Leadership Education for RPNs and health care professionals

Part One: Leadership- An Introduction

 

Course Description:
Critical examination of leadership in nursing including leadership theory, communication, problem solving, change and influence, and conflict which upon review and examination will support development of personal and professional leadership skills at the individual RPN level.

 

Course Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Identify how to be a remarkable leader
  2. Communicate powerfully
  3. Demonstrate how to problem solve through decision making and critical thinking
  4. Recognize and reiterate conflict resolution techniques
  5. Identify exemplary leadership practices and influence during change
  6. Develop a Personal Leadership Development Plan

Day & time: Asynchronous discussions in e-learning environment

Prerequisites: Must be an RPN or other health care professional. Participants must have access to a computer, the Internet and possess basic computer skills to participate in the electronic class discussions.

Program length & delivery: The program is an eight week eLearning course. The next program will be offered (week one) September 18th 2017 and ending (week eight) November 6th 2017.

Certificate: Upon completion you will receive a certificate from RPNAO. You must complete all requirements in order to be eligible to receive the certificate.

Contact For course information please contact Norma Tomlin, at ntomlin@rpnao.org or call (905) 602-4664 x 251.

Registration information:  Registration for Part One: Leasdership- An Introduction is now open. Please email ntomlin@rpnao.org or call us at (905) 602-4664 or toll free 1-877-602-4664 for additional information.

 

WeekTopicContent
1
Leadership
 
  • Leadership vs Management
  • Leadership traits & skills
2
Leadership continued
  • Leadership characteristics
  • Followership
  • Practices of exemplary leadership
3
Communication
  • Communicating powerfully
  • Communication styles
  • Communicating through stories
4
Problem Solving
  • Critical thinking
  • Decision making
  • Problem solving
5
Change & Influence
  • Types of change
  • Six sources of influence
6
Conflict
  • Sources & types of conflict
  • Conflict resolution
  • Productive conflict
7
Personal Leadership
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Leadership traits & skills assessment
  • Personal leadership development plan
8
Final Assignment
  • Your leadership development

 

Facilitation: This course will be co-facilitated by Norma Tomlin RPN and Annette Weeres RN BScN MN. Norma’s 24 years nursing experience in community working with both domestic and internationally educated nurses to support and enhance their professional practice is complimented by her leadership as a professional practice associate at RPNAO, and provincial committee work. Annette has over 30 years of nursing experience and leadership knowledge through her roles in acute care, remote nursing, provincial working group, part-time/sessional faculty at Seneca College, and staff at RPNAO. Norma and Annette bring experience in facilitation from their education and nursing leadership experiences to this course.

 

Course Cost:

  1. RPNAO Members $275.00 + HST = $310.75
  2. Non-Members $357.50 + HST = $403.98

This course is limited to 25 participants; registration is available on a first come first serve basis, however a waitlist will be available with notification provided to interested registrants.