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Registration for the 2022 NICU Leadership Forum is now closed.

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.”

COVID-19 Policy

At Synova, we believe in the importance of science, leaders leading by example, and maximizing the health and safety of our participants who will return home to families, colleagues, and the babies and families they serve. For more information on our Health and Safety plan, see the COVID-19 Health and Safety Information page.

The Path to Recovery: Leading Your Team with Resolve and Respect

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Path to Recovery: Leading Your Team with Resolve and Respect

Our recent past has focused on shortages, surges, and in many cases short-term solutions. How can we stop putting out fires, have time for reflection and mindfulness, and begin our team’s (and our own) recovery? Join us as we find a better path forward. At the 2022 NICU Leadership Forum we will:

  • Collaborate on methods to reduce burnout and improve engagement
  • Develop lasting strategies to retain staff
  • Create a multifaceted approach to foster recovery
  • Share stories of success and find renewed joy in our careers

Call For Abstracts

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

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Speaker Lineup

Keynote Speaker

Jason Wolf, Ph.D., CPXP

President & CEO, The Beryl Institute

The Human Experience: Rebuilding Nurse Leadership for the Future of Healthcare

In a profession grounded in the idea that we are human beings caring for human beings, the pressures on our workforce both personally and professional have strained the system and pulled at its seams. With a commitment to rebuilding trust and a focus on elevating the human experience in healthcare, we will reaffirm the value of our teams and build a path forward. Engage in an interactive conversation on how we move from ideas to action in focusing ourselves and leading our teams to a stronger future.

Featured Speakers

Alisha Cornell, DNP, MSN, RN

SaaS Senior Clinical Implementation Consultant, Relias

SESSION TITLE:
Survivor Stories: The Impact of Developing a Coaching Model to Mentor Minority Women in Healthcare

K. Brown Sims

Kim Brown Sims, MBA, RN, PHN, FACHE, NEA-BC, LBBH

CEO and Founder, KBS Leadership Consulting, Inc.

SESSION TITLE:
Taking a Pulse on Your Power: How to Hold Yourself and Others Accountable to Co-creating a Positive Work Culture

Lisa Mason, DNP, MHA, MBA, RN, NEA-BC

Senior Director, Neonatal-Perinatal Services, Children’s Health System of Texas

SESSION TITLE:
Progressive Disruption: A New Care Delivery Model to Improve Employee Engagement and Nursing Turnover

Elizabeth Rochin

Elizabeth Rochin, PhD, RN, NE-BC

President, National Perinatal Information Center

SESSION TITLE:
Supporting Neonatal Nurse Leaders: Exploration of the Experience of Chronic Stress in Nurse Leaders

Kathleen Bartholomew

Kathleen Bartholomew, RN, MN

Author, Speaker and Consultant

SESSION TITLE:
From Pandemic to Promise: A Care Plan for Nursing

Nellie Sciutto

Nellie Sciutto

Writer, Actor, News Correspondent, Podcaster

SESSION TITLE:
Learning from Difficult Situations “50 Moments: Faking It, Making It and Taking It in Hollywood as a Working Actor”

2022 NICU LEADERSHIP FORUM

Pre-Conference Events

Rose Horton

The Intersection of Equity & Leadership (Full day)

This pre-conference session will address the business case for empathy to mitigate burnout and turnover. It will involve exploring the patient’s experience using the lens of equity, how to develop and maintain professional relationships while being equitable and inclusive, and the impact of bias and racism on maternal and neonatal care outcomes.

Faculty:

Rose Horton, MSM, RN, NEA, BC
Nicole Dixon, MSN, RN, RNC-LRN
Natasha Lare, MSN, RN

RATES:

$299 USD

How You Show Up to Lead hArtfully and … BE Well (Full day)

Explore the science of Well-BEING, together with Leading hArtfully – the art and hArt of discovering the best in others – to equip leaders with practices and tools to create environments where individuals flourish and thrive.

Faculty:

Diane Rogers, PCC, CPXP

RATES:

$299 USD

Diane Rogers

TAKE A LOOK AT OUR

Brochure & Agenda

Brochure

Take a look at our NICU Leadership Forum brochure for an overview of the 2022 NICU Leadership Forum Event.

Agenda

Our agenda is ever expanding. Take a look to see what we’ll be talking about at this year’s event.

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Rates

MAIN CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

$799 USD Early Bird Registration (Ending January 14th, 2022)
$849 USD Regular Registration
$949 USD Late Registration (After February 25th, 2022)

Synova Event Scholarship

APPLY FOR A

Conference Scholarship

Synova will be granting tuition scholarship for NICU nurse leaders to attend the 2022 NICU Leadership Forum. Scholarship application deadline is December 15th. Notifications will begin by March 1st. If accepted you commit to attend the event.

[SCHOLARSHIPS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR THIS EVENT]

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Conference Details

  • Who Should Attend?

    • NICU Directors, Managers, Supervisors and members of their leadership teams
    • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Supervisors
    • Executive Directors of Women’s Services
  • When & Where

    2022 NICU Leadership Forum will be held at the Naples Grande in Naples, FL, April 3-7, 2022

  • 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 NICU Leadership Forum is approved for approximately 18 contact hours through Abbott Nutrition Health Institute. The pre-conferences will be awarded contact hours depending on the length of the program.

  • HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

    The 2022 NICU 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 $239 per night (plus tax). The resort fee is waived. Reservations will be made available at the end of 2021 and must be made prior to March 11, 2022; rooms will be available as space allows.

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    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.