Nurses for Nurses CPD Travel

Phone: 07 4151 3884

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Phone: 07 4151 3884
Email: [email protected]

Growing Leadership Qualities:

A conference retreat to explore the traits of an exceptional leader

14 – 16 November 2022 | The Sunshine Coast | 12 CPD Hours

Conference Program:

In this retreat, we are going to explore how to develop characteristics or traits of effective leadership. We will build on these qualities, exploring how to develop sound leadership characteristics. As well as lectures there will be an opportunity to develop communication skills in the form of small group workshops.

Assistance and guidelines will be delivered on how to give negative feedback and manage difficult situations in the role of a nurse leader (manager).  We will examine how to develop healthy boundaries which are linked to psychological wellbeing.

The issue of burnout will be examined and how it applies to the specific challenges of a nurse leader.

The retreats content is considered vital knowledge as managers and leaders face the unique challenges around them currently in the workplace. The exploration of key concepts will enhance self-development which is linked to the growth of knowledge and skills. This growth will enable the leader to provide support to colleagues and others in their workplace.

Often nurses are promoted to positions of leadership with little support on how to manage difficult situations. This can create feelings of inadequacy and an increase in anxiety and stress. This unique retreat offers not just education but includes a supportive environment with caring and experienced facilitators to assist you to explore these difficult topics.

The group will join together to learn practical strategies on how to work with very difficult people in their personal and professional life.

In addition to the conference program, attendees will have the opportunity to explore a number of activities to assist them manage stress and prevent burnout. Each day attendees can join the facilitators on optional walks and activities in this beautiful seaside environment. We will explore different forms of stress management activities and topics that can only be unpacked in a supported learning environment.

This Nursing Retreat has been developed by two experienced facilitators who look forward to working with you in the natural environment of the beautiful Sunshine Coast. Other health care professionals (paramedics and others) are also very welcome to attend.

Conference Learning Outcomes:

At this conference you will:

  • Explore the difference between an average manager and an effective leader.
  • Learn the characteristics or traits of leadership and how to develop them.
  • Learn to recognise micromanagement and characteristics of ineffective or poor management.
  • Discuss the effect of poor management on the morale and mental health of the team

You will also learn:

      • The techniques of assertiveness in managing conflict with different personalities
      • How to chair a meeting and how to give negative feedback to a staff member
      • About the manifestation of burnout and learn strategies to assist with healing.
      • How to manage difficult situations and recognise bullying characteristics
      • About your own strengths in your personality
      • How to recognise different personalities in your team
      • Strategies on how to avoid traps in management

Who is this Conference for?

This is a conference retreat for all nurses irrespective of clinical specialty. The content applies to the clinical nurse, nurse managers, through to the director of nursing.  It also applies to the Registered Nurse who is planning on applying for a leadership position in the future and wants to prepare by developing skills.

It also relates to the experienced leader who is interested in increasing their skills. The issue of workplace violence is real within our professional culture as evidenced by increasing levels of burnout and distress. The skills you will learn at the conference will be valuable to you whether you have experienced bullying or not.

If you are a clinical facilitator, educator, nurse leader, or aspiring nurse leader, this conference provides you with essential knowledge for your role. It assists you to develop your emotional intelligence and assertion skills to recognise and manage these difficult concepts. You will learn the strategies of how to support your team.

Why a conference retreat?

A conference retreat is designed to facilitate the ability of a group to step back from their day-to-day demands and activities for a period of concentrated discussion and exploration about specific issues.

In the past Nurses have not been offered retreats, they have not been provided with the support that other professions have. Nurses make up the largest health care professional group but their distinctive needs have been overlooked.

The need for this Nursing conference retreat is based on the counselling work of Anne Evans-Murray as she works with many Nursing clients who have experienced bullying or wish to develop their own personal assertion skills. It is also based on feedback from the Nursing CPD Institute subscribers in evaluating the sessions provided on resilience, bullying, and assertion training and requesting more practical assistance to deal with multiple issues.

So join us at this bespoke conference retreat experience as we step back from our day to day demands and stressors and take advantage of the supportive environment that a retreat offers.

    IS THIS PART OF MY CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (CPD)?

    YES, IT IS!

