We know our members are busy, both professionally and personally. In the past few years, we have recognized that virtual events work best for nurses across the Commonwealth. So, we have modified the former Star Leadership Program into a monthly virtual format at a more affordable price. Our new Leadership Series will teach participants enhanced leadership competencies, the role of leadership within complex health systems, and the value of interprofessional and multidisciplinary collaboration. This series is geared towards nurses working in or aspiring to leadership positions. Participants may pick and choose sessions or can attend all! Participants will receive 1.0 contact hours for each session.* Click here for full details on the 2023 Leadership Series.
Cost: PSNA Members $150 for all / $30 per session; Non-Members $350 for all / $60 per session
*If purchasing the full series after a session(s) has already occurred, the registrant will be given access to the recording of the past session(s) but cannot receive contact hours for viewing the recording.
Leadership Series Schedule:
2/28/23, 3:30 PM, Team Leadership in Times of Crises | Amy C. O’Neill, MS, LPC
This training will provide current and future nurse leaders a baseline knowledge of the impact of crisis on themselves and team members, leadership skills in times of crisis, and information on elements for effective leadership in a healthcare setting. Nursing leaders will also be introduced to the role of Psychological First Aid while working and leading in times of crisis. The training will be validating and informative for nursing professionals who have previously worked or been guided through a crisis and will inform those who have not on what to expect. This training will be conducted through lecture and Socratic teaching methods.
3/28/23, 12:00 PM, Advanced Negotiation: The Skill of Effective Persuasion | Lisa Dicker JD, Harvard University
This session will combine presentation, discussion, and exercises to examine effective negotiation persuasion. Nurses will learn how to identify the other party’s interests and leverage these interests to frame options in a manner that is persuasive to the listener.
4/25/23, 3:30 PM Advanced Health Policy Innovation: Finding Your Political Voice | Carol Ann Amann, PhD, MSN, RN-BC, CDP, FNGNA, Gannon University
This presentation will provide information on the professional nurse’s role in promoting change through organizational state and federal legislation. Nurses will develop the knowledge necessary to articulate a political position and initiate contact with legislators or organizational leaders related to a topic of concern. RESCHEDULED TO 8/22/23.
5/23/23, 12:00 PM Dare to DISC: Leveraging Your Personality Style at Work | Linda Brain Beck, M.Ed., Beck and Associates Consulting Group
We all have that one person. The one who annoys us who we find it challenging to work with. Sure, we smile and try to be nice, but wouldn’t it be better to find a more effective way of dealing with him or her? More than that, once we learn more about our own personality and then what makes others tick, we have valuable information to better navigate the workplace. And, bonus! This can also be applied to your personal relationships as well.
6/27/23, 3:30 PM Is Artificial Intelligence a Friend or Foe to the Nursing Profession?
This session will explore characteristics that define artificial intelligence (AI) and will discuss implications of AI in nursing practice. By the end of this session, participants will be able to describe three artificial intelligence technologies (AI) and their associated characteristics and identify two ways that AI will impact nurse leaders and clinicians in the delivery of health care.
8/22/23, 12:00 PM Advanced Health Policy Innovation: Finding Your Political Voice | Carol Ann Amann, PhD, MSN, RN-BC, CDP, FNGNA, Gannon University
This presentation will provide information on the professional nurse’s role in promoting change through organizational state and federal legislation. Nurses will develop the knowledge necessary to articulate a political position and initiate contact with legislators or organizational leaders related to a topic of concern. RESCHEDULED FROM 4/25/23.
9/26/23, 12:00 PM Nursing Leadership and its Connection to the Current Staffing Crisis | Denise Hammel MSN, RN, CLSSBB, CPHQ, XcellenceFirst
The literature affirms that over 50 hours a week leads to patient safety events and staff burnout. The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated staff attrition, leading many organizations to ask staff to work overtime. Compounding the hours in overtime, many organizations do not utilize firm boundaries to ensure that staff maintain appropriate work hours and avoid staff exhaustion and patient harm. This presentation will feature an interactive discussion about when to hit the breaks on work hours and determine practical alternative approaches to meet the needs of your unit.
10/24/23, 3:30 PM Using Innovation Strategy in your Organization: Transforming the Role of the Leader in Complex Organizations | Denise Hammel MSN, RN, CLSSBB, CPHQ, XcellenceFirst
Healthcare organizations are complex and sometimes chaotic systems that are difficult to manage. Yet, such environments provide a fertile foundation to create new solutions. Nurse leaders must use healthcare’s dynamic and complex nature to innovate and solve challenges. This session will explore Innovation Strategy, including the structures, relationships, leader styles, and approaches to create the desired end-state. Nurses will discover how to harness the power of their organization through practical improvement and innovative strategies.
11/28/23, 12:00 PM, Utilizing Data and Technology to Improve Nursing Practice | Heather Shirk, MSN, RN-BC, Wellspan Health
Using the PICOT framework as a guide, we will discuss how to incorporate data and leverage technology into Evidence-Based Nursing practice. Challenges to data capture and reporting will be examined as well as a foundational review of Informatics principles. Nurses will develop a conceptual framework for how data and technology can be leveraged to support EBP projects.
*Pennsylvania State Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Successful completion will require attendance at entire activity and completion/submission of evaluation form. None of the planners or the presenter for this activity have any relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies.