Preceptor Workshop: December 2-3, 2015

What is a Preceptor?

A preceptor is an experienced clinical practitioner who guides new employees, new graduates and students through the onboarding and competency validation process of unique clinical environments. Assumption of this new role requires an additional skill set that includes refined skills in communication, feedback, support, collaboration that go beyond already current clinical expertise.

New employees and students who have received quality precepting are much more likely to be retained in their positions according to the literature. Additionally, the preceptors, themselves, report higher job satisfaction that translates into increased retention.

Bridging the gap between what a student learns in school and the real clinical world is increasingly challenging as our health care system becomes more and more complex. The same holds true for other practitioners who wish to change practice environments or positions.

Who should attend?

Are you a clinician who would like to expand your role and expertise to grow others around you with the ultimate goal of providing the highest quality care for your client population? As an emerging leader, precepting can be the first step toward exploring the possibility of becoming an educator.

Some of the topics covered during the workshop include:

  • Feedback strategies
  • Highly effective communication techniques
  • Planning for quality experiences to enhance growth
  • Collaboration with the school or human resource management office.
  • Utilizing a strengths based approach, identify modalities that best match the learner’s needs
  • Breakout sessions that address the needs of specific clinical specialties
  • And much more…

This workshop will offer presentations that are applicable to all clinical professionals for the first day and a half. During the remainder of the workshop participants will be divided to discuss the unique challenges and aspects of separate clinical sites and professionals. Please select the area that applies to you. If your area of expertise does not appear on this list or is full, please contact workshops@coloradonursingcenter.org.

We will have a minimum number of participants required in each area to offer the break-out session. If your chosen specialty does not reach this threshold, you will be notified. At that time you may either select another group to join or receive a refund of your registration.

When:  December 2-3, 2015, 7:00 am-4:30 pm daily. (Snow date: Dec 4, Friday)
Where: TBD.
Cost:  This workshop is being offered at a special introductory price of $325.

Participants are expected to attend both days of the workshop.    Breakfast, lunch and snack will be provided.

Registration Link:

Preceptor Workshop Registration Link