Before fully designing a Change plan, one must conduct a needs analysis. What you perceive to be a need for change may not be what others view as a need for Change. A needs analysis is a systematic process for determining and addressing needs, or “gaps” between current conditions and desired conditions or “wants.”
Report on the issue or dilemma that you have identified for your Capstone project (or a pressing issue that needs a change in your personal context or professional life). Detail why you want to effect a change. What is your proposed solution? Do you have any evidence that your solution will improve the issue or dilemma? (Reference at least five sources as evidence.)
Include the key stakeholders that are needed to implement the change or will be the most affected by the change. Are they open to change or resistant to change? How will they need to participate in the change you recommend? Spend the majority of your paper discussing the context, the need for change, and your recommendations for change (and why they will work). Provide details about stakeholders to enrich your context and help the reader understand more about your plan.
This assignment is your opportunity to apply both your knowledge of the context and your understanding of the theories and course materials were studying in this course.
Mechanics: This assignment is to be submitted as an academic essay with appropriate references and citations. Dont just answer the questions, develop an outline and structured paper that addresses all of the points in the instructions.
Writing should include the logical organization of major points and structure. Sentences should be complete, clear and concise. Add a title page, introduction and conclusion. Analysis needs to be supported by the course materials. Adhere to the American Psychological Association (APA) guidelines for all references and citations. The assignment should be (5-6 pages), typed, double-spaced, Times New Roman, 12-point font, 1″ margins.