For this assessment you will create an 8-12 slide PowerPoint presentation for one or more stakeholder or leadership groups to generate interest and buy-in for the plan proposal you developed for the third assessment.

As a current or future nurse leader, you may be called upon to present to stakeholders and leadership about projects that you have been involved in or wish to implement. The ability to communicate a plan—and potential implications of not pursuing such a plan—to stakeholders effectively can be critically important in creating awareness and buy-in, as well as building your personal and professional brand in your organization. It is equally important that you know how to create compelling presentations for others’ delivery and ensure that they convey the same content you would deliver if you were the presenter.

Demonstration of Proficiency

· Competency 1: Explain strategies for managing human and financial resources to promote organizational health. 

o Explain how the interdisciplinary plan could be implemented and how the human and financial resources would be managed.

· Competency 2: Explain how interdisciplinary collaboration can be used to achieve desired patient and systems outcomes. 

o Explain an organizational or patient issue for which a collaborative interdisciplinary team approach would help achieve a specific improvement goal.

· Competency 3: Describe ways to incorporate evidence-based practice within an interdisciplinary team. 

o Summarize an evidence-based interdisciplinary plan to address an organizational or patient issue.

· Propose evidence-based criteria that could be used to evaluate the degree to which the project was successful in achieving the improvement goal. 

o Competency 5: Apply professional, scholarly, evidence-based communication strategies to impact patient, interdisciplinary team, and systems outcomes.

· Communicate the PowerPoint presentation of the interdisciplinary improvement plan to stakeholders in a professional, respectful manner, with writing that is clear, logically organized, with correct grammar and spelling, using current APA style.

Professional Context

This assessment will provide you with an opportunity to sharpen your ability to create a professional presentation to stakeholders. In this presentation, you will explain the Plan-Do-Study-Act cycle and how it can be used to introduce the plan (P), implement the plan (D), study the effectiveness of the plan (S), and act on what is learned (A) to drive continuous improvement. By using this cycle, the stakeholders will have a tool and a proposal to expand on these ideas to drive workplace change and create improved processes to solve an interprofessional collaboration problem.

Scenario

In addition to summarizing the key points of Assessments 2 and 3, you will provide stakeholders and/or leadership with an overview of project specifics as well as how success would be evaluated—you will essentially be presenting a discussion of the Plan, Do, and Study parts of the PDSA cycle. Again, you will not be expected to execute the project, so you will not have any results to study. However, by carefully examining the ways in which your plan could be carried out and evaluated, you will get some of the experience of the thinking required for PDSA. 

When creating your PowerPoint for this assessment, it is important to keep in mind the target audience: your interviewee’s organizational leadership. The overall goal of this assessment is to create a presentation that your interviewee could potentially give in his or her organization.

Instructions

Please follow the Guidelines for Effective Powerpoint Presentations (attached). Be sure that your plan addresses the following, which corresponds to the grading criteria in the scoring guide. Please study the scoring guide carefully so you understand what is needed for a distinguished score.

· Explain an organizational or patient issue for which a collaborative interdisciplinary team approach would help achieve a specific improvement goal.

· Summarize an evidence-based interdisciplinary plan to address an organizational or patient issue.

· Explain how the interdisciplinary plan could be implemented and how the human and financial resources would be managed.

· Propose evidence-based criteria that could be used to evaluate the degree to which the project was successful in achieving the improvement goal.

· Communicate the PowerPoint presentation of the interdisciplinary improvement plan to stakeholders in a professional manner, with writing that is clear, logically organized, and respectful with correct grammar and spelling using current APA style.

There are various ways to structure your presentation; following is one example:

· Part 1: Organizational or Patient Issue. 

o What is the issue that you are trying to solve or improve?

o Why should the audience care about solving it?

· Part 2: Relevance of an Interdisciplinary Team Approach. 

o Why is using an interdisciplinary team relevant, or the best approach, to addressing the issue?

o How will it help to achieve improved outcomes or reach a goal?

· Part 3: Interdisciplinary Plan Summary. 

o What is the objective?

o How likely is it to work?

o What will the interdisciplinary team do?

· Part 4: Implementation and Resource Management. 

o How could the plan be implemented to ensure effective use of resources?

o How could the plan be managed to ensure that resources were not wasted?

o How does the plan justify the resource expenditure?

· Part 5: Evaluation. 

o What would a successful outcome of the project look like?

o What are the criteria that could be used to measure that success? 

o How could this be used to show the degree of success?

