Perinatal Leadership Forum

November 7-10, 2017
Wigwam Resort outside of Phoenix, Arizona

Why Should YOU Come to Synova’s Perinatal Leadership Forum?

Because we’re the only conference group comprised of all your fellow nurse leaders from around the country.

We’re the only conference group specifically tailored to nurse leaders that will connect you with others who have been in your shoes and are here to tell you how they rose above their day-to-day challenges and achieved their personal best.

Come to the PLF to network with your sister systems and facilities. Talk to them, one- on-one, learn from their experiences, and share resources.

Get the answers on how to:

  • Build a better support team
  • Deal with prickly staff
  • Apply staff accountability techniques
  • Integrate different work cultures
  • Maneuver through a merger or acquisition
  • Build a better budget
  • Position yourself and your staff for future growth, and so much more…

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This meeting is open to all nurse leaders from the perinatal unit: Maternal-Infant Directors and Managers as well as leaders from Antepartum, Labor and Delivery, Postpartum and Newborn Nursery. Managers and Directors are encouraged to bring team members to maximize your experience and share implementation strategies.

Registration Fees:

Before Aug 15th
Open Registration
Aug 15th – Oct 8th
Late (if available)
After Oct 8th
Conference Registration $525 $599 $699
Pre-Conference Workshops:
New Leader Bootcamp
Full day (lunch included)
$289 $289 $375
The Experience is Everything
Full day (lunch included)
$289 $289 $375
Creating a Healthy Work Environment by Eliminating Bullying & Incivility
Half day (8:30am – 12:30pm)
$150 $150 $235

Since conference registration and hotel rooms are limited, early registration is advised. Registrations sent without payment will not be complete. Confirmation will be sent by email when all information is received and, at that time, the participant is officially registered. Out of consideration to registrants, children of any age and spouses/guests may not attend the sessions. Spouses/guests may attend designated social events for additional payment. Tuition includes continuing education hours and meals (including all social events) as indicated in the agenda.


The Perinatal Leadership Forum is approved for approximately 14 contact hours. The pre-conferences will be awarded contact hours depending on the length of the program.

Method of Payment

Payment may be made online using Visa, Master Card or American Express. Hospital checks will be accepted if received by October 21st. Registration fees must be received at the Synova offices by the registration deadlines in order to receive the discounted rates. Payment should be made to Synova Associates, PO Box 775, Plymouth MA 02360. Tax ID: 27-3903686.

Tax Deductibility

Expenses of training, tuition, travel, lodging and meals to maintain or improve professional skills may be tax deductible. Consult your tax advisor.


Registration fees must be paid (with the check dated on or before the deadline) by the registration deadlines in order to receive the discounted rates.

All pre-conferences require a minimum of 10 participants. If the minimum is not met, attendees will be notified and a full refund will be given without penalty.

Cancellations must be made in writing via email to Christine Burke at Cancellations for both the pre-conference and the main conference received before October 8 will each be assessed a $100 cancellation fee. After October 8, no refunds will be made; however, we will gladly transfer your registration to another meeting participant. If this meeting is cancelled for any reason, including labor strikes or acts of God, liability is limited to a full refund of registration fees only.