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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/307910
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Membership Ambassadors – Preparing Tomorrow's Leaders Today
Author(s):
Slater, Larry Z.; Buckner, Ellen B.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Larry Slater, PhD, CCRN, RN-BC, larry.slater@nyu.edu; Ellen B. Buckner, DSN, RN, CNE
Abstract:

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

In 2008, Nu Chapter and Region 8 STTI initiated a project aimed at promoting retention of newly inducted members.  In embarking on this journey, program founders believed that the best persons for encouraging participation among new members were new members themselves.  Thus the program developed mentored leadership positions available to newly inducted members at the chapter and regional level.  The Membership Ambassadors program grew from the work of Region 8 members in Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee, and has now been expanded to all STTI Regions. Early activities in development of the program were creation of a mission, vision, and plan to seek active, lifelong participation of newly inducted members.

Although the chapters in Region 8 have implemented the Membership Ambassador program in different ways, all have recognized the charge of the Membership Ambassadors, which is twofold.  The first is to develop and implement programming and activities aimed at newly inducted members.  The second is to provide newly inducted members with the opportunity to embark on their personal leadership journey in STTI immediately upon induction. Membership Ambassadors supported chapter activities resulting in Showcase of Regional Excellence recognition for helping with clean-up and home rebuilding following the disastrous tornados that went through the region in April 2011.  They have conducted forums for new members at Region 8 Conferences on topics of job-seeking skills and disaster preparedness.  They have become integral members of chapter boards, assisting with programming and activities designed to retain newly inducted members past their first year of membership. 

As the program moves forward and builds on past successes, it serves as a model for engaging new members of STTI while striving to promote its enduring vision: to promote active, lifetime involvement in the Society, to provide resources for continued success, and to build the relationships that foster nursing excellence.

Keywords:
future leaders; membership ambassador; leadership
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:
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.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMembership Ambassadors – Preparing Tomorrow's Leaders Todayen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSlater, Larry Z.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorBuckner, Ellen B.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsLarry Slater, PhD, CCRN, RN-BC, larry.slater@nyu.edu; Ellen B. Buckner, DSN, RN, CNEen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/307910-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013, Tuesday, November 19, 2013</p>In 2008, Nu Chapter and Region 8 STTI initiated a project aimed at promoting retention of newly inducted members.  In embarking on this journey, program founders believed that the best persons for encouraging participation among new members were new members themselves.  Thus the program developed mentored leadership positions available to newly inducted members at the chapter and regional level.  The Membership Ambassadors program grew from the work of Region 8 members in Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee, and has now been expanded to all STTI Regions. Early activities in development of the program were creation of a mission, vision, and plan to seek active, lifelong participation of newly inducted members. <p>Although the chapters in Region 8 have implemented the Membership Ambassador program in different ways, all have recognized the charge of the Membership Ambassadors, which is twofold.  The first is to develop and implement programming and activities aimed at newly inducted members.  The second is to provide newly inducted members with the opportunity to embark on their personal leadership journey in STTI immediately upon induction. Membership Ambassadors supported chapter activities resulting in Showcase of Regional Excellence recognition for helping with clean-up and home rebuilding following the disastrous tornados that went through the region in April 2011.  They have conducted forums for new members at Region 8 Conferences on topics of job-seeking skills and disaster preparedness.  They have become integral members of chapter boards, assisting with programming and activities designed to retain newly inducted members past their first year of membership.  <p>As the program moves forward and builds on past successes, it serves as a model for engaging new members of STTI while striving to promote its enduring vision: to promote active, lifetime involvement in the Society, to provide resources for continued success, and to build the relationships that foster nursing excellence.en_GB
dc.subjectfuture leadersen_GB
dc.subjectmembership ambassadoren_GB
dc.subjectleadershipen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:24:00Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:24:00Z-
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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