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HOS 132 LEADERSHIP PROJECT PROFILE
Description and Focus:
The leadership profile project will provide the opportunity for students to identify community leaders in the local or regional hospitality, tourism and culinary fields who are making an impact through dynamic leadership and innovation. Students should choose leaders of for-profit or nonprofit organizations of personal interest for future employment or volunteering.
In addition to company websites, newspaper and magazine articles, research should include at least two of the following: visits to the organization’s site, participation as a volunteer or attendee for events sponsored by the organization, and personal interviews with the chosen leader and staff members of the organization. Suggested interview questions can be provided by instructor if necessary.
Your project will consist of three parts:
a. Topic is due in discussion forum in week 3.
b. Written paper and power point are due in drop box in week 6.
c. Power point presentation is due in drop box for trial run in week 6.
d. Oral presentation of power point takes place in week 7; no USB drives are allowed. (Final draft is due in drop box prior to class presentation.)
e. Note: This project is required for successful completion of the course.
Written format includes:
a. Introduction of chosen leader, nonprofit or foundation name, contact information and website.
b. Leader’s brief biography, career path information and relevant personal history.
c. Leadership philosophy and management style.
d. Community involvement commitment including events, major supporters and sponsors.
e. Your personal statement of interest in the organization. (Explain why this organization appeals to you and describe any personal connections or experience.)
f. Minimum of four typed, double-spaced pages including introductory paragraph, body of text, summary and works cited page. (See MLA format guidelines linked in D2L).
g. Paper should be written using Times New Roman 12-point font, with one-inch margins. It should reflect proper use of grammar, punctuation and professional format identified in class and confirmed using spellcheck, grammar and punctuation tools.
a. Power point presentation should include a title page and works cited page. Works cited should include a minimum of three different types of sources such as books, research articles, internet, interviews, and others. Wikipedia is not an acceptable source.
b. Include website link, photos and other visuals reflecting the work of the organization.
c. Professional dress is required for presentation.
Suggested organizations may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Slow Food International Meal on Wheels
Lowcountry Food Bank Crisis Ministries
Lowcountry Local First Ronald McDonald House
Trident United Way Make a Wish Foundation
Louis’ Kids The Nature Conservancy
Feed the Need SC Sustainable Seafood Initiative
Second Harvest Charleston Wine & Food Festival
Camp Happy Days The Sustainability Institute
Search the library's online catalog to find books, dvds, and other resources in the library related to your presentation topic. Books which can be checked out of the library are located on the second floor (at Main).
Search using your person's name or a related topic. For example, if you've picked the organization The Sustainability Institute, you could search using the organization's name or, perhaps, the term "sustainability." You might also try "volunteers" or "volunteering."
Any organization's name may be entered in a book search; however if you are looking particularly for lowcountry organizational info, you might want to try the Charleston County Public Library or one of our newspaper databases.
Subject Specific Databases
The following electronic databases are available through the Trident Technical College Learning Resources Center. Additional databases are found on the LRC webpage (http://libguides.tridenttech.edu/content.php?pid=111910&sid=2918207#10232604). When accesing library resources from an off-campus location, you will be prompted to enter your 7 digit student id number (including the zero). In the Portal, the number can be located by choosing "My Information" and selecting "My Profile". The number is located underneath your name.