PA Star Leadership Institute: Applications Due August 15

(PSNA) Health care needs interactive and collaborative leaders prepared for today’s dynamic environment – from the bedside to the boardroom. The Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA), representing more than 211,000 registered nurses in Pennsylvania, is accepting applications for the Star Leadership Institute, a leadership development program designed to assist nurses in contributing to the delivery of high-quality health care while collaborating with other leaders in the reform needed to redesign health care in the U.S.  Attendees will participate in interactive sessions focusing on leader attributes, real-world problem solving, employment practices, healthy dialogue, evidence-based practice and finance.

Titled Building the Future Leader of Tomorrow…Today, this three-day program will bring together experts including David Nelson, Master Trainer in Crucial Conversations©; and Lucretia C. Clemons, Esquire. These featured presenters will join five additional experts who will offer knowledge and related skills to enhance each participant’s managerial abilities.

Participants will be collaborating with senior leadership to identify a problem within their immediate area of responsibility; researching and developing an action plan for the resolution of the identified problem; implementing and completing the action plan within the organization; and presenting their problem-solving project to peers. Criteria for participation includes: front line nurse managers, nurse leaders or promising nurses who desire to move into management or leadership roles; demonstration of leadership ability; and commitment to attend the three sessions.

The program will be held October 16 and 17, 2013 and April 9, 2014 at The Desmond Hotel & Conference Center, Malvern. The program is a competitive application process with only 30 nurse leaders being accepted from across the Commonwealth. For more information about the Star Leadership Institute, or to download a program brochure and application,  The application deadline has been extended through August 15, 2013.