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Year Six:
MU Leadership Development Academy Long Term Care

A professional development certificate program offered by the University of Missouri

  • Columbia and St. Louis
    Nov. 2015 to May 2016
  • Kansas City and Springfield
    April 2016 to Oct. 2016

Cohort 1

Columbia
All sessions take place in Columbia unless otherwise indicated; specific locations TBA

St. Louis
All sessions take place in St. Louis unless otherwise indicated; specific locations TBA

Days 1 and 2

  • Nov. 17 and 18, 2015 (Meet in Columbia)

December

  • No class
  • View two webinars

Day 3

  • Jan. 12, 2016
  • Meet in Columbia

Day 4

  • Feb. 9, 2016
  • Meet in Columbia

Day 5

  • March 9, 2016
  • Meet in St. Louis

Day 6

  • April 5, 2016
  • Meet in Columbia

Day 7 and 8

  • May 24 and 25, 2016 
  • Meet in Columbia

Days 1 and 2

  • Nov. 17 and 18, 2015
  • Meet in Columbia

December

  • No class
  • View two webinars

Day 3

  • Jan. 19, 2016
  • Meet in St. Louis

Day 4

  • Feb. 16, 2016
  • Meet in St. Louis

Day 5

  • March 9, 2016
  • Meet in St. Louis

Day 6

  • April 12, 2016 
  • Meet in St. Louis

Day 7 and 8

  • May 24 and 25, 2016 
  • Meet in Columbia

Cohort 2

Blue Springs
All sessions take place in Blue Springs unless otherwise indicated; specific locations TBA

Springfield
All sessions take place in Springfield unless otherwise indicated; specific locations TBA

Days 1 and 2

  • April 19 and 20, 2016
  • Meet in Blue Springs

Day 3

  • May 3, 2016
  • Meet in Blue Springs

Day 4

  • June 14, 2016
  • Meet in Blue Springs

Day 5

  • July 13, 2016
  • Meet in Springfield
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August

  • No class
  • View two webinars

Day 6

  • Sept. 13, 2016
  • Meet in Blue Springs

Days 7 and 8

  • Oct. 18 and 19, 2016
  • Meet in Blue Springs

 

Days 1 and 2

  • April 19 and 20, 2016
  • Meet in Blue Springs

Day 3

  • May 17, 2016
  • Meet in Springfield

Day 4

  • June 21, 2016
  • Meet in Springfield

Day 5

  • July 13, 2016
  • Meet in Springfield

August

  • No class
  • View two webinars

Day 6

  • Sept. 20, 2016
  • Meet in Springfield

Days 7 and 8

  • Oct. 18 and 19, 2016
  • Meet in Blue Springs

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Join us for the sixth 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.

Description

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 seven months, it features an innovative and evidence-based curriculum with a strong focus on application to practice and peer consultation.

Target audience

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. 

Cost

  • $500
    Includes eight days of intensive and interactive education, two webinars, binder of course materials and two books, CE credit for RNs, NHAs and degreed social workers
  • May be paid in two separate payments. You are not officially enrolled until the first payment is received.

Criteria for successful completion

  • Regular attendance
  • To meet the course objectives and fully benefit from the academy, more than two absences will result in dismissal. Days 1, 2 and 8 are mandatory classes.
  • Completion of required assignments and readings.
  • Completion of daily evaluation tool.
  • Completion of pre-post academy self-assessment tools.
  • Active class participation.
  • Completion and presentation of quality improvement change project.

Features

  • 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
    Access to an evidence-based leadership assessment instrument and professional development planning package with one on one consultation.

Topics

  • 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 & 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 & 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
  • Proven outcomes

    • Measureable improvement in falls, staff retention, communication, incontinence, re-hospitalization, and more.
    • 74-100 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.

    CE credit

    • 50 contact or clock hours for RNs, NHAs and degreed social workers (NHA and SW CE applied for).

    Note
    You must have access to a computer and a working email address.

    Teaching
    Faculty for the ELDA use making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich to drive a point home. Great Leadership course for LTC staff.
     

    Faculty

    • 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
    • Faculty associate
      Tim Francka, BS, LNHA
    • Guest lecturers
      Recognized state and national experts

New schedule for 2015-2016

Attend the academy

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Join us for the 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 over 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.