Advanced Communication in Systems Leadership

The purpose of this assignment is to apply leadership self- knowledge, skills, and strategies necessary for effective communication in advanced communication situations.

Week 2: Advanced Communication in Systems Leadership

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Course Outcomes

This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes:

  • CO 4) Apply evidence-based communication and collaboration strategies appreciative of cultural diversity that promote caring environments for staff and patients within complex healthcare systems. (POs 2, 3, and 5)
  • CO 5) Manage human resources respectful of cultural diversity that contribute to positive health outcomes within complex healthcare systems. (POs 2, 3, and 5)
  • CO 6) Analyze the fluidity, impact, and management of change within complex healthcare systems through intentional reflective practice. (POs 2 and 3)

Preparing the Assignment

Description of the Assignment

The assignment provides an opportunity for the student to:

  • Develop and leadership profile based on leadership style and personality profile
  • Apply their leadership profile to advanced communication situations
  • Develop strategies that will improve and/enhance advanced communication skills
  • Engage in reflective practice through writing
  1. Address all components of the Advanced Communication in Systems Leadership paper as outlined under “Assignment Directions and Criteria”.
  2. The paper is graded on quality and completeness of information, depth of thought, organization following outline provided, substantive narrative, use of citations, use of standard English, and writing conventions.
  3. Format:
    1. APA format, using most current edition, is required for citations and references in this assignment
      1. Required elements
        1. Title page, reference page
        2. Use Microsoft Word
        3. Page numbers, doubles-spaced, times new roman, 12pt font, 1″ margins, level 1 headings
        4. Paper length: 6 maximum, excluding reference page, title page, and assessment tool
    2. Scholarly sources
      1. Minimum of four (4) scholarly resources no older than 5 years
    3. Proof-reading
      1. Use spell check and grammar check and correct all errors
      2. Compare final draft to detailed outline directions to ensure all required elements included
      3. Submitting the paper
        1. Submit to Week 2 Assignment portal by Sunday, 11:59 p.m. MT
        2. Must achieve TII score < 24% to be graded

Final submission only will be graded


This paper is a reflective practice experience that requires you to describe selected communication experiences, analyze them through the lens of your newly developed leadership profile, and describe implications for future experiences. You will need to draw on knowledge of advanced communication skills as well as past experiences and knowledge in certain communication situations. Scholarly inquiry into the specified communication types will be needed from at least one (1) peer reviewed journal per situation. Use the detailed outline found in the Assignment Guidelines with Scoring Rubric document above to organize your paper. The headings included in that document should be used for your paper and represent what is included in a completed paper. 

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