Again, keep in mind that your audience for this presentation is a specific group (or groups) at your interviewee’s organization and tailor your language and messaging accordingly. Remember, also, that another person will ultimately be giving the presentation. Include thorough speaker’s notes that flesh out the bullet points on each slide.

Additional Requirements

· Number of slides: Plan on using one or two slides for each part of your presentation as needed, so the content of your presentation will be 8–12 slides in length. Remember that slides should contain concise talking points, and you will use presenter’s notes to go into detail. Be sure to include a reference slide as the last slide of your presentation.

· Number of references: Cite a minimum of 3 sources of scholarly or professional evidence that support your central ideas. Resources should be no more than five years old. 

· APA formatting: Make sure that in-text citations on your slides and in your notes pages and reference slide reflect current APA Style and Format.

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Guidelines for Effective PowerPoint Presentations

Introduction

One concern about visual presentations is that the technology used to create them can be used in such a way that it actually detracts from the message rather than enhances it. To help you consider carefully how your message is presented so that it reflects care, quality, and professionalism, consider the information provided in the remaining slides.

NOTE: This presentation serves as an example in itself, by utilizing all of the guidelines mentioned.

Outline

Writing

Organization

Audience

Design

Images

Bullets

Tables

Font

Speaker Notes

The following topics will be covered:

Writing

Present ideas succinctly with lean prose.

Use short sentences.

Use active, rather than passive voice.

Avoid negative statements, if possible.

Avoid double negative entirely.

Check spelling and grammar.

Use consistent capitalization rules.

Organization

Develop a clear, strategic introduction to provide context for the presentation.

Develop an agenda or outline slide to provide a roadmap for the presentation.

Group relevant pieces of information together.

Integrate legends and keys with charts and tables.

Organize slides in logical order.

Present one concept or idea per slide.

Use only one conclusion slide to recap main ideas.

Audience

Present information at language level of intended audience.

Do not use jargon or field-specific language.

Follow the 70% rule—If it does not apply to 70% of your audience, present it to individuals at a different time.

Design

Use a consistent design throughout the presentation.

Keep layout and other features consistent.

Use the master slide design feature to ensure consistency.

Use consistent horizontal and vertical alignment of slide elements throughout the presentation.

Leave ample space around images and text.

Images

When applicable, enhance text-only slide content by developing relevant images for your presentation.

Do not use gratuitous graphics on each slide.

Use animations only when needed to enhance meaning. If selected, use them sparingly and consistently.

Bullets

Use bullets unless showing rank or sequence of items.

If possible, use no more than five bullet points and eight lines of text total per sli

Criteria

Non-performance

Basic

Proficient

Distinguished

Explain an organizational or patient issue for which a collaborative interdisciplinary team approach would help achieve a specific improvement goal.

Does not describe an organizational or patient issue for which a collaborative interdisciplinary team approach would help achieve a specific improvement goal.

Describes an organizational or patient issue but the way in which a collaborative interdisciplinary team approach would help achieve a specific improvement goal is unclear or missing.

Explains an organizational or patient issue for which a collaborative interdisciplinary team approach would help achieve a specific improvement goal.

Explains an organizational or patient issue for which a collaborative interdisciplinary team approach would help achieve a specific improvement goal, noting potential consequences of not addressing the issue.

Summarize an evidence-based interdisciplinary plan to address an organizational or patient issue.

Does not summarize an evidence-based interdisciplinary plan to address an organizational or patient issue.

Discusses an evidence-based interdisciplinary plan, but its relevance to an organizational or patient issue is unclear.

Summarizes an evidence-based interdisciplinary plan to address an organizational or patient issue.

Summarizes an evidence-based interdisciplinary plan to address an organizational or patient issue, noting specific sources of evidence used to develop the plan.

Explain how the interdisciplinary plan could be implemented and how the human and financial resources would be managed.

Does not explain how the interdisciplinary plan could be implemented and how the human and financial resources would be managed.

Explains how the interdisciplinary plan could be implemented or how the human and financial resources would be managed, but not both.

Explains how the interdisciplinary plan could be implemented and how the human and financial resources would be managed.

Explains how the interdisciplinary plan could be implemented and how the human and financial resources would be managed, providing real-world examples relevant to the context of the health care organization.

Propose evidence-based criteria to evaluate the degree to which the project was successful in achieving the improvement goal.

Does not propose evidence-based criteria to evaluate the degree to which the project was successful in achieving the improvement goal.

Proposes irrelevant criteri