management and leadership in a global context wk5


In the context of public and nonprofit organizations working in international environments, understanding the opportunities and challenges that an organization might face is vital to the organization’s ability to accomplish its mission and fulfill its mandates. Bryson (2018) offers techniques for carrying out a strengths-weaknesses-opportunities-challenges (threats) (SWOC/T) analysis for the organization.

Write a SWOC/T analysis of a chosen public or nonprofit organization (preferably within an international context).


This week, the following crisis has unfolded: LaPrensa, Nicaragua’s largest newspaper, just published a story about Masachapa’s mayor, Maria Gutierrez, accusing Mayor Gutierrez of misappropriation of public monies and other acts of corruption. While the mayor’s office denies all charges, this story has cast a dark cloud over the town and might jeopardize the RMP altogether. This week, you are asked to elaborate on a strengths-weakness-opportunities-challenges and threats (SWOC/T) analysis for the town of Masachapa.

To prepare for this Assignment:

Review Week 5 information in the Virtual City: Revitalizing Masachapa Project multimedia.

Review Chapter 5 in Bryson (2018).

Consider the town of Masachapa’s internal and external environments in order to perform a SWOC/T analysis for the RMP.

The Assignment (3–4 pages):

Elaborate on a SWOC/T analysis for Masachapa’s RMP.

Your analysis should address internal and external environmental assessments.

Using the knowledge gained over the first 5 weeks of the course, assess the impact of this external shock on the RMP; provide guidance for “next steps” to be taken, and explain your reasoning for how to manage this crisis.

In this exercise, you may consider preparing background reports on external forces affecting the town’s RMP (e.g., potential customers, donor agencies, lenders, other collaborators) with similar reports on internal forces (e.g., local town officials, local citizen groups).

Support your Application Assignment with specific references to all resources used in its preparation. Use APA style for this and all assignments.

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