10A1-00 - POLICY ACTION PLAN For this project, identify an issue of public concern that interests you and use it as the basis for developing a policy action plan. This plan will give you the opportunity to apply what you have learned about leadership in public administration by demonstrating how you would use your personal leadership style to advance an important public cause. To demonstrate these competencies include a profile of your leadership style as well as references to leadership theories you have explored during the course. You will also develop a problem statement, identify key stakeholders who could be rallied to support the plan, and devise a proposal suggesting how the problem should be addressed. To successfully complete this project, you will be expected to: 1. Analyze leadership theories and their evolution. 2. Illustrate methods of applying leadership theories. 3. Evaluate the impact of systems theory on leadership in the field. 4. Assess strategies for change in a diverse community based on leadership theories. 5. Apply critical thinking and communications skills to leadership theories in the field. To achieve a successful project experience and outcome, you are expected to meet the following requirements. For your course project you will synthesize the knowledge of leadership theory and practice you have acquired throughout this course to create a policy action plan and recommend a strategy for implementing it. Your final project should include: o An executive summary (1 page). o A literature review of leadership theory and its application to public administration (4 pages). o A problem statement (2 pages synthesized from Unit 3 assignment 1 and Unit 8 assignment 1) that includes: An analysis of the overarching problem your action plan will address. A definition of the specific problem you are addressing within the overarching context. A statement of the scope of the specific problem you are addressing.
An evaluation of how systems theory influenced your problem definition (Unit 8 discussion 1). o An action plan that includes (3 pages): A stakeholder profile summary in narrative form (synthesized from Unit 7 assignment 1). A plan for organizing a coalition that reflects a synthesis of the information from: The stakeholder profile summary (Unit 7 assignment 1and Unit 7 discussion 2). Your study of the implications of cultural diversity on determining leadership approaches (Unit 5 discussion 2). Additional leadership theories that might aid in coalition building. A policy recommendation and an evaluation of how systems theory influenced the chosen solution. o An implementation proposal that focuses on leadership strategies. o A personal leadership profile (5 pages) composed of: Your personal vision and its relationship to the needs and values of the constituents affected by your policy action plan (synthesized from Unit 2 assignment 1).
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