based only on performance, or should we consider other factors? For example, should we reward effort or improvement? Should we use grades as an incentive? Should we make allowances for special problems or special needs? Explain your answers, showing how your thinking relates to the key themes of the course.

Part 2

In an essay of 500 to 1000 words, address one of the following topics.

1          Describe your ethical personality. To what extent and in what circumstances are your moral intuitions and judgments based on religious faith, on Utilitarian principles, on a concern with freedom or justice or fairness or rights or the common good, or on some other principles? How has your ethical personality developed? What have been the most important influences on that development? Analyse a relevant episode from your life in detail.

2          Describe your ethical personality. To what extent and in what circumstances are your moral intuitions and judgments based on religious faith, on Utilitarian principles, on a concern with freedom or justice or fairness or rights or the common good, or on some other principles? How do you apply your moral intuitions and judgments to your own behaviour in one of the following roles: family member, student, worker, citizen? Analyse a relevant episode from your own life in detail.

3          Describe your ethical personality. To what extent and in what circumstances are your moral intuitions and judgments based on religious faith, on Utilitarian principles, on a concern with freedom or justice or fairness or rights or the common good, or on some other principles? How do you apply your moral intuitions to collective entities such as corporations and states? How do you apply them to your assessments of public figures and people with power? Analyse a relevant case in detail.

4          Describe your ethical personality. To what extent and in what circumstances are your moral intuitions and judgments based on religious faith, on Utilitarian principles, on a concern with freedom or justice or fairness or rights or the common good, or on some other principles? When you are making ethical judgments, how do you deal with conflicts between different ethical principles if more than one seems applicable and important? Analyse a relevant episode from your own life in detail.

Business Technology Management (BTM200)
Mini Case Individual work

The purpose of this assignment is to give you the chance to solve a realistic business problem, using business productivity software and knowledge.

Your submission will require:
1) A word document that contains the steps (elaborated) you took to solve the problem (Analysis Steps) and the final decision based on your analysis
2) An Excel file that contains the data set and the analysis steps you followed including the manipulation of the data in the data set

Word file: ~1000 words
Figures: 2 or more figures
Tables: 2 or more tables
Excel: Create cells; graphs; trendline; insert formula; if-the-else function; insert some statistical functions such as average explain graphs

OCBC Bank Case Study
Analyze OCBC Bank after reading this article (Links to an external site.).

In a three- to five-page paper (not including the title and references pages), address the following:

Describe OCBCs unique approach to talent management and development.
Compare OCBCs approach to talent management and development to other organizations you are familiar with (e.g., current or past employers, a family business).
Explain how OCBCs approach to talent management and employee development been a primary contributing factor to the firms success.
Evaluate the extent to which OCBCs approach to talent management and development fits other organizations or industries, including some limitations if applied elsewhere without modification.
Conduct some additional internet research on OCBC, and examine how OCBC has performed recentlywhat has it done more of, less of, or differently from in the area of human resource management. Use this information to support your paper in addition to cited sources from the textbook; you must also use at least two scholarly sources. For assistance with finding sources, refer to the Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.) document.

Article from link

Recently named the world’s strongest bank for the second straight year, OCBC Bank leads the way not only through its disciplined approach towards credit and risk management but also its active talent development initiatives. Eric Ong, Head of Emerging Business, Global Enterprise Banking, OCBC Bank, shares how the bank’s leaders make the personal effort to groom their talent

With a history of more than 80 years in Singapore, OCBC is a bank centred on people. The Bank has come a long way from its first days of helping rice merchants continue to trade times of war. This is evident in its sterling performance in recent years. In May this year, Bloomberg Markets magazine announced OCBC as the worlds strongest bank. Also, one in two businesses currently operating in Singapore has an account with the Bank.

The success of the bank is built on the back of sound business policies and active talent management and development.

