Discuss Training & Development In Organizations

Topic #1 – Example of Workplace Training

Provide an example of when you were recently trained.  What was the purpose of the training? How did you benefit? How did the organization benefit?

Topic #2 – Strategic Role of Training and Development

Several training areas offer specific value to organizations: new hire orientation, diversity and inclusion, anti-harassment/anti-discrimination, skills training, and safety training. Select one of these areas and explain its role within an organization’s training and development strategy.  Support your position with at least one scholarly source from the class resources (provide citation).

  • Chapter 8: Training and Development (see Content below)
  • Dunlap, M. (2015). 5 Keys to an Effective Training and Development Program. Journal of Financial Planning, 28(1), 20-21. (Available by searching via Google or UMUC library database)

Examine and design visual media communication to produce effective business materials.

Examine and design visual media communication to produce effective business materials.

Deliverable 6 – Using Business Visuals

Assignment Content

  1. Competency
    Examine and design visual media communication to produce effective business materials.

    Student Success Criteria
    View the grading rubric for this deliverable by selecting the “This item is graded with a rubric” link, which is located in the Details & Information pane.

    Scenario
    You are a website designer and are currently being considered as the designer for a complete redesign of a medical facility’s website page. They have not updated their website in over 15 years due to the lack of staff. The website needs the redesign to target the specific visual preferences of patients and medical clients. They have several other designers that they are interviewing, and you decide to create a video presentation to impress them to choose you as their website designer.

    As you begin your presentation, you decide that your design will include the following visual concepts and elements:

    1. Visual Organization
    2. Visual Simplicity
    3. Visual Interactivity
    4. Charts and Graphs
    5. Images
    6. In designing these visual elements, you keep the target audience of patients and medical clients as the main focus. You carefully consider what these types of people wish to see at a medical facility. You also consider what visual elements will attract the eye, and yet enhance a specific mood and emotional response for viewers.

      After creating the website, you record your explanation of your visual design choices in an audio/video screen share.
      Your presentation should be a maximum of 5 minutes.

Describe Using Visual Communication to Deliver a Global Message   

Deliverable 7 – Using Visual Communication to Deliver a Global Message

Competency

This project allows you to demonstrate your mastery of visual communication concepts discussed in this course.

Scenario

You are newly appointed to the communication team for a reputable philanthropic organization. The current task is for your team to create a global campaign that visually conveys a social message both here in the United States, as well as globally. This visual campaign message will use strategic visual communication to appeal to these differing audiences to reduce and potentially eliminate racial prejudice. Your visual communication campaign will be directed toward audiences from both the United States and another country of your choice.

The board of directors has asked you to assemble four video presentations and one instructional document to submit for their review. They have asked that the total video presentations’ length be under three minutes, and that you present visual examples while verbally explaining the main points of the analysis. You are reminded that four separate links need to be submitted for their review, along with your instructional document for the communication team.

 

Visual Campaign Elements:

  1. Create two ideas for promotional documents (flyers, pamphlets, etc.) to appeal to both your targeted U.S. viewers and to your targeted viewers from the other global country of your choice. Both of these documents should strategically utilize the following visual communication elements:
  2. color
  3. lines
  4. balance
  5. contrast.
  6. Create your video presentation for the board members clearly explaining how the visual communication elements on each of the two promotional documents strategically convey the message and meaning to viewers. Be sure to compare and contrast how the viewers from the U.S. and the other country might interpret these differing visuals elements, and how you used them strategically to please each targeted audience.

2. Find two different images to be used on the organization’s website page. One will be for the U.S. website, and one for the website in the country of your choice. Be sure that each of these images visually appeals to these two targeted audience viewers, and that the visual enhances the message to help eliminate racial prejudice. In your video presentation for the board of directors, identify and analyze the visual elements of cultural familiarity, semiotics, and emotional appeal (cognitive). Additionally, explain how each of those visual elements visually persuades the U.S. and global viewers in different ways.

