Collaboration to Start and Sustain an At Large STTI Chapter: Strategies for Success

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/307881
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Collaboration to Start and Sustain an At Large STTI Chapter: Strategies for Success
Author(s):
Owens, Jacqueline K.; Estridge, Karen; Rudolph, Esther; Berryman, Jeri J.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Rho Nu-at-Large
Author Details:
Jacqueline K. Owens, PhD, RN, CNE, jowens2@ashland.edu; Karen Estridge, MSN, RN; Esther Rudolph, MSN, RN; Jeri J. Berryman, BSN, RN
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, Monday, November 18, 2013

Purpose

Starting and sustaining a Sigma Theta Tau International chapter at a school with a smaller program, and thus fewer members, can be challenging. The purpose of this presentation is to provide an exemplar of how the leadership at three schools resulted in two at-large chapter initiatives. The first two schools, a university and a free standing college, successfully pursued at large status. After the university purchased the free standing college and the groups became one (now a mid-sized program), the chapter has proceeded to currently pursue a second at large status with a smaller nearby university. 

Methods

The discussion presents our specific methods to achieve successful collaboration in these endeavors. Our journey included elements of transformational, task-oriented, and participative leadership styles. We will share techniques and ideas for co-planning and officer structure that we have found critical to our success thus far. We will also discuss effective use of electronic supports for newsletters, voting, and meetings.

Results

The result of actively pursuing at large status has been a thriving chapter in a less-populated, rural area. The presentation will include examples of our successful collaboration. These have included providing scholarly meetings that offer contact hours in rotating locations to reach as many members as possible and developing and sustaining a graduate level scholarship for members.

Conclusion

This presentation offers practical examples of successful collaboration to support the effort necessary to pursue at large chapter status. Forward and open minded thinking by chapter leaders can result in the realization of a viable, smaller chapter ready to support the needs of members who reside in more remote geographic locations.

Keywords:
collaboration strategies; at large chapters; leadership styles
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCollaboration to Start and Sustain an At Large STTI Chapter: Strategies for Successen_GB
dc.contributor.authorOwens, Jacqueline K.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorEstridge, Karenen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRudolph, Estheren_GB
dc.contributor.authorBerryman, Jeri J.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentRho Nu-at-Largeen_GB
dc.author.detailsJacqueline K. Owens, PhD, RN, CNE, jowens2@ashland.edu; Karen Estridge, MSN, RN; Esther Rudolph, MSN, RN; Jeri J. Berryman, BSN, RNen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/307881-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, Monday, November 18, 2013</p>Purpose <p>Starting and sustaining a Sigma Theta Tau International chapter at a school with a smaller program, and thus fewer members, can be challenging. The purpose of this presentation is to provide an exemplar of how the leadership at three schools resulted in two at-large chapter initiatives. The first two schools, a university and a free standing college, successfully pursued at large status. After the university purchased the free standing college and the groups became one (now a mid-sized program), the chapter has proceeded to currently pursue a second at large status with a smaller nearby university.  <p>Methods <p>The discussion presents our specific methods to achieve successful collaboration in these endeavors. Our journey included elements of transformational, task-oriented, and participative leadership styles. We will share techniques and ideas for co-planning and officer structure that we have found critical to our success thus far. We will also discuss effective use of electronic supports for newsletters, voting, and meetings. <p>Results <p>The result of actively pursuing at large status has been a thriving chapter in a less-populated, rural area. The presentation will include examples of our successful collaboration. These have included providing scholarly meetings that offer contact hours in rotating locations to reach as many members as possible and developing and sustaining a graduate level scholarship for members. <p>Conclusion <p>This presentation offers practical examples of successful collaboration to support the effort necessary to pursue at large chapter status. Forward and open minded thinking by chapter leaders can result in the realization of a viable, smaller chapter ready to support the needs of members who reside in more remote geographic locations.en_GB
dc.subjectcollaboration strategiesen_GB
dc.subjectat large chaptersen_GB
dc.subjectleadership stylesen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:23:32Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:23:32Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
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.en_GB
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