Leading in the Dynamic Landscape of Academic Nursing
March 24-25, 2023
The Executive Development Series (EDS) is designed for leaders in higher education to gain high-level leadership and management skills. This1.5-day pre-conference session connected to AACN’s Deans Annual Meeting, will surface the challenging issues faced by Deans, then provide space to explore capabilities, and identify themes within their own practice of leadership. Deans will explore “acts of leadership”, emotional intelligence, and how the act of showing up influences relationships and effective leadership. Practicing navigation of challenging conversations will offer Deans practical tools to capitalize on collaboration through using an intentional model.
This program is developed by the Center of Creative Leadership in collaboration with AACN and the Executive Development Series Subcommittee. The Center for Creative Leadership is recognized as a globally top-ranked innovative leadership development provider based in Greensboro, NC.
Dennis John, PhD, Leadership Solution Provider, Center of Creative Leadership (CCL)
Dennis comes to CCL with 20 years of experience in the higher education and nonprofit sectors, holding a variety of strategic leadership roles in that time. Beginning his professional career as a registrar for a small law school in Southern California, Dennis went on hold senior leadership positions in accreditation and licensing, institutional effectiveness, admissions, and institutional research. In his most recent role as Director of Research for Math for America in New York, Dennis designed and implemented a large-scale research agenda measuring programmatic impacts on educators across all five New York City boroughs. Dennis has also developed and taught graduate leadership courses and is an expert in Systems Thinking and qualitative research methodology. Read full bio.
- Understand leadership as a collective, social process and how it enhances the practice of leadership in the shared governance environment of higher ed.
- Develop a greater understanding of one's own interpersonal preferences, others' interpersonal preferences, and consider ways to interact more effectively as a leader.
- Examine and practice emotional intelligence skills and the skills necessary to lead challenging conversations.
Who Can Attend
The Executive Development Series for Deans is a member-only event exclusive to the Dean/Director of AACN member schools of nursing.
How to Attend
The Executive Development Series for Deans will be offered as an in-person event prior to the Deans Annual Meeting.
The Fairmont Washington, DC
2401 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
Health & Safety
Last updated December 20, 2022
AACN has revised its policies for entry to in-person conferences: verification of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test will no longer be required. It is however recommended that attendees have received the COVID-19 vaccination and take an antigen test before traveling to the event. AACN strives to provide a safe and healthy environment for all meeting participants. By attending an in-person AACN event, all participants must agree to comply with preventative health and safety measures.
The health and safety measures for AACN in-person events are subject to change.