Leadership Excellence for Academic Development (LEAD)

Building Skills to be Successful in Leading an Academic Program. Improve your practice in:

  • Time Management
  • Effective Communication
  • Business skills
  • Negotiating and Influencing
  • Creating excellence in the workplace
  • Leading the Profession
  • Talent Management

What will I learn in this course?

Academic leaders will develop greater skills and expertise in communication and relationship management, business skills and principles, leadership and professional development.  Content specific to academic leaders of nursing programs will be presented by expert faculty. Subjects will include time management, delegating, negotiation and influencing skills, creating a culture of civility, conflict resolution, BON reporting requirements and fundraising.  By the end of the workshop, leaders will be prepared to develop a capstone project to be conducted and completed over the following 12 months.

To review the curriculum, please click here.
To register for the workshop, please click here. 

Program Information and FAQs … 

Why do I need to learn about leadership?

Effective leadership leads to:

  • Improved job satisfaction
  • Lower rates of staff turnover
  • Enhanced student experiences

When: June 19-22, 2017

Where: The Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence; 5290 E. Yale Cir. Suite 100; Denver, CO 80222

Fee: $1,200 for non-OADN members. OADN members only pay $1,000!

Please do not buy plane tickets until May 15th. The workshop will be cancelled at that time if there are not enough registrants.

What will be expected of me following this workshop?
Participants will be required to complete a capstone project. The time frame for this project is one year. The capstone project should incorporate leadership concepts learned during the workshop into practice through a project relevant to their work environment. 

What will I need to do to prepare for this workshop? 
Prior to the workshop you will be emailed information and links to complete the DISC personality assessment. There are different leadership methods and styles that coincide with each personality type, which could help leaders be more effective. Participants will also be emailed instructions on completing an emotional intelligence assessment. This workshop will also provide an opportunity to have your questions answered, so come prepared to engage and participate in active learning. 

How do I get more information?
For more information, please contact the Workshop Coordinator at The Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence: (303) 715-0343 ext. 10 or via email workshops@ColoradoNursingCenter.org.

To Register for the Workshop, please click here. 

*The Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Colorado Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission.  Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence Provider number CCN0512 – June 1, 2009 – February 1, 2016.