Pre-Conferences

All pre-conferences have a minimum requirement of 10 participants.

New Leader Bootcamp

Tuesday, November 7, 8:30am – 4:30pm
Lunch provided, breakfast on your own

The New Leader Bootcamp is led by two experienced leaders and teachers: Jodi Coombs, MBA, RN, Vice President of Women and Children at the Floating Hospital for Children and Tufts MC and Joan Rikli, MSN, RN, CPNP-BC, NE-BC, Director of Neonatal Intensive Care and Women’s and Infants Services at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. The Bootcamp is aimed at leaders with less than 3 years of leadership experience and is a time for people to learn basic finance and leadership skills, as well as learn from the faculty and each other.

The Experience is Everything

Tuesday, November 7, 8:30am – 4:30pm
Lunch provided, breakfast on your own

Megan West King, MSN RN, CPXP, Director, Patient Experience at Geisinger Medical Center, Lori Gunther, MS, CPXP, and Susan Clifford, BA understand that patient experience is not just the new buzzword in healthcare, it’s the number priority of hospital CEOs.  Join us early for this pre-conference on patient experience and how it applies to perinatal and neonatal nurse leaders.  We will cover topics like leadership buy-in to PX, employee engagement, communication, and establishing processes for improved PX.  There will be time to brainstorm challenges, share best practices and network.

Creating a Healthy Work Environment by Eliminating Bullying and Incivility (half day)

Tuesday, November 7, 8:30am – 12:30pm
Snack provided, breakfast on your own

Renee Thompson, DNP, RN, CMSRN reports that 85% of a manager’s time is spent dealing with the behavior of their employees yet we don’t teach managers how to address behavioral issues! She has talked with some new managers who say, “This person’s been bullying for years!! If I do anything about it, she’ll retaliate against me too!” We must do a better job teaching our managers the skills required to set behavioral expectations, communicate effectively, and hold their employees accountable for professional behavior.