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WHAT OUR NURSE LEADERS

Have To Say!

“For me the biggest takeaway was realizing I was not alone. Everyone in leadership always seemed so together and confident but through multiple sessions I learned everyone felt insecure at some point. Knowing that they had overcome gave me the confidence to continue forward and evolve into a better leader.”

“I have been coming to Synova conferences for 20 years. When I first started to come, I was a really young leader.  I don’t even know if I considered myself a leader and I grew so much as a leader during those y ears and I have to credit so much of that to the Synova conferences.”

“Sometimes as a leader you have to dig really deep to support your team and I really believe that the NICU Leadership Forum and the mentors I have gained through this community have made me a better leader.   Even though it’s hard right now we have to keep growing together.”

“The forum of people is such a great group that I have gotten to know over the years that gives you an incredible amount of support not just at the conference but all year long.”

Lisa Mason

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

PEOPLE, PURPOSE & PASSION: Rekindling Our Why

How can nurse leaders shift from “survival mode” to create a positive atmosphere for staff and families? Nurse leaders have a demanding and complex role that commands accountability in leading high preforming teams while achieving quality patient outcomes. Through the challenges of the last two years, nurse leaders are tasked with providing quality care and improving experience, while reducing costs – a challenge that has pushed even the strongest leaders to their limit.

At the 2022 Perinatal Leadership Forum, we will:

  • Rebuild a culture of gratitude
  • Establish a positive work environment
  • Acknowledge our imperfections as we find fulfillment in our role
  • Reignite our passion for why we became nurses

Call For Abstracts

Are you interested in submitting an abstract for a 60 or 20 minute speaking spot, or a poster?

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Speaker Lineup

Alex Dorr

Keynote Speaker

Alex Dorr, Vice President of People Evolution, Reality-Based Leadership

Why Can’t We? How Modern Nurse Leaders Can Capitalize on Change and Empower their Teams

Modern nurse leaders are energy managers. They empower their teams and ensure readiness for change by intentionally moving energy away from ‘why we can’t’ to ‘what does excellence look like right now?’ Through this evolved leadership approach you will learn practical ways to move your team from a mindset of what ISN’T possible in the challenging healthcare circumstances of today to an authentic reflection of what IS possible and the roadmap for how to get there.

Featured Speakers

Kristin Baird, MHA, BSN, RN

President/CEO at Baird Group

SESSION TITLE:
Be the Leader Nobody Wants to Leave – How Leaders Drive Retention & Engagement

Shannon Whittington, RN MSN CCM LGBTQ+ Health

Virtual Speaker & Author

SESSION TITLE:
The ABCs of LGBT

Elizabeth Rochin

Elizabeth Rochin, PhD, RN, NE-BC

President, National Perinatal Information Center

SESSION TITLE:
An Exploration of Chronic Stress and its Impact on Obstetric and Perinatal Nurse Leaders

Dr. Beidel, Ph.D, ABPP

Executive Director, UCF RESTORES®, University of Central Florida

SESSION TITLE:
PTSD in Nursing (co-presenter)

Caylee Neisler, BSN, RN

Research/Medical Outreach Coordinator, UCF RESTORES®, University of Central Florida

SESSION TITLE:
PTSD in Nursing (co-presenter)

Stacey DeMarnaville

Stacey DeMaranville, MSN, RN

Director Family and Midwifery Birth Centers, Virginia Mason Franciscan Health St. Joseph’s Medical Center

SESSION TITLE:
Shrinking the Change: An Innovative TeamSTEPPS Implementation Plan for Success and Sustainability

Featured Panel

“The Art of Managing Up and Translating Down”

Grady Health System

Nicole Lescota

Nicole Lescota, MSN, DNP, RNC-OB, C-EFM

VP Women’s Services and Nursing Operations

Naphia Bennett, MBA, BSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM

Family Birthing Center Unit Director
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Tabitha Johnson, BSN, MBA, RNC-MNN

Director of Mother Baby
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Michelle McIntosh

