Design a training session presentation (8-12 slides) for one of the role groups in the organization that will be responsible for implementation.

Introduction

Training and educating those within an organization who are responsible for implementing and working with changes in organizational policy is a critical step in ensuring that prescribed changes have their intended benefit. A leader in a health care profession must be able to apply effective leadership, management, and educational strategies to ensure that colleagues and subordinates will be prepared to do the work that is asked of them.

As a master’s-level health care practitioner, you may be asked to design training sessions to help ensure the smooth implementation of any number of initiatives in your health care setting. The ability to create an agenda that will ensure your training goals will be met and will fit into the allotted time is a valuable skill for preparing colleagues to be successful in their practice.

Instructions

To help ensure a smooth rollout and implementation of your proposed policy and practice guidelines, design a training session presentation for one of the role groups in the organization that will be responsible for implementation.

  • Provide a brief summary of your strategies for working with your chosen role group.
  • Explain the impact of the new policy on the group and the importance of the change to improve quality of care.
  • Explain how the group is important in implementing your proposed policy and practice guidelines and why you chose this group to pilot your proposal.
  • Determine appropriate instructional content and explain to the group the learning activities and materials they should expect during the training session.
  • Prepare an annotated agenda for a two-hour training session.

During this training session, you will want to ensure that the individuals you are training understand the new policy and practice guidelines. You will need them to buy into the importance of the policy in improving the quality of care or outcomes and their key role in successful policy implementation. You must help them acquire the knowledge and skills they need to be successful in implementing the policy and practice guidelines.

As outcomes of this training session, participants are expected to:

  • Understand the organizational policy and practice guidelines to be implemented.
  • Understand the importance of the policy to improving quality or outcomes.
  • Understand that, as a group, they are key to successful implementation.
  • Possess the necessary knowledge and skills for successful implementation.

Requirements

The strategy summary and annotated training agenda requirements outlined below correspond to the scoring guide criteria, so be sure to address each main point. Read the performance-level descriptions for each criterion to see how your work will be assessed. In addition, be sure to note the requirements for document format and length and for supporting evidence.

  • Summarize evidence-based strategies for working with the role group to obtain their buy-in and prepare them to implement the new policy and apply the associated practice guidelines to their work. 
    • Why will these strategies be effective?
    • What measures might provide early indications of success?
  • Explain the impact of the new policy and practice guidelines. 
    • How they will be implemented?
    • How will they affect the daily work routines and responsibilities of the role group?
  • Justify the importance of the new policy and practice guidelines with regard to improving the quality of care or outcomes related to the role group’s work. 
    • How will the policy and guidelines help improve the quality of care or outcomes?
  • Explain the role group’s importance in implementing the new policy and practice guidelines. 
    • Why is the work and buy-in of the role group important for successful implementation?
    • How could you help the group feel empowered by their involvement during implementation?
  • Determine appropriate and effective instructional content, learning activities, and materials for the training session. 
    • How will each proposed activity on your agenda support learning and skill development?
    • Can you complete the training within the allotted two hours?
  • Deliver a persuasive, coherent, and effective audiovisual presentation. 
    • Be sure that the information and arguments you present are aligned with the needs of your audience.
    • Review the organization of your slides for clarity.
    • Proofread your slides to minimize errors that could distract the audience or make your message more difficult to understand.

PRESENTATION FORMAT AND LENGTH

You may use Microsoft PowerPoint or other suitable presentation software to create your slides. If you elect to use an application other than PowerPoint, check with your faculty to avoid potential file compatibility issues.

If using PowerPoint to create your presentation slides, you may use the SoNHS Professional Presentation Guidelines [PPTX] as a template. Be sure that your slide deck includes the following slides:

  • Title slide. 
    • Presentation title.
    • Your name.
    • Date.
    • Course number and title.
  • References (at the end of your presentation). Apply current APA formatting to all citations and references.

Your slide deck should consist of 8–12 slides, not including a title slide and references slide.

Ensure you provide speaker notes for each slide to fully address scoring guide criteria.

Supporting Evidence

Cite 2–4 external sources to support your strategies for working with the group you have identified and generating their buy-in, as well as for your approach to the training session, activities, and materials.

Assignment 4 Training Strategy

Miatta Teasley

Capella University

NHS-FPX6004 Health Care Law and Policy

Professor Georgena Wiley

June 17, 2022

Assignment 4 Training Strategy

For a leading medical centre such as Mercy Medical Center, it is essential to have a sound policy and practice standards for the control of drug errors. The nursing staff of the medical centre who will be responsible for implementing the policy on managing medication errors must have a comprehensive understanding of the strategies specified in the policy for it to be appropriately implemented. A staff training program will ensure that the necessary information and skills for implementing the policy guidelines are effectively disseminated. The training curriculum outlined in this study will be administered to a pilot group of 20 pediatric nursing staff members at the medical facility.

Promoting the Buy-In of Nurses

According to Ruddy et al. (2016), technological advances are required for a significant change in medical practice but are not sufficient. When practitioners are modified, systemic alterations in practice occur. According to a study by French-Bravo et al., nurses felt that effective communication with nurse supervisors boosted their support for organizational objectives (2020). Utilizing a range of communication and persuasion techniques, nurse supervisors forged close bonds with nurses. In addition to email, huddles, and staff meetings, nurse managers used data in the form of statistics, facts, and patient feedback comments to explain the rationale for change. In addition to serving as role models for nurses, nurse supervisors influence unit culture by demonstrating characteristics such as approachability and attentiveness. In addition, nurse managers contributed to change by fostering employee engagement and management support through tactics such as listening to nurses’ challenges and assisting them individually and as a team. Nurse managers support a staff-led decision-making strategy by supporting employees in comprehending unit objectives, empowering them to drive unit work, and enhancing manager-facilitated peer communication (French-Bravo et al., 2020). Promoting nurse buy-in to the implementation of policy and practice standards will rely heavily on nurse managers, head nurses, and other nursing leadership members.

Early Indicators of Success

Early prediction of policy performance is facilitated by structural indicators, process indicators, and outcome indicators. Structural factors emphasize organizational challenges such as the availability and proper operation of equipment such as automated dispensing machines. Process indicators are conc