JUS 655 Discussion Question Topic 1 to 8


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JUS 655 Topic 1 Discussion Question 1

What is a consultant? Choose a non-criminal-justice-related organization you are familiar with. Describe what you think the role of a consultant might be in the organization you chose.

JUS 655 Topic 2 Discussion Question 1

In your reading and analysis of the consulting process, what is a component you feel is of particular importance for consultants to focus on or master?

JUS 655 Topic 2 DQ 2

The textbook discusses eight questions to help the consultant develop a client-focused mindset. Please provide two additional questions and explain how they may help you in developing a client-focused mindset.

JUS 655 Topic 3 DQ 1

Imagine that you were to become a freelance consultant on criminal justice matters. What would you need to do to fund this venture? How would you set up your consulting practice?

JUS 655 Topic 3 DQ 2

If you were to become a freelance consultant on criminal justice projects, how would you determine what you would charge for your services? Research the field and provide an example of a project you could possibly consult on, and what you might charge for such a project.

JUS 655 Topic 4 DQ 1

The textbook points to various sources to learn about specific industries. Research and provide two additional sources specific to the criminal justice field you could use to learn about this field. Describe the type of information that could be garnered from the sources you provide.

JUS 655 Topic 5 DQ 1

Chapter 6 of the textbook lists four factors that are used in consulting to analyze and mitigate risk during a project. Please discuss each of the four factors as they relate to your project.

JUS 655 Topic 5 DQ 2

What is emotional intelligence and why is it important for team building and project leadership?

JUS 655 Topic 6 DQ 1

Chapter 8 of the textbook discusses the analytical and contextual thinking styles. Please define each thinking style and compare and contrast the two. How can being familiar with these thinking styles help you manage the performance of a team?

JUS 655 Topic 6 DQ 2

Finding and analyzing the appropriate data for a project is essential but having the best data does not produce the best results if issues involving people or politics get in the way. Recommend some ways you can prepare for and avert potential problems that may arise based on organizational politics and other issues given the organization and consulting project you are working on throughout the course.

JUS 655 Topic 7 DQ 2

Chapter 9 of the textbook discusses four of the most common causes of resistance to be implemented of change in the organization. Please explain how you will address each of these causes of resistance for the change you are recommending in your project.

JUS 655 Topic 8 DQ 2

Discuss best practices in being a professional consultant. What do consultants need to pay particular attention to regarding ethics? What was a recommendation from the textbook that you feel is most important for consultants to truly understand in order to model best practices in the field?