Get ready to pack your bags and join us for an incredible learning experience at NursingManagement Congress2018! You won't want to miss a minute of this premier conference for nurse leaders, taking place September 24 to 28 at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in sunny Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Our planning panel has put together an impressive roster of the best and brightest experts in nursing, leadership, and healthcare to provide an educational program with something for every level of nurse leader in every practical setting. It's going to be difficult to choose which of the many educational sessions to attend! And Lippincott Professional Development will award up to 16 contact hours for attendance of this nursing continuing-education activity—a maximum of 20 contact hours can be earned (inclusive of a 2-day preconference workshop). What can you expect to find at Congress2018? Here's a sneak peek...
Monday begins with two intensive 2-day preconference workshops: choose from a New Manager Intensive course or a Nursing Leadership Certification Prep course. These comprehensive all-day workshops provide in-depth learning experiences from experts in nursing leadership.
The two intensive preconference workshops continue on Tuesday; if you aren't registered for those, you can attend one of the other innovative workshops on executive coaching or patient safety. After a full day of learning, our Opening Session begins at 5:30 p.m., featuring a dynamic session by Elizabeth Angelo, MSN, RN-BC, CPHQ, on agile strength and the key practices that can be implemented to nurture and grow resilience. Then join us for a welcome reception in the exhibit hall with light fare and the chance to view the latest products and technologies, network with vendors and colleagues, and view attendee poster presentations.
The exhibit hall opens at 7:45 a.m., where you can enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast and continue visiting vendors and meeting fellow nurse leaders from around the globe. Then we'll present the Richard Hader Visionary Leader Award to a deserving nurse who exemplifies excellence in leadership. After our Keynote Address by the dynamic Brett Kulp on Superhero Leadership, the breakout sessions will begin. We'll have a jam-packed day filled with 15 breakout sessions covering topics such as working with millennials, conflict in the workplace, using huddles to improve a culture of safety, understanding opioid addiction, sustaining change, how to be “flawsome,” and much more! If you have any energy left at the end of the day, you can head to the parks for some Disney fun and enjoy world-class dining and entertainment at Disney Springs.
Thursday kicks off with a General Session by Conference Chairperson Pamela Hunt, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, called “Lead the People, or Manage the Mess!” Then 12 breakout sessions continue throughout the day. Need to learn more about hiring the best candidates, providing culturally sensitive care to transgender patients, employee engagement, ethical leadership, or elevating your brand? We've got you covered! Additional sessions cover topics essential to nurse leaders, and don't forget to visit the exhibit hall to learn about cutting-edge products, network with new friends, grab some lunch, and view poster presentations. Then end this intensive day with the General Session “Man in the Mirror: Reviving Joy at Work” with Dean L. Prentice, Colonel, USAF, DHA, MA, BNS, deputy command surgeon for the U.S. Air Force Central Command. You won't want to miss this inspirational session!
The last day of Nursing Management Congress2108 features three General Sessions starting at 8 a.m. and wrapping up right before noon. We'll start with “Mock Trial: You Be the Jury!,” where we'll simulate a real trial to show the pressures and pitfalls of a deposition and trial of a nurse. Don't be late for court! Then join Linda Laskowski-Jones, MS, APRN, ACNS-BC, CEN, FAAN, FAWM, as she shares “Leadership Lessons Learned from Wolves.” (Sorry, no real wolves will be attending!) And we close out the morning and our conference with Faith Bresnan Roberts, MSN, RN, who'll discuss “The Crab Bucket: The Way We Do the Things We Do.” This session studies the evolutionary process of a nurse from student to practitioner to leader, using a Northeastern folktale about a crab bucket as a metaphor.
Hopefully you'll have some time to relax by one of the beautiful pools or Lake Dorado at the resort before heading home to share your newfound knowledge with your staff and colleagues.
To learn more about this exciting learning opportunity or make plans to attend, visit the Nursing Management Congress2018 website at www.nmcongress.com. We hope to see you all in Lake Buena Vista!