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The AANP Introductory Certificate on Leadership is a leadership fundamentals program directed toward new and emerging leaders. This 12-module course explore topics associated with leadership skills including emotional intelligence, communication, change, entrepreneurship, time management, mentoring, creating a culture of safety, organizational leadership, ethics, leadership styles, leading teams and incivility. These are one-hour, didactic modules, and you will need to complete all 12 bundled modules to earn the AANP Introductory Certificate in Leadership.
This 12-module course is also a prerequisite for admittance into the AANP Executive Leadership Program. In partnership with curriculum from George Washington University (GWU) and offering approximately 50 hours of continuing education, the executive leadership program is the best way for NPs to take their leadership skills to the next level! Learn more about the AANP Executive Leadership Program.
This activity was offered in full at the AANP 2021 Fall Conference. If you attended all of these sessions live at the conference, you may not receive credit for this same content via this enduring format. A separate course was created for those that completed all sessions at the live conference and attendees that met the criteria were notified. If you feel you met the criteria and were not notified, reach out to the CE Center Support Team at email@example.com to get further assistance.
Session Descriptions and Objectives
Change Management for NP Leaders
This presentation examines the concept of change and how it affects the roles of leaders and managers in the workplace. We will explore critical leadership competencies of successful change efforts as well as tips for engaging senior leadership in the change process. Special attention will be made on the timeline for change processes in the organization.
- Explore change management and how it applies to nursing.
- Analyze barriers to change.
- Examine models of change.
Managing Time: Where Did the Day Go?
Time management behavior is a matter of choice. How you choose to manage your time in order to receive not only greater efficiency but also greater passion and joy, is up to you. We all get the same 24 hours yet some people achieve so much more than others with their time. The question is why is that? What can you do so that you fall into the latter category? During this presentation we will explore tips, techniques and practices that will allow for growth and improvement in how your personal and professional time is applied, with special attention on the impact of social media. Effective time management leads to effective leadership. We cannot manage the time; we can only manage how well we use it.
- Discuss why some people use their time more effectively than others.
- Discuss the most common, yet most challenging time wasters.
- Review tips, techniques, practices that will stimulate a better usage of that precious gift called LIFE.
In this presentation, there will be a focus on identifying the need for communication skills (both oral and written), finding your voice as an NP, exploring skills for communicating up and down in the organization. We also will examine communication skills in leading teams, especially virtual teams.
- Explore communication patterns in the various roles we play.
- Examine the need for clarity in communications.
- Explore our signature voices; Examine non-verbal communications, small talk, online presentations.
Expanding Your Emotional Intelligence
This presentation will critically analyze the importance of emotional intelligence in leader effectiveness. Each of the competencies that provide the collective of emotional intelligence will be discussed. The participants will participate in an exercise to assess their level of emotional intelligence and identify one activity to enhance a selected competency in order to increase their effectiveness in building teams and working with others including their supervisor.
- Expand the discussion on Emotional Intelligence beyond the basics.
- Gain a level of familiarity about the questions to ask ourselves when assessing our degree of Emotion.
- Understand the impact of EI in group relationships and Emphasize the impact of EI in healthcare.
The Gift of Mentoring
The true gift of mentoring is that it provides value at so many levels for the mentee, mentor, supervisors and the organization for which they work. Mentees have an opportunity to learn from someone they trust who has achieved a level of respect and expertise admired by their peers and superiors. Mentors have an opportunity to expand their professional knowledge and skills through their instruction and facilitation of others. The organization benefits by further developing and disseminating the wealth of talent, skill and knowledge of its employees, strengthening the learning curve at multiple levels, and impacting productivity and profitability. Everyone wins. During this presentation, we will focus on the key elements of a successful mentoring relationship, benefits to each party and the identifiable skills that enable learning and change to successfully take place.
- Discuss the principles, art and uniqueness of mentoring.
- Review the phases of mentoring and roles played by the mentor and mentee.
- Gain a deeper appreciation of the Emotional Intelligence skills required to be an effective mentor.
Creating a Culture of Safety and Quality
This presentation will challenge participants to lead quality improvement efforts in their practices as well as build a culture of quality and safety. The critical importance of NPs leading quality efforts will be discussed. Tools to identify problems and create interventions to address quality issues will be presented. Instruments to assess the culture of quality will be discussed. Participants will identify strategies to build cultures of quality and safety in their practices.
- Describe the current state of safety and quality.
- Analyze the quality improvement process.
- Describe quality improvement tools and how to use them.
- Explain elements of a plan to create or enhance a culture of safety and quality.
