Leadership Training

Our leadership development offerings can be delivered as public workshops or work sessions for your intact team.  These highly interactive sessions are tailored to your organization’s culture, needs and priorities.  We use a coaching approach to deliver meaningful learning experiences.  Sessions are designed to share contemporary theories and relevant research along with time for skill-building, individual reflection, customized case studies, and break-out discussions.  Each session ends with priority setting about “next steps” to help translate new learning into effective action on the job. We offer our content as keynotes, half-day workshops and multiple-day intensives.

Some of our most popular topics and conference sessions include:

Inside COACH™
Based on the model and competencies described in McNally & Cunningham’s award-winning book, The Nurse Executive’s Coaching Manual, the Inside COACH program teaches leaders how to incorporate coaching into their leadership repertoire to create high performance cultures.

Leadership and Emotional Intelligence: EQ is Your Leadership Edge
This workshop includes a behaviorally based, emotional intelligence assessment, EQ in Action Profile, coupled with facilitated conversations and interactive team exercises. It is ideal for intact leadership teams who need to work together on organizational challenges.

We Need to Talk:  How to be a Confident and Influential Communicator
Want to create engagement, build collaboration, and produce better results?  Experience how effective listening techniques build meaningful relationships and partnerships at work. Learn how to ask powerful questions, speak with greater confidence and impact to diverse audiences, and manage difficult conversations with greater ease and effectiveness.

The Leadership Wheel: Understanding Your Leadership Style
Drawing from C. Clinton Sidle’s work, learn about the five aspects of the “leadership wheel” framework based on multiple intelligences.  Participants will assess their preferences and strengths and discover ways to increase their learning and awareness in other dimensions.  Come prepared to see yourself and team members in new ways!

The Secret Sauce:  Developing Leadership Presence
Presence produces a magnetic, powerful, radiating effect upon others.   Strengthen your leadership presence for greater credibility and influence.  Learn to communicate with energy, authenticity and impact, and in ways that inspire confidence and trust.  Increase your ability to connect and establish rapport.  Practice techniques for thinking on your feet and responding under pressure.

Fostering Team Effectiveness: Building Trust and Managing Commitments
Transforming health care requires effective teamwork.  High performance requires trust, authentic interactions, managing conflict, commitment, and true accountability.  Learn ways to build relationships, create shared understanding and coordinate action.  Apply workshop principles to your team’s challenges and goals!

Nurse Leaders at the Board Table
The Institute of Medicine and other experts have called for more nurses to serve on community and healthcare boards.  As healthcare organizations grapple with addressing issues of cost, quality and access, embracing the unique perspective, clinical expertise and leadership skills nurse leaders bring to governance is wise.  Hear from a nurse leader who is involved with health care governance at the local, state and national level about what’s involved in serving on a board and what it takes to be an effective trustee.

Accelerate Your Success as a Board Chair
High-performing boards are led by effective board chairs.  For new and experienced board chairs, this workshop offers ways to understand and demonstrate the dimensions of board chair leadership so that governing boards can be more effective in executing their responsibilities, and board meetings more meaningful and impactful.

Strategies to Engage Your Board as Quality Champions
Studies show that hospital Board and Management practices are strongly related to performance on clinical quality metrics.  Learn the indicators of an engaged board and how to work collaboratively with the board, medical and administrative leaders on the quality journey.  Hear from an experienced trustee who will share practical ways to instill a safety culture and increase involvement of board members in championing quality and safety initiatives.

Contact us if you would like to bring any of these workshops to your organization.