Conferences

Summer Seminar Schedule

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Sunday, July 22

4:00-6:00 p.m.
Registration

6:00-7:30 p.m.
Reception (cash bar)

Monday, July 23

 7:30-8:30 a.m.
Light Continental Breakfast           

8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (including break)
Welcoming and Opening Remarks
Program Session
Low on Resiliency? Guess Who is Hijacking Your Time, Energy, and Spirit?

More than ever, academic leaders need to be resilient. The common response to extreme stress is to work harder and longer hours, but this is not sustainable. While some stress factors are out of one’s control, there are many relentlessly tiring habits of those around us (and within us!) that are accepted as normal but which represent a harmful drain on vitality and creativity. This session uncovers these habits and presents practical tools to help you embrace your leadership and hold others accountable.

  • Who is draining us and our organization? (Consider especially those who are hyper-critical or who talk to everyone except the person involved.)
  • Why do we allow others to usurp our precious time and how can we take back the time we need?
  • Are we unwittingly contributing to chronic underperformance? Holding others accountable challenges every leader.
  • What’s the impact of perfectionism on individual and collective resiliency? Perfectionists are everywhere in our profession!
  • What does it mean to be a compassionate leader? And at what point are we susceptible to becoming an over-caretaker, prone to exhaustion?
  • Why do we put our own needs last? What does it take to prioritize our own health and wellbeing?

Tuesday, July 24

7:30-8:30 a.m.
Light Continental Breakfast           

8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (including break)
Program Session
Stress is Like a Fog Machine! Diagnostic Leadership Tools to Find your Way

Are you more aligned with your shortcomings than with your strengths? This alone will short-circuit your leadership effectiveness. Where are your blind spots? Stress exacerbates them! If you have a fear of conflict you’ll convince yourself that someone’s behavior is really not all that egregious. In this session we explore the variables that cloud our ability to see ourselves, others, and situations accurately. Practical diagnostic tools provide a framework for getting to the heart of the matter and pave the way to right action.

  • Are you awake at 2 a.m. reviewing what you should have done/said? The self-critic is deadly. Maybe it’s time to stop!

  • How can we focus more effectively? The Equanimity Model helps to maintain focus during continuous change, and never has focus been so important.

  • Have you considered the strengths you unquestionably rely on? Embrace the unshakeable strengths that will anchor you in any storm.

  • Are you confident in some situations but not others? Reflect on the hidden patterns that shape your leadership.

  • Weary of defensive responses to feedback? Apply the Truth Formula and deliver messages that are more readily received.

Wednesday, July 25

7:30-8:30 a.m.
Light Continental Breakfast           

8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (including break)
Program Session
Cultivating Resiliency: You, Faculty, and Students       
                                                
Too many nurses are leaving the profession, or staying in and shutting down. Are our graduates equipped with the knowledge, skills, and practices to both maintain and build resiliency? In this session we explore how to break the cycle of burnout and prepare a generation of resilient nurses at all levels. This session also includes the importance of, and strategies for, increasing personal resiliency and creating an environment for faculty and staff that cultivates resiliency.

  • Can students independently learn how to manage stress and maintain healthy boundaries and relationships with patients and colleagues?
  • What is the role of educators in teaching resiliency skills?
  • Why do we continue to prioritize ourselves last and expect to stay healthy in body mind and spirit?
  • Is self-care an imperative or an option?
  • What does your ideal workplace look like? Imagine faculty managing their stress in ways that lead to positive interactions, high degree of respect, collaboration, and accountability.
  • Why is making an apology so difficult? Discover how apology is a sign of strength and courage, not weakness.
  • Can you imagine the impact of an abundance of acknowledgment vs. criticism? Explore the power of expressing gratitude in college life.

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