Upcoming Programs

Exceptional professional learning builds an engaged and resilient nursing workforce and helps nurse leaders at stages of their leadership journey succeed in their roles. Invest in yourself, your team, and your organization by participating in our interactive professional development programs led by esteemed faculty and distinguished thought leaders.

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Eradicating Bullying & Incivility Self-Study eCourse
Asynchronous, self-paced online learning program available at anytime
For nurse leaders at every stage of their leadership journey

Eradicating Bullying & Incivility

ONL has partnered with the Healthy Workforce Institute (HWI) to provide our members and community with access to HWI's Eradicating Bullying & Incivility Self-Study eCourse. Designed with busy healthcare leaders in mind, each module is bite-sized, less than an hour long, and can be taken online at the learner's desired pace.

By the end of this course, you will have the tools, strategies, and confidence to identify disruptive behaviors that undermine a culture of safety, set behavioral expectations with employees, and hold staff accountable for professional behavior.

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Leadership Lunch Series
Fridays: Sept. 16th, Oct. 21st, Nov. 18th & Dec. 16th, 12:00-1:30 PM via Zoom
For nurse leaders at every stage of their leadership journey

Leadership Lunch Series

Continue to grow and develop as a nurse leader by participating in this interactive, live educational series designed to connect nurses, nurse leaders, and teams with contemporary national thought leaders for professional learning.

Sessions facilitate the sharing of ideas as speakers provide insights and tools to help nurses and leaders stay informed and inspired. Participants enjoy 90 minutes of professional development via Zoom each month while eating their lunch.

This program is best viewed as a nursing team. Teams can use the presentations as a jumping off point for internal discussion of the ideas shared and can collaborate on application and strategies for implementation within their organization.

*Prorated registration fee available for those wishing to participate once series is underway.

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Leading Evidence-Based Practice
Wednesday, Nov. 16th, 8:30 AM-3:00 PM, Thursday, Nov. 17th, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM & Friday, Dec. 2nd, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM via Zoom
For nurse leaders at every stage of their leadership journey

Leading Evidence-Based Practice

Although it is widely known that evidence-based practice (EBP) improves healthcare quality, reliability, and patient outcomes as well as reduces variations in care and costs, it is still not the standard of care delivered by practicing clinicians. Nurses and nurse leaders need a deep and operational knowledge of EBP to access and implement proven strategies, while also improving quality and engagement.

In collaboration with the Fuld Institute for Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) at The Ohio State University, ONL is excited to provide this highly-rated leadership development program.

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Winter Quarterly Meeting
Friday, December 9th, 8:30 AM-2:45 PM at the AC Hotel in Worcester, Massachusetts
For nurse leaders at every stage of their leadership journey

ONL 2022 Winter Quarterly Meeting

Join us at ONL's Winter 2022 Quarterly Meeting for an informative, inspirational, interactive, in-person program you won't want to miss! Connect with colleagues and friends face-to-face, learn from thought leaders, and catch up on ONL happenings.

In addition to ONL's Business Meeting , the Winter 2022 Quarterly Meeting will include a keynote by Dr. Renee Thompson, CEO and Founder of the Healthy Workforce Institute and a leading authority on creating healthy workforces by eliminating bullying and incivility, as well as member poster presentations to share the wonderful work that is transforming nursing practice and patient care in our region. 

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Winter/Spring '23 Leadership Lunch Series
Fridays: Jan. 20th, Feb. 17th, Mar. 17th & Apr. 21st, 2023, 12:00-1:30 PM via Zoom
For nurse leaders at every stage of their leadership journey

Leadership Lunch Series

Continue to grow and develop as a nurse leader by participating in this interactive, live educational series designed to connect nurses, nurse leaders, and teams with contemporary national thought leaders for professional learning.

Sessions facilitate the sharing of ideas as speakers provide insights and tools to help nurses and leaders stay informed and inspired. Participants enjoy 90 minutes of professional development via Zoom each month while eating their lunch.

This program is best viewed as a nursing team. Teams can use the presentations as a jumping off point for internal discussion of the ideas shared and can collaborate on application and strategies for implementation within their organization.

Save the dates! Speakers soon to be announced.

Rebuilding Your Nursing Team in 2023: Coming Together After Falling Apart
Wednesday, January 25th, 2023, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM via Zoom
For nurse leaders at every stage of their leadership journey

Rebuilding Your Nursing Team in 2023

COVID-19 has been massively disruptive to nursing teams. Leaders are struggling with picking up the pieces and rebuilding their teams in an environment where nurses have shorter work tenures. While especially challenging in the current environment, building and sustaining high-performance nursing teams will be necessary for the future of high-quality, safe nursing care delivery.

This program will provide nurse leaders at all stages of their leadership journey with actionable strategies, best practices, and tools for rebuilding highly effective teams in 2023. The workshop will focus on the best evidence on teamwork, how to restore trust, how to promote a sense of community, and how to build cohesive work teams.

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The Nuts and Bolts of Nursing Leadership
Tuesday, Jan. 31st, 2023, 8:30 AM-3:30 PM via Zoom For Nurse Managers & Directors
Tuesday, Feb. 7th, 2023, 8:30 AM-3:30 PM via Zoom For Charge Nurses & Emerging Leaders

Nuts and Bolts of Nursing Leadership

This highly-rated program offers fantastic foundational leadership training for nurse leaders newly in a leadership role.

Nurses are often promoted into leadership roles with little or no training in the leadership, management, and communication skills needed to succeed. This one-day, interactive workshop is designed to equip new leaders with the key skills and strategies needed to be successful: transitioning into a leadership role; communication and collaboration, including power and authority; resource management; and managing staff performance.

