Assessment 3 Instructions: Reflection in Practice: Shared Vision and Team Learning
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Record a presentation in which you describe the concepts of team learning and shared vision to a chosen individual or group audience and explain how the concepts can create opportunities for improvement within the organization.
Introduction
Identifying appropriate strategic priorities requires a firm understanding of an organization’s political landscape. Knowing the key players and how to leverage relationships will help you develop a strategic plan that is meaningful to all stakeholders. Gaining stakeholder buy-in is the key to success when attempting to meet the strategic goals outlined on a balanced scorecard.
This assessment provides an opportunity for you to gain insight into organizational power structures and their effects on organizational culture, policies, and communications. For this assessment, you will describe shared vision and team learning for a chosen audience and explain how each concept points to an area for improvement in an example organization. At the end of the presentation, you will ask several questions of your audience to promote greater understanding of how each of these concepts might apply to their organization.
Preparation
As you begin to prepare this assessment, you are encouraged to do the following:
Review Chapter 10, “Shared Vision,” in Senge’s The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization. Consider carefully the following topics that are covered in the chapter:
Fostering shared vision.
Shared vision and systems thinking.
Visioning as an inquiry process.
Commitment versus compliance.
How personal vision and shared vision work together.
Why a shared vision matters.
Review Chapter 11, “Team Learning,” in Senge’s The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization.
Identify a particular individual or group within your site who will serve as your audience.
Consider who at your site would find a discussion of the organization’s shared vision and team learning especially relevant.
Consider any particular organizational challenges that person or group faces in developing, or sustaining, the organization’s vision.
Your audience could include any member of your professional learning community, your institution’s board, a department group, or other.
Review the Guidelines for Effective PowerPoint Presentations [PPTX].
Review Using Kaltura to be prepared to record your presentation.
Instructions
Record a PowerPoint presentation that consists of the following elements. Be sure to make specific connections between the concepts of shared vision and team learning and details about your chosen organization. Avoid using vague generalizations that do little to demonstrate a grasp of the concept or enlighten your audience.
INTRODUCTION
Identify and briefly describe your target audience (individual or group).
Shared Vision and Team Learning
Describe the concepts of shared vision and team learning.
In your own words, explain to your audience the meanings of shared vision and team learning.
Explain why developing a shared vision and team learning opportunities are important organizational disciplines.
Analyze how shared vision and team learning interact with one another and support systems thinking.
Explain how the principles of team learning and shared vision interact to reinforce one another.
Explain how team learning and shared vision provide a foundation for engaging in or strengthening systems thinking.
Your explanation should be responsive to the perspectives of your audience. Provide specific support for your statements and assertions as you draw connections among the five disciplines and your examples. Your examples should include specific details that promote greater understanding of shared vision and team learning that you want to convey to your audience.
Application of Shared Vision and Team Learning
Apply the concepts of shared vision and team learning to address issues and opportunities for improvement in an organization.
Explain how you would recommend the organization use change management strategies to ensure the development and/or fulfillment of a shared vision and team learning.
Explain to your audience what organizational changes you would recommend that could enhance a shared vision and team learning among diverse stakeholders in the organization.
Questions to Promote Continuous Improvement and Organizational Learning
Create a set of questions that will foster inquiry by a target audience on organizational change.
Include at least three questions about shared vision and team learning as they relate to your audience that, when carefully considered, might promote continuous improvement and organizational learning.
REFERENCES
Be sure to include an properly formatted References slide at the end of your presentation.
Additional Requirements
Presentation: Use PowerPoint or a similar program to develop your presentation.
Recording: Use Kaltura to record your presentation.
Presenter’s Notes: Include a presentation script in the Notes field of the PowerPoint file or as an attached document.
Length: 10–15 content slides.
References: As needed to support your ideas. Include a References slide at the end of the presentation.
APA Style and Format: Use appropriate APA style and formatting for citations and references. Refer to Academic Writer or Evidence and APA in the Capella Writing Center.
Competencies Measured
The assessment instructions correspond to the grading criteria in the Reflection in Practice: Shared Vision and Team Learning scoring guide. You may also want to review the performance-level descriptions for each criterion to see how your work will be assessed. The following demonstrates how the grading criteria are aligned to the competencies of the course.
Competency 1: Apply systems thinking principles and tools to problems and organizations.
Analyze how shared vision and team learning interact with one another and support systems thinking.
Competency 2: Use disciplines of learning organizations to analyze problems of practice.
Describe the concepts of shared vision and team learning.
Apply the concepts of shared vision and team learning to address issues and opportunities for improvement in an organization.
Competency 3: Apply critical thinking to evaluate ideas and in interactions with others.
Create a set of questions that will foster inquiry by a target audience on organizational change.
Competency 5: Communicate clearly, supporting a central idea in appropriate format with correct grammar, usage, and mechanics.
Communicate clearly, supporting a central idea in appropriate format with correct grammar, usage, and mechanics.