NICU Leadership Forum

22nd Annual NICU Leadership Forum | Leadership: Finding Joy in the Journey

April 22-26, 2018
Sawgrass Marriott – Ponte Vedra, Florida

Joy at work? Is that an oxymoron? Not at all!

  • Research shows that positive emotions, such as joy, can make staff more motivated and higher achieving.
  • Joyful leaders foster a more joyful environment, which has been linked to a wide range of different performance-related behaviors including enhanced thinking and reasoning, more efficient decision-making, and greater collaboration.
  • Creating a joyful work environment not only increases staff satisfaction and engagement, it can also decrease turnover and reduce errors.

You deal with incredibly complex and difficult situations every day. So, how can we as leaders regain a sense of joy? How can we work as a team?  What are approaches we can take to nurture our workforce so they become joyful, productive, and engaged staff? Come find out!

Joy makes it possible to have stress without being stressed.”
– Rose Rivers PhD, RN, NEA-BC

Other unique conference features:

  • Two-hour lunch sessions with leaders in similar positions to yours to find solutions, discuss successes, and encourage each other
  • Twelve attendee presentations
  • A Poster Session highlighting best practices and lessons from around the country
  • Several participatory awards with FREE tuition for next year’s meeting
  • Partnering with sponsors to develop new ideas to meet the needs of today’s complex environment
  • Numerous Networking Opportunities:
  • Welcome reception on Sunday night
  • Dessert reception on Monday night
  • Leaders “March for Babies” on Tuesday
  • Dinner and social activity on Tuesday night