INTR 3101/9077 GLOBAL INEQUALITY Guide to Class Conference Activity and Assignments 3 and 4 This Guide is designed to include all the information you need to complete the last segment of the Topic and to prepare successfully Assignments 3 and 4. Assignment 3: Presenting and Participating in Class Conference 10% This is a composite grade made up of the following: ● Attendance and participation at the Conference and its related forums ● Production of a group Agenda for Action and posting on the Conference Blog ● Individual responses to Agendas for Action on Conference Blog – everyone will be allocated at least one Agenda for Action to comment/ask a question about on the Blog. ● Attendance and participation in the Class Conference through (1) RWP group (2) as conference member, asking questions/commenting. Weeks 9-12 are designed to bring your Real World Project research to a productive end by asking you to think together and individually about productive ways forward on the problems you have identified and researched. The key activity around which Assignments 3 and 4 form is the Class Conference. This takes the form of a combination of online and face-to-face participation and discussion and is primarily a group activity. The key tool for your participation in the Class Conference is the Agenda for Action (see p. X), itself made up of contributions from your Real World Project group. Assignment 4, the Real World Project report, is an individual assignment that takes the form of an Executive Report, combining the findings from your Background Briefing with the Agenda for Action proposals in a coherent summary overview of your specific Real World research question and case study. Sequencing these activities and assignments will vary from individual to individual, according to your time budgets with other topics, and your own ways of working, but the contributions you make to the group Agenda for Action should be part of your drafting of the Executive Summary of your Real World Project report (Ass. 4). The following guide sets out each component of work and activity clearly, what is required, and a workable time sequence you can modify to suit your specific needs except where it feeds into class group activities. Class Conference: Global Inequality: Opportunity or Threat? Monday 24 October 2016 3.00 to 5.00pm The Scenario The Global Policy Forum [GPF] “is an independent policy watchdog that monitors the work of the United Nations and scrutinizes global policymaking. We promote accountability and citizen participation in decisions on peace and security, social justice and international law”. The GPF holds conferences from time to time to canvass a broad range of perspectives and thinking on global problems from diverse organisations and people, including national governments, global institutions, and civil society organisations of a wide variety of types and persuasions. Our Class Conference in 2016 is a GPF Conference on the issue of Global Inequality. The meeting was called as a way for GPF to canvas new thinking about global policy and inequality. The title reflects their sense that there is a lot of debate over whether the new patterns of inequality emerging globally in the C21st. are cause for fear and future instability or provide opportunities for innovative ways of ‘bringing everyone along’. The conference is designed to build on a series of smaller thematic forums held in the preceding weeks, that engaged a wide variety of stakeholders (interested parties) in sharing their research and preparing calls for action reflecting their specific areas of interest. The main headline conference is designed to generate a set of macro recommendations or calls for action on the overall question of global inequality to help shape the global agenda as well as to reinforce the specific actions recommended by the Real World Project groups. Preparing and Participating in the 2016 Global Policy Forum. All Real World Project teams will participate in the GPF conference. To help focus discussion in the conference session and use our time most effectively, the GPF are using a mixture of online discussion and face to face meeting time. Each group will post their Agenda for Action to the GPF Conference Blog by 5pm on Tuesday 18 October 2016. The Blog will be open for comments between Wednesday 19 October and Friday 21 October during which ALL participants are expected to comment/pose a question on at least two of the Agendas for Action from other Project Teams. The period Saturday 22 October to 3pm on Monday 24 October, is for all Project Teams to prepare answers and responses to questions and comments from the blog about their Agenda for Action. In the main Conference session on Monday 24th.October, each Project Team will be given a 10 minute slot made up of 3-4 minutes to present their response informally to the Conference; and 5 minutes for Conference participants to ask questions and offer comments on this presentation. A plenary session will conclude the Conference at which the participants will formulate three resolutions as outcomes from the Conference for The Global Policy Forum to disseminate to global institutions and leaders. Instructions for Conference Participants 1. What is an Agenda for Action? An Agenda for Action is another way of talking about policy recommendations that is action oriented and makes a call to action to specific kinds of actors. Take a look at the ACCRA Agenda for Action about international aid. Note how it is: brief; identifies a few key points which it highlights; directs specific types of action to certain actors – in this case, civil society; donors, recipient countries. Note also how it prefaces its call to action by a brief outline of how it came to be: who is involved in formulating it and what its evidence base is. 2. How do we prepare one? As the ACCRA Agenda for Action indicates, Agendas for Action are often the result of a research effort and related conference to discuss the findings. That is, it is the end result of a collaborative process of research and discussion. In our case, each Real World Project group