Integration and Application: Managerial Overview

Now is the time to bring together all that you have learned throughout this course, to integrate and evaluate the various topics you have explored and researched. For the Portfolio assignment, you will write a 5-to-6-page paper (not including the title page and reference page).

Part I: Select a Human Services organization, either in your own region nationwide, or at the global level, that holds interest for you as a human services professional. (Examples of organizations could be the Harbel Community Organization in Baltimore, MD or Families Moving Forward in Minneapolis, MN.) Review the organization’s website, any related press releases, and journal articles that mention its programs or accomplishments. Address the following with regard to the organization you select:

What it is about this organization’s services that interests you as human services professional?
How is the organization structured and who are the stakeholders (Board of Directors, investors/funding sources, management team, government agencies, and clients, for example)?
Any information the organization lists regarding employee engagement, motivation, benefits, and/or recognition.

Part II: Imagine you have been hired as a supervisor within this organization. Address the following elements within the context of the organization’s mission and/or vision:

How you would incorporate a contemporary management theory with your staff?
How you would incorporate a motivational theory with your staff?
What traits or experience you would find most appealing when hiring new employees?

Your paper must support your claims with at least four appropriate references