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What Great Nurse Managers Do!

  • : Melbourne VIC 3000

 

A Conference that Includes: VUCA; Motivating Staff; Modern Management Challenges; Leadership; Emotional Intelligence & Avoiding Stress...

Overview

 

Have you ever worked in one of those great environments where everything seemed to hum along and going to work was pleasurably challenging? Well, this was probably because you had a great nurse manager. This conference lifts the sheet on some of the tricks of the trade and reveals the secrets behind great management. Come along and discover:

  • Secret weapons of greatness
  • Why you need to know the difference between great management and great leadership
  • How enabling staff is more important than transforming them
  • Unlocking diversity in your unit and then putting it to work
  • Why emotional intelligence is becoming more important than ever before
  • How courage and commitment collide to create greatness

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Schedule

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Day One

8:30AM REGISTRATION FOR DAY ONE


9:00

David Stanley

How Great Nurse Managers Create a 'Spirit of Enquiry' in Their Workplace

This session looks at the importance of creating a 'Spirit of Enquiry' in modern health units. As evidence-based care changes the way we work forever, it is essential that modern managers open up their work environments to new knowledge. Includes:

  • How does a nurse unit manager open up a true ’Spirit of Enquiry’ in their workplace and encourage nurses to seek new knowledge?
  • What are the benefits that flow from this?
  • How to mentor nurses to consider patient preferences, seek best evidence and use their clinical judgment to effect best outcomes

10:00

Heather Pisani

Stories of Great Nurse Managers in Action

Settle in for the ride! This uplifting session will provide an example of a great nurse manager.

10:30 MORNING TEA


11:00

David Stanley

The Shifting Sands of Management - What Great Nurse Managers Need to Know

Workplaces are fluid and evolving and uncertainty is everywhere. Staying ahead of the prevailing tides can be exhausting yet also invigorating. This session looks at:

  • How to avoid getting stuck in outdated mindsets and modes of operating
  • Understanding key trends that are reforming the nature of nurses' work
  • Death by tradition or are you spotting new opportunities?
  • What skills will a great nurse manager need in the future?

12:00

Craig Maloney

How Great Nurse Managers are Fair and Avoid The Politics of Envy

Fairness is a topical subject in Australian society which is often associated with envy. This session explores from a psychological perspective perceptions of fairness and the destructive nature of envy. Positively altering staff perceptions is a cornerstone of the creation of a healthy work environment. Includes:

  • Role modelling fairness - avoiding cronyism and sycophantism
  • Rostering for fairness
  • Giving feedback that is based on merit and not on vanity

1:00PM LUNCH BREAK


2:00

Taruni Falconer

Growing our Emotional Intelligence as Great Nurse Managers – Session One

How often do we hear ourselves saying, “ I seem to spend my precious days off trying to recover my energy so I am ready for work again.” How about if we could use emotional intelligence to help us recover faster while at work? Feel energised while at work?

Emotional intelligence includes both intrapersonal intelligence and interpersonal intelligence. It is about our capacity for recognising our own feelings and those of others. It is about motivating ourselves. It is about managing emotions in ourselves as well as in our relationships. This experiential, practical workshop includes:

  • Reflecting on what energises us in our work
  • Exploring the characteristics of emotional intelligence (EI) and their part in energising us while at work
  • Gaining practical insight from current research on neuroplasticity and behavioural change

3:00 AFTERNOON TEA


3:15

Taruni Falconer

Growing our Emotional Intelligence as Great Nurse Managers – Session Two

This second session builds on session one. You will leave equipped with a very current, road-tested way to stay connected to what motivates you in your work, what energises you as you interact with yourself and others. This experiential, practical workshop includes:

  • Practical ways to “recover” while at work using emotional intelligence
  • Ways to keep remembering how to “recover” your energy
  • The secret component of what makes for long term behavioural change

4:15 CLOSE OF DAY ONE OF PROGRAM


Day Two

9:00AM COMMENCEMENT OF DAY TWO


9:00

Craig Maloney

Is Cool as a Cucumber - Deals with Conflict Comfortably

Have you ever felt like crawling into a cupboard when a team member has belittled or intimated other members of your team? This antisocial behaviour is both disruptive and destructive. Conflict is stressful and damages health.

  • What are the cascading consequences that occur when intimidation is allowed to operate freely?
  • How to front up to hostility and break the cycle
  • Remaining cool and keeping emotions in check

9:45

Darren Riggon

The Role of Clinical Supervision: What Great Managers Need To Know

Clinical Supervision is the process of two or more professionals formally meeting to reflect and review professional practice with the aim of supporting the person in their professional environment. This session includes:

  • Why do Managers need to know about clinical supervision?
  • Do Managers need to do this?
  • What are the benefits and value of clinical supervision?