For instance, within the first three days of a company being incorporated, OCBC will contact them about opening a corporate account with the bank. The Bank practises the same proactivity when it comes to managing and developing its people, says Eric Ong, Head of Emerging Business, Global Enterprise Banking, OCBC Bank.

Career framework

OCBC takes training and development seriously as human capital is the Banks key differentiator. Investment in this area helps to build the capabilities of employees to deliver superior performance.

Learning is part of the Banks ongoing business strategy and helps to create a win-win situation for us and our staff, says Ong. By aligning employees learning objectives with business goals, we help employees succeed in building a career and not just a job with OCBC.

OCBC encourages its employees to take charge of their own careers through the Banks Career Best programme, launched in 2002. This programme involves helping employees evaluate their strengths and career orientation, and finding the best fit between their talents and OCBCs needs.

The Bank also introduced the OCBC Learning-3 programme in 2007. A structured three-year development programme for employees, OCBC Learning-3 clearly delineates learning roadmaps for individual employees during their first three years of service with the Bank.

Underscoring our commitment to training, we have created the OCBC Learning Academy and also dedicated an entire floor at the OCBC Centre, called The Learning Space @ OCBC, for the sole purpose of learning and development, says Ong.

In addition to the typical classroom training, the Bank has also tapped on learning technologies like eLearning and virtual classrooms. Through the use of Web 2.0 and video conferencing technology the training programmes are now able to reach out to employees in different geographies.

Employees are given the first opportunity to learn of and apply for job-openings within the OCBC group through the Internal Job-Application Programme, in which after 18 to 24 months, an employee has the open to move into another role.

We want to encourage employees to continually acquire new experiences, knowledge, skills and competencies, and allow individuals to fulfil their career aspirations at different stages of their careers, Ong explains.

This is especially so for Gen Y staff who constantly seek change and want progression something to look forward to. They need to feel challenged and recognised for the work they do. If they are stuck in a rut, performance dips.

In banking, employees need foundation, says Ong. I was once a bank teller. I then moved on to typing bank drafts and the like.

Leaders walk the talk too. In my business review, one part is financial numbers and business initiatives, while a large part (50%-60%) is based on the human resources, says Ong.

  Shalini Shukla-Pandey – 18 Oct 2012 – See more at: http://www.hrmasia.com/content/putting-person-personnel#sthash.Ppc7z2nI.dpuf

n Units 3 and 4 we have moved forward with our discussions as to conflicting loyalty for employees and as to both privacy and diversity in the workplace. However, for this second assignment, the focus is on the laws which protect workers. In conducting your research as to legal concepts or statutes you may draw upon the topics address in Units 2, 3 and 4.

Amazon will be opening new offices in your city. You will be in charge of their Human Resources Department and have been charged with the creation of policies to address the diverse nature of the employees and safety in the workplace. Among the anticipated employees for the company in this new location will be workers who are over 50 years of age, employees with physical disabilities, pregnant women, and those of different racial and ethnicities.

Select and define three legal concepts or statutes which might be used as you develop these new employee policies for Amazon.

Prepare a one-page analysis as to each legal concept or statute.

Use and cite one additional authoritative source for each legal concept or statute other than the text materials.

In addition to fulfilling the specifics of the assignment, a successful memo must also meet the following criteria:

Length should be 3 pages, excluding your title and references page
Viewpoint and purpose should be clearly established and sustained.
Assignment should follow the conventions of Standard English (correct grammar, punctuation, etc.).
Writing should be well ordered, logical and unified, as well as original and insightful.
Cite all sources on a separate reference page at the end of your paper and cited within the body of your paper using APA format.
Your work should display superior content, organization, style, citation, and mechanics in accordance with APA.
Academic Writer is APA’s tool for teaching and learning effective writing and the rules of APA Style.

