Identify a Change Project to Implement
Leadership Change Project
Leaders seek out change opportunities regularly. Innovation, critical thinking, and decision-making are key to making an impact on an organization through change management. This assessment is designed to help you look at aspects of your own clinical practice and become a change agent in your organization. Use your current or past experience to identify a change project to implement.
Step 1: Select a topic for a change project.
• Review the following resources for a potential change topic or process ideas:
• Institute for Healthcare Improvement: Transforming Care at the Bedside
• Strengthening the IHI Waste Identification Tool with Lean Wast
• For process change resources: TeamSTEPPS® Pocket Guide
Step 2: Identify the context for your change.
• Describe the setting where the change will take place (e.g., clinical, insurance, home health, or public and community).
• Explain who is affected (e.g., patients, nurses, leadership, and other stakeholders in the organization).
Step 3: Review the literature to find possible solutions and evidence to address your topic.
• Research sources that guide evidence-based practice to improve outcomes related to your selected topic.
• Find a minimum of 4 peer-reviewed articles directly related to addressing your change topic.
Step 4: Create a draft implementation plan.
• Summarize each article to explain how the evidence you gathered will help address your change topic. Write a summary that is more than 1–2 sentences.
• Additional outside sources can also be utilized, such as your organizations website. All material must be cited, and sources must be placed on the reference page.
• Explain how you could use the information in the research to carry out the change in your identified setting.
Step 5: Identify 10 ways to include leadership in your daily activities.
• How will you show leadership every day?
• This can include things like model behavior or incorporating transformational or emotional intelligence theories into your skill set.
Cite a minimum of 4 sources according to APA guidelines.