3.Design two logos for this anti-racism campaign. One logo should be designed for U.S. audiences, and the other should be designed for the other country of your choice. Design your video presentation to explain how each of these logos can clearly be seen on both small and large settings (example: cell phone app size and billboard size), as well as a comparison of how the color, lines, and visual elements are specifically designed to visually appeal to each of these different countries

4.Create two social media posts, one for the United States and one for the other country of your choice. The posts should include text, images, and the logo matching the country where the social media post will appear. In your video presentation to the board members, compare and analyze how these visual elements (the images and the logo) emotionally engage and persuade each specified target audience (the United States and the country of your choice) to reduce and eliminate racial prejudice.

5. Create a one-page instructional document for your communication team members outlining the ethical concepts regarding finding and using visuals in communication. Within your instructional document, use images and/or clip art to enhance each of your points in the document, and address the following items:

a. How might the organization properly obtain and use images from outside sources?

b. What are the dangers and problems that arise when altering and digitally enhancing images?

Create two ideas for promotional documents (flyers, pamphlets, etc.) to appeal to both your targeted U.S.

Deliverable 7 – Using Visual Communication to Deliver a Global Message

Competency

This project allows you to demonstrate your mastery of visual communication concepts discussed in this course.

Scenario

You are newly appointed to the communication team for a reputable philanthropic organization. The current task is for your team to create a global campaign that visually conveys a social message both here in the United States, as well as globally. This visual campaign message will use strategic visual communication to appeal to these differing audiences to reduce and potentially eliminate racial prejudice. Your visual communication campaign will be directed toward audiences from both the United States and another country of your choice.

The board of directors has asked you to assemble four video presentations and one instructional document to submit for their review. They have asked that the total video presentations’ length be under three minutes, and that you present visual examples while verbally explaining the main points of the analysis. You are reminded that four separate links need to be submitted for their review, along with your instructional document for the communication team.

 

Visual Campaign Elements:

  1. Create two ideas for promotional documents (flyers, pamphlets, etc.) to appeal to both your targeted U.S. viewers and to your targeted viewers from the other global country of your choice. Both of these documents should strategically utilize the following visual communication elements:
  2. color
  3. lines
  4. balance
  5. contrast.
  6. Create your video presentation for the board members clearly explaining how the visual communication elements on each of the two promotional documents strategically convey the message and meaning to viewers. Be sure to compare and contrast how the viewers from the U.S. and the other country might interpret these differing visuals elements, and how you used them strategically to please each targeted audience.

2. Find two different images to be used on the organization’s website page. One will be for the U.S. website, and one for the website in the country of your choice. Be sure that each of these images visually appeals to these two targeted audience viewers, and that the visual enhances the message to help eliminate racial prejudice. In your video presentation for the board of directors, identify and analyze the visual elements of cultural familiarity, semiotics, and emotional appeal (cognitive). Additionally, explain how each of those visual elements visually persuades the U.S. and global viewers in different ways.

3.Design two logos for this anti-racism campaign. One logo should be designed for U.S. audiences, and the other should be designed for the other country of your choice. Design your video presentation to explain how each of these logos can clearly be seen on both small and large settings (example: cell phone app size and billboard size), as well as a comparison of how the color, lines, and visual elements are specifically designed to visually appeal to each of these different countries

4.Create two social media posts, one for the United States and one for the other country of your choice. The posts should include text, images, and the logo matching the country where the social media post will appear. In your video presentation to the board members, compare and analyze how these visual elements (the images and the logo) emotionally engage and persuade each specified target audience (the United States and the country of your choice) to reduce and eliminate racial prejudice.

5. Create a one-page instructional document for your communication team members outlining the ethical concepts regarding finding and using visuals in communication. Within your instructional document, use images and/or clip art to enhance each of your points in the document, and address the following items:

a. How might the organization properly obtain and use images from outside sources?

b. What are the dangers and problems that arise when altering and digitally enhancing images?