10:30 MORNING TEA


11:00

Darren Riggon

Many Hands Make Light Work - Motivates and Empowers Others

Have you ever wondered why some units have highly engaged staff and others don’t? This final session of day one revisits a theme of the day which is the need to acknowledge the uniqueness of each staff member and then engage in genuine connectedness. In so doing, it will reveal how engagement and motivation can be provoked. Includes:

  • What staff become motivated
  • How great nurse managers engage others
  • The importance of creating an environment of genuine connectedness where essential professional boundaries are retained
  • How to communicate complex ideas to engage people
  • The art of taking a ‘rock of someone’s head’ and then getting out of their way to let them blossom

12:00

Norah Bostock

Are Great Nurse Managers Born or Made - That is the Question?

Some schools of thought believe great managers are made. This session looks at the qualities of a great nurse manager and debates how much of these skills are learned or innate. Includes:

  • Can a great nurse manager develop in a vacuum?
  • How important is executive support?
  • Are there inherent personal qualities that enable nurse managers in their role?

1:00PM LUNCH BREAK


2:00

Norah Bostock

Variety is the Spice of Life - Capitalises on Uniqueness

There are large variations in management styles. However, a common theme of great management is the ability to identify uniqueness and work individually with staff to acknowledge and develop their qualities. Great nurse managers do not view staff as a homogenous group but operate at a range of levels. This session looks at:

  • How to lever uniqueness to create stronger teams
  • How to delegate effectively based on better personal insights into staff strengths
  • The impact that recognition of uniqueness has on the effective management of diversity and disruption

2:45 AFTERNOON TEA


3:00

Ros Ben-Moshe

Laugh and the World Laughs With You … Laughter Yoga

Great nurse managers have a sense of humour. Miserable nurses create miserable workplaces which is particularly worrying in environments where the work can be, at times, overwhelming and emotionally draining. Humour has particularly healing and beneficial qualities. This final session looks at how nurse managers can infuse humour without callousness into the work they do and, in so doing, create better places to work and deliver better care. Includes:

  • Humour defuses tension
  • What does humour do to the mind and body?
  • What could a nurse manager who is not naturally humorous do to inject some laughter into their workplace?
  • How to ensure fun is not callous in a deeply emotionally charged environment
  • How a great nurse manager could use fun in their unit

4:00 CLOSE OF DAY TWO OF PROGRAM


The Goal Need for Program

There is much talk about the need for good leadership in all aspects of Australian society. Conversely, there is less focus on the need for good management. However, people's lives can be profoundly affected by workplaces that engage in good or poor management. Nurse management is one of the most difficult jobs in healthcare today and has profound implications for optimum patient outcomes. 
A conference that addresses the qualities and skills that make a great and safe nurse manager will be enlightening and refreshing to those holding such a position or those considering moving into such a role.

Purpose of Program

By attending this conference you will extend your knowledge and skills relating to how you manage staff so as to improve the outcomes and performance of your workplace.

Your learning outcomes:

Discriminate between different actions that make nurse management great

Reflect on your current management communication to promote better patient outcomes

Reframe your current knowledge of management and leadership

Facilitate a workplace of growth and high performance

Presenters

Norah Bostock

Norah Bostock

Norah is a highly qualified Advanced Continence Nurse Specialist and Clinical Governance expert in private practice in SA. She has ... Read More

David Stanley

David Stanley

David Stanley trained as a registered nurse and midwife in South Australia and worked through his formative career in a ... Read More

Heather Pisani

Heather Pisani

Heather is a highly qualified, experienced nurse in acute care, specialising in intensive care and neurosurgical nursing. Heather has a ... Read More

Craig Maloney

Craig Maloney

Craig Maloney has an impressive background which includes a Master of Mental Health Nursing and graduate qualifications in Occupational Health ... Read More

Taruni Falconer

Taruni Falconer

Taruni Falconer is a coach, keynote speaker and author based in Melbourne, Australia. Taruni designed and delivered the first research-based ... Read More

Darren Riggon

Darren Riggon

Darren Riggon is a casual academic in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Deakin University. His clinical supervision interests ...Read More

Ros Ben-Moshe

Ros Ben-Moshe

Ros Ben-Moshe is Director of LaughLife, a provider of wellbeing and laughter programs. LaughLife delivers laughter yoga programs, laughter yoga ... Read More

Title
What Great Nurse Managers Do!
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Provider Type
RTO
Duration
11 hours
Start Date
14-Apr-2016
End Date
15-Apr-2016
CPD
11 hours
Fees
$561.00 (two days)
Location
Melbourne VIC 3000
Venue
Hotel IBIS - Therry Street, 15-21 Therry Street
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