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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165173
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
PROMOTION OF LEADERSHIP WITHIN A SHARED GOVERNANCE MODEL
Author(s):
Arauz, Gabrielle; Schwarzbek, MaryEllen
Author Details:
Gabrielle Arauz, RN BS OCN, Staff Nurse Level IV, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, USA, email: arauzg@mskcc.org; MaryEllen Schwarzbek, RN, BS, MA, OCN
Abstract:
At this (NCI) designated cancer center, a shared governance model has been implemented to allow nursing to participate in the decision making process that directly affects their practice. Shared governance is facilitated via a formal council structure comprised of ambulatory nurses. Recently it became increasingly difficult to find staff to chair these councils. Chairmanship is voluntary, and poses additional challenges and responsibilities beyond the assigned nursing role. Past chairs reported feeling overwhelmed, under supported, and unprepared to handle their council leadership responsibilities. A task force was formed and consensus was reached, that newly elected chairs and chair elects would benefit from an educational overview to prepare them for their new roles. The purpose of this presentation is to describe the leadership development program developed for these inexperienced leaders. The program is multifaceted and addresses the complex needs of the council leadership. An introductory session is held for chair elects to introduce them to their roles and responsibilities. Additionally, three training classes are highly recommended to help prepare these new leaders for obstacles they may face. Classes included information on running meetings and suggestions on how to interact with different personalities within the council. Each class is a full day, and is offered through the human resources department. The classes are Nature of Teams, Understanding Behavioral Styles, and Facilitation Skills. Lastly, there are two informal support sessions in which case scenarios are presented and discussed. Feedback from these programs has been positive. The nurses report increased camaraderie, support and preparedness for their role. The program has been evaluated through verbal feedback from program participants. Evaluation will be performed on a continual basis with each new group of council chairs and chair elects. During this national nursing shortage it is essential we offer education and training programs within our institutions to foster professional growth and development. Through a variety of educational strategies, continued follow-up and open communication, we are able to recognize the success and struggles of the council leaders. This approach encourages staff to participate, promotes leadership and offers nurses a greater sense of empowerment.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
32nd Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePROMOTION OF LEADERSHIP WITHIN A SHARED GOVERNANCE MODELen_GB
dc.contributor.authorArauz, Gabrielleen_US
dc.contributor.authorSchwarzbek, MaryEllenen_US
dc.author.detailsGabrielle Arauz, RN BS OCN, Staff Nurse Level IV, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, USA, email: arauzg@mskcc.org; MaryEllen Schwarzbek, RN, BS, MA, OCNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165173-
dc.description.abstractAt this (NCI) designated cancer center, a shared governance model has been implemented to allow nursing to participate in the decision making process that directly affects their practice. Shared governance is facilitated via a formal council structure comprised of ambulatory nurses. Recently it became increasingly difficult to find staff to chair these councils. Chairmanship is voluntary, and poses additional challenges and responsibilities beyond the assigned nursing role. Past chairs reported feeling overwhelmed, under supported, and unprepared to handle their council leadership responsibilities. A task force was formed and consensus was reached, that newly elected chairs and chair elects would benefit from an educational overview to prepare them for their new roles. The purpose of this presentation is to describe the leadership development program developed for these inexperienced leaders. The program is multifaceted and addresses the complex needs of the council leadership. An introductory session is held for chair elects to introduce them to their roles and responsibilities. Additionally, three training classes are highly recommended to help prepare these new leaders for obstacles they may face. Classes included information on running meetings and suggestions on how to interact with different personalities within the council. Each class is a full day, and is offered through the human resources department. The classes are Nature of Teams, Understanding Behavioral Styles, and Facilitation Skills. Lastly, there are two informal support sessions in which case scenarios are presented and discussed. Feedback from these programs has been positive. The nurses report increased camaraderie, support and preparedness for their role. The program has been evaluated through verbal feedback from program participants. Evaluation will be performed on a continual basis with each new group of council chairs and chair elects. During this national nursing shortage it is essential we offer education and training programs within our institutions to foster professional growth and development. Through a variety of educational strategies, continued follow-up and open communication, we are able to recognize the success and struggles of the council leaders. This approach encourages staff to participate, promotes leadership and offers nurses a greater sense of empowerment.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:13:49Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:13:49Z-
dc.conference.date2007en_US
dc.conference.name32nd Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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