Pre-Conferences

New Leader Bootcamp (full day)

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 includes an overview of basic finance and leadership skills, with opportunities for discussion and sharing.  Attendees will acquire a strong foundation through lecture and hands on activities, and bring home vital takeaways that will benefit them immediately and throughout their career.

Journey to Excellence: Leadership for Quality and Safety (half day, AM)

This half day pre-conference will focus on leadership for quality and safety. Angela Green, PhD, CPHQ, FAAN, Senior Director, Patient Safety & Quality at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital will provide insight into this important topic for nursing leaders. Focus areas include creating a culture of safety and improvement, engaging team members and planning, implementing and sustaining improvements.

Ensuring a Positive Patient (and Employee) Experience (half day, PM)

Patient Experience is not just the new buzzword in healthcare; it’s the number one priority of hospital CEOs. Join Lori Gunther, MS, CPXP, and Melissa Gehl, MSW, CPXP, for this half day pre-conference on patient experience and learn how you can transform your unit to be experience-focused.The faculty will cover a variety of topics including the leadership role in the design of the optimal patient experience, patient and employee engagement, and empathetic communication. The group will brainstorm together to identify challenges, share best practices and network with each other.

Register for both half-day pre-conferences and receive a tuition discount – and lunch!

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