    Under the code of conduct in Domain 7: Promote Health and Wellbeing,  the value statement that we, as Nurses and Midwives are required to abide by is:

    “Nurses and Midwives promote health and wellbeing for people and their families, colleagues, the broader community and themselves in a way that addresses health inequality.”

    This means that the information and education provided at this retreat is perfect to meet your obligations under this domain and thus claimable as a CPD activity.

      Our Presenters:

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      Anne Evans-Murray

      R.N., BHlthSc, MACCCN, Grad.Dip Ed, MEd, Dip Counselling, GradCertCritCare, CertIV Training and Assessment, CertIV in Mediation

      Anne has a passion for teaching which she does in an unpretentious way that ensures you will not only understand and retain what she presents but will enjoy this learning experience. She has extensive experience of over 26 years lecturing for Gold Coast Health District & Griffith University.

      Anne Evans-Murray

      Anne has a passion for teaching which she does in an unpretentious way that ensures you will not only understand and retain what she presents but will enjoy this learning experience. She has extensive experience of over 26 years lecturing for Gold Coast Health District and Griffith University.

      Currently, she is a guest lecturer at Bond University medical school. Anne is a frequent presenter at workshops, conferences & seminars throughout Australia & New Zealand on subjects such as high dependency nursing, cardiac arrhythmias & ECG interpretation, chest x-ray interpretation, clinical assessment of the deteriorating patient, assertivness training and leadership. She conducts accredited advanced life support training for nurses, doctors and paramedics.

      Anne has a passionate commitment to empower all clinical staff through increased awareness and knowledge of the critically ill patient’s condition so that timely intervention is implemented, which will benefit patient outcomes.

      She is the author of three books; “ECGs Simply”, “Interpretation of Chest X-rays Simply” and ‘Uncomplicating Life, Simply’. Her ECG book is a textbook sold in many universities in Australia.

      Nursing CPD Institute

      Sue Walker

      RN, BN, BN (ADMIN), MPHC (PALCARE), MACN Specialist Nurse Educator Sue Walker is the Director and co-founder of the Nurses for Nurses Network and the Nursing CPD Institute. As a Registered Nurse Sue holds Degrees in Nursing and Health Administration, a Master’s Degree in Primary Health Care majoring in Palliative Care, as well as a number of certificate courses in Psychiatry of Ageing, Gerontology, Chemotherapy Administration, Training and Assessment, and is also an Accredited Mental Health First Aid Trainer.

      The Program:

      DAY One: Monday, 14 November 2022

      1400 – 1500

      Registration

        1400 – 1500

        Difference between an average manager and a great leader | Anne Evans-Murray

        Topics covered:

        • Recognition of micromanagement
        • Characteristics of ineffective or poor management

          1500 – 1530

          Afternoon Tea

          1530 – 1700

          Leadership | Anne Evans-Murray

          Characteristics or traits of the nurse leader.

          Topics covered:

          • Characteristics and traits of effective leadership
          • The team leader’s role in motivating the team
          • Strategies on how to avoid traps in management
          • Leader’s role in managing change
          • Setting ground rules within a team

          1800 – 1900

          Group Get Together | Venue: Surfair Poolside

          Attendees Only

          In this exclusive session for retreat attendees, we will to the opportunity to get to know each other as a group.

          Dinner this evening will be at your leisure and not included in the conference program.

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          DAY TWO: Tuesday, 15 November 2022

          0700 – 0800

          Optional Activity

          Join the Facilitators on a pre-breakfast walk on the beach.

            0900 – 1000

            Personality Profile  | Anne Evans-Murray

            Ego gram Transactional Analysis
             

            1000 – 1030

            Morning Tea

              1030 – 1230

              Workplace Bullying | Anne Evans-Murray

              This session will explore the traits of leadership and how to increase emotional intelligence. There will be an exploration of one’s personal traits and strengths.

              Increasing emotional intelligence assists in managing difficult situations. We will link this session to the ego gram you completed.

              Topics covered:

              • Dealing with difficult situations /Bullying and the courageous leader
              • Strategies on how to support the staff member who is being targeted by a bully.
              • Above and below the line, behaviours
              • Workplace laws
              • Organization psychology and the bully.
              • Strategies in dealing with difficult situations

                1230 – 1330

                Lunch

                  1330 – 1500

                  Assertiveness | Anne Evans-Murray

                  Topics covered:

                  • Communication and managing conflict
                  • Developing confidence in dealing with difficult situations / developing resilience

                    Afternoon Tea to be included in the afternoon session

                    1500 – 1700

                    This afternoon we split into two groups.