1. Read: A model minority: India’s Diaspora (attached)

2. Read: H1-B Visas – Who should apply – how to apply: https://www.uscis.gov/working-in-the-united-states/temporary-workers/h-1b-specialty-occupations-dod-cooperative-research-and-development-project-workers-and-fashion

3. Explore: Immigration Roadmap – Find your way to a Green Card: https://immigrationroad.com/green-card/immigration-flowchart-roadmap-to-green-card.pdf

4. Read: The Other One Percent – Indians In America (attached)

5. Please write a short essay that addresses the following questions:

Part I (it should be between 250-500 words):
a. What is the H1-B visa?

b. How do you apply for it?

c. Why do you think the H1-B visa has recently become under attack?

d. What group(s) has been advantaged by the H1-B visa?

e. Please choose a different visa from this website: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/all-visa-categories.html

f. Who is this visa open to?

g. What specific groups have benefited from this visa?

h. How old is it?

i. Finally, review the immigration road map. What are some potential obstacles to getting a green card? How do people with the visa you chose get a green card according to this visualization?

Part II (this can be a few sentences):
Respond to the following 2 posts from classmates. Do you think it’s harder to get a green card with your type of visa or your classmate’s? Explain why.

1. The Au pair (exchange visitor) or J-1 visa is a non-immigrant visa open to any individual approved for a work-and-study-based exchange visitor program (1). Those with higher education are also the main beneficiaries of this visa, similar to the H1-B visa. The J-1 visa was created through the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961, specifically The Fulbright-Hays Act. There are many obstacles to getting a green card, my family has recently adopted, and the process of getting him his green card was extremely complicated and took a long time and lots of persistence. However, it would probably be even more difficult to obtain a green card with a J-1 visa since “J1 visa holders intent on transitioning to a green card is that J1 visa holders must prove, upon applying for their visa, that they do not have immigrant intent. This means you must demonstrate your intent to return to your home country when your visa expires” (2). The visa holder would have to have a really good reason for why they now wanted a permanent residence, such as marriage.

2. I chose to explore the K-1 visa. This visa is open to the foreign citizen fiancs of U.S Citizens. It states that the foreign fianc must marry his/her sponsor within 90 days of arrival in the U.S. The relationship must be genuine, proof of documentation must be submitted which include vaccinations and proof of financial support forms. Those who are involved in drug trafficking or over stay a previous visa are ineligible.Fiancs of all genders and nationalities can benefit from this visa as long as the U.S citizen and the foreign fianc have met in person within the last two years. Under extreme circumstances, this can be overlooked. For example, a man and women not being able to see each other in person due to religious reasons. The International broke Regulation Act was passed in 2005, which states how to file a petition for foreign fiancs.The road map was challenging to read as a lot of options seemed to end up in, sorry! There is a lot that can go wrong when trying to obtain a green card. Missing the deadline of filing is an obstacle along with whether your company is willing to sponsor you. The waiting periods in between paperwork can delay whatever the next part of the process is. Should something be denied, you must try again. There are no guarantees. According to the roadmap, to be able to obtain a k1 visa, you must be married within 90 days to your sponsor and file an I-485 form to adjust your status. Next, you will receive a traditional green card if the marriage is less than 2 years. You can then file a I-751 form to remove conditions.

Your last major assignment is going to be to develop a plan for dealing with the executive branch, legislative leadership, building grassroots, utilizing technology, shaping public opinion, and implementing an electoral action plan.

Part of your grade will be how you integrate these lessons into your plan. Make sure that your plan is balanced and, where asked, include thoughts about the opposition and their activities. You must anticipate what your opposition will do and your grade will be in part how well you demonstrate this.

Things to include in your assignment:

Legislative and Administration Leadership
How will you handle legislative leadership and the executive branch?
What role do you expect them to play in your issue? If negative, how can you manage that? If positive, how will you get them engaged and what do you want them to do?
Who is key to passing your bill? How will you utilize them? How will you influence them? Do they need cover?
Who will you put in the committee to testify? What will they say?
How will you collect the votes to move your bill?
How will you handle amendments?
When the bill goes to the floor, what is likely to happen? How will you count votes and line up supporters?
Finally, briefly explain what your strategy will be in the other chamber is as well.