Director of OBGYN and Perinatal Clinic

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Pre-Conference Events

Jodi Coombs, MBA, BSN, RN, Chief Operating Officer, Children's Mercy Hospital Tracey Bradley-Simmons, MSN, RN, CCM, Business Operations Director, Arkansas Children's Hospital

THE HOOK & THE PITCH: A FINANCE AND BUDGET BOOTCAMP (HALF DAY AM)

Knowing how to create a budget to maximize your staffing and unit’s needs is an essential skill for all nurse leaders. In this half day preconference, we will delve into updates on nursing economics, staffing, line-by-line budget explanation, and strategies to make the case to senior leadership to get what you need. Case studies, breakout discussions and role play activities will hone your skills to advocate for funding and provide new strategies to improve the management of your unit.

Faculty:

Jodi Coombs, MBA, BSN, RN, Chief Operating Officer, Children’s Mercy Hospital
Tracey Bradley-Simmons, MSN, RN, CCM, Business Operations Director, Arkansas Children’s Hospital

RATES:

$175 USD

TRANSFORMING NURSING PRACTICE & CARE DELIVERY (HALF DAY PM)

The last two years have changed nearly everything in our lives. Healthcare, and specifically nursing, has changed dramatically. This includes staffing our units, recruitment and retention, educating new nurses, and care delivery models. Learning to embrace disruption as a catalyst will allow courageous leaders to emerge with plans to transform nursing practice in their areas. In this highly interactive and engaging preconference, you will learn how to speak the “language” of Innovation, identify tools to quickly source ideas and develop methods to filter ideas. The workshop will come to life as you develop an idea that “has legs” and pitch the best idea to a group of savvy nurses.

Faculty:

Bonnie Clipper, DNP, MA, MBA, RN, CENP, FACHE, FAAN
Top Nurse Influencer on LinkedIn

RATES:

$175 USD

Bonnie Clipper, DNP, MA, MBA, RN, CENP, FACHE, FAAN

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Rates

MAIN CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

$597 USD Early Bird Registration (Ending August 14, 2022)

$647 USD Regular Registration

$747 USD Late Registration (After September 30, 2022, if available)

PRE-CONFERENCE

TBD

25th Anniversary Nurse Leadership Forum

APPLY FOR A

Conference Scholarship

Synova will be granting tuition scholarship for Perinatal nurse leaders to attend the 2022 Perinatal Leadership Forum. Scholarship application deadline is July 15th. Notifications will begin by August 15th. If accepted, you commit to attend the event.

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Conference Details

  • Who Should Attend?

    • Perinatal/Labor and Delivery/Mom and Baby Directors, Managers, Supervisors and members of their leadership teams
    • Certified Nurse Midwives
    • Executive Directors of Women’s Services
  • When & Where

    2022 Perinatal Leadership Forum will be held at the Naples Grande in Naples, FL, November 6th – 9th.

  • Program Changes

    Synova reserves the right to make necessary changes in speakers, topics or schedule. The most up-to-date agenda is online.

  • ACCREDITATION

    The Perinatal Leadership Forum will be awarded contact hours depending on the length of the program through Abbott Nutrition Health Institute. The pre-conferences will be awarded contact hours depending on the length of the program.

  • TRAVEL

    HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

    The 2022 Perinatal Leadership Forum will be held at the Naples Grande.

    Naples Grande
    475 Seagate Drive
    Naples, Florida 34103


    Naples Grande Beach Resort is one of the most exciting resorts in Florida and promises to be the region’s most sought-after destination for all beachside escapes. Set on 23 waterfront acres, the resort promises to be a sanctuary of beachfront sophistication complemented by spectacular ocean views and a portfolio of world-class amenities, including a luxurious spa, an 18-hole championship golf course, 15 tournament grade tennis courts as well as a beautiful beach and a vibrant swimming pool deck at the heart of the resort experience.

    A limited block of rooms is being held at a special group rate of $229 per night (plus tax). The resort fee is waived. Reservations must be made prior to October 16, 2022; rooms will be available as space allows. Book your room or suite today! 


    AIR & GROUND TRANSPORTATION

    RSW Southwest Florida International Airport is the closest airport to the conference center. Super shuttle, rental cars, taxis and Ubers are available.