Moving beyond the Call for Diversity in Organizational Leadership: The Action Plan for Success

Friday, April 24, 2015: 2:00 PM-3:15 PM
Holiday 5 (Hilton Baltimore)
Organizer:  Debra J. Barksdale, PhD, FNP-BC, CNE, FAANP, FAAN, School of Nursing, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
The 2014 Mentored-Leadership Program in NONPF was designed to provide aspiring, emerging, established and transitioning ethnic minority nurse faculty with skills that would enhance confidence and competence in leading quality NP programs and beyond. The Future of Nursing Report recommends that organizations should provide opportunities for nurses to lead and manage collaborative efforts with other healthcare professions. To achieve this goal, nurses at all levels require enhanced education and mentorship in leading. The 4-phased program was designed to cover content related to advanced leadership principles, leading quality NP programs, curricular innovations, budget matters, leading policy change, caring for self and establishing and achieving personal goals. Sessions were lead by renowned nursing leaders. Mentees were partnered with nationally known and established nurse leaders of organizations and/or businesses with leadership experience within and beyond nursing. The first cohort, the Delta 6, will share critical leadership principles in a TED-style format.  

Courage and Transitions. This presentation addresses the importance of change, making good career decision and considerations in those decisions. Are you ready for change?

Finding Equilibrium and Balance. Nurse educators and leaders must manage multiple roles and priorities for work and home life? Are you living your expectations or the expectations or of others. When is good enough, good enough?

Leading while Young. This talk addresses unique challenges and benefits of being a young leader, in terms of age. How do you lead when others feel that you have not “paid your dues”? Perspectives from the young can invigorate leadership.

Bringing Honor to Leadership. How does culture and leadership intersect? In some ethnic/racial cultures nurses are not seen as leaders and “the culture of caring in nursing” some times seems at odds with authentic leadership.

Lightening the Load. Using a suitcase as a metaphor, the talk will explain how lightening the leadership burden through delegation and boundary setting can make one a more effective leader. The word “no” is a complete sentence.

Stepping out: Seizing the opportunity. This talks show how one finds and takes advantage of opportunities.  Build allegiances and do good work such that you are both respected and noticed.

    Presentation Handouts
2:00 PM
Courage and Transitions
Rosario Medina, PhD, FNP-BC, ACNP, CNS, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO
2:20 PM
Finding Equilibrium and Balance
Latina Brooks, PhD, CNP, Dwight Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences Ashland University, Mansfield, OH
2:40 PM
Leading while Young
Courtney Young, DNP, MPH, FNP-BC, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, Nashville, TN
3:00 PM
Bringing Honor to Leadership
Chin Hwa (Gina) Dahlem, PhD, FNP-C, Nursing, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
3:20 PM
Lightening the Load
Loureen Downes, PhD., ARNP., BC, Nursing, Florida Gulf Coast University, Cape Coral, FL
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