Spring Executive Development Series

Open only to the primary Dean/Chair/Director of AACN-Member Schools of Nursing. Gain practical skills from informative sessions tailored to fit the needs of leaders in nursing education.


Weather Update for Attendees - Spring Executive Development Series is still taking place March 23-24. See 10-Day Forecast
aspiring and experienced academic leaders who want to polish their executive-level skills, explore mutual challenges and share winning solutions in a collegial, interactive environment.

Note: The Spring EDS is open only to the institutional dean/director/chair of AACN member schools of nursing and is offered in conjunction with the 2018 AACN Deans Annual Meeting.

The Fall Executive Development Series is offered in conjunction with the 2018 Baccalaureate Education Conference; the same program will precede the Deans Annual Meeting.

Hotel Information

The Fairmont
2401 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
Phone: 202-429-2400

  • The room rate starts at $289 single/double.
  • The cutoff date for reservations at the group rate is February 28, 2018.
  • For reservations, call the hotel at 800-441-1414 and request the group rate for AACN/Spring Annual Meeting. You may also place your reservation online.
  • The room block may fill before the deadline, so please make your reservation early.
    If/when the room block fills, AACN will post a list of alternative hotel on its website.

Sign up for Fairmont President's Club. Members of the Fairmont President's Club can enjoy complimentary high speed internet access in your guest room and free health club access along with other benefits. To sign up for Fairmont President's club go to www.fairmont.com. When prompted for a "Hotel Invitation" select The Fairmont Washington, D.C. You will be issued an FPC number immediately. In order to take advantage of the complimentary services you must sign up for Fairmont President's Club prior to your arrival.

The group block at The Fairmont is now filled. An overflow block is available at The Westin Georgetown.

The Westin Georgetown (approximately 3 minutes away)
2350 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
202-429-0100

  • The room rate starts at $279 single/double.
  • The cutoff date for reservations at the group rate is March 9, 2018.
  • For reservations, call the hotel at 800-228-3000 and request the 2018 AACN Overflow Block.
  • Book online
  • The room block may fill before the deadline, so please make your reservation early.

If the online portal says no rooms are available for the dates selected [i.e., for days earlier/later than stated], book the days that are available. Then, contact Josephine Hatungimana by email at Josephine.Hatungimana@westin.com with the dates you need and she will adjust your reservation accordingly.

The following hotels are within walking distance of The Fairmont Washington and may have availability over the meeting dates:

Park Hyatt Washington (approximately 3 minutes)
1201 24th St NW
Washington, DC 20037
202-789-1234

Embassy Suites Washington (approximately 5 minutes)
1250 22nd Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
202-857-3388

Best Western Georgetown Hotel and Suites (approximately 6 minutes)
1121 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20037
800-762-3777
202-457-0565

Transportation

Reagan National Airport (DCA) is located approximately 15 minutes from The Fairmont Washington and is Metro accessible. The closest Metro station to the hotel is GWU/Foggy Bottom on the Orange/Blue line, 3 blocks from The Fairmont Washington. Taxi fare from Reagan National (DCA) is approximately $20 each way.

Dulles International Airport (IAD) is approximately 34 minutes from the hotel. Taxi fare from Dulles Airport (IAD) is approximately $71 each way.

Baltimore/Washington Airport (BWI) is approximately 45 minutes from the hotel.
Taxi fare from Baltimore/Washington Airport (BWI) is approximately $98 each way.

Shuttles are available through Super Shuttle at www.supershuttle.com. Shuttle fares: DCA (approximately $15 each way), IAD (approximately $30 each way), and BWI (approximately $38 each way).

Parking is available at $15.00/one hour, $20.00/one to two hours, $25.00/two to three hours, $35/all day or three to ten hours, and $51.00/after ten hours or overnight.

Above rates are subject to change.

Continuing Education Credit

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Centerís (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation.