This workshop is offered on two different dates, with each date's program customized to bring focus and examples that are designed for the specified target audience.

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Be the Boss No One Wants to Leave: Nurse Retention in Turbulent Times
Wednesday, February 15th, 2023, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM via Zoom
For nurse leaders at every stage of their leadership journey

Be the Boss No One Wants to Leave: Nurse Retention in Turbulent Times

Healthcare organizations are facing unprecedented staffing shortages and high rates of turnover. In these times more than ever before, the cost of turnover is felt not only by the organization, with replacement costs for a single nurse easily exceeding $50,000, but also by the remaining team members and patients.

While frontline nurse leaders are the linchpins in staff retention, new nurse leaders are promoted into their leadership roles with little or no training on best practices for leading staff. This program is designed to equip new leaders with leadership best practices and help them succeed in the mission-critical job of retaining staff. In this interactive workshop, we will discuss the latest evidence on nurse retention, and participants will gain actionable strategies for becoming the leader no one wants to leave.

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Best Practice Solutions to Disruptive Behaviors in Healthcare
Tuesday, February 28th, 2023, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM via Zoom
For nurse leaders at every stage of their leadership journey

Best Practice Solutions to Disruptive Behaviors in Healthcare

In hospitals across the globe, we are seeing an alarming increase in workplace stress and cruelty. There is infighting among staff, tension between shifts, and new employees and float staff are being squashed. Worse yet, healthcare professionals are airing their frustrations in front of patients, which increases patient anxiety and interferes with their recovery. As healthcare leaders, we have an opportunity to change that.

In this training you will gain an understanding of the common ways disruptive behaviors show up in healthcare today and discover healthy workforce best practice solutions to these challenges. You'll leave equipped with the tools you need to successfully address disruptive behaviors and cultivate a culture of caring in your organization.

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Caring Science Executive Leadership Intensive
Every other Wednesday, March 1st - May 17th at 12:00 PM via Zoom
For Chief Nursing Officers and senior nurse leaders

Caring Science Executive Leadership Intensive

Executive nurse leaders are asked to translate the mission, vision, and values of their organization and set the tone and culture for the entire nursing team, all while managing tremendous and ever-increasing complexity. Meeting this moment requires intentionality along with a human-centered approach and focus. It is more important than ever for senior nurse executives to invest in their own leadership practice.

The Caring Science Executive Leadership Intensive provides structure and space for senior nurse leaders to refocus and reflect on their values and sense of purpose so that they can show up fully and with authenticity in their leadership. Designed by Dr. Jean Watson and the Watson Caring Science Institute (WSCI), this program will equip leaders with tools and practical strategies for supporting a culture of caring and relationship-centered healthcare.

Utilizing Watson’s Caring Science as a practice model has been shown to reduce staff turnover significantly as well as increase patients' perception of caring.

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Spring Quarterly Meeting
Friday, March 10th, 8:30 AM-12:30 PM via Zoom
For nurse leaders at every stage of their leadership journey

ONL 2023 Spring Quarterly Meeting

ONL's Quarterly Meetings are an opportunity to connect and collaborate with fellow nurse leaders from across the region while engaging with timely and relevant content and thought leadership. At this informative, inspirational, and interactive program, you and your team will gain expert perspectives, actionable strategies, and valuable resources to bring back to your work and strengthen your leadership practice.

In addition to ONL's Business Meeting, the Spring Quarterly Meeting will include a soon to-be-announced thought leader keynote. Stay tuned for more details coming soon!

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Nurse Leader Master Class
Wednesdays, March 15th, 22nd & 29th, 2023, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM via Zoom
For nurse leaders already established in a leadership role

Nurse Leader Master Class

The Nurse Leader Master Class (NLMC) is one of ONL's signature leadership development programs designed especially for nurse leaders already established in a leadership role, providing three days of highly interactive, cohort-based professional development to help leaders reenergize, refocus, and renew their leadership practice.

Offered virtually via Zoom, the NLMC provides the right balance of content and facilitated discussions for participants to advance their professional leadership practice and to build connections with peers across organizational boundaries.

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ONL's 2023 Annual Meeting
Thursday & Friday, June 8th & 9th, 2023 at the Newport Marriott Hotel in Newport, Rhode Island

For nurse leaders at every stage of their leadership journey

ONL 2023 Annual Meeting

Save the date for our 2023 Annual Meeting, and join us to refresh, replenish, and renew your leadership practice through learning, inspiration, and community! This not-to-be-missed event will bring together nurse leaders from across the region for two days of rich professional learning, collaboration, and networking.

Our program will include ONL's business meeting, exceptional presentations from national thought leaders, time to explore our vendors, ample opportunities for reconnecting and sharing ideas with colleagues, and time to celebrate together.

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The Nuts and Bolts of Nursing Leadership
Tuesday, June 20th, 2023, 8:30 AM-3:30 PM via Zoom For Nurse Managers & Directors
Thursday, June 22nd, 2023, 8:30 AM-3:30 PM via Zoom For Charge Nurses & Emerging Leaders

Nuts and Bolts of Nursing Leadership

This highly-rated program offers fantastic foundational leadership training for nurse leaders newly in a leadership role.

Nurses are often promoted into leadership roles with little or no training in the leadership, management, and communication skills needed to succeed. This one-day, interactive workshop is designed to equip new leaders with the key skills and strategies needed to be successful: transitioning into a leadership role; communication and collaboration, including power and authority; resource management; and managing staff performance.

This workshop is offered on two different dates, with each date's program customized to bring focus and examples that are designed for the specified target audience.

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Stay tuned for updates about future programs!

 

 

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