MU Enhanced Leadership Development Academy for RNs, NHAs and Social Workers in Long Term Care
A professional development certificate program offered by the University of Missouri
This will be the last time the ELDA will be taught in a face-to-face format. If you prefer to learn in a live classroom, be sure to enroll now. Beginning in Spring/Summer 2018, we are pleased and excited to offer the ELDA in a mostly online format. You will receive a separate mailing on this option.
Dates and location
All Dates are Thursdays and Fridays
All Classes are held at the MU Sinclair School of Nursing, Columbia
- Days 1 and 2
Nov. 16-17, 2017
No class (view two webinars)
- Day 3
Jan. 19, 2018
- Day 4
- Day 5
- Day 6
- Days 7 and 8
- $500*/$1000 -
Includes eight days of intensive and interactive education, two webinars, binder for course materials and two books, CE credit for RNs, NHAs and degreed social workers.
- May be paid in two separate payments.
*The reduced fee of $500 is available to individuals employed in skilled nursing facilities since the support for this Academy is provided by CMP funds designated for Missouri SNFs. All others are WELCOME but need to pay the $1,000 fee which equates to $20/hour of CE credit.
A professional development certificate program for RNs, NHAs and Social Workers using a proven curriculum to improve leadership behaviors with a combination of face to face meetings and two webinars. Offered over 7 months, it features an innovative and evidence-based curriculum with a strong focus on application to practice and peer consultation.
RNs (do not have to be a DoN), NHAs and Social Workers (please note Social Workers must have a degree). We highly encourage the RN-NHA leadership team to enroll together to foster the team's ability to make sustainable improvement in their organization. However, individual enrollment is accepted.
- Networking and professional recognition with CE Credit for $10 per contact/clock hour.
- Graduates are recognized by LTC stakeholders, potential employers, and colleagues.
- Show Me PIPS and Best Practices - Share your organization's success with others during the final day of the program. Go on to be featured by other LTC stakeholder groups as a leader in Missouri.
- The LPI-evidence-based leadership assessment instrument and professional development planning package with one on one consultation.
50 contact or clock hours for RNs, NHAs and degreed social workers.
- Project director
Shirley Farrah, PhD, RN-BC
- Lead faculty
Alexis Roam, MSN, RN
- Faculty associate
De Minner, BSN, RN
- Faculty associate
Barb Primm, BSN, RN-BC, LNHA
- Guest lectures
Recognized state and national experts
- Thoughts on Leadership
- Leadership for High Performing Nursing Homes
- The Art and Science of Management and Leadership
- The RNs Role in LTC —Lessons from Patient Safety Research
- Lessons on Quality: The Medical Directors Perspective
- State and CMS Updates — Leaders Role for a Successful Survey
- Conflict Can Be a Gift
- Leading and Sustaining Change
- A Team Approach to Quality Improvement
- Managing Different Generations
- Fostering Success for the Working Poor
- Influencing Up
- Making the Financial Case for Change and Basic Financial Management
- Creating and Leading a Person Centered Care Culture
- Staff Engagement and Meaningful Work
- Building an Effective Organization: Ingredients, Pathways, and Possibilities
- Thriving in a Competitive Market: Lessons from Quality Award Winners
- Measurable improvement in falls, staff retention, communication, incontinence, re-hospitalization, and more.
- 100 percent retention rate of graduates up to 18 months after completion of the program.
- Significant increase in confidence to lead.
- Significant increase in leadership behaviors.
- Enriched and expanded peer networks.
- A total of 312 participants have enrolled in the ELDA from close to 220 nursing homes.
To register or for more information call MU Nursing Outreach at 573-882-0215
Watch the video
Join us for the eighth MU Leadership Development Academy for Nurse Leaders and Nursing Home Administrators in Long Term Care, starting this fall. We know that long-term care can be challenging, but the Academy will help you better manage daily crises and get the most out of your employees, all while earning 50 hours of CE credit.
The Academy has been proven to increase leadership skills and improve confidence, which will help to create a working environment that encourages teamwork and quality improvement. Enroll with your RN colleague for the best group-learning and team-building experience. Don’t miss out on this final opportunity to challenge yourself, grow in your leadership and network with your peers.