Continuing nursing education (CNE) hours will be awarded to those who attest to attendance at entire sessions and complete the electronic evaluation process after the conference. The CNE certificate will be provided online only after completion of evaluation.

Dietary and Special Needs

If you have any dietary restrictions (e.g., vegetarian, kosher, or gluten-free) or special needs, please email us prior to the event at conferences@aacnnursing.org.

Contact Information

AACN Conference Team
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-463-6930
Email: conferences@aacnnursing.org
www.aacnnursing.org


Learning Objectives for the Educational Sessions:
  • Examine concrete examples of the application of Neuroleadership theory.
  • Review strategies for alternative sources of revenue.
  • Improve your ability to handle transitions in times of rapid change.
  • Identify strategies for board service that also support career development .
Friday, March 23
Saturday, March 24

7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Registration Open
Networking Lounge Open

8:00-9:00 a.m.
Light Continental Breakfast

9:00-10:15 a.m.
Welcome and Opening Plenary Session
Using Neuroleadership for Organizational Change*

Neuroleadership is an emerging organizational behavior theory and is a new way of conceptualizing performance. Brain science is linked to the way we lead, perform, and manage, and our ability to be effective. Dean McDaniel has had extensive experience in application of this theoretical model and provides examples on how to meet the needs of your employees, increase rewards and decrease threat.
Speaker: Anna McDaniel, PhD, RN Dean and Linda Harman Aiken Professor, University of Florida College of Nursing, and Associate Vice President, Academic-Practice Partnerships, UF Health Shands, Gainesville, FL

10:15-10:45 a.m.
Good Morning Coffee and Tea Break

10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Plenary Session
Getting on Board(s) Without Getting Off Track: Board Service as Career Catalyst
Dr. Morrison-Beedy is the former Dean of the University of South Florida, College of Nursing and has just completed 18 months as a Fulbright Scholar in the UK/Scotland as well as a Fellowship for Global Nursing Leadership, International Council of Nurses, Switzerland. She has served on many boards and will offer her experiences in board service as central to the movement to place more qualified nurses on healthcare boards.
Speakers: Dianne Morrison-Beedy, PhD, RN, Chief Talent and Global Strategy Officer, College of Nursing, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

12:00-2:00 p.m.
Lunch (on your own)

2:00-3:15 p.m.
Plenary Session
Evolving to Entrepreneurship: Strategies for Scholarship and Survival*
Deans are confronted on an ever-increasing basis with the need to develop alternative sources of revenue. Many are looking to entrepreneurship as a way to balance the books. How do you develop a revenue stream without losing sight of your academic mission? Innovative strategies for survival are presented.
Speakers: F. Patrick Robinson, PhD, RN, Dean, School of Nursing and Health Sciences, Capella University, Minneapolis, MN

3:15-3:45 p.m.
Networking Break

3:45-5:00 p.m.
Plenary Session
Steering the Ship in Uncertain, Choppy Waters*
There are many uncertainties in todayís changing academic environment. The response to these challenges requires a certain degree of agility while maintaining the stability and sustainability of the organization.
Speakers: Janet Krejci, PhD, RN, Dean, College of Nursing, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

6:00 p.m.
Networking Dinners
A great opportunity for you to connect with other participants while enjoying the local cuisine! Simply choose from our pre-selected restaurants posted near the registration desk and sign-up - itís just that easy. Participants are responsible for their own tabs and share transportations costs (if any).

8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Registration Open
Networking Lounge Open

8:00-9:00 a.m.
Light Continental Breakfast

9:00-10:15 a.m.
Tabletop Discussions
Leading in a Rapidly Changing Environment*

Tabletop exercises are discussion-based sessions centered on timely topics solicited from the participants prior to EDS. Each table is labeled with a discussion issue, and participants rotate tables depending on topics of mutual interest. This is a great opportunity for aspiring and experienced academic leaders to learn from each other while being guided by an expert facilitator.
Facilitated by the Executive Development Series Subcommittee.

