Activity #4: Submission
For this unit, you will be making an oral presentation of your final project. Your final paper must have a minimum of 8 scholarly resources (peer-reviewed journal articles) in addition to the text book.
The final oral presentation will be made using PowerPoint or a similar software application. You may use the presenting capabilities of PowerPoint to record your presentation or you may use another application such as Screencast-o-matic, or Adobe Captivate, or iMovie. Note that presentations that do not have the oral component will automatically receive a D. In order to fully develop your topic, your presentation will comprise 12-15 slides.
Please ensure that you follow standard APA formatting. Your presentation must have a cover page and a reference page. Be sure your presentation is organized, clear, and grammatically correct.
You will submit your Unit #6 Final Project Activity to the grade book.
In your final project, you will research a topic of your choice or analyze an organization (perform a case study) and apply the principles of change to that topic.
Perform a case study – select a real world organization that is facing organizational challenges. Research those challenges, describe those challenges, and diagnose them by presenting one or more relevant, integrated OD interventions that could help the organization successfully adapt to those challenges using either internal consultants, external consultants, or both internal and external consultants.
Choice # 2
Alternatively, you may research an organizational development trend and explain how that change will impact organizations. Ensure that you incorporate the concepts that you have learned from the textbook and your other readings in a thorough manner.
If you have any questions about the topic, please consult with your instructor.
Some ideas might be:
Trends in Organizational Development
Applying Organizational Development to Non-Profit organizations
Training and Development in Organizational Development
Crisis management and organizational development
Whole systems transformation in organizational development
The continuing impact of the economy, and market uncertainty and volatility.
Competition for in-demand skilled workers.
The ongoing influence of information and communications technologies developments.
Demographic changes in the workforce.
The importance of flexible and effective work/life strategies.
The growing emphasis on measurement of effective organizational development interventions.
NOTE: This assignment is subject to the Oral Communications Institutional Learning Outcome. Select the link to view details on the grading parameters for this standard.
Please submit your completed work