Leadership Course

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


Take Back Control of Your Day! Moving Beyond Crisis Management

11.75 CH
Virginia Beeson, MSN CNAA; Lead Facilitator: Donna Williams, MSN RN CRRN

Once again, Ginny Beeson is back. This time she asks rehabilitation nursing leaders

  • are you tired of dealing with one crisis after another?
  • are you fed up with having your day control you rather than you controlling your day?
  • are you frustrated by having to adjust to everyone else’s agenda?
  • wouldn’t it be heaven to feel a sense of control in your day-to-day activities?

groupof3Interestingly, although most nurses answer yes to these questions, the truth is that many of us love the crisis zone. Because we deal with crises so often, we have become very good at it, and it is hard to get nurses to move from crisis orientation to a more strategic orientation. As a matter of fact, if you ask nurses to become more strategic so they can be more successful in the years ahead, often their eyes roll or glaze over. Why is this? How can we become strategic and future focused and less crisis oriented? If you would love to take back control of your life as a nurse leader, this dynamic and engaging leadership course is for you!

Participants will engage with Ginny Beeson as she presents common challenges and will have valuable opportunities to collaborate with nursing peers and ARN leaders who will serve as facilitators to discuss potential solutions. Attendees will have the opportunity to choose an action that they can take to become more strategic and begin to develop an implementation plan with coaching and support from ARN leaders.

Target Audience: Nurse Administrators, Nurse Managers, Staff Nurses, Case Managers and any other rehabilitation nurse hoping to learn about leadership skills

Objectives: At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Distinguish the difference between the crisis mode and the strategic mode
  2. Explain why we choose the crisis mode instead of the strategic mode
  3. Identify at least 3 ideas/tools to help you get out of the crisis mode
  4. Identify and discuss options for developing strategic skills in the work place and for the advancement of rehabilitation nursing

The registration fee includes course materials, 11.25 nursing contact hours, continental breakfast, lunch, and snack breaks throughout the 1.5-day course.

Fee: ARN Member $215 (This course is available to ARN members only.)