Ow can inservice training and development support employee retention within the communication team?

A 10,000 word report report in appropriate academic and business
format (to include reflection on learning achieved through having
studied the module).

Consist of:

TABLE OF CONTENTS


Title page
Declaration and Word Count
Abstract
Acknowledgements
Contents Page
List of figures
Glossary (if appropriate)



CHAPTER1

INTRODUCTION
Reason for choice of topic
Academic objectives of dissertation
Outline of chapters

CHAPTER 2 SETTING THE SCENE if required


CHAPTER 3 LITERATURE REVIEW

Rationale for literature reviewed
Critical review of literature relating to academic objectives

CHAPTER 4 METHODOLOGY

Scope of the research
Basic methodology
The design and implementation of the inquiry
Sources of bias
Limitations of research process

CHAPTER 5 FINDINGS AND ANALYSIS

CHAPTER 6 CONCLUSIONS

* Findings and Analysis may be combined into one chapter if appropriate.

References
Bibliography
Appendices

Last Page


LIST OF FIGURES


LIST OF TABLES


Additional information of the report:
The final report will critically evaluate the activities undertaken
and outcomes achieved in planning, implementing and evaluating the
professional project proposal.

Successful reports generally address both of these foci and usually
follow a structure similar to the one below, generating clear links
between each of the sections.

Suggested report structure

Title )
Acknowledgements ) not included in the word count
Table of Contents or Index )
The table of contents/index should provide details of all the contents
in your report (including Appendices)
Template for these introductory pages can be found on the e-learning portal.

Executive Summary (weighting 10% separate word count of 1000 words)
This section should provide a summary of the overall project: its
rationale, aims and intended outcomes; a review of relevant
underpinning theories, frameworks and principles; the methodology
planned and undertaken; project outcomes; reflections; conclusions and
recommendations for personal and organizational practice.

Introduction, Aims and Objectives (weighting 10%)
This section should provide a brief background to give the reader
enough information to understand the context in which the project has
been carried out. A rationale should also be included here. Explain
why you selected this topic for your project.

Details of your aims and outcomes should be listed and discussed in
this section to enable the reader to make links between context,
rationale and intentions of the project.


Literature Review (weighting 25%)
In this section you should make a critical evaluation of, and
demonstrate application to your project of, theories, frameworks and
principles, drawn from a range of relevant and appropriately
referenced academic and practitioner literature. You must
demonstrated wide reading from a range of sources.

Methodology (weighting 15%)
In this section you should supply information about how you planned
and carried out your project.
Demonstrating your understanding and reading of research methods you
must discuss your chosen research philosophy, methodology and methods.

Discuss how you gathered information, what hurdles you overcame, why
you approached the project in the way you did e.g. questionnaire
rather that interview.. You should provide enough information to tell
the story of how you planned and carried out your project.

This might include details of who else was involved in the project
from conception to conclusion. Did you need to seek
approval/permission to undertake the project; did other people provide
data, information, knowledge or time? Where did you get information
about the topic? When did the investigation happen? (Did you have a
timetable or schedule and did the project fit in with your original
plans?)

It is important you discuss how you ensured your project was aligned
to the ethical requirements of NBS and University guidelines.
Remember to include signed documents relating to informed consent from
an organizational and individual perspective.

Findings, Analysis and Applicability (weighting 10%)
Findings: In this section you should provide an account of your
primary research findings.

Analysis and Applicability: This analysis should demonstrate an
understanding of the facts, principles, and opinions acquired through
undertaking primary data. It is important that you evidence
appropriate inferences from the data analysis.

Synthesis and Conclusion (weighting 10%)
Ensure that you draw together relevant theory with the data gathered
to demonstrate a depth and breadth of understanding. Evaluate and
summarise your work-based project. Discussion should draw together key
points and issues identified in earlier sections of the report, and
the need for further research should be recognised and stated.

Recommendations (weighting 10%)
Clearly, concisely yet comprehensively detail appropriate
recommendations a these could identify areas for consolidation,
development and future planning,

Presentation, Structure and Personal and Organisational Reflective
Statements (weighting 10%)

You should ensure your report is free from spelling, punctuation and
grammatical error and that your writing style is detached and passive
(remember to write in the 3rd person). The layout and format must be
consistent with project guidelines. It is important that you
demonstrate engagement with the supervision process a this will be
assessed via completion of your project logbook, so it is important
that you and your supervisor maintain accurate records of your
discussions. In addition to those elements previously mentioned,
personal and organizational reflection is also considered as part of
your final mark.



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Module Resources:
The Need for Change
Managing Quality and Continuous Improvement
Achieving Results within an Ethical Framework
Leaders of Change
Leading your Team
Developing Competence
Winning Support For Change


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