Assignment 1: Homeland Security Policy Presentation
Create an analytical PowerPoint® presentation with a minimum of 20 slides for the next incoming President and his or her key homeland security team that evaluates the historical trajectory of homeland security policies and provides recommendations for the future pursuit of homeland security goals.
This briefing will be part of the official transition briefings for the incoming President of the United States (POTUS) and must include your evaluation and recommendations regarding the pursuit of homeland security objectives, with support from academic references.
Include the following in your presentation:
A minimum of four principles of leadership to shape, change, and improve homeland security and emergency management policies and practices.
Use a minimum of four qualitative and quantitative research studies, academic writings, and applied research references to support your analysis and evaluation.
Provide a rationale for your recommendations to the incoming POTUS, based on the assigned Readings for this unit along with additional scholarly references.
Cite all sources in proper APA format, and reference them in the last slides of your presentation.
Your minimum of 20 slides requirement is excluding your introduction and reference slides.
Use one basic slide design and layout.
Limit slides to between six and eight lines of content.
Use bullets for your main points.
Use speaker notes to fully explain what is being discussed in the bullet points as though you are presenting to an audience, using APA formatting and references.
**NOTE: Your PowerPoint presentation needs to be clear and concise. It should not have too many words on any one PowerPoint slide. As a rule of thumb, if you cannot easily read the text in back of a large room, you have too many words on that page.
Access the Writing Center for more tips on how to create PowerPoint presentations.
Compose your presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint and save it in the following format: Last name First name Assignment. (Example: SmithJohn_Unit1_Assignment1). Submit your Assignment by selecting the Unit 1: Assignment 1 in the Dropbox by the end of Unit 1.
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Assignment 2: Develop the Topic and Plan for Your Applied Research Project Proposal
Review the Unit 6 Final Project Requirements.
As part of this capstone course, your main Assignment is a major Applied Research Project Proposal, due in Unit 6. You will be working on this Project independently over the next 6 weeks and will be checking in with your instructor throughout the course to discuss your progress and receive any necessary guidance.
Your Applied Research Project Proposal needs to address the overarching question that this course asks, which is, how can we collaborate, innovate, and motivate leadership to create homeland security and emergency management policies that will make our country, and the world, safer and more secure?
Your Assignment for Unit 1 is to create a timeline for completing your Applied Research Project Proposal within the timeframe of the course and to present your proposed research topic along with initial plans for completing the components of the Project as listed below. This Assignment should be a minimum of 4 pages in length and contain scholarly references to support your choice of research topic. This will be your action plan for completing your capstone research Project for your homeland security program and will be submitted in Unit 6 of this course. Your professor will review your plan and approve it (with revisions, if necessary). Once you hear back from your instructor, it will be your responsibility to update this plan as needed and continue a dialogue with your instructor throughout the term as you work to complete your Final Project. In Unit 3 there is a mandatory progress report as part of your weekly discussion activity.
Note that the final Project is a research proposal. As such, while you will detail proposed research methods, including plans for data collection and analysis, you will not actually go out and collect data. The paper must comply with APA guidelines for research papers; among other things, this includes proper formatting, both title and reference pages, and any relevant appendices (such as sample survey or interview questions).
Compose your paper in Microsoft Word and save it in the following format: Last name First name Assignment. (Example: SmithJohn_Unit1_Assignment2). Submit your Assignment by selecting Unit 1: Assignment 2 in the Dropbox by the end of Unit 1.
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For assistance with writing a research proposal, visit the Kaplan University Writing Center or review the items below in the Kaplan Library:
Heath, M. P., & Tynan, C. (2010). Crafting a research proposal. Marketing Review, 10(2), 147-168. doi:10.1362/146934710X505753
Chapter 1 from Denscombe, M. (2012). Research Proposals: A Practical Guide. Maidenhead: McGraw-Hill Education.