K 02 SPECIAL SESSION: Preparing the Future Leaders of Nursing Education through a Mentored Development Program

Wednesday, July 13, 2011: 3:45 PM-5:00 PM
Description/Overview: The rigorous leadership development program sponsored and managed through a partnership between Sigma Theta Tau International and the Elsevier Foundation is designed for aspiring nursing education leaders who are currently within the first four years of their academic career. The eighteen month curriculum provides intellectual and experiential learning opportunities facilitated by an esteemed international faculty. The purpose of the program is to: foster academic career success, promote nurse faculty retention and satisfaction, promulgate personal leadership development, and cultivate high performing, supportive work environments in academe. The Nurse Faculty Mentored Leadership Development program is built upon the foundation of relational development bewteen the Scholars, the Mentors, and their Faculty Consultants. This presentation will provide a description of the multi-faceted learning activities designed to enhance the scholars’ leadership development within three domains: individual knowledge and skill development as a leader, advancement in nursing education through a team project, and a resulting positive impact on the sponsoring academic institution. The progress of the first cohort of Scholars and an overview of the fifteen nursing education team projects will be described.
Learner Objective #1: Describe two specific elements of mentored leadership development.
Learner Objective #2: Identify outcomes from the first cohort of the Nurse Faculty Mentored Leadership Development Program in three domains: individual leadership development, leadership projects, and institutional change.
Organizers:  Deborah Cleeter, RN, MSN, EdD, Sawgrass Leadership Institute, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Moderators:  Jean D. Leuner, PhD, College of Nursing, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL