Law and Governance

In: Social Issues

Submitted By teacher26
Words 451
Pages 2
Assignment 1
EDLM1002 2014/2015
This task is based on the summative assessment requirement addressed in your Student Guide. It will be used to award 25 % of your overall grade (100%) for the course and is based on activities you have done in the first two units. It will require you to provide evidence of: (a) your contribution to learning (b) journaling reflectively and making improvements based on feedback/discussion (c) your ability to critically analyze and justify conclusions based on interaction with relevant literature. 1. Based on your interactions with the course readings thus far, select a perspective/definition of reflective practice you can identify with and give at least four reasons for your choice. 2. Used the selected perspective/definition identified in one above and the readiness inventory done in unit 1 to identify a list of qualities needed to become a successful reflective practitioner. Provide a justification for each of the qualities identified.
3.List at least five (5) of the activities you completed in units 1and 2. For each activity listed, say what was your main take-away from this activity and in what ways have it influenced change towards your learning practices and skills developed?
All responses should include your cover page, accountability statement, and be supported with relevant literature, citation and bibliography using proper APA format. Please use the assignment forum to post your assignment.
Upload your assignment before or on the due date:
October 20th, 2014 at 10:00 p.m. EST
Interpretation of Assignment (4 marks)
Understanding of Principles of Reflective Practice (5 marks)
Reflective Quality of Contributions (4 marks)
Completed Activities (8 marks)
Authenticity/Credibility (4 marks) INTERPRETATION (1 mark each per criteria) * All aspects of task done *…...

Similar Documents

Recently the Terms "Governance" and "Good Governance"

...Recently the terms "governance" and "good governance" are being increasingly used in development literature. Bad governance is being increasingly regarded as one of the root causes of all evil within our societies. Major donors and international financial institutions are increasingly basing their aid and loans on the condition that reforms that ensure "good governance" are undertaken. The concept of "governance" is not new. It is as old as human civilization. Simply put "governance" means: the process of decision-making and the process by which decisions are implemented (or not implemented). Governance can be used in several contexts such as corporate governance, international governance, national governance and local governance. Since governance is the process of decision-making and the process by which decisions are implemented, an analysis of governance focuses on the formal and informal actors involved in decision-making and implementing the decisions made and the formal and informal structures that have been set in place to arrive at and implement the decision. Government is one of the actors in governance. Other actors involved in governance vary depending on the level of government that is under discussion. In rural areas, for example, other actors may include influential land lords, associations of peasant farmers, cooperatives, NGOs, research institutes, religious leaders, finance institutions political parties, the military etc. The situation in urban areas is......

Words: 983 - Pages: 4

Basic Law of Governance

...1 Basic Law of Governance Royal Order No. (A/91) 27 Sha’ban 1412H – 1 March 1992 Published in Umm al-Qura Gazette No. 3397 2 Ramadan 1412H - 5 March 1992 2 Part One General Principles Article 1: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a fully sovereign Arab Islamic State. Its religion shall be Islam and its constitution shall be the Book of God and the Sunnah (Traditions) of His Messenger, may God’s blessings and peace be upon him (PBUH). Its language shall be Arabic and its capital shall be the city of Riyadh. Article 2: The two holidays of the State shall be ‘Id al-Fitr and ‘Id al-Adha, and its calendar shall be the Hijri Calendar. Article 3: The flag of the State shall be as follows: (a) Its color shall be green. (b) Its width shall be two-thirds its length. (c) Centered therein shall be the expression “ There is no god but God and Muhammad is the Messenger of God”, with an unsheathed sword under it. The flag may never be flown at half-mast. The Law shall set forth the provisions appertaining thereto. Article 4: The emblem of the State shall be two crossed swords with a date palm tree in the middle of the upper space between them. The law shall set forth the anthem and medals of the State. Part Two System of Governance Article 5: (a) The system of governance in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia shall be monarchical. (b) Governance shall be limited to the sons of the Founder King ‘Abd al-‘Aziz ibn ‘Abd ar-Rahman al-Faysal Al Sa‘ud, and the sons of his......

Words: 3086 - Pages: 13

Law and Corporate Governance

...Law and corporate governance Three technologies that allow an individual to research another person’s private data are; Intelius, pipl and people search. A basic search requires the person’s name and State or social security number and the payment of a fee. It is also possible to subscribe to the search engines. Whether you become an Intelius subscriber or not, the range of searches and checks available is very wide and affordable. An economical option is the 24 hour pass, which allows you to search for an unlimited number of people within 24 consecutive hours. Intelius is geared towards and targets people who are concerned about their privacy and protecting their identity. Members are entitled to obtain 10 percent off searches and other perks such as protection against identity theft, free credit report and monitoring of their bank accounts. PIPL offers various membership plans. The site claims that it combines data from a variety of social networking sources and database to find information that you might not usually find on a rudimentary search. Information was easily accessible. By entering my name and state I was able to access my personal information, including my phone number which I thought was a private number. The cost of the membership plans ranges from a one month plan priced at $19.86 to a 6month plan membership priced at $9.86 and a onetime report which I thought was expensive compared with intelius reports was priced at $29.95. The third...