                    Group one: Small group Communication training | Anne Evans-Murray

                    These vital small group sessions are not provided in lecture format but designed to assist the person to grow and develop powerful communication skills. The attendees will, in a relaxed environment, observe the two experienced facilitators performing role play, demonstrating how to deflect criticism, stop people interrupting you and learning the essential ability to say no.

                    Group Two: Self-directed exploration of stress management techniques

                    During the afternoon session, attendees in group two can take time to find a serene spot to complete self-directed reading activities from the online library, take a meditative walk to relax or book yourself a spa date.

                     

                    DAY Three: Wednesday, 16 November 2022

                    0700 – 0800

                    Optional Activity

                    Join the Facilitators on a pre-breakfast walk on the beach.

                      0830 – 1000

                      Lets’ explore mindfulness | Sue Walker

                      In this session, we will learn about the superpower of mindfulness. We will explore the concept and learn a few exercises that you will be able to practice to allow you to focus your awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations.

                      Burnout | Sue Walker

                      Burnout is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. It occurs when you feel overwhelmed, emotionally drained, and unable to meet constant demands.

                      Let’s explore how to prevent burnout and if it has occurred what can we do.

                      1000 – 1030

                      Morning Tea

                        1030 – 1130

                        Responsibilities of a leader | Anne Evans-Murray

                        Topics covered:

                        • Giving negative feedback
                        • Chairing a meeting and other challenging situations

                          1130 – 1230

                          Personality Profile – ABCD model | Anne Evans-Murray

                          Topics covered:

                          • Personality profile and the team
                          • Developing self-awareness of differences in the team – personality profile
                          • Managing conflict with different personalities

                          1230 – 1330

                          Lunch

                            1330 – 1430

                            Conference Summation | Anne Evans-Murray and Sue Walker

                            This session will also include a discussion on stress management for the Nurse Leader and an exploration of mentorship.

                            Afternoon Tea to be included in the afternoon session

                            1500 – 1700

                            This afternoon we split into two groups.

                            Group TWO: Small group Communication training | Anne Evans-Murray 

                            These vital small group sessions are not provided in lecture format but designed to assist the person to grow and develop powerful communication skills. The attendees will, in a relaxed environment, observe the two experienced facilitators performing role play, demonstrating how to deflect criticism, stop people interrupting you and learning the essential ability to say no.

                            Group ONE: Self-directed exploration of stress management techniques

                            During the afternoon session, attendees in group one can take time to find a serene spot to complete self-directed reading activities from the online library, take a meditative walk to relax or book yourself a spa date.

                            Conference Registration Cost

                            $790.00 inc GST

                            What’s Included

                            • An extensive Conference program based on current best practice
                            • Conference Presenters that are a recognised expert in their field and are excited to be able to share their skill, knowledge, and passion with Conference Attendees
                            • Welcome function on the first night
                            • A Conference pack that includes a notepad, pen, and additional information to support a fantastic Conference experience
                            • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea as outlined in the program
                            • A Conference Transcript that identifies each session held at the Conference including the session synopsis and session presenters
                            • A Certificate of Completion identifying the CPD hours attached to the Conference Program for you to include in your CPD Evidence Portfolio

                            What’s not Included:

                            • Travel costs – flights and transfers
                            • Accommodation
                            • Optional Dinner
                            • Travel Insurance
                            • Spa Treatments

                            What you don’t have to worry about:

                            • Housework
                            • Cooking Meals
                            • The Boss
                            Disclaimer: The opinions and statements of facts expressed in the Papers in these proceedings are those of the Authors and do not necessarily represent those of the Nurses for Nurses Network (NfNN), the editors, the organising committee or the supporters of this conference. No responsibility can be accepted by the organisers for errors or omissions in the individual papers. Sessions are correct at time of publication. Sessions are subject to change without notice due to circumstances beyond the control of the organisers. NfNN reserves the right to alter charges, cancel, postpone, change or withdraw the product or service at any time.