Policy Proposal Presentation
Prepare a presentation of the policy proposal you developed in Assessment 2 for one of the stakeholder groups
identified in your proposal. Inform the group about the future of organizational policy and practices, the current
performance shortfalls, and the rationale for why the new policy and practices are needed. In addition, explain
how the group will benefit from this change in order to obtain their buy in and support.
Note: Each assessment in this course builds on the work you completed in the previous assessment. Therefore,
you must complete the assessments in this course in the order in which they are presented.
An important aspect of change leadership is the ability to address diverse groups of stakeholders and create buy
in and support for your ideas and proposals for change. This assessment provides you with an opportunity to
demonstrate and hone these skills.
By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course
competencies and assessment criteria:
Competency 1: Analyze the effects of health care policies, laws, and regulations on organizations,
interprofessional teams, and personal practice.
Explain how a proposed change in institutional policy or practice guidelines related to an existing
health care policy or law would affect a stakeholder group.
Competency 3: Lead the development and implementation of ethical and culturally sensitive policies that
improve health outcomes for individuals, organizations, and populations.
Propose an institutional policy or practice guidelines related to an existing local, state, or federal
health care policy or law.
Explain how proposed change in policy or practice guidelines would improve the quality of work
and outcomes for a particular stakeholder group.
Competency 4: Evaluate relevant indicators of performance, such as benchmarks, research, and best
practices, for health care policies and law for patients, organizations, and populations.
Interpret for stakeholders the relevant benchmark metrics that illustrate the need for a policy or
Competency 5: Develop strategies to work collaboratively with policy makers, stakeholders, and
colleagues to address environmental (governmental and regulatory) forces.
Propose strategies for collaborating with a stakeholder group to implement and apply proposed
institutional policy or practice guidelines related to a local, state, or federal health care policy or
Competency 6: Apply various methods of communicating with policy makers, stakeholders, colleagues,
and patients to ensure that communication in a given situation is professional, clear, efficient, and
Apply persuasive and effective communication strategies when presenting to a group of
Note: The tasks outlined below correspond to grading criteria in the scoring guide.
In your presentation, in an order that makes sense for your presentation, senior leaders have asked that you:
Interpret for stakeholders the relevant benchmark metrics that illustrate the need for a change in
organizational policy and practice.
Provide a brief review of the metrics you are trying to improve for this stakeholder group, based
on the dashboard benchmark evaluation you completed in Assessment 1.
Be sure to interpret the dashboard metrics in a way that is understandable and meaningful to
the stakeholder group to which you are presenting.
Explain your proposed change in policy and practice guidelines and how it relates to applicable local,
state, or federal health care laws or policies.
What specific changes are you proposing?
How will these changes help drive performance improvement?
Why are policy and practice guidelines important, from an organizational standpoint?
What is the overall goal of the proposed policy or practice guidelines?
Explain how your proposed change in policy or practice guidelines will affect the tasks and
responsibilities of the stakeholder group to which you are presenting.
How might your proposal change what tasks the stakeholder group performs or how they
currently perform them?
How might your proposal affect the stakeholder group’s workload?
How might your proposal alter the responsibilities of the stakeholder group?
How might your proposal improve working conditions for the stakeholder group?
Explain how your proposed change in policy or practice guidelines will improve the quality of work and
outcomes for the stakeholder group to which you are presenting.
How will your proposed changes improve the group’s quality of work?
How will your proposed change improve outcomes for the group?
How will these improvements enable the stakeholder group to be more successful?
Explain your strategies for collaborating with the stakeholder group to implement your proposed
change in policy or practice guidelines.
What role will the stakeholder group play in implementing your proposal?
How could the stakeholder group collaborate with you and others during the implementation of
Why is the stakeholder group’s collaboration important to successful implementation of your
Design your presentation to be persuasive and effective in communicating with the stakeholder group.
Is your presentation logically organized, clear, and professional?
Being able to effectively address any audience is a necessary leadership skill. Remember that you are the
speaker, not a projectionist. Your purpose is not to present a slide show. Your audience is there to listen to
what you have to say, not read your slides—or worse, listen to you read them. Design your presentation slides
to compliment and reinforce your message and engage your listeners.
The following tips will help you create presentation slides that work to your advantage:
Focus on the content of your presentation and the development of your main points. Remember that
your purpose is to deliver a message on ethics that is clear, well organized, and engaging.
Consider your intended audience and how best to communicate effectively with them.
Create slides that support your presentation. They should not be your presentation.
Use a professional presentation template, or one used in your organization.
Ensure that your slide background provides sufficient visual contrast for your text and graphics.
Avoid filling your slides with text. Use speaker notes to record the details you want to
communicate to your audience.
Be judicious in your use of bulleted lists. Consider a separate slide for each point.
Use images and graphics, when appropriate, to illustrate information and make your points.
Presentation slides are a visual medium. Images are more effective than text at capturing
Avoid using images that are simply decorative. They can be a visual distraction and do not
contribute to your message.
Avoid using flashy slide transitions and animations. They can be both distracting and annoying.
Keep your slide transitions consistent throughout the presentation.
Add a slide to the end of your presentation to prompt questions from the audience.