G 05 SPECIAL SESSION: The New Global Regions: A Global Leadership Collaboration

Tuesday, 19 November 2013: 8:30 AM-9:45 AM
Description/Overview: The purpose of this session is to share the work of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International’s (STTI) new global regions of Africa, Asia, Europe, Oceania and South America. Since 2011 the chapters outside the US have been networking within the new global regions to support STTI in its vision to become a truly global organization by 2020. The Coordinator of each region tries her best to foster collaborations among the chapters within the region itself. Each region has own path to map in order to achieve STTI’s goal of becoming global. Each region is faced with unique challenges and opportunities. In this presentation we share the outcomes defined for the works of the new global regions by the regional coordinators themselves. We will present the progress made including our successes and challenges. We will reflect on our experiences and share our insights. At the end of this session each region will present own goals for future development, plans to raise awareness, and tentative schedule of future important activities, symposia or conferences in the coming biennium.
Learner Objective #1: State the outcomes of the work of the Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) New Global Regions in supporting STTI’s vision of becoming a global organization.
Learner Objective #2: Describe the current status of the New Global Regional Chapters, - their challenges and successes in supporting the STTI's vision of becoming a global organisation.
Organizers:  Thóra B. Hafsteinsdóttir, RN, PhD, Department of Nursing Science, Clinical Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Utrecht University and University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands, Claudia K. Y. Lai, RN, PhD, School of Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China, Debra J. Anderson, RN, BA, GDNS (ed), MN, PhD, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia and Deliwe Rene Phetlhu, PhD, MCur, BCur, RN, School of Nursing, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa
Moderators:  Karen H Morin, DSN, RN,