Group Development Application

The rubric is for your information and is the grading guide for the paper and on LiveText

INDIVIDUAL ASSIGNMENT. This is your Common Assignment for HDL

Group Development Application Paper (50 points) Students will develop a plan for leadership utilizing groups. In your current/future career setting, design/develop a specific, concrete, workable plan for utilizing groups.

Include the following: 1) Introduction: description of the career setting for which this is designed; 2) Justification of utilization of a group in this setting for the designed purpose listed (5 research articles included about best practices related to leadership and group – there is a Library Guide link on this course site or search scholarly articles on Google or Yahoo) 3) Your specific plan: Include the group theory or theories utilized, and how you would organize this group (structure, background factor considerations, your leadership/followership style, stages of development such as how you would structure the “forming” stage of the group, decision making approaches, etc. — what you need to consider as you begin this group; 4) a personal reflection about what you learned from the development of this application project. The paper will be 7-9 pages. Design a plan that could be utilized by you or by an entity in your current/future career setting.

These common assignments will be your review/study document for the comprehensive exam. Based on the text and what you have learned in class, what would be the essential elements of information (EEI) from this course? I recommend including those components in this common assignment for your future reference and review.

This is an individual and practical application of the group development information, is designed to be practical and applicable in the particular career setting, and is a personal development approach to the leadership component of the Human Development and Leadership master’s program. Utilize the ideas you learned across the semester.

COMMON ASSIGNMENT: Beginning in the Fall 2011 ALL incoming HDL students are required to utilize LiveText for posting of common assignments. Each HDL core course has a common assignment (this is the one for HDL692). These common assignments will be for review for the comprehensive exam at the end of your master’s in HDL. In addition, if you have only taken HDL classes beginning in the Fall 2010, it is strongly recommended that you post the common assignments from each HDL class on LiveText. The comprehensive exam will be changing from multiple choice and short essay to a case study format utilizing information you have posted on LiveText from each HDL core course.