Benchmark – Professional Development

Benchmark – Professional Development


Relevant and meaningful professional development opportunities are required to further personal professional growth. The delivery methods and strategies used by the presenter must be engaging and meet the needs of the learners/audience.

Create a 12-15 slide digital presentation as a professional development for your colleagues on a topic identified in the Topic 3 self-assessment as an area of your own professional development need.

Include the following:

  • Brief introduction to the topic and the purpose in your organizational context
  • Detailed and engaging information and examples related to developing skill or knowledge  of the topic
  • Supplemental resources the audience can use to support their learning and implementation of the topic content
  • Brief follow up plan for professional development
  • Title slide, reference slide, and detailed speaker notes.

Support your professional development presentation with 3-5 scholarly sources.

While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines


Rubric Criteria

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Introduction and Purpose

45 points

Information and Examples (B)

75 points


60 points

Follow Up Plan (B)

75 points

Title Slide, Slide Notes, and Research Citations

15 points


15 points

Mechanics of Writing