Systemic Action Research & Transformative Scenario Planning: Policy Making Process in Legalizing Marijuana

Systemic Action Research & Transformative Scenario Planning: Policy Making Process in Legalizing Marijuana

PROGRAM: Masters in Organizational Leadership (21st Century Leadership) & Social Justice CLASS: Public Policy TOPIC: How Systemic Action Research and Transformative Scenario Planning Can Assist in the Policy Making Process of Legalizing Marijuana Paper: 8 – 12 pages write a paper that describes and discusses a possible systemic change action that effectively addresses your chosen policy topic (The Legalization of Marijuana). This paper MUST include the following 9 components: 1. An introductory paragraph introducing topic and what to expect in paper; 2. A policy topic that interests you, which identifies a policy topic that addresses a social problem, area of need, and/or area of opportunity that interests you; 3. The background of the topic/issue, including its historical and systemic dimensions; 4. A short discussion on the existing public policies related to this issue, its impacts on people, and on how it involves and effects national, state, and/or local governments; 5. A brief analysis of the strengths and limitations of these existing policies, how to correct for the limitations using various lenses from the course and program, such values, systems thinking, action research, adaptive leadership, etc.; 6. Your own personal and professional experiences and perspectives related to this policy issue and how it relates to your own values; 7. An exploration of one or more the systemic change pathways we explore in the course, Systemic Action Research (Burns, 2007); Theory U (Scharmer & Kaufer, 2013); Transformative Scenario Planning (Kahane 2012) that can contribute to effectively addressing your topic; 8. A discussion the implications for the understanding and practice of leadership to implement this systemic change; 9. A concluding paragraph, summarizing and synthesizing the key points addressed in paper. • Discuss potential leadership challenges and how these could be addressed.