Spring 2024 Quarterly Meeting Flyer


Spring Quarterly Meeting

ONL's Quarterly Meetings offer nurse leaders at all levels an opportunity for rich professional learning while connecting with fellow nurse leaders for collaboration and community.


Real World Leadership in a Professional Governance Model
Shifting the Leadership Paradigm to Enhance Patient Outcomes and Nurse Satisfaction

Join us for our Spring 2024 Quarterly Meeting, held via Zoom, to gain insights, inspiration, and actionable strategies while connecting with fellow nurse leaders! The Spring Quarterly Meeting's interactive virtual program will include an ONL Business Meeting and a keynote presentation with dedicated time for discussion and collaboration.

Program Agenda

  • 8:30:   ONL Business Meeting
  • 9:45:   Break
  • 10:00: Keynote Presentation: Dr. Tim Porter O'Grady
                Real World Leadership in a Professional Governance Model
  • 12:00: Closing Remarks

Who Should Participate

  • Nurse leaders at all levels from the bedside to the C-suite as well as partners from academia and research are encouraged to participate! This is also a great team learning opportunity.

Program Details



ONL Business Meeting

The ONL Business Meeting offers a chance to learn more about the core work of ONL to advance nursing leadership and support nurse leaders. Members of the ONL Board and staff provide insight into what ONL has been working on and share key updates about upcoming programs, member benefits, opportunities to get more involved with ONL, key policy and legislative activity in our region, and recent developments and key topics impacting nursing practice and nursing leadership. The Business Meeting is also a forum in which ONL recognizes and celebrates our members' recent milestones and achievements.

Keynote Presentation

Real World Leadership in a Professional Governance Model
Shifting the Leadership Paradigm to Enhance Patient Outcomes and Nurse Satisfaction

Strong and effective nurse leadership is mission-critical, impacting nursing professionals’ opportunity to make high-value nursing contributions, thereby also impacting patient outcomes, job satisfaction, and retention. However, the leadership capacity and skills needed to meet the present moment in nursing differ greatly from the prevailing leadership models built on industrial-grounded research and theories–models that are no longer relevant to advancing professional practice nor to present times.

Dr. Porter O'Grady will explore what real-world contemporary leadership looks like in a Nursing Professional Governance model and how it differs from predominant leadership models. He will share three leadership skill-sets that best empower nursing professionals to advance nursing strategic objectives, deliver high-impact nursing contributions, and meet their own professional aims.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own questions, challenges, and insights in support of a robust interaction with Dr. Porter-O’Grady directed to deepening, clarifying and validating desired leadership approaches transforming nursing leadership and practice behaviors.

Tim Porter O'Grady 

Tim Porter O'Grady, DM, EdD, ScD(h), APRN, FAAN, FACCWS

Dr. Tim Porter-O’Grady has been a nurse for 50 years. He is currently senior partner-health systems for TPOG Associates LLC, an international health consulting practice in Atlanta, GA, and Tucson, AZ. Tim is an advanced practice nurse, board certified in geriatrics and wound specialties and holds two earned doctorates, one in learning behavior and another in complex systems leadership.

He has been Clinical Professor, Leadership Scholar at The Ohio State University College of Nursing and Professor and Innovations Scholar at Arizona State University College of Nursing and Health Innovation, and is currently a Clinical Professor at Emory University, School of Nursing. He is nationally and internationally recognized as an expert/futurist in clinical health systems, nursing leadership, nursing professional governance, and health systems innovation.

Dr. Porter-O’Grady has consulted with over 300 clinical systems world-wide and has lectured at over 500 settings globally. He has authored/co-authored 26 books and over 225 journal publications and is a 10-time winner of the AJ N “Book of the Year Award”.

Tim is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and a clinical fellow in the American College of Clinical Wound Specialists. Tim is immediate past Chair of the Board of the American Nurses Foundation, and has served on the board of Catholic Community Services, a community health system for the underserved in Tucson. He has also served on the editorial boards of five proctored healthcare journals.

Tim has received numerous awards including the American Organization of Nurse Leaders Lifetime Achievement Award, American Nurses Association Luther Christman Health Leadership Award, the American Association of Critical Care Nurses Healthcare Pioneer Award, the American Academy of Nursing, President’s Award, and is a 2020 inductee into the ANA Nursing Hall of Fame and a 2022 inaugural inductee into the Georgia Nurses Hall of Fame. He lives with his husband of 46 years between Tucson and Atlanta where they love to hike, read and spend time with colleagues and friends.




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