Grassroots Plan
How will you organize and harness your grassroots? Who are they?
How will you motivate them? What will you have them do? When will you do it?
What will you do to harness new tools of lobbying and outreach? Please don’t say “start a webpage, send some emails, and communicate through Facebook.” That goes without saying. Your job is to think creatively about social media and technological tools and how you can best utilize them to get your message out and work with grassroots.
Provide me with a plan for how you will utilize your grassroots leaders. Include a sample call to action asking the grassroots to take some sort of action. What is the opposition likely to do with their grassroots?

Electoral/Fundraising Plan
Part of lobbying is to gain respect, if not fear. So how will you back up your group’s activities with a campaign plan to reward your friends and punish your enemies?
If your group is simply not set up to do electoral advocacy, don’t try putting a square peg in a round hole. Alternatively, talk to me about how electoral factors impact your strategy. What can you do outside of making campaign contributions to flex your muscle?

Grading Rubric
Your papers will be graded based on the following rubric.

Answered specified questions: Paper addresses fully all the questions posed in assignment. 30 points
Integration of lecture/reading materials, feedback from previous papers, and analysis: Paper applies tools from lessons to design an executable lobbying plan with innovative solutions to solve your political problem. 40 points
Writing/concise: Paper is well written and creative, avoids grammatical and spelling errors, observes page constraints, and is succinct. 10 points
Creativity and strategic thinking: Paper employs well thought out political strategies to solve your legislative issue. 20 points

Please keep in mind before reading the instructions for this essay that this is for my brother an 11-year-old in year 7. So please make it in the simplest English possible, and make it seem like a year 7 student work! In the part where u put the citations just add the website link and when u refer to an article dont do any In text citations just Say according to … (no in text citations) and just add the links of the website at the end.

Assignment Overview

(PLEASE ONLY USE SCHOLARLY JOURNALS AND BASE ANSWERS ON RESEARCH FOUND/ PLESE DO NOT EXTRAPOLATE OR ASSUME) ( ALSO PLEASE BREAK DOWN PAPER INTO PART 1 AND 2 AS INDICATED IN THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW)

Practitioners in the helping professions must be open to seeing people from different
perspectives and must develop compassion for others. An understanding of the different
stages of human growth and development provides insight into various populations and age
groups for person-centered care.

This assignment requires you to articulate the theories for each developmental stage based
on emotional, cognitive, physical, and spiritual factors. You are required to identify challenges
associated with the chosen developmental stage and propose applicable solutions to address
these challenges. You will need to compare and contrast the development stages of the
mother in the scenario with the other two family members in the scenario who are in different
stages of development, physically, socio-emotionally, cognitively and morally. This
assignment helps develop an understanding of the different stages of human growth and
development. You will gain insight into various populations and age groups for person centered care.

This assignment requires you to choose one of the family members from the
scenario provided. You will primarily focus on Marias development in each part
of your advancing development papers. But you will compare her stages of
development to that of her other family members. Review Assignment
Instructions and Assignment Requirements and ask clarifying questions of your
instructor before attempting this assignment.

Scenario
Maria is 43 years old and is a refugee from Cuba. She just came to the United States with her daughter, Isabel, who is 23-years old, and her father, Carlos, who is 72-years old.
Note: This scenario is brief to allow you to make research-supported assumptions about
the selected persons development and potential problems that the individual might face.

Assignment Instructions

Part 1: Case Study Analysis: Selected Developmental Stage
In this assignment you must analyze Maria from the scenario presented in the
Assignment Overview section of this document. Primarily focus on Maria in each part of
your advancing development assignment, as well as compare her development with that
of her family members.

