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The program design will be for 4 two and a half day sessions, three intercessions and an alumni learning network. The program and topics will be as follows:

Onsite Session One: Leadership and Use of Self:  During this 2 and a half day session, participants will be introduced to the entire Institute experience, including the expected outcomes from the experience. Participants will be encouraged to explore their own leadership skills and needs, and thorough lecture, discussion, self assessment and evaluation, will begin to develop a plan for their personal leadership development. Prior to this seminar, participants will complete the 360-degree assessment instruments. These will be used in this seminar and throughout the Institute to match leadership strategies to individuals. Topics for lecture, discussion and activities during this seminar include introduction to leadership concepts, with specific concentration on the use and development of self in leading others. The specific topical outline follows.

·        Introduction to leadership
·        Introduction to health care and health care leadership challenges
·        Self-awareness

o       Skillscope (360 degree feedback instrument)
o       MBTI (Meyer's Briggs Temperament Inventory)

·        Time management
·        Life balance
·        Using teams
·        Motivating and developing others
·        Learning from others
·        Emotional intelligence/cultural competency in leadership
·        Creative Meeting Strategies
·        Leadership improvement planning
·        Use of mentors

Intercession One: Leadership Self Development:  Intercession work will continue to build on the self knowledge gained in Session One. Participants will have individual assignments to complete, will develop a self improvement plan for leadership development to guide them throughout the program, will participate in a monthly web based analysis of their progress through the use of Friday 5s (a personalized web based tool), will participate in one live webcast on leadership development, and will be assigned to and begin working with a leader in the State who will serve as their leadership mentor throughout the program. The learning activities include:

·        Work on leadership self improvement plan
·        Readings on environment/culture
·        Friday 5s (monthly web based interaction)
·        Participation in one live webcast
·        Begin working with a mentor

Onsite Session Two: Organizational Leadership:  Session two will move from development of self as leader to organizational leadership development. In this session, participants will gain the tools needed to impact change within organizations undergoing sweeping change. Through organizational analysis, participants will begin to plan for the implementation and evaluation of local nurse retention strategies in their home institutions.  The specific topical outline follows.

·      Review leadership goals and success
·     Strategy

o       Mission
o       Vision
o       Values/culture
o       Stakeholders
o       Strategy

·        Creating local nurse retention strategies

o       Planning considerations/Use of Data
o       Implementation
o       Evaluation Strategies

·        Communication of a message

Intercession Two: Local Leadership in Action: Planning and Implementation: During intercession two, participants will continue their personal leadership development, and will now begin to practice those leadership skills through implementation of a creative, organization specific nurse retention program in their home institution. In addition to continuing to engage in self-evaluation via the Friday 5s, and work with their mentor, participants will now begin to mentor others.
See Intercession Three.

The learning activities include:

·        Continue leadership development
·        Continue self analysis of progress via Friday 5s
·        Develop and implement local nurse retention initiative
·        Continue to work with mentor

Onsite Session Three: Leadership Challenges:  During session three, participants will continue their leadership development by applying their knowledge to the leadership challenges of advocacy. Advocacy at the local, professional, and legislative level will be discussed as a leadership strategy. During this session, implications of policy making at the macro (legislative) level will be analyzed, and participants will have the opportunity to observe the legislative process in action at the WV Legislature. Visits with a variety of stakeholders including representatives of health care organizations, health care lobbyists, legislators, and legislative staff will facilitate opportunities for participants to influence policy direction. The specific topical outline follows.

·        Review leadership goals and successes, challenges
·        Advocacy strategies

o       Creativity
o       Change
o       Chaos

·        Leadership and advocacy at the Macro level

o       Influencing policy  

·      Mentoring Others

Intercession three: Local Leadership in Action: Evaluation: During intercession three, participants will continue their leadership development, will begin to analyze the local impact of their nurse retention initiative, and will develop a plan for dissemination of their initiative. They will attend one live webcast on a leadership topic provided by Institute faculty. They will begin to work with a mentor, and will continue to mentor a HSTA student interested in nursing. The learning activities include:

·        Continue leadership development
·        Conduct preliminary evaluation of local nurse retention initiative
·        Develop plan for dissemination of nurse retention initiative data
·        Continue work with mentor
·        Begin work with HSTA student/Nurse as Mentor

Onsite Session 4: Lifelong Leadership Development:  During this onsite session, participants will have the opportunity to share their leadership successes and challenges with their peers, and those in the next cohort via a formal presentation of their nurse retention projects.  In addition, participants will spend time evaluating how they can continue to live their leadership role, including strategies for continued self development, integration of leadership strategies into their life, achieving and maintaining balance, and continued investment in leadership as a nurse retention tool. Participants will also have an opportunity to design the alumni learning network strategies they feel will help them to remain engaged in leadership development. The specific topical outline follows.

·        Review of Leadership successes/challenges
·        Presentations of Nurse Retention Leadership projects
·        Self Development

o       Executive Presence
o  Continuing Your Education - Formal (graduate education) and Informal         (professional education)

·        Career Development

o       Advancing within an organization
o       Risk taking
o       Organizational Development

·        Continuing development of the nursing workforce for your organization (focus on retention)

o       Importance of mentoring others

·        Integration
·        Self as tool
·        Maintaining balance
·        Living strategy
·        Alumni Learning Network Strategies



West Virginia Nursing Leadership Institute
Room 2016
3110 MacCorkle Ave. SE,
Charleston, WV 25304
(304) 347-1207 or toll-free 1-866-882-6270
e-mail: wvnli@hsc.wvu.edu

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