Think about this report as if you are a professional working in your chosen field. As a professional you will be asked to write and present papers in some form or other. When you do that it will usually be for your manager or your peers and so you will be expected to produce a report that you would be happy to hand to your manager (and that they will be happy to receive). In all likelihood they will need this information to give a presentation themselves.
You will need to demonstrate an understanding of the key issues from a sociological perspective. Remember the nature of real work situations is that your manager is likely to be skimming this on the plane, or before she gets up to speak about the information, so you do not want her to be second guessing what you mean (or making a fool of herself) or correcting your grammar. Likewise when you are communicating with your peers.
It should begin with a clear outline of the main argument you want to make in the Introduction.This is also the place to define any sociological terms that you may need. The discussion of the report is best structured around the sociological imagination template (especially any insights from an Indigenous perspective). Not all parts of the Sociological Imagination will be of equal importance but all should be mentioned, even if you consider they are not central, explain why.
You will need to back up your arguments with evidence and show how you have read widely from a range of relevant sources (e.g. books. journals. book chapters), so your manager can be confident that they have up-to-date information.
The final section should include recommendations showing what you have learned (rather than a 'critique' per se). These are the most likely sections to be read so they should follow from the discussion (with no new information) and they should reflect the overall argument you put forward in your introduction.
Organisations use a range of referencing systems, and so you will find details of the Harvard referencing system for sociology on the Moodle site (and at the referencing link in this course profile). Otherwise, the report has to be professionally presented (legible, proper paragraphing, spelling and grammar) as well as providing a reference list. It is important to acknowledge the work of others.
It needs to be read quickly - so no more than 1500 words - and your manager needs it on Friday before they leave for the conference on Saturday morning (the sooner the better).
A marking sheet incorporating the above will be included on the Moodle site. If you would like feedback on your draft assignment I am willing to do that provided you submit it on the Moodle discussion forum in good time (48 hours before the due date) so that all students can benefit from the feedback.Think of this as an opportunity to share with your peers as you would in a workplace when you discuss clinical or operational issues - and to get feedback. There is no danger of people stealing your work as Turnitin will detect any duplication in other assignments.
I cannot offer to review drafts one-on-one but the Academic Learning Centre (ALC) Moodle site has resources you can use and the ALC will give generic feedback to students in their first year to help them structure their reports.
Remember the word could does not include references or direct quotes