|Course||Management Practices 2: Small Business Management and Career Planning|
|Date offered||Fall 1998|
|Instructor||Gayle McIntyre, Carey McMaster|
|Institution||Sir Sandford Fleming College|
MANAGEMENT PRACTICES II: SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND CAREER PLANNING
Course Number: 1250064
Fall Semester, 1998 Sir Sandford Fleming College
Collections Conservation and Management Program
Centre for Community Development & Health
Course Format: Lectures, Workshops, Site Visits,
Hours: 2 hours per week
Self Directed Study, see additional details below.
Faculty: Gayle McIntyre, Office # 371 E
Carey McMaster, Office # 371 B Office Hours: As Posted
e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
This course has been designed to comply with professional standards and ethics for practice as prescribed by I.I.C.-C.G. (C.A.C.), C.A.P.C., and I.C.O.M. committee for Professional Museum Training.
Generic Skills Outcomes:
As per Ministry of Education and Training Program Standards:
Apply a wide variety of mathematical techniques with the degree of accuracy required to solve problems and make decisions.
1. Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken, and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.
2. Represent her or his skills, knowledge and experiences realistically for personal and employment purposes.
3. Use a variety of computer hardware and software and other technological tools appropriate and necessary to the performance of tasks.
4. Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.
5. Manage use of time and other resources to attain personal and/or project related goals.
6. Take responsibility for his or her own actions and decisions.
7. Evaluate his or her own thinking throughout the steps and processes used in problem solving and decision making.
8. Collect, analyze and organize relevant and necessary information from a variety of sources.
9. Create innovative strategies and/or products that meet identified needs.
10. Adapt to new situations and demands by applying and/or updating her or his knowledge and skills.
General Education Goal Area: N/A
This course introduces the basic framework required to establish and operate a business. Topics include the process and responsibilities of incorporation; developing a business plan and defining marketing services; the process of responding to requests for proposal; proposal writing and tendering; drafting and interpreting contracts and the principles of contract law; costing and financial management issues; and professional development.
A component on career orientation and internship planning has been incorporated in a workshop format to assist with the planning and preparation of the internship. Self-assessment, career planning, job search, resource identification, and future PD proposals are discussed.
To enable students to develop realistic plans for professional and career development in the short and long term.
To enable students to establish and operate a private practice in conservation and preservation management.
Upon completion of the course, the learner has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
1. complete a self-assessment of personal strengths and weakness, resources and constraints
2. complete a performance review with faculty
3. develop a career plan outlining short and long term goals, PD requirements, etc., with a special emphasis on the school to work transition
4. prepare an effective and honest resume using a standard format
5. up-date resumes as necessary
6. plan and negotiate an internship (site identification, liaison, negotiation, etc.)
7. research suitable sites, which are congruent to personal needs, resources and learning goals of the student
8. complete the internship selection process
9. negotiate and complete confirmation of the internship and pertinent related paperwork, i.e., Work Place Agreement Forms, WCB forms, other insurance forms, international documentation, etc.
10. negotiate and prepare a preliminary draft learning contract or work plan, in conjunction with the host site, for the fourth semester internship
11. examine research methods and explore possible topics for the final research project (to be completed during the actual internship)
12. plan and prepare for the completion of the student portfolio (to be submitted during the internship)
13. apply job search skills
Private Practice and Small Business Management:
14. understand the process of incorporation (process, legal responsibilities, benefits)
15. understand market needs and trends
16. know sources for advice and support for small business development
17. develop a business and marketing plan for a small operation
18. develop and maintain rapport with clients
19. recognize professional limitations
20. design a safe lab space for the home/studio environment
21. maintain a professional work environment
22. understand key principles of contract law
23. understand principles for insurance coverage for liability
24. analyze and write simple contracts
25. understand the principles of consulting (practical, legal, and ethical issues)
26. develop proposals and budgets in response to RFPs)
27. cost and purchase equipment and supplies
28. maintain ethical practice in dealing with clients
29. know how to work with banks and banking systems (loans, account types, etc.)
30. demonstrate basic book keeping skills
31. organize and maintain business records
32. understand the principles of taxation as applied to the self-employed
33. assess and select benefits packages
Copies of all internship related correspondence must be filed with the faculty member, for monitoring purposes.
The internships are scheduled during the fourth semester of the programme, with a start date of the first week of January 1999. Extenuating circumstances with regard to this date, may be assessed on an individual basis. Delays in the start of the internship may compromise graduation, and the college's ability to provide consistent supervision.
The internship requires relocation, and students must be prepared to be self supporting during this semester. Students must register with the college and tuition fees are paid for the fourth semester internship. Every reasonable attempt is made to fit students to appropriate sites. Satisfactory completion of the internship in a prerequisite for graduation.
