Leadership in Action Paper Assignment (40 points – Due by December 3, 2021) Each student will individually (not with others) conduct an interview with a RCSM services manager or administrator (this does not include managers of restaurants, movie theaters, apparel or equipment stores, your family’s businesses, or similar). Also, the person you interview cannot be an employee of ISU, a current student, a family member, and they cannot be running their own one- or two-person business. The manager/administrator you select must supervise multiple employees as part of their responsibilities. Present your findings in a three page paper according to the guidelines below. Check with Dr. Rogers if you are not sure that the person you want to interview meets the requirements. For this assignment, you are expected to arrange an In-person or Zoom/Skype meeting interview. For in-person interviewing, be sure to discuss the agency’s COVID guidelines for visitors and also be sure they are following CDC safety guidelines for visitors and meetings. The purpose of this “Leadership in Action” paper is to have you talk directly with a current practitioner in a Leisure, Healthcare or Sport (based on your major) industry-related leadership role and learn their perspectives, practices, experiences and lessons about leadership and ethics. The ethics related aspects of their leadership role and experiences is the emphasis. It is also intended to reinforce your academic exposure to leadership and ethics by learning about practical applications and ethical challenges leaders face in the field. Finally, this assignment will serve as a way for you to reflect on your own leadership and ethical principles and consider what more you need to know and understand as you prepare for your career in RCSM. You are expected to specifically follow the guidelines above and the ones below: o Read the ethical guidelines provided on Blackboard for this assignment that correspond to the area you are pursuing professionally. Use these guidelines when developing your questions for the interview. Share a copy of these guidelines at least a week ahead of the interview with the person you interview. Have a copy with you during the interview. o Make an appointment and conduct an interview per the guidelines above with a management-level professional in your field. They can be an area Supervisor up through an upper level Administrator. The interview cannot be done by phone or through email. o Prepare to discuss with them the code of ethical conduct within the profession and how it has applications in their specific practice. Ask them for specific examples of how they have applied these principles and how it influences their leadership approach. See assignment descriiption above. o Take thorough notes of the interview. You may want to record it if the person you interview gives permission. Write a minimum three page paper that summarizes the interview, provides your thoughts about the professional’s interpretation of the ethical guidelines, how it relates to their leadership role, and what you learned about their application and interpretations of ethics in their work. o Conclude the paper with what you learned from this experience and how it may impact your ethical development as a future manager. o On the cover sheet of the paper, provide your name, the name of the person you interviewed, their agency, where it is located, the date and time of the interview, and the Code of Ethics that you used for reference. The paper should be mainly a interview with someone and talk about these ethical guidelines that follows: NRPA Professional Code of Ethics The National Recreation and Park Association has provided leadership to the nation in fostering the expansion of recreation and parks. NRPA has stressed the value of recreation, both active and passive, for individual growth and development. Its members are dedicated to the common cause of assuring that people of all ages and abilities have the opportunity to find the most satisfying use of their leisure time and enjoy an improved quality of life. The Association has consistently affirmed the importance of well informed and professionally trained personnel to continually improve the administration of recreation and park programs. Members of NRPA are encouraged to support the efforts of the Association and profession by supporting state affiliate and national activities and participating in continuing education opportunities, certification, and accreditation. Membership in NRPA carries with it special responsibilities to the public at large, and to the specific communities and agencies in which recreation and park services are offered. As a member of the National Recreation and Park Association, I accept and agree to abide by this Code of Ethics and pledge myself to: Adhere to the highest standards of integrity and honesty in all public and personal activities to inspire public confidence and trust. Strive for personal and professional excellence and encourage the professional development of associates and students. Strive for the highest standards of professional competence, fairness, impartiality, efficiency, effectiveness, and fiscal responsibility. Avoid any interest or activity that is in conflict with the performance of job responsibilities. Promote the public interest and avoid personal gain or profit from the performance of job duties and responsibilities. Support equal employment opportunities.