Review the Learning Resources for this week and specifically focus on how to create a narrated PowerPoint for your Final Project presentation.
Use the PowerPoint Template, located in this week’s Learning Resources, as a guide in completing this Final Project.
Final Project Assignment (11–15 narrated slides)
For this Final Project Assignment, you will create a 11- to 15-slide narrated PowerPoint presentation related to your Professional Development Plan.
Your PowerPoint presentation must include the following:
Cover Slide (1 slide)
Include a cover slide with the following information:
Part I: Personal and Professional Goals (3–4 slides)
Include a brief personal introduction, where you:
State your personal and professional goals.
Articulate how these goals intersect with your academic interests and selected field of study.
Review the mission of the university, and reflect on how this mission statement connects to your personal vision for future practice:
Walden University provides a diverse community of career professionals with the opportunity to transform themselves as scholar-practitioners so that they may transform society.
Explain how specialized learning and the attainment of a doctoral degree will help you meet your career and personal life goals.
Part II: Educational Background and Research Proficiency (3–4 slides)
Reflect on the formal and informal learning experiences that compose your educational background, and then explain how these experiences support the direction of study you established in Part I. (Note: You are encouraged to include specifics about your individual knowledge, skills, and accomplishments.)
Explain the academic and research proficiencies you bring to the program, and then identify any areas you want to consider for improvement.
Explain your current readiness to engage in academic research. (Note: Honest disclosure will help you gain clarity about any knowledge and/or skills on which you may need to improve in order to succeed in your program.)
Categories for you to consider when writing this section include the following:
Academic coursework in the social and behavioral sciences
Academic coursework in other fields
Professional presentations, seminars, and workshops
Prior experience designing and executing research
Publications and other writing experiences
Academic strengths and weaknesses
Research strengths and weaknesses
Availability of library, reference, and information technology resources
You should be clear about your plans for preparing for doctoral study, particularly if gaps exist in your background.
Part III: Plan of Study and Program Progress Guide (PPG) Form (3–4 slides)
Create a timeline for completing the requirements in your PPG for this Part III. (Note: Refer to your Program Progress Guide (PPG), which is available in your student portal.) In your timeline:
Group your degree requirements into stages of progress. (Note: It is suggested that you target a completion date and work backwards from this date.)
Identify specific milestones of academic progress and time frames for completion.
Account for review, revision, and approval of academic work throughout your timeline. (Note: Be familiar with the approval processes of your academic work.)
Part IV: Ethics and Positive Social Change (2–3 slides)
Explain how the APA ethical principles relate to positive social change.
Explain how ethics and positive social change align with your professional and academic goals.
Even though you are providing narration for your PowerPoint presentation, please also write detailed speaker notes for each slide to complement the slide content. Speaker notes should be clear, in-depth, and function as augmentation to the slide material.
Note: These notes should be written with sufficient depth to allow someone else to deliver the presentation. Make sure the PowerPoint presentation reflects graduate-level writing and presentation standards, with professional looking graphics and appropriate fonts, formatting, and spacing.
Your presentation should be explicit in its detail about what you plan to do at Walden to meet your personal and professional goals.