Words: 441 - Pages: 2

It Governance

...Information and technology (IT) governance is a subset discipline of corporate governance, focused on information and technology (IT) and its performance and risk management. The interest in IT governance is due to the on-going need within organisations to focus value creation efforts on an organisation's strategic objectives and to better manage the performance of those responsible for creating this value in the best interest of all stakeholders. It has evolved from The Principles of Scientific Management, Total Quality Management and ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems. Management concepts that date back to 1911. Historically, board-level executives deferred key IT decisions to the company's IT management and business leaders. Short-term goals of those responsible for managing IT can be in conflict with the best interests of other stakeholders unless proper oversight is established. IT governance systematically involves everyone: board members, executive management, staff, customers, communities, investors and regulators. An IT Governance framework is used to identify, establish and link the mechanisms to oversee the use of information and related technology to create value and manage the risks associated with using information and technology. Various definitions of IT governance exist. Whilst in the business world the focus has been on managing performance and creating value, in the academic world the focus has been on "specifying the decision rights and an......

Words: 259 - Pages: 2

It Governance

...| 2011 | | Marcela AjaziProfessor WaasMIS 51014 March 2011 | [It Governance] | | Strategy is very critical to any form of organization; IT Governance is defined as the structuring and alignment of IT strategy with business strategy. The structuring also provides successful implementation and achievement of goals as well as measuring IT performance in an organization. IT Governance is important to an organization’s life cycle, especially in this tech savvy era. I think that in order for a company to continue to flourish and expand their success over time, information technology and business strategies should be aligned together in order to stay ahead of their competitors or at least stay on the same page as their competitor’s are to assure that company’s maturity. Additionally, because IT Governance is important, it should be detail orientated towards the size and the regulation of the organization. states, “Organizations today are subject to many regulations governing data retention, confidential information, financial accountability and recovery from disasters (Schwartz, 2007).” These are the main drivers that would motivate an organization to implement IT Governance in their infrastructure. I agree with this statement because it is true in its entirety; organizations have so much information that needs to stay confidential from their competitors or to whomever it is not privy to and/or to ensure that a certain organization is within the guidelines of......

Words: 871 - Pages: 4

Leg 500 – Law, Ethics, and Corporate Governance

...bronchial related symptoms causing her to be sick to the point that she was not able to work. She later filed for worker compensation due to chronic bronchial problems. In addition, PharmaCARE’s treatment to its American workers has also been very poor by allowing MOLD, dust and other harmful particle dust created in a chemical production environment producing contaminated air causing workplace illness. With the appearance of Mold around the air vents, Tom, one of the plant’s supervisors, threatened to report the lab air quality to Occupational Safety and Health Administration. (U.S. Department of Labor: Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 2006) Contaminated air in the workplace has been harmful to millions resulting in several law-suit cases worldwide. Molds are the most common forms of fungi found on the earth, usually found in heating and air condition vents where moisture lives. The causes of molds in building are generated by moisture control in indoor environment. (Dixon, 2013) Allen Jones Operations Manager ignored the presence of Mold in the workplace therefore making allowance to cause problems with the integrity of the prescription compounds and human illness. The oversight of this problem can later cost the company large sums of money more that the cost to clean the workplace environment. For example, Aesica Pharmaceuticals in Newcastle England was fined for over £100,000 over workplace Safety Failings. In a hearing at Newcastle Crown Court, it......

Words: 3182 - Pages: 13

It Governance

...Global Technology Audit Guide Auditing IT Governance Global Technology Audit Guide (GTAG®) 17 Auditing IT Governance July 2012 GTAG — Table of Contents Executive Summary......................................................................................................................................... 1 1. Introduction................................................................................................................................................ 2 2. IT Governance Risks................................................................................................................................... 7 3. Aligning the Organization and IT — Key Considerations................................................................ 12 4. The Role of Internal Audit in IT Governance............................................................................ 15 Conclusion....................................................................................................................................................... 18 Authors and Reviewers.............................................................................................................................. 18 Appendix — IT Governance Risk Assessment/Engagement Planning Considerations............................................. 19 iv GTAG — Executive Summary Executive Summary To support the heightened importance of IT governance and the mandatory nature of the International......

