Developing leaders for the future: Professional organizations as change agents

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308016
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Developing leaders for the future: Professional organizations as change agents
Author(s):
Geyer, Nelouise; Klopper, Hester C.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Nelouise Geyer, MCur, BCur, ceo.nea@edunurse.co.za; Hester C. Klopper, PhD, MBA, RN, RM, FANSA
Abstract:

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

BACKGROUND: The democratic changes in South Africa have brought about a range of opportunities for professional nursing organizations. While large professional groups and unions have a role to play, special interest groups of nurses have also grown. This is due to the evolving needs of the members of professional interest groups requiring more effective and productive organizations. Substantial international investment in these organizations supported the professionalization over the past five years.

OBJECTIVE: To describe the processes followed to professionalize two of the professional organizations and to share initiatives implemented to build capacity and to unify the voice of nursing education and research in the country.

METHODS: Both organizations developed strategies that speak to the mission of their organizations, but there were also joint initiatives. Strategies applied to strengthen nursing education, research and leadership: (i) Cultivating change agents and champions to drive the process; (ii) Strengthening  organisational structures and member support by improving opportunities for networking/participation in national and international projects; (iii) Capacity building of members in research and teaching-learning competencies, and (iv) Working toward unifying the voice of nursing education & research.

RESULTS: There is evidence of growth in membership, increased education & research capacity and national recognition for contributions made.

CONCLUSION: That there is strength in collaboration and that the reach is more effective.

Keywords:
Leadership development; Professional organization
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.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDeveloping leaders for the future: Professional organizations as change agentsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGeyer, Nelouiseen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKlopper, Hester C.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsNelouise Geyer, MCur, BCur, ceo.nea@edunurse.co.za; Hester C. Klopper, PhD, MBA, RN, RM, FANSAen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308016-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, Monday, November 18, 2013</p>BACKGROUND: The democratic changes in South Africa have brought about a range of opportunities for professional nursing organizations. While large professional groups and unions have a role to play, special interest groups of nurses have also grown. This is due to the evolving needs of the members of professional interest groups requiring more effective and productive organizations. Substantial international investment in these organizations supported the professionalization over the past five years. <p>OBJECTIVE: To describe the processes followed to professionalize two of the professional organizations and to share initiatives implemented to build capacity and to unify the voice of nursing education and research in the country. <p>METHODS: Both organizations developed strategies that speak to the mission of their organizations, but there were also joint initiatives. Strategies applied to strengthen nursing education, research and leadership: (i) Cultivating change agents and champions to drive the process; (ii) Strengthening  organisational structures and member support by improving opportunities for networking/participation in national and international projects; (iii) Capacity building of members in research and teaching-learning competencies, and (iv) Working toward unifying the voice of nursing education & research. <p>RESULTS: There is evidence of growth in membership, increased education & research capacity and national recognition for contributions made. <p>CONCLUSION: That there is strength in collaboration and that the reach is more effective.en_GB
dc.subjectLeadership developmenten_GB
dc.subjectProfessional organizationen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:25:26Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:25:26Z-
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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