Module 4 – SLP
Workplace Relations, Value Creation, and the Future
(Signature Assignment: Oral Communications, Reinforced Level)
In this SLP 4 assignment you are the top human resources manager in your retail organization. You are responsible for your organization’s human resource function with HRM offices in locations all over the world.
You have just received an email from your boss (the CEO). He wants you to help turn around the organization’s anti-union culture. He has asked you to prepare a slide presentation (10-15 slides) with notes at the bottom that he (the CEO) will give to his top management staff next week. In the presentation he wants to explain why it is important for all managers and supervisors to stop with their narrow anti-union mentality and instead keep unions out by building workplace relations and employee engagement. Remaining union-free is still your organization’s goal, but there needs to be more emphasis on strengthening workplace relations and employee engagement. Your boss wants you to email him the slides “today if possible, and tomorrow at the latest.”
You are currently sitting in an airport in Paris with a 10-hour delay. It is a good time to write and send in this presentation. You have prepared slides and notes for your boss before. He wants appealing slides with attached, meaningful notes so that he doesn’t need to add content.
Any references utilized for this assignment should be included in a “List of References,” using APA format. Please upload your presentation by the Module due date.
You may want to view a humorous video with good ideas for preparing slides:
Oral Communications Emphasis
As you may recall in HRM520 SLP for Module 1 emphasis was placed on the first step to building oral communications skills—deciding what to cover.
Now at this “reinforced” level, the HRM522 4 SLP takes oral communications a step further by working on your slide presentation skills.
And, finally, in HRM 599 (Integrative Capstone) your oral communications skills will be further developed. In Module 3 Case in HRM599 you will complete an audio presentation component to bring your final speech outline and slide presentation alive.
These three assignments build upon each other and aim to offer you the opportunity to enhance and practice your oral communications preparation and delivery skills.
The grading rubric MBA/MSHRM Oral Communication has been developed to measure student success in meeting the HRM522 SLP 4 expectations related to oral communications. Rubrics for the other two courses are included in their respective oral communications assignments.
Demonstrate critical thinking and analysis of the relevant issues and HRM actions, drawing on your background reading and research.
Information Literacy: Evaluate resources and select only library/web-based resources that provide reliable, substantiated information.
Give authors credit for their work. Cite sources of borrowed information in the body of your text as footnotes or numbered end notes, or use APA style of referencing.
Prepare a slide presentation (and accompanying notes) that are professionally prepared. Proofread carefully for grammar, spelling, and word-usage errors.
Visit Trident’s Student Guide to Writing a High-Quality Academic Paper for instruction on writing papers, citing sources, proper referencing, and so forth.