Words: 10762 - Pages: 44

It Governance

...Refurbishment, [online] Available at: <> [Accessed 26 August 2011]. Mullins, R., 2006. Bush Signs Law to Study Data Center Energy Usage, Computer World, [online] Available at: < > [Accessed 26 August 2011]. Nguyen, T.C., 2011. Just How Green is Cloud Computing? [online] January 14, 2011. Available at: SmartPlanet <> [Accessed 26 August 2011]. Nightingale, L., 2011. Procurement Guide: Including Carbon Emissions within Your ‘Green’ ICT Strategy? Climate Action, [online] Available at: < ssions_into_you/> [Accessed 26 August 2011]. Papers4You.Com, (n.d.). What Is Porter's Generic Strategies Analysis? [online] Available at: <> [Accessed 26 August 2011]. Rahim, M., 2011. Strategic Contexts of IT Management, FIT3136 IT Governance and Strategy for Business. Monash University, unpublished. Schneider, L., (n.d.). What is Cloud Computing?, [online] Available at......

Words: 4333 - Pages: 18

Family Related Law, Ethics, and Corporate Governance

...Assignment #2 – Family Related Law, Ethics, and Corporate Governance – LEG 500 May, 2011 1.   Explain if it matters that a parent literally had nothing to do with a biological child in order for the child to take advantage of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to care for that parent. Under the Family and medical Leave Act (FMLA), a child can take care of their biological parent. This is even true even if that parent literally had nothing to do with the child growing up. The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides an entitlement of up to 12 weeks of job-protected, unpaid leave during any 12-month period to eligible, covered employees for the following reasons: 1) birth and care of the eligible employee's child, or placement for adoption or foster care of a child with the employee; 2) care of an immediate family member (spouse, child, parent) who has a serious health condition; or 3) care of the employee's own serious health condition. It also requires that employee's group health benefits be maintained during the leave. The FMLA is administered by the Employment Standards Administration's Wage and Hour Division within the U.S. Department of Labor ( 2.   Explain whether the size of the business can have any effect on whether Tony is eligible for family leave under the FMLA. The Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA) applies to your company if you employ over 50 employees within 75 miles of the worksite, and at least 50 of your......

Words: 768 - Pages: 4


...Best Practices: Nonprofit Corporate Governance One of the most significant and valuable developments of the post-Sarbanes-Oxley Act environment has been the emergence of governance “Best Practices” proposals designed to enhance and improve corporate responsibility and governance. These proposals have come from a wide variety of sources, ranging from self-regulatory agencies (e.g., NYSE, NASDAQ) and business groups (e.g., The Business Roundtable, The Conference Board, National Association of Corporate Directors) to professional associations (e.g., the American Bar Association) and major corporations (e.g., General Electric, WorldCom, TIAA/CREF). While most of these Best Practices proposals have been recommended for adoption by public companies, their relevance as an aspirational goal for nonprofit corporations and non-public companies is widely recognized. From these and other resources, we have developed the following set of guidelines as “food for thought” concerning governance “Best Practices” to assist nonprofit corporations in responding to the current “corporate responsibility” environment. To set the proper perspective, a few important caveats are in order. First, these are Best Practices guidelines, and do not in most instances, reflect current legal requirements. Instead, the guidelines reflect our perspective on evolving trends in nonprofit governance and law. In many circumstances, adoption of, and adherence to, “Best Practices” may reduce a nonprofit corporation’s...

Words: 4165 - Pages: 17

It Governance

...ScienceDirect Information & Management journal homepage: IT governance for enterprise resource planning supported by the DeLone–McLean model of information systems success Edward W.N. Bernroider * Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Department for Information Business, Augasse 2-6, 1090 Vienna, Austria A R T I C L E I N F O A B S T R A C T Article history: Received 18 May 2005 Received in revised form 24 August 2007 Accepted 11 November 2007 Available online 1 May 2008 I investigated the role of IT governance in driving the success of ERP projects. The tool for assessing ERP value was a comprehensive, multivariate and validated model adapted from the widely used Delone and McLean model of IS success. This showed that ERP investments were more effective in organizations having an IT governance domain consisting of proactive strategic guidance and participatory team building. Large enterprises, however, under-performed compared to SMEs and needed specific performance drivers, such as top management commitment to become effective. ß 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. Keywords: ERP IT governance IT success IT value delivery Empirical survey 1. Introduction Today’s business requirements have moved IT governance into the focus of attention. The core processes underlying effective and comprehensive IT governance are the same as those for an enterprise. IT activities are critically......

