Nurse Manager Leadership Workshop

The Nurse Manager Leadership Workshop is an interactive program that combines lecture and discussion by Iowa nursing leaders. Attendees will discover their leadership potential while learning about:
• Fiscal management.
• Human resources.
• Performance improvement.
• Personal and professional accountability.
• Planning.
Attendees also will identify their roles in the future of nursing.
2022 program brochure

The workshop will have three in-person days that will include six sessions. The sessions are scheduled January-March 2022. Participants will attend in person. If a participant misses a session, a recording will be available to watch. If an attendee cannot travel to a session(s), email Tori Hanson at

This workshop is intended for new and aspiring nurse managers.

Personal and Professional Accountability for Nurse Leaders
In this session, participants will learn how to develop and grow personally and professionally. Presenters will discuss pathways for advancement and leadership effectiveness in several areas including education advancement, continuing education, career planning and annual self-assessment. Nurse leaders will be introduced to the correlation between personal accountability and the performance of the teams they lead.

Strategic Management for Nurse Leaders
This session will teach participants how to begin to see and develop the big picture, while finding their voices on leadership. Participants will learn how to engage front line staff in not only the development of plans, but also their execution. Participants should be ready for a fun and engaging session about strategy, leadership and management.

Personal Journey Disciplines/Action Learning for Nurse Leaders

Through self-assessment and group dialogue, participants will explore their tendencies and options for skill development with emotional intelligence and communication styles. Application to real-life scenarios facing nursing leaders will serve as the context of discussion and role-playing. The learning environment will be a safe place to share questions and challenges while trying new skills.

Performance Improvement for Nurse Leaders

This session will cover the core principles of patient safety and how nurse leaders can be drivers of safety initiatives at the department level. Nurse leaders will also learn how to evaluate their department’s regulatory compliance and how to achieve and consistently maintain a state of survey readiness.

Financial Management for Nurse Leaders

During this session attendees will learn the basics of fiscal responsibility for nursing services. Attendees will review a
departmental budget, identify staffing and flexing alternatives to meet patient care requirements and discuss how to
recognize and respond to budget variances. The discussion and case study will allow attendees to have a high level of
understanding of the financial responsibilities they will face daily within their nursing units.

Human Resources for Nurse Leaders
Attendees will learn how to manage human resources issues that will arise on their nursing units. Attendees will discuss
strategies to select and retain staff, manage staff performance and development and how to handle disciplinary actions.
These strategies will help a nurse manager oversee the personnel on their units.


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