What are the dangers and problems that arise when altering and digitally enhancing images?

Deliverable 7 – Using Visual Communication to Deliver a Global Message

Competency

This project allows you to demonstrate your mastery of visual communication concepts discussed in this course.

Scenario

You are newly appointed to the communication team for a reputable philanthropic organization. The current task is for your team to create a global campaign that visually conveys a social message both here in the United States, as well as globally. This visual campaign message will use strategic visual communication to appeal to these differing audiences to reduce and potentially eliminate racial prejudice. Your visual communication campaign will be directed toward audiences from both the United States and another country of your choice.

The board of directors has asked you to assemble four video presentations and one instructional document to submit for their review. They have asked that the total video presentations’ length be under three minutes, and that you present visual examples while verbally explaining the main points of the analysis. You are reminded that four separate links need to be submitted for their review, along with your instructional document for the communication team.

 

Visual Campaign Elements:

  1. Create two ideas for promotional documents (flyers, pamphlets, etc.) to appeal to both your targeted U.S. viewers and to your targeted viewers from the other global country of your choice. Both of these documents should strategically utilize the following visual communication elements:
  2. color
  3. lines
  4. balance
  5. contrast.
  6. Create your video presentation for the board members clearly explaining how the visual communication elements on each of the two promotional documents strategically convey the message and meaning to viewers. Be sure to compare and contrast how the viewers from the U.S. and the other country might interpret these differing visuals elements, and how you used them strategically to please each targeted audience.

2. Find two different images to be used on the organization’s website page. One will be for the U.S. website, and one for the website in the country of your choice. Be sure that each of these images visually appeals to these two targeted audience viewers, and that the visual enhances the message to help eliminate racial prejudice. In your video presentation for the board of directors, identify and analyze the visual elements of cultural familiarity, semiotics, and emotional appeal (cognitive). Additionally, explain how each of those visual elements visually persuades the U.S. and global viewers in different ways.

3.Design two logos for this anti-racism campaign. One logo should be designed for U.S. audiences, and the other should be designed for the other country of your choice. Design your video presentation to explain how each of these logos can clearly be seen on both small and large settings (example: cell phone app size and billboard size), as well as a comparison of how the color, lines, and visual elements are specifically designed to visually appeal to each of these different countries

4.Create two social media posts, one for the United States and one for the other country of your choice. The posts should include text, images, and the logo matching the country where the social media post will appear. In your video presentation to the board members, compare and analyze how these visual elements (the images and the logo) emotionally engage and persuade each specified target audience (the United States and the country of your choice) to reduce and eliminate racial prejudice.

5. Create a one-page instructional document for your communication team members outlining the ethical concepts regarding finding and using visuals in communication. Within your instructional document, use images and/or clip art to enhance each of your points in the document, and address the following items:

a. How might the organization properly obtain and use images from outside sources?

b. What are the dangers and problems that arise when altering and digitally enhancing images?

Write an executive summary that describes the impact of leadership on employee performance and satisfaction, as well as communication challenges that leaders face, and challenges associated with trying to increase employee motivation, teamwork, and collaboration.

Scenario

You are the Vice President of Human Resources at a local hospital. There has been a lot of turmoil in recent years due to leadership changes and downsizing accompanied by layoffs. The downsizing and layoffs were the results of an increase in uncompensated care due to a lack of health insurance. The layoffs have caused a decrease in morale and many department leads have also noticed a decrease in employee performance. The Board of Directors, the hospital’s CEO, and the entire executive team are in agreement that there is a need for major changes within the institution. You have been tasked with presenting a plan of action at the next board meeting.

Instructions

The three deliverables are:

Deliverable 1

Create an employee satisfaction survey that will be distributed to all hospital employees.

a. The survey should contain a minimum of ten questions.

b. At least two questions should focus on leadership/management.

c. At least two questions should focus on communication.