1. Physical Development:
a) Cite scholarly/authoritative sources to analyze Marias physical development.
b) Address any aspects of Marias appearance, motor skills/movement, stamina,
and biological (hormones) that may be affecting her physical development.
3. Social/Emotional Development:
a) Cite scholarly/authoritative sources to identify 2 theories that are related to
social/emotional development for Marias age group.
b) Give examples of how you may see these theories in Marias life.
4. CognitiveDevelopment:
a) Cite scholarly/authoritative sources to identify 2 theories that are related to
cognitive development for Marias age group.
b) Give examples of how we might see these theories in play within Marias life.
c) Explain the language development for Marias age group.
5. Spiritual/Moral Development:
a) Cite scholarly/authoritative sources to identify 2 theories that are related to
the spiritual and moral development for her age group.
b) Give examples of how you may see these theories in Marias life.
6. Compare and Contrast Marias stages of development in the four categories with
the other two family members (Isabel and Carlos) developmental stages in those four
categories. You may use the same theories as cited in #2 or use other theories.

Part 1: Case Study Analysis: Developmental Stage Selection
Skillfully cites scholarly/authoritative sources to respond to
questions pertaining to Marias physical, social/emotional, cognitive, and
spiritual/moral development. See Assignment Instructions for questions.
Skillfully compares and contrasts Marias stages of development in the four
categories with the other two family members developmental stages in those four
categories, citing only scholarly/authoritative sources (beyond the textbook)
750-1,000 word minimum, excluding title page and references (no abstract needed)
APA style Formatting
Paper is organized by:
Introduction includes a thesis statement, describes the scenario, briefly
describes the selected family members stage in the life span, and lays out
the purpose of the paper
Physical Development
Social-Emotional Development
Cognitive Development
Spiritual/Moral Development
Conclusion restates key points made in the paper
Minimum of 3 scholarly/authoritative sources (beyond the textbook), properly cited
within the body of the paper and referenced at the end of the paper

____________________________

Part 2: Developmental and Multicultural Challenges
Review Assignment Requirements to be clear on how your paper will be graded.
1. Cite only scholarly/authoritative sources  to identify and describe potential challenges for Maria, the mother in the scenario in Part 1 in at least two of the four areas of development (physical, social/emotional, cognitive, and spiritual/moral)
2. Cite only scholarly/authoritative sources (beyond the textbook) to recommend
methods to help the selected person overcome or improve her or his potential
challenges.
3. Respond to these questions:
a. How do Marias development challenges differ from any challenges to
development that her family members might experience?
b. Describe multicultural challenges that Maria might face as a recent refugee
and whether or how those challenges impact Marias four areas of
development?
c. What other issues, including language barriers, might arise for this family
who has recently immigrated to a new country?
4. Cite scholarly/authoritative source(s) to recommend plans of action or resources
that can be provided to this family to assist them in proper development.
Assignment Requirements

Part 2: Case Study Analysis: Developmental and Multicultural
Challenges
Skillfully cites scholarly/authoritative sources to:
describe any potential challenges for Maria in at least two of the four
areas of development (physical, social/emotional, cognitive, and
spiritual/moral development).
answer questions noted in the Assignment Instructions.
recommend solutions that are supported with scholarly/authoritative
sources to overcome potential challenges.
articulate the differences among the potential challenges that the different
family members might experience.
identify multicultural challenges Maria might face as a recent refugee.
makes recommendations supported by scholarly/authoritative to address
the multicultural challenges.
Paper is organized by:
Introduction includes a thesis statement and lays out the purpose of the
paper
Developmental Challenges and Solutions
Comparison of Challenges Among Stages of Development
Multicultural Challenges and Plan of Action
Conclusion restates key points made in the paper
Minimum of 4 scholarly/authoritative sources (beyond the textbook), properly cited
within the body of the paper and referenced at the end of the paper
750-1,000-word minimum required, excluding title page and references (no abstract
needed)
APA style Formatting