Week 6 Overview
Anytime there is a change or potential for a change, the one thing that should not be overlooked in selling the change is how you communicate it. It doesn’t matter how meaningful and important the change will be or how significant the merits of the change are, if it isn’t communicated effectively, it will not last long. Effective communication is imperative for a change to be viable. This week, you will have the opportunity to demonstrate your communication skills by developing an executive summary for the education program you created in Week 4.
Respond to the following in a minimum of 200 words. Support your response with 1 scholarly reference.
- Using an example from your workplace, what are some strategies that you, as a nurse educator, may adopt to promote effective and satisfying curriculum change that reflects innovative evidence-based concepts and practices?
For this assignment, you will create an executive summary for the program you developed in Week 4. If you are not familiar with executive summaries, it is recommended that you research their purpose and standards. Executive summaries serve a specific function. They present leadership with a summary of a proposal or a report in a standardized format (i.e., they usually follow the same structure and are 2 pages in length, or 1 page with printing on both sides). Your executive summary is a proposal that you are giving to leadership to address the HAI problem in Week 4. The purpose is to persuade them to approve your solution to the problem, which means you will have to explain your educational plan in 2 pages while also making it convincing so that it would gain buy-in from leadership.
Using the education program you developed in Week 4, write a 2-page (approximately 700 words) executive summary to organizational leadership in which you detail the educational program to address the issue.
Use the following executive summary structure:
- This includes the name, location, mission, and vision of the organization.
- What is the problem you’re going to solve? Why should it happen now? These are questions to lead with in the opening paragraph of your executive summary.
- What steps or methods are you implementing to solve the problems you’ve listed in the opening paragraph? What are the goals and objectives you’ll achieve at the end of the project? Detail the answers in this section.
- Value proposition
- Briefly explain the value of the outcome. What is the ROI (return on investment) of the solution you’ve proposed? This is the justification for your program. How convincing you are in this section may determine whether the proposal is approved.
- Clearly defined conclusion
- In a few sentences, reiterate why it’s important to solve the problem now and the next steps or actions you want the reader to take.
Cite a minimum of 3 peer-reviewed scholarly sources to support your assignment.
Format your assignment and references according to APA guidelines.
Submit your assignment.