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2 Day Management and Leadership Skills Update for Associate Nurse Unit Managers, Acting / Relieving NUMs and Team Leaders


Are you an Associate Nurse Unit Managers (ANUM), or Acting / Relieving NUM or working in a Team Leader role? Are you looking for formal education to support your personal and professional development specific to this role? Attend this two day interactive seminar to meet other nurses who work in similar positions. Build crucial leadership and management skills required in your role. Includes:

  • How you can use emotional intelligence
  • Better ways to communicate better with others in your team including NUMs
  • Learn what motivates people and why some may resist change
  • Take time to reflect on your career


Need for Program

Associate Nurse Unit Managers (ANUMs), Acting / Relieving NUMs and Clinical Nurse Specialists working in Team Leader roles are an integral part of the health care team. The advanced skills required of nurses to perform in this busy and ever-changing role creates a need for formal education. This program supports existing or new ANUMs to increase their ability to assist organisations to achieve corporate goals and improve their ability to manage effectively.

Purpose of Program

The purpose of this program is to update the leadership and management skills required by ANUMs and Team Leaders to achieve personal and professional success in this role.

Your Learning Outcomes
  • Identify the differences between leadership and management and relate this to your skills as an ANUM
  • Give examples of the use of emotional intelligence in your role as an ANUM, particularly when communicating with NUMs and how this could lead to improved patient outcomes
  • Learn practical strategies that encourage and support mentoring so as to foster a collegial environment where staff satisfaction remains high
  • Describe strategies for maintaining appropriate professional boundaries especially when working with friends so as to provide fair and respected management
  • Schedule Day One

    8:30am - Registration and Refreshments


    Frontline Realities for ANUMs/Team Leaders

    This opening session will take a look at the difference between leadership and management skills and why it is important to know the difference. In this interesting session we will look at the value of personal integrity in management positions and how this relates to leadership. We will then consider why effective leadership is crucial to best practice clinical outcomes. Topics include:

    • What is the difference between leadership and management and why does an ANUM position require both of these skills?
    • Why do your underlying values matter so much when you are in a leadership position?
    • How do you integrate leadership skills with clinical realities?


    Leadership Skills in Action

    In this session you will discuss a range of examples of leadership for ANUMs: the good, the bad, and the ugly. Includes:

    • Discussion of what ‘good’ or conscious and collaborative leadership looks like
    • What reactive leadership looks like
    • What toxic leadership looks like
    • How ANUMs/Team Leaders can demonstrate leadership qualities which positively influence staff and delivery of safe and high quality care

    10:30am - Morning Tea and Coffee


    Practical Management Skills in Action - ANUMs Managing with Emotional Intelligence

    This session explores why staff like working with managers that demonstrate emotional intelligence. Topics include:

    • How does emotional intelligence (EI) and social intelligence (SI) differ from IQ (intelligence quotient) and why does this matter?
    • The importance of determining your own level of EI and the implications of working with people with a high degree of EI
    • How do these approaches improve management effectiveness?


    The Relationship Between Workplace Stress, Performance and Unwanted Incidents

    This interesting session will look at the vexatious issue of stress in the workplace, including the body’s normal defense response. It will examine how stress manifests and at what stage it becomes a concern. It will then look at the correlation between high stress and risk of incidents in the workplace. Includes:

    • How to identify when you and your colleagues are experiencing extreme stress
    • How to rapidly reduce stress in yourself and colleagues
    • How to create a culture of calm in your workplace
    • What causes a team to be responsive and considered in all that it does?

    1:00pm - Lunch Break and Networking


    Action Plan for Enhancing Emotional Intelligence

    This session will explore the 'how' of developing your emotional intelligence and includes:

    • Exploration of the relationship between emotional intelligence and mindfulness
    • Exploration of what controls our actions and behaviours in the workplace

    3:00pm - Afternoon Tea and Coffee


    Applying Emotional Intelligence to Your Work

    This final session of day one gives you an opportunity to relate aspects of emotional intelligence to your own work situations. Find out how you could improve your decision making by tapping into your own emotional intelligence.

    • Within the framework of your workplace organisation how will a high level of emotional intelligence assist with your ANUM/Team Leader role?

    4:15pm - Close of Day One of Seminar

    Day Two

    9:00am - Commencement of Day Two


    Practical Management Skills in Action – Staff Engagement and Change

    A key to good management is the genuine engagement of staff. Find out how you can build on your leadership skills to be a better manager and achieve your required outcomes. Developing a genuine team approach is essential to bringing about a smoother transition and change in the workplace. Includes:

    • Why is strategy such an important management tool?
    • Discover easy methods for introducing rapid change in the workplace
    • Explore how to improve staff engagement and commitment
    • Identify change management and quality improvement systems often used in health care organisations


    Practical Management Skills in Action - Avoiding Role Confusion

    It is important that staff, including ANUMs, clearly understand what their role is and what is expected of them in their role within the organisation. Too often, job descriptions become outdated and job vagueness leads to lack of accountability and unsatisfactory staff performance. In addition, role clarity can lead to enhanced job satisfaction and improved patient outcomes Topics include:

    • The best time to clarify roles
    • How to immediately improve employee performance through clear role definitions
    • Clarifying your own role as an ANUM/Team Leader

    10:30am - Morning Tea and Coffee


    Thriving at Work – Monitoring, Reviewing and Improving Individual Staff Performance to Achieve Safe, High Quality Care

    This session looks at the importance of the ANUM/Team Leader role in coaching and mentoring staff to ensure safe, high quality care. ANUMs/Team Leaders also need to have the ability to make necessary changes to work practices when required without encountering staff resistance or passive aggression. One of the roles for most ANUMs/Team Leaders is that of collaboratively monitoring and reviewing staff performance. This also includes feedback to staff when care delivery or team communication is unsafe or inappropriate. An individual staff member’s actions may have a devastating impact on the workplace. We will look at:

    • Ensuring delegation is appropriate
    • Coaching and mentoring
    • Why many managers and staff do not like performance monitoring and review
    • The ANUM/Team Leader as the ‘method’: using Emotional intelligence skills to give and receive feedback
    • The traditional method versus the desired performance approach
    • How involved should you be in personal problems?

    12:30pm - Lunch Break


    Thriving at Work - Dealing with Conflict

    This session continues on from the previous session and provides an interactive opportunity for additional discussion and application in your own workplace. It will focus on dealing with conflict.


    Talking the Talk – Tips on Becoming a Better Negotiator

    This session will assist you in your overall communication and negotiation skills – particularly with others in the multidisciplinary team.

    3:00pm - Afternoon Tea and Coffee


    Putting it All Together and the Future Role of ANUMs/Team Leaders

    Reinforcing the content covered in the last two days, this final session will provide participants with an opportunity to discuss what has been learned and its relevance to your practice. Includes:

    • Identifying barriers to implementation of what you have learnt, to your workplace
    • The future role of the ANUM/Team Leader

    4:15pm - Close of Seminar and Evaluations


    Jill Beattie

    Jill Beattie

    Dr Jill Beattie is a Senior Research Fellow at Monash University, Victoria. Jill is also a mindfulness-based emotional fitness consultant in her Performance Enhancement consultancy and provides services for people with stress, anxiety and depression. Jill has a background in nursing, education, management, research and clinical practice. She has delivered mindfulness education to nurses, and mindfulness programs for individuals and groups, including health services staff, pregnant women and partners of defence force personnel. Jill continues to be involved in mindfulness research.

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    10 hours 30 mins
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    Melbourne VIC 3000
    Venue TBA, Melbourne,
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