Identifying Your Leadership Styles
In this presentation, we will explore leadership theories and traits, understand how change theories inform our leadership practices, examine authentic leadership, and explore power. We will close with a discussion on executive presence and how to use your gravitas as a leader.
- Explore leadership as a theory.
- Examine personal leadership style as it relates to leadership theories, traits, styles and approach.
- Understand the application of leadership theories and styles to current and future leadership roles.
Leadership, Passion and Vision
This presentation will address understanding leadership, finding your passion, and creating a vision for yourself. We will examine readiness for leadership, navigating leadership within your organization, exploring personal strengths and opportunities in your leadership practice, managing chaos and people. The focus will be on using your passion to grow your leadership practice.
- Examine the context of leadership.
- Identify your readiness to lead.
- Explore the elements of leadership.
Navigating Organizational Leadership
Participants will explore the meaning of effective organizational leadership. Presentation and discussion will include analysis of the multiple roles of leaders and self-assessment tools useful in becoming effective organizational leaders. Skills essential to effective leadership within organizations will be presented and discussed. Future trends and the impact on organizations and the NP role within organizations will be explored.
- Describe the characteristics of effective organizational leaders.
- Analyze the multiple roles of organizational leaders.
- Analyze challenges of organizational leaders.
Leading and Building High-Performance Collaborative Teams in a Multi-Generational Environment
There are five generations making up our workplace today. Managing intergenerational challenges while creating a collaborative and teamwork environment will take time and commitment from you personally as a leader and at all levels within your work environment. Research, backed up by life experience, tells us that the different generations each come at life, work and relationships from a distinct angle. During this presentation, you will have an opportunity to discuss what some of the key intergenerational challenges are and why generation impacts values and behaviors as well as why these differences matter; what it means to you in how you manage and work most effectively with each. You will discuss and learn ways to communicate and frame your interaction with each person in a way that connects best and provides the greatest opportunity for a positive outcome.
- Discuss why there is so much talk about high-performance teams.
- Explore the generational differences in the workplace today and the impact on day-to-day decisions.
- Tie generational differences and workplace requirements together, along with the fast pace with which life determining decisions are made and think about the heightened level of importance on building and leading a high-performance team.
Ethics for Leaders in Healthcare
This presentation will discuss health care ethics and the ethical decisions made by health care leaders. An overview of ethical decision making will be discussed. The process of making ethical decisions and the importance for leaders will be reviewed. Case studies related to the application and synthesis of the material will be presented.
- Describe at least two different models of ethical decision making.
- Discuss the importance of ethics in a leadership role.
- Synthesize the material on models of ethical decision making to analyze the cases presented.
Bullying and Incivility in the Workplace
This presentation will define and describe bullying and incivility behavior as well as address the roots of this behavior. Recognition of these behaviors will be emphasized as well as strategies to eliminate the behaviors. Those strategies will include addressing behaviors in the moment, integrating policies and processes for addressing the behaviors, and role modeling. Discussion will include how to manage a boss who is a bully as well as doing a self-check on one’s own behaviors.
- Describe bullying and incivility within healthcare context.
- Examine the impact of bullying and incivility.
- Explore and adopt strategies that prevent bullying and incivility in the workplace.
- Kate Driscoll Malliarakis, PhD, ANP-BC, MAC, FAAN
- Jean Johnson, PhD, RN, FAAN
- Joyce M. Knestrick, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN
This program was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies.
This educational activity may contain opinions of the authors from their personal experience. The activity may contain discussion of published and/ or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings. Further, attendees/ participants should appraise the information presented critically and are encouraged to consult appropriate resources for any product or device mentioned in this program.
Individuals who have contributed to the CE Center were carefully selected for their knowledge and experience in the subject area under review. This presentation is informational only and may contain opinions of the authors from their personal experience that do not necessarily express the opinions of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). The activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings. Clinical practice is a constantly changing process and new information becomes available every day. Neither AANP nor the contributing individuals can warrant that the material will continue to be accurate, nor do they warrant that the material is completely free of errors upon publication. Attendees and participants should appraise the information presented critically and are encouraged to consult appropriate resources for any product or device mentioned in this program.
To Receive Continuing Education Credit and receive the AANP Introductory Certificate in Leadership:
- Complete all 12 Leadership Certificate modules of this course:
- View each presentation consecutively.
- Click the Next Steps button on the parent-module of this activity:
- Complete the overall activity evaluation.
- Click on the Get Certificate button to view/download/print a copy of your certificate.
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