Contact hours of credit are not available after this date.
AANP fees for this course are non-refundable.
Delivery Note: This course will no longer accept new registrations after 5/31/21
Overview 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 new 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 2019 Fall Conference. If you attended any or all of these sessions live at the conference, you may not receive credit for this same content via this enduring format. To Receive Continuing Education Credit and receive the AANP Introductory Certificate in Leadership:
Complete all 12 Leadership Certificate modules of this course. ** SEE BELOW FOR SESSION DESCRIPTIONS
View each presentation consecutively
Successfully complete the posttest for each presentation
Under Steps to Receive Credit for the Introductory Module
Complete the overall online evaluation
Click Get Certificate under Steps to Receive Credit
Kate Driscoll Malliarakis, PhD, ANP-BC, MAC, FAAN
Loretta A. Penn, Adjunct Professor, George Washington University
Jean Johnson, PhD, RN, FAAN
Joyce M. Knestrick, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP
Penny Sauer, PhD, RN, CCRN-K, CNE
Disclosure 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. Disclaimer 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. Additional Information For questions or more information concerning this online CE opportunity contact the AANP CE Center Manager at CECenter@aanp.org. ** Session Descriptions:
Leaders as Change Agents: How Do You Wear Change? This presentation will focus on change and the opportunities change creates for leaders. We will examine how reality creates uncertainly for people and organization, and how leaders can awaken the capacity to step up to the challenge of ambiguity and resistance to change. The presentation will close with actions that leaders can take to respond effectively to turbulent times.
Time Management Behavior is a Matter of Choice: How Do You Choose to Spend Your Time Life is hectic. Work, being a mom or dad, taking care of a family member, managing household chores while trying to have some semblance of work-life balance, can sometimes be overwhelming and feel impossible to attain. Nursing school prepares you for what to do first and provides you with great judgment skills in determining priorities. The real challenge comes in when deciding what order to place the other fifteen things you have to do that seem to take priority and finding the time to get them done. The decisions you make will determine how well you succeed in life personally and professionally. Those decisions will also impact your self-care and the enjoyment you receive from doing the things that are important to you with the people you love and care about most. This presentation will provide you with tips, techniques and planning tools to manage the amount of time you have in one day - 24 hours - no more, no less. How you respond to the challenges and opportunities, what you do to prioritize and determine the difference between what is important vs. urgent, and how you delegate tasks and responsibilities to ensure the growth and development of others, will be key factors impacting your success as a manager and leader.
Communication Skills & Strategies This presentation will focus on exploring how we communicate in the various roles we play. We will examine the need for clarity in communication. We will learn about our signature voices both in writing and in person and practice those skills during the presentation.
Emotional Intelligence: The Real Key to Personal & Professional Growth As the saying goes, “We have one chance to make a great first impression.” If you believe that, you also will give credibility to the statement that how you approach, talk to and relate to others will determine how eager someone will be to remain in your company and get to know you better. Research shows us that emotional intelligence is the sine qua non of leadership. Without it, an individual can have the best training available, an analytical mind, an intense ability to navigate the politics, and an abundance of smart ideas, yet if no one is following, he/she will not make a great leader. This presentation will provide an opportunity to learn the key components of emotional intelligence, what it means to have a low dose of each component, how much is just right and the penalty that is paid when one has too much of any component. In addition, this presentation will focus on how to apply the EQ components to everyday leadership, vision and talent development.
Mentoring: The Gift that Keeps on Giving! What if there was an individual you could talk to about specific and/or general issues, who held no bias, had no agenda, and was committed to your growth and development as a practitioner and leader? What if there was an individual whom you highly respect and value his/her opinion who would freely schedule time with you on a monthly basis to answer questions, debate issues and treat every conversation with the highest level of confidentiality? What if the value that you found in a mentoring relationship could be paid back by you acting as a voice and resource for someone else who shows promise and has a gift for leading in your organization? One proven and exceptional way to answer the questions above is to have a mentor! This presentation is designed to define the challenges and benefits of having a mentor and being a mentee, identify the required leadership traits for both, and the impact on an organization overall that believes in the power of the mentoring process. Mentoring is a gift. It is a gift that keeps on giving for both the mentor and mentee. With that thought in mind, whether you are the recipient or the initiator of a great mentoring relationship, you and your organization will greatly benefit and grow -- professionally, personally and emotionally.
Creating a Culture of Safety & Quality This presentation will reinforce the importance of working within and creating a culture of safety and quality. Participants will understand the interaction of quality and safety and assess the culture in which they work using the AHRQ tool of culture assessment. Several organizational change models will be discussed, and participants will complete an exercise to apply a change model to their practice culture. The models discussed will include the Pyramid Theory of Change (Conners and Smith), the Kotter Theory, as well as Lewn’s Theory of Change. Emphasis of creating change will include examining the creation of a safety and quality mindset to support organizational change. The presentation will be interactive with participants formulating a general plan to move their organization to a safer culture through the integration of quality improvement.
Ethics for Leaders in Healthcare This presentation will discuss healthcare 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.
Leading Teams Leading teams is an art as well as a science. Specific issues related to leading teams will be discussed including issues such as communication, establishing priorities, clarifying roles and boundaries. We will discuss issues of getting the right people on the team and what to do when there needs to be a shift in team members based on changing goals and priorities. Attention will focus on difficult team members, how to work effectively with them, and when to bring human resource experts to the situation for advice and/or to work directly with the team member. Discussion will include developing leadership skills as a coach and creating a coaching culture that supports learning and success of team members and attainment of organizational goals.
Leadership Styles & Types: Where Do You Fit In? This presentation will introduce the concept of leadership as a theory. We will reflect on personal leadership style as it relates to leadership theories, traits, styles and approaches. For fun, we will take a leadership “test” and examine your leadership skills.
NPs as Entrepreneurs: Are You Up to the Task? Nurse entrepreneurs fill the gaps by providing services, products and education leading to a higher quality of life and more affordable, accessible healthcare for the patients they serve. This presentation will examine what it takes to be an entrepreneur as well as an “entrepreneur.” Examine the personal characteristics of nurse entrepreneurs and review the opportunities and barriers for being an entrepreneur.
Organizational Leadership Effective and visionary organizational leadership is critical to having an efficient, high quality clinical service organization. Characteristics and types of leaders will briefly be discussed with a focus on the critical functions of leaders in an organization. Varied perspectives of effective and desirable leadership will be explored including the Gallup findings of followers. Discussion of leadership will include managing up, managing direct reports and leadership through influence. Methods of assessment of leadership strengths and needs will be presented. Pitfalls of leadership will be explored. Discussion will include future challenges for leaders in an environment full of unknowns and a constantly changing environment. To end this presentation, we will discuss the issue of work life balance as a leader and explore ways to maintain effectiveness as a leader through a balance life.
Bullying & Incivility in the Workplace: Leading the Change in Culture Although bullying and incivility have been a known issue in healthcare settings, the incidence of bad behaviors continues. Bullying and Incivility behaviors impair communication between team members and negatively impacts clients, nurse practitioners, healthcare providers, students and employers. Strategies to address bullying and incivility have been partially effective. This issue requires a more comprehensive approach and will require collaboration across the healthcare team.
12 Contact Hour(s) of CE
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