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Leadership Course


Monday, October 1, 1–6 pm | Tuesday, October 2, 7:30 am–4:30 pm


The Future of Rehabilitation Nursing: Radical Leadership, Resilience, and Leadership of the Profession

11.75 CH
Virginia Beeson, MSN CNAA; Aloma “Cookie” Gender, MSN RN CRRN; Karen Preston, MS PHN CRRN FIALCP

Join our seasoned leadership presenters for a 1.5-day session that takes a new look at leadership and its role in helping you succeed personally, clinically, and professionally. Strong nursing leadership has never been more important than it is now. The healthcare world is going through rapid and tumultuous changes. It seems like every day there are new rules, regulations, policies, and mandates, and the demand for healthcare services is growing while shortages in many specialties increase. Technology and financial issues are playing a bigger role in day-to-day decisions, and customer service and patient safety issues are receiving widespread national and media attention. In these challenging times, it isn’t enough for nurses to be clinically excellent; they must also be skillful in leadership, creating a positive and professional work environment where quality and safety are paramount.

Day 1
Attendees will get to know one another and meet key nursing leaders who will serve as faculty and peer resources throughout the course. Review the different types of leadership along with the traits that ARN defines as necessary for leading the profession. Virginia Beeson will provide new insight into the tenets of “radical leadership” along with ideas and tools for helping you navigate them.

Day 2
The capacity to bounce back and recover your strength is a leadership skill that can be studied and learned and is one of the most critical skills needed today. Beeson will explore the concept of “resilience” as a leadership characteristic and discuss why some cope with stress, drama, and trauma differently than others.

Cookie Gender and Karen Preston will share opportunities for leadership development outside of the workplace that will enhance skills, both personally and professionally. All attendees will have the opportunity to assess their leadership skills, network with ARN leaders, and discuss how to apply the concepts presented to real-life professional scenarios.

The registration fee includes course materials, 11.75 nursing CH, continental breakfast, lunch, and snack breaks throughout the 1.5-day course.

Fee: ARN Member $195 (This course is available to ARN members only.)