This course is scheduled as two hours of contact per week. The course is team taught by Carey McMaster and Gayle McIntyre. Students are asked to remain flexible during the delivery of this course. This course will be presented through a variety of delivery techniques including: special workshops, field trips, independent site visits (students are strongly encouraged to meet with potential internship sites and supervisors), independent learning, and individual appointments with the faculty supervisors. Special workshops and individual appointments will be posted.
Ten hours of this course are devoted to Internship Planning. Twenty hours of this course are devoted to Small Business Management.
The Collections Conservation and Management Programme's GUIDELINES FOR INTERNSHIP: A MANUAL FOR STUDENT'S FACULTY AND SUPERVISORS, revised Fall, 1997
"Advertised" Internship opportunities will be announced and/or posted as they are available. Previous Internship Reports are available for review.
Articles and resources will be distributed in class. Access to the Internet will serve as an enhanced resource.
|Topic, resources, learning activities||Learning Outcome||Assessment|
|Week 1||Introduction to the course:
Why Do a Business Plan?
Components of a Business Plan
|Internship Planning File/Confirmation Package
Due Week 13
Due Week 14
|Week 2||Introduction to Business Planning:
||14, 15||Business Plan|
|Week 3||Internship Planning, Getting Started:
Preparation of Resumes (Resumes must be updated as necessary)
Resumes Due Week 4
|1, 2, 3, 4, 5||Resume|
|Week 4||Internship Protocol
|6, 7||Confirmation Package|
|Week 5||Contracts & Legal Considerations:
||18, 19, 21, 22,
|Week 6||Market Research :
Class will be held at the Business Self- Help Office
|- Assignment #1
- Business Plan
|Week 7||The Marketing Plan:
||17, 25, 26, 27, 30, 31||Business Plan|
|Week 86||Independent Study:
||22, 24, 25, 26, 28||Assignment #2|
||20, 27, 29, 30||Assignment #3|
|Week 11||Financial Planning
||31, 32||Business Plan|
|Week 12||Confirmation Packages for Internship
||9, 10, 11, 12, 13||Confirmation Packages|
|Week 13||Accounting & Record Keeping:
||29, 30, 31, 33||Business Plan|
|Week 14||Sales & Sales Strategies:
||18, 19||Business Plan|
|Week 15||Review Business Plans
||14 - 33||Business Plan|
Generic Skills, as outlined above, are embedded in the on-going assessment.
Assignments Due Date Value
|Assignment # 1||Week 5||5%|
|Assignment # 2||Week 6||20%|
|Assignment # 3||Week 12||5%|
|Confirmation Packages||Week 12 & 13||20%|
|(See Attached Internship Planning File)|
|Draft Learning Contract||Week 13||10%|
|Business Plan||Week 14||30%|
|Preliminary List of Research|
Assignment # 1 Value 5 %
Research the market in the area where you would like to set up your own business. Include a full page market profile and a list of the resources used to determine your market.
Assignment # 2 Value 20 %
Details for this assignment will be discussed in class.
Assignment # 3 Value 5%
Select one of the following:
i) Choose and cost equipment and supplies for your small business
ii) Develop consulting policies and procedures for your practice
iii) Determine appropriate insurance coverage for a three person operation (one administrator and consultants/practitioners) operating a studio in your home town
Term Assignment Business Plan: Value 30%
Develop a Business Plan for an enterprise of your choosing. Details will be outlined in class. A comprehensive marking scheme will be provided. Carey will arrange to meet with students to go over Business Plans, the same way that a Bank would.
All components of the course must be attempted in order to achieve a passing grade, and qualify for the internship.
PLA options and contact for this course:
Students will negotiate P.L.A. options with Gayle McIntyre and Carey McMaster.
Collections Conservation & Management
Written assignments must be:
Faculty may request a re-write of a submission if the criteria for assessment have not been met. Late penalties will apply if the assignment is not re-submitted the following day.
3. Penalties for Late Submissions
Completion of Term Work
All assignments must be completed in order for students to achieve a passing grade.
Late assignments receive the following penalty:
4. Academic Integrity
Plagiarism is a serious breach of academic integrity and the college has a strict policy on this issue (see Academic Regulations).
5. Make-up Tests
In valid circumstances (ill-health, personal crisis), a student may be given a make-up test to compensate for one missed in class-time. Students must contact the instructor within seven days of the original test in order to request a make-up.
6. Extensions & GDFS
7. Site Work
Students must agree to work within the parameters of the guidelines established for site work. Failure to comply, may result in the termination of project and suspension of the privilege of access.
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