Words: 6323 - Pages: 26


...2002). Boeing also realized that with expanding globally there would be human resources changes. For many years Boeing sent an executive and coworker to the global areas and used the office staff who was bilingual or multilingual locals. According to Paulina Bendaña, Director of Strategy for International Relations “Boeing is looking at where the company can help harmonize global processes and enable all of Boeing to leverage and develop resources around the world on a common basis" (Beck, Proctor, Kim, & Downy, 2002). Vice President of Global Diversity Joyce Tucker stated that Boeing established processes to hire, retain, and attract coworkers of ethnic cultures. Boeing human resources division is performing an analysis of countries, laws, and cultures where business is currently performed and potential areas where Boeing will expand. Tucker stated that "it's critical that we create a diverse and skilled workforce and must also create an environment that supports the cultural differences within the organizations where we work, the customers we serve and the communities we live in" (Beck, Proctor, Kim, & Downy, 2002). Boeing is making sure all coworkers globally as well as in the United States feel as if he or she is a part of the Boeing team and also offer opportunity for upward mobility. Boeing, too must be more inclusive of employees from all over the world, so that they feel more a part of the Boeing global enterprise in addition to providing them with......

Words: 593 - Pages: 3


...Koito Case Study Submitted by Weichao on March 12, 2011 Category: Business and Economics Words: 7841 | Pages: 32 Views: 160 Report this Essay 1. The Japanese corporate governance system differs vastly from the US system. Discuss corporate governance issues that may arise under the Japanese keiretsu system from the perspective of a) financiers b) owners c) suppliers and d) employees. A Japanese keiretsu is effectively a system of cooperation among various stakeholders. From the Japanese point of view, corporate governance includes maximization of long-term corporate value for shareholders and accountability to all the stakeholders, particularly shareholders (Corporate Governance Committee of Japan 1997). This model appears more attractive than the Anglo-Saxon corporate governance model since it takes social benefits into account. However, it must be noticed that the workability of this model relies on a flawless functioning of the market economy, which is not always the case in Japan (ibid). The later paragraphs will discuss in detail the corporate governance issues related to the Japanese keiretsu system in relation with financiers, owners, suppliers and employees. a) Financiers As shown in Exhibit 8 – Ownership Structure of Major Japanese Automotive Assemblers (1989), banks in Japan usually hold a substantial portion of equity in borrowing companies. The Japanese model is often perceived as efficient since it encourages information flow between firms and their......

Words: 7863 - Pages: 32


...te Corporate governance statement The Board of Directors is accountable to the Shareholder for the overall performance of the Group. In doing so, it is responsible for: • • • The effective, prudent and ethical oversight of the Bank; Setting the business strategy for the Bank, following consultation with the Shareholder; and Ensuring that risk and compliance are properly managed in the Bank. Board of Directors and Membership The Board of Directors recognises its responsibility for the leadership, direction and control of the Bank and the Group and its accountability to the Shareholder for financial performance. As at 31 December 2010, the Board comprised the Chairman, four Non-executive Directors and the Group Chief Executive. The Board sees it as a priority to further enhance its existing skills and experience through the recruitment of further independent Non-executive Directors, with a process having commenced in this regard. The Non-executive Directors are independent of management, with varied backgrounds, skills and experience. There have been a total of 39 board meetings during the financial year, 10 of which were scheduled. The purpose of the 29 unscheduled meetings was to address a variety of matters, including discussions in respect of the difficult market conditions that existed during the financial period and included funding issues, capital matters, legacy related matters and the Bank's Restructuring Plan. All Directors are expected to attend each meeting and the...

Words: 4199 - Pages: 17

It Governance

...IT Governance A summary of “Ten Principles of IT Governance” (2004, Peter Weill, Jeanne W. Ross) and “IT Governance Framework” (2005, Craig Symons)  Coming up with new governance mechanisms and policies should not be reactive (patching up problems), but proactive – using the enterprise’s objectives and performance goals as a basis Mature business governance processes can be used for IT governance Governance redesigns should be undertaken only when strategy is being revised, in such cases IT governance can be used for leveraging the strategic transformation CIO’s and senior management’s involvement in IT governance is crucial for its success, because it ensures better alignment of IT with strategy The exception-handling process must be clearly defined, as short as possible and should enable and encourage organizational learning. The owner of the IT governance must be familiar with all aspects of the enterprise (not only IT) and have credibility with all business leaders. The owner of the IT governance must be made also responsible for its performance A layered structure is often necessary for IT governance (possible layers are: enterprise-wide IT governance – driven by enterprise-wide strategies and goals and IT governance at division and business unit levels) The effectiveness of IT governance is severely affected by the effectiveness of its communication and transparency Coordination in the governance of the all six assets, one of which is IT, is critical for maximizing the...

Words: 585 - Pages: 3