Posted: January 2nd, 2023
You have already identified many resources in your network—in this class and outside the university—and within the wider Walden community. Support is best used when you know what you need; it is hard to get support in building a ladder if you do not know what a ladder looks like.
If you have an idea of what a ladder looks like, you can ask for rungs and nails and a hammer. Think of the resources offered by Walden as the rungs and nails for your ladder, but you are the one who must design the ladder. A PDP allows you to design your ladder and identify which supports you need to build it Final Project: PowerPoint Presentation of Your Professional Development Plan.
Remember that you must help your classmates and colleagues along the way with their ladders too. Think of what you need to give, as well as what you will need to receive, in terms of support and help.
A PDP explains how you, individually, came to the decision to begin your graduate studies, what you envision for yourself and others when you complete the degree, and what objectives or steps you need to define in order to realize your dream and become your previously envisioned “future self.” You will refer to your PDP when you want to check your progress or re-evaluate your goals. It should be motivating and related to the mission of Walden, your mission, and the community of your colleagues. Remember, we are all in this together.
PowerPoint presentations will be used in many of your courses at Walden. This Assignment will also provide an opportunity for you to become familiar with, or become a more advanced user of, PowerPoint as a communication tool which will narration.
NOTE: You are strongly encouraged to submit this Assignment as a narrated PowerPoint presentation, but if you are having difficulty with the software, you may submit it as a Word document with sufficient notes to explain each “slide.” Please feel free to contact your Instructor if you need any support with this Assignment Final Project: PowerPoint Presentation of Your Professional Development Plan.
To prepare for this Final Project:
Final Project Assignment:
In this Final Project Assignment, you will create a 10- to 12-slide narrated PowerPoint presentation related to your Professional Development Plan (PDP). Your PowerPoint needs to include the following:
Note: Refer to your Program Progress Guide (PPG). Your PPG is available in your student portal Final Project: PowerPoint Presentation of Your Professional Development Plan.
For non-licensure students in the School of Psychology, you only need to refer to your Program Progress Guide for this section.
For students in Clinical Psychology, a state licensure plan also needs to be discussed in this section. This licensure plan needs to present the results of your investigation into the licensing requirements for your state and how you plan to meet those requirements during your study at Walden.
All students must create a timeline for completing the requirements in their PPG for this Part III as follows:
Even though you are providing narration to your PowerPoint presentation, please include the following:
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