Public Leadership Presentation

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Condense information from Assignments 1, 2, 3, and additional criteria in order to develop a creative and appealing PowerPoint presentation.

Incorporate the professor’s feedback from Assignments 1, 2, and 3 in order to proficiently develop Assignment 4. Use scholarly journal articles and / or Strayer databases to complete additional research on your selected topic.

Use the basic outline below as headers for your presentation. Organize your responses to each question (except Questions 1, 2, and 8) under the following slide headings:

  • Role of the Chief of Staff (for Question 3)
  • Public Leadership Theory (for Question 4)
  • Public Leadership Styles (for Question 5)
  • Public Leadership Trends (for Question 6)
  • Our Government Leadership (for Question 7)

Create a ten to twelve (10-12) slide presentation in which you:

  1. Create a title slide and references section (as indicated in the format requirements below).
  2. Narrate each slide, using a microphone, indicating what you would say if you were actually presenting in front of an audience. Note: If you do not have access to a microphone, then you should provide detailed speaker notes with your presentation.
  3. Briefly summarize your role as Chief of Staff and the task the City Manager had charged you with regarding the Public Leadership Academy.
  4. From the specific leadership theories that you had reviewed in the previous assignments, determine one (1) theory that best fits the mission of the Public Leadership Academy. Provide a rationale to support your answer.
  5. From the styles that you had discussed in the previous assignments, determine two (2) styles that best fit the mission of the Public Leadership Academy. Provide a rationale to support your answer.
  6. Predict three (3) public leadership trends that you believe will be particularly significant within the next decade.
  7. Based on your responses in Questions 4-6, prepare an argument that convinces the City Manager to adopt the leadership theory and style(s) that best fit the mission of the Public Leadership Academy. Provide support for your argument.
  8. Include at least five (5) academic references (no more than five [5] years old) from material outside the textbook. Note: Appropriate academic resources include academic and governmental Websites, scholarly texts, and peer-reviewed articles. Wikipedia, other wikis, and any other websites ending in anything other than “.gov” do not qualify as academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Include a title slide containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The title slide is not included in the required slide length.
  • Include a reference slide containing the sources that were consulted while completing research on the selected topic, listed in APA format. The reference slide is not included in the required slide length.
  • Format the PowerPoint presentation with headings on each slide, two to three (2-3) colors, two to three (2-3) fonts, and two to three (2-3) relevant graphics (photographs, graphs, clip art, etc.), ensuring that the presentation is visually appealing and readable from eighteen (18) feet away. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Slides should abbreviate the information in no more than five or six (5 or 6) bullet points each.
  • Slide titles should be based on the criteria being summarized (e.g., “Four Key Attributes,” “Responses to Budget Issues,” etc.).

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Evaluate the theories and models of public leadership.
  • Differentiate among the styles of public leadership.
  • Determine the role of public leadership in influencing the operations of public organizations and decisions of public administrators.
  • Analyze how public leadership influences the various levels of public administration and public service.
  • Examine the personal aspects of public leadership and professional ethics.
  • Differentiate between leadership roles in a public administrative environment versus a private administrative role.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in public leadership and conflict resolution.
  • Write clearly and concisely about issues in public leadership and conflict resolution using proper writing mechanics.

Click here to view the grading rubric.

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.

Points: 150

Assignment 4: Public Leadership Presentation

Criteria

Unacceptable

Below 70% F

Fair

70-79% C

Proficient

80-89% B

Exemplary

90-100% A

1. Create a title slide and references section (as indicated in the format requirements below).

Weight: 5%

Did not submit or incompletely created a title slide and references section. Partially created a title slide and references section. Satisfactorily created a title slide and references section. Thoroughly created a title slide and references section.
2. Narrate each slide, using a microphone, indicating what you would say if you were actually presenting in front of an audience.

Weight: 5%

Did not submit or incompletely narrated each slide, using a microphone, indicating what you would say if you were actually presenting in front of an audience. Partially narrated each slide, using a microphone, indicating what you would say if you were actually presenting in front of an audience. Satisfactorily narrated each slide, using a microphone, indicating what you would say if you were actually presenting in front of an audience. Thoroughly narrated each slide, using a microphone, indicating what you would say if you were actually presenting in front of an audience.
3. Briefly summarize your role as Chief of Staff and the task the City Manager had charged you with regarding the Public Leadership Academy.

Weight: 10%

Did not submit or incompletely briefly summarized your role as Chief of Staff and the task the City Manager had charged you with regarding the Public Leadership Academy. Partially briefly summarized your role as Chief of Staff and the task the City Manager had charged you with regarding the Public Leadership Academy. Satisfactorily briefly summarized your role as Chief of Staff and the task the City Manager had charged you with regarding the Public Leadership Academy. Thoroughly briefly summarized your role as Chief of Staff and the task the City Manager had charged you with regarding the Public Leadership Academy.
4. From the specific leadership theories that you had reviewed in the previous assignments, determine one (1) theory that best fits the mission of the Public Leadership Academy. Provide a rationale to support your answer.

