Week 8: Final Project – Change Initiative Proposal and Presentation

    Instructions
    This assignment is a follow on from the Change Initiative Proposal (Statement of Purpose) you completed during week 4 and the draft you completed during week 6. Take into account the peer feedback you received during week 6.  Decide what feedback you want to include and what feedback you do not want to include.  You are the author of your paper and it is your responsibility to decide what feedback you will accept.

    Your Change Initiative Proposal should minimally include:

    Introduction (support for your study: internal reasons and outside research to build the case for change)
    Case/Client Background
    Purpose
    Objectives
    Expected Outcomes
    Primary and Secondary Participants
    Project Scope (possible phases) and Time Frame
    Project Leaders
    Recommended Assessment Models or Tools. Research beyond course material. Each method should be cited.
    Propose Application of  Tool(s) and Change Method(s) Model
    How to Measure Results (connect with Objectives and Expected Outcomes)
    Implementation Schedule
    Budget (Time and/or Money)
    Sustainability of Project
    Conclusion
    Written Paper (400 points)

    Presentation (200 points)

    You have a creative space for your presentation. The presentation is meant to showcase your skills in OD and your ability to explain your proposal in a way that convinces your stakeholders to go with your plan for change.  Utilizing an appreciative inquiry along with other strategies we have learned throughout this class is very helpful with persuasive and clear communication.

    You are pitching your proposal.  Focus on why it is important to the stakeholders and organization.  Pitch from the perspective of Whats In It For Them (WIIFM). Keep in mind that everyone listens to the radio station WIIFM.  Keep the focus of the presentation on their needs rather than your proposal.

    Requirements
    Create a presentation utilizing Google Slide, Prezi, Powerpoint, Powtoon or software of your choice.
    Presentations should be no longer than 10 slides.
    Presentations should be between 3 and 6 minutes.
    Utilize one of the many tools (preferably free) available to you.  Google Chrome has two different free extensions for screen recordings that are free and simple to use.  If you use either of the tools below you can share the link directly from there and not have to upload to a service such as YouTube.
    Loom (Links to an external site.)
    Screencastify (Links to an external site.)
    Submission
    To submit your assignment, select Submit Assignment, follow prompts to upload your paper and add a link to your video in the text area, add any comments for your instructor in the comments box (optional), and then click Submit Assignment.

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