ONL's Annual Meeting

Each year in June, ONL's members and community come together for our Annual Meeting to refresh, replenish, and renew their leadership practice through learning, inspiration, and community.

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2023 Annual Meeting
June 8th & 9th, 2023 at The Newport Marriott Hotel, Newport, Rhode Island
For nurse leaders at every stage of their leadership journey

ONL's Annual Meeting June 8th & 9th 2023


Join us for the 2023 ONL Annual Meeting to refresh, replenish, and renew your leadership practice! 

ONL 2023 Annual Meeting Brochure

We can't wait to come together as an ONL community face-to-face for this not-to-be-missed event that brings together nurse leaders from across the region for two days of rich professional learning, collaboration, and networking.

Why Attend

While we've all worked to cultivate connection and community virtually over the last two years, the energy we get from interacting with people, sharing ideas, having meaningful conversations, and laughing together face-to-face is unmatched. Join us in person to reconnect, renew your leadership practice, reenergize, and refill your cup. 

What Participants Can Expect

  • Exceptional professional learning opportunities featuring national thought leaders
  • Connecting, collaborating, and sharing ideas with our remarkable community of nurse leaders
  • Reflecting on the past year and looking ahead to what's to come during ONL's Business Meeting
  • Time to explore our vendors and learn about products and solutions that can support your organization
  • Celebrating with colleagues and friends from across the region all that we have accomplished together

2023 Annual Meeting Speakers

 Katie Boston-Leary Headshot Photo

Katie Boston-Leary, PhD, MHA, MBA, RN, NEA-BC

Innovation and De-innovation of Care Delivery: What Gets in the Way?
Severe nurse staffing challenges and staff exhaustion are forcing reflection on current staffing models. In this session, Dr. Katie Boston-Leary from the American Nurses Association will share the latest research findings and alternative care models that will reshape the future of nursing. She will provide actionable strategies to help leaders replenish their workforce and create a care delivery model that benefits both patients and nurses.

The Nursing Profession Circa 2030
In this session, Dr. Boston-Leary will use a strength-based approach to explore nursing’s strongholds and imagine what nursing might look like in 2030. The discussion will center around opportunities to be better, examples of what nurses and nursing should let go of, and how leaders can think differently about the future we must create.

 Felesia Bowen Headshot Photo

Felesia Bowen, PhD, DNP, APRN, FAAN

The Power of Mentorship for Career Mobility and Workforce Diversity
As nurse leaders, we aspire to continue growing in our careers, and we have the ability to assist others in achieving their goals. Mentorship is a collaborative process that requires active engagement of the mentor and mentee. In this interactive program, Dr. Felesia Bowen will help leaders find the courage to share personal goals, seek and/or offer mentorship, and show up in meaningful ways to develop professionally. Tools will be shared to help both mentees and mentors participate in mentoring relationships to promote career development and workforce objectives.

 Dan Weberg Headshot Photo

Dan Weberg, PhD, MHI, RN, FAAN

Creating Novel Solutions in Complex Systems: Leading as a Deviation Amplifier
Healthcare is being disrupted and leaders need to take an innovation-first approach to navigate through uncertainty and create high-performing teams and organizations for the future. In this session, Dr. Dan Weberg will cover the case for innovation, how to lead innovation in healthcare, how to use innovation personas to amplify deviation, common reasons change fails, and specific actions steps for building a culture of adaptability to support future success.





Valet parking is available at the Newport Marriott Hotel at discounted daily rate of $30 for ONL Annual Meeting participants.

ONL's 2023 Annual Meeting Sponsors



2024 Annual Meeting
June 13th & 14th, 2024 at The Newport Marriott Hotel, Newport, Rhode Island
For nurse leaders at every stage of their leadership journey

Save the Date for ONL's 2024 Annual Meeting

Please save the date for our 2024 Annual Meeting! We hope you will plan to join us for this not-to-be-missed event. Registration and more details will be announced soon.

If you are interested in Exhibitor or Sponsorship opportunities, please review our Vendor Partner Prospectus and Registration Forms.



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