For each question you are required to write a post (300 words).You must provide at least two references and the format should be APA

Question 1:

As a junior congress person you have been asked to help promote a bill to allow casino gambling in your state. There is much opposition to this bill. Using distributive bargaining, discuss the pros and cons which might arise toward the passing or defeating of this bill. A 300 word response must be posted to the discussion forum.

Question 2:

Your state has a forthcoming referendum concerning no smoking in public places including bars and restaurants. Follow below ten steps on negotiation planning.


What is the first step in the planning process defining the GOAL

Step 2

Defining the MAJOR issue related to achieving that goal (WHAT WE WANT)

Step 3

Assemble issues, rank by importance and figure out the bargaining mix (are the issues linked or separate)

Step 4

Define the interests (WHY WE WANT IT)

Step 5

Know your alternatives (B.A.T.N.A)

Step 6

Know your limits, including a resistance point

Step 7

Analyze and understand the other party’s goals, issues and RP

Step 8

Setting target and opening bids

What is a target point where you realistically expect to achieve a settlement?

Should be specific, difficult but achievable but verifiable

What is opening bid

Represents the best deal one can hope to achieve

Step 9

Assessing the social context

What are constituents?

The other people that a negotiator s bargaining on behalf of Constituents control negotiators by limiting how much they can decide on their own

Step 10

Present issue to other party

Question 3:

Each of us perceives “ethics” from our own point of reference as to what is or is not ethical. This assignment asks you to consider ethics and whistleblowers. Select one of the behaviors listed below for your discussion posting. Base your posting on your relationship with the “unethical person” and any risk involved in “whistle blowing”.

1. Stealing from an employer

2. Falsifying a time sheet

3. Padding an expense account

4. Falsifying any document or record

5. Lying about the conduct of a co-worker

Question 4:

Students are to observe two or more adults unknown to the observer. The student must not be able to hear the subjects being observed and those being observed must not be wearing a uniform of any kind as this would provide information about their occupation to the observer. Students must describe the environment and the people being observed, i.e., age, gender, dress, etc. Discuss the nonverbal communication, i.e. eye contact, body position and any other nonverbal behavior. Provide your interpretation of the relationship between those being observed. Be very discrete and do not have a conversation with those being observed.

Question 5:

Select four people currently in the media and discuss their exertion of one of the sources of power. Students must cover all four of the sources of power discussed on page 263 of your textbook (below image). Apply only one source of power to each of the four people selected.


Question 6:

Hypothetically speaking, you are assigned to a committee of three to decide on a dress code for Campbellsville University Staff and Faculty. Only two of the three votes are required to pass this policy. In this situation you are one of the two agreeing to a dress code. What steps might you take to gain the cooperation of the third party after the policy has been initiated?

Question 7:

During the course of your employment you may have experienced working for both a male and female supervisor. Discuss from your personal point of view the advantages/disadvantages and like/dislike of working for each gender. Use real life experiences if applicable.

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