Capella University Diversity Kick Off Project Presentation

Create a  presentation (with detailed speaker’s notes) on how you would select, foster collaboration among, and educate a team dedicated to solving a diversity issue.

Assessments 1 and 2 are scenario-based, so you must complete them in the order in which they are presented.

Finding, organizing, and motivating teams is a key leadership skill as is the ability to communicate and present information.


By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:

  • Competency 1: Apply qualities, skills and practices used by effective healthcare leaders.
    • Outline goals and initial priorities that reasonably reflect the project.
  • Competency 2: Apply practices that facilitate effective interprofessional collaboration.
    • Outline a plan that effectively fosters interprofessional group collaboration.
  • Competency 3: Apply ethical codes and diversity best practices in health care organizations.
    • Define the composition of a team with characteristics that could effectively address a diversity issue.
    • Describe the basic characteristics of a diverse and inclusive workplace.
    • Explain the benefits of promoting and supporting diversity within an organization using scholarly resources.
  • Competency 4: Produce clear, coherent, and professional written work, in accordance with Capella’s writing standards.
    • Create an organized presentation that clearly communicates all specified content.
    • Required Resources
      The following resources are required to complete the assessment.

    • Assessment Instructions
      In this assessment you will continue your work on the project by creating a 5–7 slide PowerPoint presentation for the diversity project kickoff meeting.Preparation

      • View the PowerPoint Presentation Instructions for guidelines and hints for an effective presentation.
      • Download the PowerPoint Template found in the resources and use it to complete this assessment.
      • Scenario
        Imagine that Lynette follows up with you in an e-mail shortly after reading your views on leadership and collaboration:Hi,Thanks for sending me your thoughts last week on the diversity issue at the clinic. Your next step is to select a team of professionals who can help you in this project and prepare an introduction of the project for a first meeting with them.I want you to prepare a presentation to serve as a brief, but substantive introduction for the first meeting with a group of 4–5 members who will participate on the committee tasked with addressing the diversity issue. Once I review more information about the proposed team I can help you with the recruitment. The presentation should be 5–7 minutes and use 6–8 slides with detailed speaker’s notes so I can understand your approach. Not a lot of time or space, so keep things pretty high level. Do the following:
      1. Briefly outline the project goals and highlight 2–3 of the initial priorities to be addressed by the group. Also, explain why they are important.
      2. Explain the composition of the team and why you chose them. Note that you will not know the exact individuals yet, but assume we will recruit the people with the desired qualities and characteristics that you outline in the presentation. Consider the following:
        • Include a group of professionals you believe can help define the problem and ultimately make recommendations on how to address it.
        • Make sure each member is either trained in, sensitive to, or has experience with the concept of workplace diversity.
        • Give some thought to having some members from outside the organization.
        • Provide member profiles: their diversity, qualifications, experience, internal versus external, and so forth.
      3. Explain your role and describe how the committee will work together and achieve effective interprofessional collaboration.
        • Describe how the group will communicate. How and when they will meet.
        • Describe how ideas will be shared and decisions made.
        • Describe roles, group function, and structure.
      4. Describe the basic characteristics of a diverse workplace.
      5. Provide a convincing argument regarding the benefits of a diverse workforce using support from current research.