SWPONL offers Educational and Networking Sessions for continuing education and networking in the spring and fall of each year.
Spring 2019 Educational and Networking Session
Heather Rommes, MSOL, BA
Director of Physician Development, Operations
Allegheny Health Network
Vicki Hess, RN, BSN, MS
Certified Speaking Professional
Catalyst Consulting, LLC
After participating in this 2-hour workshop, you’ll have:
Our attendees say it best:
"The content of this presentation was exceptionally valuable and timely. Vicki is an excellent presenter..."
"This was my first time at a Vicki Hess conference and she was just excellent. I will take new information back to my workplace."
"Vicki Hess brings a lot of energy when speaking about any topic."
"...enjoyed real life suggestions"
"Was a great networking/educational session Engaging speaker."
"A great speaker who was personal as well as professional. Great to be exposed to someone in her position."
"Dr. Coe is obviously very knowledgeable in this topic. Her suggestions, ideas, and details were all very good."
"Excellent use of examples, personal stories, and connections."
In the increasing complex healthcare continuum, resiliency seems increasingly more talked about and prevalent in the nursing literature.
This presentation focused on defining resiliency in the scope of nursing leadership as well as strategies, processes and programs that can support nurse leaders and influence professional practice outcomes.
The Southwestern Pennsylvania Organization of Nurse Leaders sponsored an Educational Event on Tuesday, April 4th with a unique opportunity to participate in a workshop session. The morning included time to network while earning continuing education credits. It was a record attendance for our educational sessions! Dr. Sandra Cupples, presented an engaging educational session, "The Multigenerational Nursing Workforce: How to Recruit/Retain the BEST and Manage/Motivate the REST!" and an interactive workshop session, "What is Keeping Nurse Managers Up at Night?
Click here for photos from the event.
Our attendees say it best:
Sandra A. Cupples, PhD, RN, FAAN, CAPT, NC, USN RET
National Director, Clinical Services
National Surgery Office
Veterans Health Administration
It was a wonderful evening for networking at the new Hotel Indigo Pittsburgh on Wednesday, November 16, 2016.
Thank you to Matt Mervosh, Financial Advisor from Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. for presenting "Health Wealth and a Confident Retirement," a session to illustrate the role that stress plays in our life, the choices that we make and will discuss the connection between health and wealth.
Barry Bittman, MD
CEO, Institute for Innovative Healthcare
CEO, Yamaha Music and Wellness Institute
The SWPONL event attendees enjoyed the opportunity to network while earning continuing education credits. All attendees were included in a door prize raffle for a gift certificate to Willow (donated by Willow) on April 28, 2016.
Barry Bittman, MD, presented an engaging and interactive session titled “Crystal Ball - the Future of Healthcare”. In addition, Dr. Bittman called on attendees to offer their examples for resources and tools for new leadership ideas.
Thank you Dr. Bittman, AbbVie, Willow and to to the attendees of this event.
The Southwestern Pennsylvania Organization of Nurse Leaders sponsored an Educational and Networking Session on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at the beautiful South Hills Country Club on Brownsville Road in Pittsburgh.
Valerie Howard, Ed D, MSN, RN, Dean and Professor of the Nursing School at Robert Morris University presented an engaging and interactive session titled “Leading High Performing Teams Begins With You.”
Valerie presented numerous reference and resource tools for exploring and understanding ourselves better and fully recognizing our leadership approach. She engaged the group in an exercise using the C. Clinton Sidle book “The Leadership Wheel.” The Leadership Wheel is a tool with four main personality categories: Warrior/North, Nurturer/South, Critical Thinker/West and Visionary/East.
The SWPONL event participants completed a series of questions and their final score placed them in one of the four categories on the Leadership Wheel. Valerie tied the exercise together with a live illustration of how a team can leverage the strengths of all members and minimize the weaknesses which will create a strong, well-functioning team.
Some attendees were asking questions about the Leadership Wheel and Dr. Howard shared this information: There is an updated website that was implemented in September 2015, which can be accessed at http://www.theleadershipwheel.com/. Since there is a copyright, there is information about the instrument and instructions for payment (the payment supports the Native American Community). If anyone wants to use the materials, they would need to contact the organization.
Valerie inspired the participants to continue the lifelong journey of leadership development and to return to their organizations and share the same message with their teams.
The SWPONL event attendees enjoyed the opportunity to network while earning continuing education credit and learning to sharpen their coaching and mentoring skills with new ways to energize, motivate and develop their team!
We are delighted to announce that at the end of the event Dr. Howard joined PONL as a member and we look forward to seeing her at future events!