D 03 SPECIAL SESSION: Sigma Theta Tau International Leadership Institute: Building Nurse Leadership Skills

Tuesday, 31 July 2012: 1:30 PM-2:45 PM
Description/Overview: The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International‘s Leadership Institute (ILI) Academies offer nurses the opportunity to develop personal leadership skills via the design and implementation of innovative clinical and educational projects. Through rigorous intellectual and experiential educational curricula facilitated by international faculty and reinforced by formal mentoring relationships, academy members lead interdisciplinary teams to create impact on nursing education and practice throughout their institution, system and community. Currently, ILI academies focus on the specialties of Maternal-Child Health Nursing, Geriatric Nursing, and Nurse Faculty Leadership. Select Academies are located in both North America and South Africa. This presentation will offer a synopsis of the ILI Leadership Academy goals, objectives, structure, learning activities, and outcomes. In addition, individual presentations by a mentee and faculty members will feature the personal perspective of the leadership journey and will highlight a variety of project and leadership outcomes.
Learner Objective #1: Articulate the purpose and goals of the Sigma Theta Tau International Leadership Institute Academies
Learner Objective #2: Identify leadership development and project outcomes resulting from activities of International Leadership Institute Academy participants
Organizers:  Claudia Jean Beverly, RN, PhD, FAAN, Center on Aging, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, Katheryn B. Arterberry, RN, MSN, DNP, College of Nursing and Allied Health, Northwestern State University of Louisiana, Shreveport, LA, Judy K. Anderson, School of Nursing, Viterbo University, LaCrosse, WI and Christa Van der Walt, PhD, MEd, MSocSc, BArtSc, BEd, RN, RM, School of Nursing Science, North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, South Africa, Potchefstroom, South Africa, South Africa
Moderators:  Wyona M. Freysteinson, PhD, MN, College of Nursing, Texas Woman's University, Houston, TX