Include a justification for each survey question from 1a and a description of what leadership can expect to learn from the question.

Deliverable 2

Write an executive summary that describes the impact of leadership on employee performance and satisfaction, as well as communication challenges that leaders face, and challenges associated with trying to increase employee motivation, teamwork, and collaboration.

Examine the literature relating to motivation, teamwork, collaboration, and conflict management.

a. Discuss the role of leadership/management strategies that will help others respond to workplace challenges.

b. Discuss the critical leadership skills needed to implement change.

c. Recommend human resources strategies and practices that hospital department leaders could use to achieve optimal performance from employees.

Deliverable 3

Create a voiceover PowerPoint presentation that summarizes the major challenges that leaders have in keeping employees motivated.

a. Based on prior readings, identify one theoretical framework that you will use to guide your presentation.

b. Include a minimum of three challenges that leaders have in keeping employees motivated.

c. Include a minimum of one recommendation for each challenge identified in section 3b.

Discuss the role of leadership/management strategies that will help others respond to workplace challenges.

Scenario

You are the Vice President of Human Resources at a local hospital. There has been a lot of turmoil in recent years due to leadership changes and downsizing accompanied by layoffs. The downsizing and layoffs were the results of an increase in uncompensated care due to a lack of health insurance. The layoffs have caused a decrease in morale and many department leads have also noticed a decrease in employee performance. The Board of Directors, the hospital’s CEO, and the entire executive team are in agreement that there is a need for major changes within the institution. You have been tasked with presenting a plan of action at the next board meeting.

Instructions

The three deliverables are:

Deliverable 1

Create an employee satisfaction survey that will be distributed to all hospital employees.

a. The survey should contain a minimum of ten questions.

b. At least two questions should focus on leadership/management.

c. At least two questions should focus on communication.

Include a justification for each survey question from 1a and a description of what leadership can expect to learn from the question.

Deliverable 2

Write an executive summary that describes the impact of leadership on employee performance and satisfaction, as well as communication challenges that leaders face, and challenges associated with trying to increase employee motivation, teamwork, and collaboration.

Examine the literature relating to motivation, teamwork, collaboration, and conflict management.

a. Discuss the role of leadership/management strategies that will help others respond to workplace challenges.

b. Discuss the critical leadership skills needed to implement change.

c. Recommend human resources strategies and practices that hospital department leaders could use to achieve optimal performance from employees.

Deliverable 3

Create a voiceover PowerPoint presentation that summarizes the major challenges that leaders have in keeping employees motivated.

a. Based on prior readings, identify one theoretical framework that you will use to guide your presentation.

b. Include a minimum of three challenges that leaders have in keeping employees motivated.

c. Include a minimum of one recommendation for each challenge identified in section 3b.

Discuss the critical leadership skills needed to implement change.

Scenario

You are the Vice President of Human Resources at a local hospital. There has been a lot of turmoil in recent years due to leadership changes and downsizing accompanied by layoffs. The downsizing and layoffs were the results of an increase in uncompensated care due to a lack of health insurance. The layoffs have caused a decrease in morale and many department leads have also noticed a decrease in employee performance. The Board of Directors, the hospital’s CEO, and the entire executive team are in agreement that there is a need for major changes within the institution. You have been tasked with presenting a plan of action at the next board meeting.

Instructions

The three deliverables are:

Deliverable 1

Create an employee satisfaction survey that will be distributed to all hospital employees.

a. The survey should contain a minimum of ten questions.

b. At least two questions should focus on leadership/management.

c. At least two questions should focus on communication.

Include a justification for each survey question from 1a and a description of what leadership can expect to learn from the question.

Deliverable 2

Write an executive summary that describes the impact of leadership on employee performance and satisfaction, as well as communication challenges that leaders face, and challenges associated with trying to increase employee motivation, teamwork, and collaboration.

Examine the literature relating to motivation, teamwork, collaboration, and conflict management.

a. Discuss the role of leadership/management strategies that will help others respond to workplace challenges.

b. Discuss the critical leadership skills needed to implement change.

c. Recommend human resources strategies and practices that hospital department leaders could use to achieve optimal performance from employees.

Deliverable 3

Create a voiceover PowerPoint presentation that summarizes the major challenges that leaders have in keeping employees motivated.

a. Based on prior readings, identify one theoretical framework that you will use to guide your presentation.

b. Include a minimum of three challenges that leaders have in keeping employees motivated.

c. Include a minimum of one recommendation for each challenge identified in section 3b.

How has your view on managing organisational change evolved and how will these insights inform your current or future professional practice?

Detailed instructions

This is a reflective paper that builds on the case scenario that you engaged in assessment 1 as well as your learning in the subject more broadly. While in assessment 1 you delivered a business case that responded to an organisational challenge, you now need to reflect more deeply and critically on the potential implementation issues around your chosen change initiative and how you will make it sustainable. Following on from that, you will reflect on your own knowledge gaps and key insights in relation to change and consider how this will apply to your current and/or future professional practice. Throughout the paper, you are asked to integrate academic theory and research with your personal insights and use reflective language and here you can find some advice on Reflective WritingLinks to an external site.). For a recommended structure, please consider table 1.

Table 1. Structure Reflective Paper

 Introduction

  • Provide an overview of the key purpose(s) and ideas of the paper. One paragraph is enough, do not yet go into too much detail here.

 Part A: Reflection on implementation and sustainability issues related to chosen change initiative. (~700 words)

  • Reflecting on your chosen change initiative, what barriers might you need to overcome and what potential stakeholder concerns may need to be considered? (to save space for your critical reflections, you may wish to provide supplementary tables or figures in the appendix)
  • How would you engage relevant stakeholders to navigate their potential concerns and other barriers to change?

  Part B: Personal change philosophy(~700 words)

  • How has your view on managing organisational change evolved and how will these insights inform your current or future professional practice?
  • Provide one or two examples of learning insights from the subject that have changed your view on organisational change and explain how they have done so
  • Identify remaining knowledge gaps that you may have and explain why you may wish to address them going forward

  Conclusion

  • Provide a synopsis of the key principles and/or values that will inform your future practice around managing change.

References

Appendix (Supplementary material, e.g. stakeholder analysis)

Length: 1500 words  (-+10%; executive summary, tables, figures, references and appendix are NOT included in the word count)

Assessment Criteria:

  1. Reflexivity (35%) – ability to engage reflexively with case scenario and subject materials including evidence of insights/learning outcomes
  2. Critical analysis (35%) – including consideration of different stakeholder needs and perspectives and justification of formulated strategies
  3. Communication appropriate to purpose and audience (30%)

Compare And Contrast Digital Communication Tools

There are many communication tools available to leaders in the modern workplace. Some of these tools include Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and Slack, to name a few.

For this assignment, you will compare and contrast at least five communication tools leaders can use to interact with staff and lead projects.

What is the purpose of the particular communication tool? What are the strengths and challenges of this communication tool? How does the tool enhance communication? Would you recommend this tool as a method of communication for leaders? Why or why not?

Keep in mind this is academic writing. It should be written in third person and should not include unsubstantiated opinions, but rather facts and theories. Your well-written paper must adhere to the following parameters:

  • 4 pages in length, not including the title and reference pages.
  • 3 current scholarly references cited in the assignment. Remember, you must support your thinking/opinions and prior knowledge with references; all facts must be supported; in-text references used throughout the assignment must be included in an APA-formatted reference list.
  • Review the grading rubric, which can be accessed from the Course Information page.
  • Formatted according to CSU Global Guide to Writing and APA Requirements (Links to an external site.).
  • Reach out to your instructor if you have questions about the assignment.