10:15-10:45 a.m.
Good Morning Coffee and Tea Break

10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Closing Plenary Session
Navigating the New Normal: Leadership Transitions in Rapidly Changing Environments*

As the former senior advisor to the President of Johns Hopkins and Chief of Staff to the Provost at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Chiang has had extensive experience in leadership transitions, the onboarding of new administrators, and strategic and crisis communications. She will be joined by the President of Rotenberg Associates, Amy Rotenberg, a former federal law clerk who has experience in the White House Office of Policy Development and is an expert in strategic communications. Come hear seasoned leaders who are adept at facilitating organizational change while maintaining alignment with strategic priorities both within academic settings and the White House.
Speaker: Lois Chiang, JD, CEO of Periscope Advisory, A Leadership Advisory LLC, Lawrence, KS and Amy Rotenberg, JD, President, Rotenberg Associates, Strategic Communications and Counsel, Washington, DC

CE Credit Hours

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Centerís Commission on Accreditation.

For sessions awarding contact hours (which are denoted with an * throughout the schedule), participants must attend in entirety, evaluate each electronically after the meeting, and print the continuing education (CE) certificate. Attendees may earn up to 7.5 CE hours for the Fall Executive Development Series. An email with a link to the evaluation will be sent to all attendees upon completion of the meeting. Evaluations may also be accessed via the AACN App.

There are no known conflicts of interest concerning planners and presenters.

Speaker Presentations

Speaker presentations and/or handouts are provided via the AACN App based on when they were made available to AACN, as well as if each speaker granted permission to publish them. Therefore, not all speaker materials may be accessible prior to or after the meeting. Feel free to contact speakers directly to ask for copies of their presentations and/or handouts.

Save the Date! 2019 Spring Executive Development Series

The Fairmont - Washington, DC

March 22-23, 2019


Registration Fees

NOTE: Registration for the Spring Executive Develpment Series is open only to the primary Dean/Chair/Director of AACN Member Schools of Nursing.

No exceptions or substitutions are allowed.

We encourage attendees to place their conference/meeting registrations and hotel reservations at the same time. If you have reserved your room already, please register for the conference/meeting as soon as possible.

(Only one discount per person, per conference can be taken.)

Discount Special
By May 31, 2017
Early Bird
By February 23, 2018
Regular
After February 23, 2018
$399 $449 $549

Package pricing

Starting June 1, Packaging Pricing available.*

Registration for Spring Executive Development Series and Spring Annual Meeting.

Early Bird
By May 31, 2017
Regular
After May 31, 2017
$848 $1048

* Applies to AACN Members only: If you plan on attending both the Spring Executive Development Series and the Spring Annual Meeting, a conference package may be purchased (This reflects a $50 discount). Packages must be purchased separately and are not offered during the special discount offer period ending May 31, 2017.

For payment related questions, please contact us at conferences@aacnnursing.org.

Substitution, Cancellation, and Refund Policies

If you subsequently cannot attend this event, the following options are available:

1. No Substitutions are allowed for the Spring Executive Development Series as it is open only to the primary Dean/Chair/Director of AACN-Member Schools of Nursing.

2. Your cancellation request must be received in writing and confirmed by AACN; otherwise, it cannot be honored. The following refund arrangements will then apply:

a. Cancellation requests received by March 9, 2018 will be refunded minus a $150 non-refundable administrative fee.
b. Cancellation requests received after March 9, 2018 will not be granted any refunds.
c. Refunds will not be given for no-shows.
d. No-show registrations with an open balance will be charged a $150 non-refundable administrative fee after the event.

Please note: Cancellations received fewer than 7 days prior to the event start date will be reviewed and processed within two weeks after the last day of the event.

AACN reserves the right to cancel this conference and any group activity that does not meet minimal group requirements. AACN assumes no responsibility for non-refundable airline tickets, hotel reservations, car rental, or other travel costs.

Location Information

The Fairmont
2401 M Street
Washington, DC 20037

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