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Nursing Leadership Workshops

Two leadership workshops will be offered before the convention.

WORKSHOP #1

Communicating for Influence and Connection

SUNDAY, JUNE 21

08:30-16:30
Shaw Centre

$195 (members of the Canadian Academy of Nursing)
$250 (non-members)
Networking lunch and breaks included.

Registration opens soon.

Space is limited — 80 participants maximum

Workshop description

The Communicating for Influence and Connection workshop is designed for nurses of all experience levels and practice settings who want to advance their communication skills. In this workshop, you’ll learn how coaching is an advanced form of communication that facilitates dramatic, positive change in health-care practice environments and cultures.

In this highly participatory program, you’ll uncover the key elements for communicating in a wide range of health-care settings. Through presentations, exercises and discussions, you’ll learn about and practise highly effective and collaborative strategies to transform interactions with team members, patients and other clients. You’ll delve into real-life scenarios so you can integrate and apply what you’ve learned.

Participants will explore and learn:

  • The neuroscience behind strong communication
  • How and why curiosity is essential to communication
  • How to overcome common barriers to communication that could otherwise affect positive team and patient/client relationships
  • How to increase self-awareness and understanding of personal reactions in conversation
  • Essential strategies for acknowledging and encouraging those around us in the workplace
  • Key communication and coaching skills, focusing on how they are used and why they work

Workshop facilitators

Leah Wuitschik, BN, MA (Leadership), CEC, ACC
Leah Wuitschik has over 15 years of experience working in various leadership roles, in health care and in leadership development. She has extensive education, including a Master of Arts in Leadership degree and a Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching from Royal Roads University and is an Associate Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation. She also holds a Bachelor of Nursing and a Certificate in Event Management. Additionally, she holds a Certificate in Public Participation from the International Association of Public Participation. Leah is a Certified LEADS coach and Certified LEADS Facilitator, LEADS Canada. In addition, Leah is a Licensed Trainer of the 5/5/5 Coaching Skills Training Program™, Coaching Out of The Box and a Certified TotalSDI® Facilitator, PSP, Inc. Leah is focused on engaging clients to build effective and collaborative relationships, which facilitates a strong understanding of organizational needs and existing strengths.

Carol Gray, MN, CEC, PCC
Carol Gray has worked in health care for more than three decades in various senior leadership (including SVP/VP) roles and has had the privilege to lead teams to implement province wide innovative health programs and services across Alberta. Carol has a Master of Nursing degree from the University of Alberta. She holds a Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching from Royal Roads University. In addition, she is a Professional Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation and is a Certified LEADS coach and Certified LEADS Facilitator, LEADS Canada. Carol is a Licensed Trainer of the 5/5/5 Coaching Skills Training Program™, Coaching Out of The Box and a Certified TotalSDI® Facilitator, PSP, Inc. Carol has a wealth of knowledge and experience in integrated health-care organizations and community services at local, provincial and national levels.

CNA-CERTIFIED NURSES may apply the nursing leadership workshop toward their continuous learning hours.


WORKSHOP #2

Common Legal Trends and Issues for Nurses

SUNDAY, JUNE 21

2 sessions available: 08:30-12:00 and 13:00-16:30
Shaw Centre

$100 (CNA members)
$125 (non-members)
Networking break with refreshments included.

Registration opens soon.

Space is limited — 40 participants maximum for each session

Workshop description

Join two lawyers from the Canadian Nurses Protective Society and explore some of the most common legal trends and issues facing nurses today. We’ll focus on the circumstances faced by nurses working in rural and remote practice, but the lessons learned will be applicable to all. The workshop will include case studies and encourage attendee participation.

Topics will include:

Scope of practice: What are the limits to your nursing practice? How can you legally undertake activities that may normally be beyond your scope of practice? These are just two of the important questions we’ll answer as we explore the difference between scope of practice and standard of practice. We’ll also explore the legal significance of an employer policy on your practice and address how to determine standard of practice and scope of practice.

Telepractice: The pressure to offer health care in innovative ways has perhaps never been stronger. In particular, we’ll tackle the question: when does a virtual or telephone encounter count as a patient encounter that must meet the standard of care and require documentation? We will also provide a brief overview of risk management strategies applicable to telepractice.

Practice management: We’ll provide a comprehensive overview of risk management strategies to handle challenging patient situations. Find out the best ways to deal with non-adherent patients, language barriers, cultural beliefs that may be incompatible with recommended care, possible misuse and incompetent adults.