HSE 320 Final Project Guidelines and Rubric Overview
The final project for this course is the creation of an Organizational Change Project Proposal in the form of a written report, PowerPoint using speaker notes or Prezi or voice recording with a transcript.
It is important to be aware of how an organization functions internally as well as its role in the community and in relationship with other community organizations. A primary responsibility of leaders in human service agencies is to set appropriate goals and initiatives based on a community needs assessment. It is the goals and initiatives set forth in a strategic plan that address challenges that frequently arise around personnel, funding, and budget limitations. Additionally, having an acute awareness of the areas where organizational systems and associated laws and rules are in direct conflict with professional ethics is critical to providing quality, ethical, and appropriate services. In this course, you will model the role of a program manager at a small nonprofit human services agency. You will demonstrate your ability to craft a proposal that will influence the organization’s programmatic services, culture, workforce structure, and funding while maintaining legal and ethical standards for human services professionals. The project is divided into three milestones, which will be submitted at various points throughout the course to scaffold learning and ensure quality final submissions. These milestones will be submitted in Modules Two, Three, and Five. The final submission is due in Module Seven.
Your previous position within the organization has provided you with the opportunity to experience the gaps and inadequacies of the current workforce structure. Thus, you are prepared to present a proposal to guide the agency’s efforts to recruit and retain an outstanding workforce and acquire adequate funding to sustain the necessary programmatic growth needed to improve service delivery.
You are expected to present your ideas to the director in preparation for the board of directors’ meeting.
The final project for this course is the creation of a family/community care plan and self-care plan.
As a human services practitioner, you could be in a position where you will be required to address the identified needs of families, communities, or both. In such
cases, you will need to assess the use of potential intervention models, develop strategies for addressing needs, and possibly assess the available appropriate
resources to assist these families in negotiating the complex system of organizations in their communities. In doing so, you will be exposed to many situations
that involve trauma, and thus prepare yourself by composing a self-care plan to ensure a lengthy career.
The summative assessment for this course will require you to analyze a case scenario using family and community systems assessment models (i.e., sociograms,
culturagrams, ecomaps, genograms, etc.). After analyzing the case, use the data derived to design family and community interventions, being sure to justify the
use for all parties involved. Finally, you will be required to create a brief reflection that will examine the potential personal and professional impact that situations
such as the one presented in the case scenarios may have on you as a practitioner. In addition, you will briefly identify your emerging self-care plan.
The overall objective of this assessment is to allow you to demonstrate your practice competencies and your enduring understanding of how family and
community systems operate and change. Predicated on the systems’ foundational principle that when one thing in a system changes, the entire system changes,
your completion of this assessment will allow you to craft a plan to create change that benefits the family and community in a dynamic way. Moreover, it will
allow you to reflect on and plan how to best maintain your wellness as you embark on your career in human services.
The project is divided into three milestones, which will be submitted at various points throughout the course to scaffold learning and ensure quality final
submissions. These milestones will be submitted in Modules Two, Three, and Five. The final submission will occur in Module Seven