Pre-Conference Opportunities

Transform 2020 has four pre-conference opportunities for attendees. View more information about the pre-conferences below.

Faculty Development Conference

This informative and engaging program supports those new to the faculty role, but also seeks to provide educational opportunities for those that are more seasoned educators. Sessions address aspects of the faculty role such as creating an active learning environment, clinical teaching and student evaluation. It is offered as a 1.5 day program prior to Transform 2020.

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Executive Development Series for Faculty

Offered twice a year, this program is open to aspiring leaders, associate deans, and current chief academic nursing officers in the fall (prior to Transform 2020), and AACN member deans and directors in the spring (prior to the Deans Annual Meeting). Whether it is providing approaches to building key connections, mastering a variety of communication techniques, or facilitating the advancement of those that report to you, participants consistently report that the presentations provide recommendations and strategies that are relevant, timely, and transferable.

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Faculty Leadership Network Luncheon

The AACN Faculty Leadership Network (formerly known as Instructional Leadership Network) is comprised of nursing faculty responsible for educational programs, including curriculum development experts and faculty with teaching and/or curriculum as their primary responsibility. FLN will foster 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.

NEW - Inaugural Diversity Symposium

Individuals with an interest and focus on advancing diversity and creating more inclusive learning environments should attend this pre-conference.  Inclusive excellence embodies both quality and diversity. Emphasis is being placed on the need for assessing and carrying out a comprehensive process for preparing a more diverse nursing workforce to provide high-quality care, which is critical to addressing healthcare disparities and health inequities.

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