Recent Question/Assignment

Scenario Topic 4 – Design Phase
This week the project has entered the first stage of execution… the Design. For a change of perspective, students are now going to assume the role of a community group that objects to a particular aspect of the project: the effects of the construction impacts on their favourite creek (Special Creek). This group (The Friends of Special Creek) needs to meet and agree a way to engage with the proponents of the project (and others) to achieve their outcomes. Exactly what the outcomes are will be up to you: be as pedantic or reasonable as you see fit. The objective here is to demonstrate good use of stakeholder engagement techniques.
Tasks
You only need to demonstrate your thinking/workings here. Dot points and/or tables are sufficient.
o Determine which SEO will apply to your group (it must be one that at least one member of the group has selected).
o Make sure you consider this SEO’s performance to date when determining your strategy.
o Plan an agenda for the Friends of Special Creek (your group) meeting.
o Hold a meeting a Friends of Special Creek meeting (method of your choice, online/teleconference/in person if you live in the same area is fine).
o Write up the outcomes of your meeting
o Post your team's agenda and minutes as your 'decision and reflection log' for the week.
o Each team member needs to post it individually.
Bonus Marks for Group Work and Mediation
o Each group has the ability to allocate 0.5 marks per student in addition to existing marks (above the existing marks).
o This can be allocated evenly (in the case of even effort) across the group or to particular members who do more than their fair share of work.
o A suggested distribution of effort (for a four-person team) is:Coordinate the meeting (technology, date/time)
o Prepare the AgendaTake minutes / write up the outcomes
o Review all documentation.
o If any student in a group would like the teaching team to engage with their group to help mediate any issues, we are very happy to do this.
o We will be applying a no-blame approach in helping your group to work through any issues you may have.