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GBA 321 Formal Report Instructions 1 A Formal Report is due in Module 6. Each document that you prepare in this course has a different required format. What is common across all of them is the applicability of the three-step process to the planning, composing, and delivery of your message. By no later than Thursday 11:59 PM EST/EDT of Module 5, post a message on the Formal Report Forum indicating which option you are planning on investigating for the Formal Report. If you are interested in Option 4, you will need to get approval of the topic from the instructor. You will submit the Formal Report no later than Sunday 11:59 PM EST/EDT of Module 6You are also required to develop an Oral Presentation (accompanying audio-narrated PowerPoint) for the Formal Report. Instructions can be found later in this document. Options for the Formal Report:Choice is a good thing, right? There are four options for the Formal Report: Option 1: Imagine you work for a national employment/placement agency. Your clients range from the first-time job seeker to the executive level. You specialize in working with adults who have some work experience and who have just completed a BA or BS degree from your alma mater, Saint Leo University. The FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work for List comes out each year in mid-January (available at ). Your supervisor thinks it might be useful and has asked you to prepare a report. Specifically, she wants to know: Can establishing a working relationship with any or some or all of the companies on the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For list help you do your job better? Are any, some, all of these companies potential employers for the Saint Leo’s graduates you help find jobs? Are there specific companies that the agency should target to establish an exclusive relationship with? Which ones and why? Option 2: The Federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) education reform law (which was signed into law January 8, 2002) ties federal aid for the schools to the school system meeting academic standards and adhering to policies set by the federal government. Prepare a report for your Congressperson in the U.S. House of Representatives in which you discuss the impact of this legislation on your local school system, present your recommendation for what should or needs to be done, AND detail a direct request for some specified action. To find out who your representative is, go to and follow the directions. Use information available at: US Department of Education NCLB Education Commission of the States (a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization with the mission to facilitate the sharing of education information among the states) (search NCLB), The American Federation of Teachers (the teachers' union) (search NCLB) .
GBA 321 Formal Report Instructions 2 The National Education Association (a volunteer-based organization, heavily

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