Weight: 10%

Did not submit or incompletely determined one (1) theory that best fits the mission of the Public Leadership Academy from the specific leadership theories that you had reviewed in the previous assignments. Did not submit or incompletely provided a rationale to support your answer. Partially determined one (1) theory that best fits the mission of the Public Leadership Academy from the specific leadership theories that you had reviewed in the previous assignments. Partially provided a rationale to support your answer. Satisfactorily determined one (1) theory that best fits the mission of the Public Leadership Academy from the specific leadership theories that you had reviewed in the previous assignments. Satisfactorily provided a rationale to support your answer. Thoroughly determined one (1) theory that best fits the mission of the Public Leadership Academy from the specific leadership theories that you had reviewed in the previous assignments. Thoroughly provided a rationale to support your answer.
5. From the styles that you had discussed in the previous assignments, determine two (2) styles that best fit the mission of the Public Leadership Academy. Provide a rationale to support your answer.

Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely determined two (2) styles that best fit the mission of the Public Leadership Academy from the styles that you had discussed in the previous assignments. Did not submit or incompletely provided a rationale to support your answer. Partially determined two (2) styles that best fit the mission of the Public Leadership Academy from the styles that you had discussed in the previous assignments. Partially provided a rationale to support your answer. Satisfactorily determined two (2) styles that best fit the mission of the Public Leadership Academy from the styles that you had discussed in the previous assignments. Satisfactorily provided a rationale to support your answer. Thoroughly determined two (2) styles that best fit the mission of the Public Leadership Academy from the styles that you had discussed in the previous assignments. Thoroughly provided a rationale to support your answer.
6. Predict three (3) public leadership trends that you believe will be particularly significant within the next decade.

Weight: 10%

Did not submit or incompletely predicted three (3) public leadership trends that you believe will be particularly significant within the next decade. Partially predicted three (3) public leadership trends that you believe will be particularly significant within the next decade. Satisfactorily predicted three (3) public leadership trends that you believe will be particularly significant within the next decade. Thoroughly predicted three (3) public leadership trends that you believe will be particularly significant within the next decade.
7. Based on your responses in Questions 4-6, prepare an argument that convinces the City Manager to adopt the leadership theory and style(s) that best fit the mission of the Public Leadership Academy. Provide support for your argument.

Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely prepared an argument that convinces the City Manager to adopt the leadership theory and style(s) that best fit the mission of the Public Leadership Academy based on your responses in Questions 4-6. Did not submit or incompletely provided support for your argument. Partially prepared an argument that convinces the City Manager to adopt the leadership theory and style(s) that best fit the mission of the Public Leadership Academy based on your responses in Questions 4-6. Partially provided support for your argument. Satisfactorily prepared an argument that convinces the City Manager to adopt the leadership theory and style(s) that best fit the mission of the Public Leadership Academy based on your responses in Questions 4-6. Satisfactorily provided support for your argument. Thoroughly prepared an argument that convinces the City Manager to adopt the leadership theory and style(s) that best fit the mission of the Public Leadership Academy based on your responses in Questions 4-6. Thoroughly provided support for your argument.
8. 5 references

Weight: 5%

No references provided Does not meet the required number of references; some or all references poor quality choices. Meets number of required references; all references high quality choices. Exceeds number of required references; all references high quality choices.
9. Writing Mechanics, Grammar, and Formatting

Weight: 5%

Serious and persistent errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting. Partially free of errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting. Mostly free of errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting. Error free or almost error free grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting.
10. Appropriate use of APA in-text citations and reference section

Weight: 5%

Lack of in-text citations and / or lack of reference section. In-text citations and references are provided, but they are only partially formatted correctly in APA style. Most in-text citations and references are provided, and they are generally formatted correctly in APA style. In-text citations and references are error free or almost error free and consistently formatted correctly in APA style.
11. Information Literacy / Integration of Sources

Weight: 5%

Serious errors in the integration of sources, such as intentional or accidental plagiarism, or failure to use in-text citations. Sources are partially integrated using effective techniques of quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing. Sources are mostly integrated using effective techniques of quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing. Sources are consistently integrated using effective techniques of quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing.
12. Clarity and Coherence of Writing

Weight: 5%

Information is confusing to the reader and fails to include reasons and evidence that logically support ideas. Information is partially clear with minimal reasons and evidence that logically support ideas. Information is mostly clear and generally supported with reasons and evidence that logically support ideas. Information is provided in a clear, coherent, and consistent manner with reasons and evidence that logically support ideas.

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