will hold a series of thematic forums to collate, discuss and arrive at an Agenda for Action for their theme as it pertains to Global Inequality. The Agenda for Action itself will be posted to the Conference Blog so should be something that can be attached (eg the flyer pdf like ACCRA AA) or written into the Blog as a post. Thematic forums Each Real World Project group will hold a series of thematic forums to share their research findings from their Background Briefings, identify further research that might be required, articulate the stakeholder points of view they represent as a group and individually; and formulate an agenda of action. Calendar for Thematic Forums Agenda Outcome Week 9 3-8 October Each RWP group is required to find a time to meet on campus for an initial meeting to: ● Identify stakeholders they represent ● Share their research findings and find the synergies around which their joint call for action will coalesce ● Identify any further research required re stakeholder perspectives (This is where the Agenda for Action connects with your Ass 4 Report – what evidence do I need to make the claims I want to about my own research?). Post to the RWP blog minutes for your meeting identifying: ● Attendees ● Focal points or connections that will be the focus for developing the Agenda for Action ● Task allocation and deadlines Week 10 10 October Second thematic forum meetings time slot in second half of class workshop (4.00 – 5.00pm) Post minutes of meeting to RWP blog. Week 11 17 October Final thematic forum meetings in Monday class to finalise Agendas for Action for posting to Conference Blog. Post minutes of meeting to RWP blog. Post Agenda for Action to Conference Blog by 5pm on Tuesday 18th October. Week 12 24 October Class Conference: each thematic group will address the questions and comments from the conference blog. The Real World Report (Assignment 4) The Real World Report, as discussed in class in Weeks 7 and 8, is designed
not as a full fledged report but as an executive summary. An executive summary is a business/policy/advocacy tool designed not only to provide a ‘quick’ guide to highly detailed research reports but also to spell out recommendations and persuade people/organisations to take action. What an Executive Summary is Not: ● It is not an Introduction! It needs to include conclusions/recommendations ● It is not simply a description of the problem or an account of the research What an Executive Summary Is: ● provides complete, specific and self-sufficient information that can be understood in isolate from a full report ● Is concise and illustrative so that the reader can quickly understand ● Persuasive How to Write an Executive Summary: ● Avoid jargon ● Use your own words in a formal style ● State clearly the purpose/aim of the report ● Describe the perspective or analytical focus ● Provide the results – the major findings ● Has sufficient evidence included or in appendices to substantiate the results ● Sets out plausible recommendations ● Use formatting and graphics to highlight the message. Dot points/subtitles. Can the reader skim read your document? ● Focus on the really important points – remove minor points. ● Includes a reference list ● Appendices are included in the word count. Rubric Assignment 4 Real World Project Executive Summary Report High Distinction Distinction Credit Pass Fail Clear purpose or aim stated Excellent statement of purpose/aim – clear, well focused and highly relevant to the issue/theme. Well focused, clear statement of purpose and aim related to the theme/issue Purpose or aim focused and pertinent Poorly focused purpose or aim No stated purpose or aim Perspective is apparent and justified Excellent description and use of perspective that is very well justified. Good description and use of perspective that is well justified. Clear description and use of perspective that is justified. Not very clear description and use of perspective and weak justification No or little attempt to identify or justify perspective. Major findings stated Excellent outline of major findings that link in well to aims and perspective Good outline of major findings that link in well to aims and perspective Competent outline of major findings that link to aims and perspective Sufficient outline of major findings that link to aims and perspective No or inadequate outline of major findings that do not link to aims and perspective Plausible recommendation s Very clear recommendation s excellent in terms of purpose and perspective Clear set of recommendation s with a good fit to purpose and aims. Recommendatio ns are appropriate to purpose and perspective Recommendatio ns are stated but not a strong relationship to purpose and perspective No or very weak recommendation s that are poorly linked to purpose and perspective Supporting Evidence Excellent use of supporting evidence to justify findings and recommendation s. Good use of supporting evidence to justify findings and recommendation s. Competent use of supporting evidence to justify findings and recommendation s. Sufficient use of supporting evidence to justify findings and recommendation s. Inadequate or failure to use supporting evidence to justify findings and recommendation s. Persuasive Excellent argument presented persuasively through the use of perspective, findings and recommendation s Strong argument presented persuasively through the use of perspective, findings and recommendation s Clear argument presented persuasively through the use of perspective, findings and recommendation s Uneven or adequate argument presented through the use of perspective, findings and recommendation s Lacks argument or persuasive power through poor structure and/or lack of evidence and clarity of aims and perspective. PLACE THIS ORDER OR A SIMILAR ORDER WITH brainy term papers TODAY AND GET AN AMAZING DISCOUNT The post dentify stakeholders they represent ● Share their research findings and find the synergies around which their joint call for action will coalesce appeared first on Cheapest Academic Custom Papers.
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