Working with External Groups and Cultural Competance

Please note that there are 2 parts to this assignment- at least 1 page for each part

Part 1 External Groups: Working with Legislatures, Overhead Agencies, and Special Interest Groups:

At least 1 page and must include:

  • a description of at least two challenges related to working with external groups such as legislatures, overhead agencies, or special interest groups
  • explain why they are challenges.
  • Then, explain how you might address these challenges as a public or nonprofit manager. Be specific.

Note: Indicate in the first line of your post whether you chose to discuss challenges related to working with legislatures, overhead agencies, or special interest groups.

Part 2-Cultural Competence in Public Administration

At least 1 page and must include:

  • Two examples of how communicating with external groups is essential to working within a networked structure.
  • Provide an example of how you would demonstrate cultural competence with external groups in order to develop strong collaborative governance structures.

Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources and other current scholarly literature.

Resources Given, so please use them:

Haque, S., & Pathrannarakul, P. (2013). E-Government towards good governance: A global appraisal. Journal of E-Governance, 36(1), 25–34.
Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

Johnson III., P., & Bonnego, E. (2009). Public administration and the increased need for cultural competencies in the twenty-first century. Adminstrative Theory and Praxis, (M. E. Sharpe), 31(2), 206–221.
Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

Klijn, E., & Koppenjan, J. (2012). Governance network theory: past, present and future. Policy & Politics, 40(4), 587–606.
Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

Rice, M. F. (2008). A primer for developing a public agency service ethos of cultural competency in public services programming and public services delivery. Journal of Public Affairs Education, 14(1), 21–38.
Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

National Center for Cultural Competence (n.d.). Retrieved February 10, 2014, from

Cohen, S., Eimicke, W., & Heikkila, T. (2013). The effective public manager: Achieving success in government organizations (5th ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

  • Chapter 11, “Communicating with the Media, Stakeholders, and the Public” (pp. 233–260)

Northouse, P. G. (2019). Leadership: Theory and practice (8th ed.). Thousand Oaks: CA: Sage Publications.

  • Chapter 15, “Gender and Leadership” (pp. 403-429)
  • Chapter 16, “Culture and Leadership” (pp. 433-471)

Laureate Education (Producer). (2014f). Management and external groups [Video file]. Retrieved from

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