Assignment: Potential Conflicts Paper
Assignment: Potential Conflicts Paper
All team members will indicate agreement on the charter by initialing understanding of the information within the charter. Although there is no point value for this assignment, it is a required part of the assignment.
Team members will have the opportunity to practice active respect for other team members, consideration of
one another, and communication. Be aware that team members come from different backgrounds and have
various schedules and time demands, so working collaboratively is crucial. Timely submission of assignment
components by individual team members is also important to the success of the team. Be factual, professional,
and supportive about participation or absence of participation when you communicate with each other.
Teams who encounter incidents when team members have not submitted/completed assignments should
communicate supportively and openly with those team members and faculty with the aim of caring for peers in
completing the assignment.
Communication is a major component of nursing and healthcare, and the foundation for this assignment.
Developing good communication and team building skills is essential for nurses. Nurses work with many people
who do not have the same thoughts and/or methods of approaching a task. Therefore, all team members must
collaborate to be successful.
For campus students, follow up with one another at least weekly to be sure that everyone is on track for the
final submission of assignment sections to the team leader, who will prepare the final presentation for
For online students, follow up with one another at least weekly by posting in the Team Collaboration forum
assigned, to be sure that everyone is on track for the final submission of assignment, post sections for all team
members to review and discuss in the Team Collaboration forum and then to the team leader, who will prepare the final presentation for submission/presentation.
Section I: Team Member Skill Inventory
Each team member will individually complete this section and initial in the box. For campus courses, the designated team leader will then submit this document as directed by the instructor. (MT) or as directed by your instructor for campus students. For online courses, the designated team leader will then submit this document to his/her assigned Team Collaboration forum and to the their designated submission area by Sunday of Unit 2, by 1159 p.m. (MT) or as directed by your instructor for campus students.
Team Member Name Strengths/Contributions Areas for Development Initials
Section II: Work Plan This section includes a plan for communication and written work (please agree upon & complete all sections).
1. Discuss your process to designate the team leader.
2. Outline the responsibilities the team gives the team leader?
3. Explain how the team members will distribute the workload for the assignment based on Section I.
4. Outline the timeline for completion and submission of assignment components to the team leader (take into consideration the assignment due date).
Section III: Conflict Management This section should include your plan for conflict management (please agree upon & complete all sections). Since the combined Team Charter (with all team member information and team conflict management strategies) are always available for review by all team members (i.e., for online courses, it is in the assigned Team Collaboration Forum), team members should refer to it often and use it to agree on deliverables for the assignment, and actions to be taken by the team leader should conflicts occur.
1. List potential conflicts that might arise between team members during this project.
a. Include the team’s plan members who do not turn in work after the deadline.
b. Include how the team will manage team members who do not participate, or participate in a timely manner
2. For each potential conflict, list the team’s method of resolving those conflicts.
3. Specifically address how the team will apply Chamberlain Care for peers during conflict resolution.
List all potential conflicts and how they will be addressed by the team. (do not put contact instructor as only method of resolution. Include here what the team will do as an empowered group prior to contacting the instructor)
Section IV: Team Goals This section should include your team goals (please agree upon & complete all sections).
1. List the team’s goals for the assignment project (these may include project assignment goals, group process goals, quality level goals, etc.)
2. List potential barriers to the achievement of these goals and outline how they will be managed.
3. Address how barriers for completion of the assignment will be addressed by the team below
Section V: Project Plan
1. This section should include your team plan and should be followed by all members of the team. Since the combined Team Charter (with all team member information and team plan) is always available for review by all team members (i.e., for online courses, it is in the assigned Team Collaboration Forum), team members should refer to it often and use it to agree on deliverables for the assignment.
2. Using the table below, make a plan for each project week that clearly outlines each team member’s expectations. (Be sure to assign a task for each member on the team and complete and agree upon each section).
3. Plan tentative due dates for rough drafts and completed project assignments.
4. Specifically outline all tasks for the assignment, who the task is assigned to, and when it will be posted for team viewing and
You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.
Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.
Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.
The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.
ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE CLASS
Discussion Questions (DQ)
- Initial responses to the DQ should address all components of the questions asked, include a minimum of one scholarly source, and be at least 250 words.
- Successful responses are substantive (i.e., add something new to the discussion, engage others in the discussion, well-developed idea) and include at least one scholarly source.
- One or two sentence responses, simple statements of agreement or “good post,” and responses that are off-topic will not count as substantive. Substantive responses should be at least 150 words.
- I encourage you to incorporate the readings from the week (as applicable) into your responses.
- Your initial responses to the mandatory DQ do not count toward participation and are graded separately.
- In addition to the DQ responses, you must post at least one reply to peers (or me) on three separate days, for a total of three replies.
- Participation posts do not require a scholarly source/citation (unless you cite someone else’s work).
- Part of your weekly participation includes viewing the weekly announcement and attesting to watching it in the comments. These announcements are made to ensure you understand everything that is due during the week.
APA Format and Writing Quality
- Familiarize yourself with APA format and practice using it correctly. It is used for most writing assignments for your degree. Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for APA paper templates, citation examples, tips, etc. Points will be deducted for poor use of APA format or absence of APA format (if required).
- Cite all sources of information! When in doubt, cite the source. Paraphrasing also requires a citation.
- I highly recommend using the APA Publication Manual, 6th edition.
Use of Direct Quotes
- I discourage overutilization of direct quotes in DQs and assignments at the Masters’ level and deduct points accordingly.
- As Masters’ level students, it is important that you be able to critically analyze and interpret information from journal articles and other resources. Simply restating someone else’s words does not demonstrate an understanding of the content or critical analysis of the content.
- It is best to paraphrase content and cite your source.
- For assignments that need to be submitted to LopesWrite, please be sure you have received your report and Similarity Index (SI) percentage BEFORE you do a “final submit” to me.
- Once you have received your report, please review it. This report will show you grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors that can easily be fixed. Take the extra few minutes to review instead of getting counted off for these mistakes.
- Review your similarities. Did you forget to cite something? Did you not paraphrase well enough? Is your paper made up of someone else’s thoughts more than your own?
- Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for tips on improving your paper and SI score.
- The university’s policy on late assignments is 10% penalty PER DAY LATE. This also applies to late DQ replies.
- Please communicate with me if you anticipate having to submit an assignment late. I am happy to be flexible, with advance notice. We may be able to work out an extension based on extenuating circumstances.
- If you do not communicate with me before submitting an assignment late, the GCU late policy will be in effect.
- I do not accept assignments that are two or more weeks late unless we have worked out an extension.
- As per policy, no assignments are accepted after the last day of class. Any assignment submitted after midnight on the last day of class will not be accepted for grading.
- Communication is so very important. There are multiple ways to communicate with me:
- Questions to Instructor Forum: This is a great place to ask course content or assignment questions. If you have a question, there is a good chance one of your peers does as well. This is a public forum for the class.
- Individual Forum: This is a private forum to ask me questions or send me messages. This will be checked at least once every 24 hours.