HLT4410 Presentation Skills: Advocating for Change

Course Overview

Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Debra Newell

Course Description:

Participants will learn to research factual information, gain skill in writing persuasively, hone critical thinking skills (if this, then that), provide oral and written presentations, using a variety of formats and for multiple and various constituencies. Students must have either microsoft office or libre office programs, be fluent in chart, graph, table, as well as text and presentation formats.

How This Course Benefits Students:

Most people believe that services, programs for the elderly population are a good thing. Few entities other than the needs based services provided by the government are fully funded. In order to make appropriate changes in existing services or a change in how programs and services are seen and offered, one must be able to know the facts, desired change, how it can occur, what the steps might be, whose part is whose, and to present the information in such a way to achieve buy-in from a variety of constituencies.

Why This Course Is Important:

Part of leadership skill in organizations, ministry, volunteerism, and missions is being able to succinctly and passionately communicate a vision that captivates the audience/stakeholders.