Organizational Leadership Network (OLN) Program

Grappling with the Paradigm Shift: Strategies for Thriving during Disruptive Social Change

The AACN Organizational Leadership Network (OLN) is comprised of nursing academic leaders with broad administrative responsibilities, including associate deans and assistant deans. The OLN fosters professional growth and development, information sharing, communication, and discussion of key issues. Networking within these groups will be facilitated through programs, meetings, and electronic communications. For more information, visit the OLN Network website.

Our overall theme is using What, So What, Now What as an example of Liberating Structures and other Reflective Practices to consider lessons learned from the pandemic to be able to Reimagine a new mindset, Recalibrate leadership strategies, Redesign the work environment, Rejuvenate personal/professional renewal that will lead to Re-engineering nursing education.


  • Develop reflective practices to manage self-care and a resilient mindset
  • Transform leadership approaches to inspire individuals and teams to create and sustain healthy work environments in learning organizations
  • Recalibrate work and life in a renewed paradigm to revision the future academic environment
Who Should Attend:

OLN Members as well as Associate Deans/Directors attending the Academic Nursing Leadership Conference.

How to Attend:

The OLN program will be offered as an in-person event prior to the Academic Nursing Leadership Conference.


The safety of attendees and staff is our top priority – we will follow all relevant protocols and CDC guidelines and will work closely with the JW Marriott to promote the recommended practices at the time of the event.

Registration Fees

Event Registration

Organizational Leadership Network Program
In-Person, Washington, DC

Ends September 30

Starts October 1
OLN Network Members $169 $189    
Non-Network Members (OLN) $269 $289  



SAVINGS ALERT - Multiple Event Discount: Save up to $60 when you register for both the Academic Nursing Leadership Conference and OLN Program! Discounts will be applied during the registration process.

Conference Venue:

JW Marriott Washington, DC
1331 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004


Contact the AACN Conference Team @ or call 202-463-6930.

Overview of the Organizational Leadership Network

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Who Should Join?

Designed for nursing academic leaders with broad administrative responsibilities, including associate deans and assistant deans.

Why Join?

Whether you are just starting out in the profession or you are proudly looking back at a lifetime of achievements, membership in the OLN Leadership Network is of extraordinary value.

As a member, you can take advantage of the following benefits

  • Be involved and share experiences in a national network of leaders and subject matter experts through an exclusive OLN Community, a new online community platform just for OLN members. 
  • Participate in conferences geared around subjects of common interest.
  • Serve on working groups such as AACN conference programming and advisory groups.
  • Opportunities to earn (or receive) CEU credits with a network member discount.
  • Volunteer to serve on a Leadership Network Steering Community. 

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