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I want you to identify a specific Public Service Organization (PSO) that has recently undergone a major change or reform; or a specific public service organization that might change as a result of pending legislative action or market/environmental conditions. Another option would be to discuss a change to a nonprofit organization given its operating environment. Below are some examples of organizations that have undergone reforms and changes. The types of changes have been mentioned or discussed in class:
Changes in the NonProfit food distribution systems … Specific to a particular NonProfit
Post Covid changes in the CDC and its leadership structure … also could be the state CDC where you live and/or their NonProfit partners
Changes and proposals for Student Loan Reform and the actors in those changes
Current efforts to protect the Capital and the players in that effort post January 6th
How a local NonProfit organization has had to pivot to remain relevant and survive in the Covid era
See additional ideas for choices listed in the syllabus.
I encourage you to pick something aligned with your own personal interests, however, if you are having a hard time identifying one that interests you that meets your career goals. Ultimately, you will not be graded on which public service organization you examine as long as it is a qualified PSO; it will be graded on your ability to apply the course material to that particular case. But you must choose an organization that is a qualified PSO and follow the outline provided below.
Here is the definition of a Public Service Organization we are using for this exercise:
Public Service Organization means:
(1) A Federal, State, local, or Tribal government organization, agency, or entity;
(2) A public child or family service agency;
(3) A non-profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
Write a 2,500 word discussion paper applying key concepts from the course to your case.
You are required to use a minimum of 10 sources (including course materials).
Format your paper in accordance with APA style guidelines.
The paper is to be written in Times New Roman 12pt font, double-spaced, with 1-inch margins.
Writing should be clear, well-organized, and contain minimal grammatical errors.
What is the organization?
What does this organization do?
What is the reform or proposed change (please be specific)?
What were the drivers of the change?
Were they internal or external?
What level (individual, group, or organizational) is the change occurring?
2) Leadership: Who is the current leader (or Leaders) of this organization?
Did the events driving the change occur when he/she was in charge?
Based on your research, do they appear to be transformational or transactional? Why or why not?
3) Barriers to Change
What are the environmental barriers to change?
Are resources available to support the change?
Is there consensus on what the goal of the change should be?
How are the organization’s employees likely to respond to the proposed changes? Why might employees resist change?
4) Strategies for Successful Change
Based on the readings for this class, what advice would you give to this organization to successfully implement the proposed changes or reforms?
Specifically, how might a leader overcome the barriers to change that you have identified?