Inspiring a Shared Vision: Lessons from the Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308358
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Inspiring a Shared Vision: Lessons from the Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy
Author(s):
Zomorodi, Meg; Halstead, Judy A.; Winters, Carol E.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Alpha
Author Details:
Meg Zomorodi, RN, CNL, PhD, Meg_Zomorodi@unc.edu; Judy A. Halstead, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN; Carol Winters, PhD, RN, CNET
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013, Saturday, November 16, 2013

The Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy (NFLA) is a program that pairs novice faculty members with experienced mentors to set a foundation for leadership. Mentors provide guidance as novice faculty develop leadership roles in their institution. This foundation is essential; as mentorship has shown to improve job satisfaction, performance, interpersonal relationships, motivation, and career outcomes (Eby et al, 2008). For the NFLA, triads of mentorship were formed (1 mentor, 1 scholar, and 1 faculty advisor), with bi-weekly feedback for assisting the scholar in leadership development, completion of an educational project, and expanding the scholar’s scope of influence. The bi-weekly phone meetings were invaluable as the scholar was able to use the mentor as a ‘sounding board’ before applying leadership principles to practice. The mentor and academy faculty advisor provided advice on improving work environment, work-life balance, career trajectory, and advice for being a change agent for curriculum matters and work culture.

As a scholar, I have grown as a leader substantially throughout this program and this is evident by my confidence during my interaction with others. The mentors’ ability to provide me with feedback prior to leadership experiences allowed me to gain confidence as a leader. This was evidenced by my ability to make suggestions in curriculum changes that I would not have been comfortable doing so before. I have fewer days when I feel like an ‘imposter’ and more days when I feel I have something to contribute to my school, colleagues, and beyond. As a result, my long terms goals have changed. I now have the confidence to expand my scope of influence for a long and successful career in academia.

Eby, L., Allen, T., Evans, S., Thomas, N., Dubois, D. (2008). Does mentoring matter? A multidisciplinary meta-analysis comparing mentored and non-mentored individuals. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 72, 254-267.

Keywords:
leadership; education
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.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleInspiring a Shared Vision: Lessons from the Nurse Faculty Leadership Academyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorZomorodi, Megen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHalstead, Judy A.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorWinters, Carol E.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentAlphaen_GB
dc.author.detailsMeg Zomorodi, RN, CNL, PhD, Meg_Zomorodi@unc.edu; Judy A. Halstead, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN; Carol Winters, PhD, RN, CNETen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308358-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013, Saturday, November 16, 2013</p>The Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy (NFLA) is a program that pairs novice faculty members with experienced mentors to set a foundation for leadership. Mentors provide guidance as novice faculty develop leadership roles in their institution. This foundation is essential; as mentorship has shown to improve job satisfaction, performance, interpersonal relationships, motivation, and career outcomes (Eby et al, 2008). For the NFLA, triads of mentorship were formed (1 mentor, 1 scholar, and 1 faculty advisor), with bi-weekly feedback for assisting the scholar in leadership development, completion of an educational project, and expanding the scholar’s scope of influence. The bi-weekly phone meetings were invaluable as the scholar was able to use the mentor as a ‘sounding board’ before applying leadership principles to practice. The mentor and academy faculty advisor provided advice on improving work environment, work-life balance, career trajectory, and advice for being a change agent for curriculum matters and work culture. <p>As a scholar, I have grown as a leader substantially throughout this program and this is evident by my confidence during my interaction with others. The mentors’ ability to provide me with feedback prior to leadership experiences allowed me to gain confidence as a leader. This was evidenced by my ability to make suggestions in curriculum changes that I would not have been comfortable doing so before. I have fewer days when I feel like an ‘imposter’ and more days when I feel I have something to contribute to my school, colleagues, and beyond. As a result, my long terms goals have changed. I now have the confidence to expand my scope of influence for a long and successful career in academia. <p>Eby, L., Allen, T., Evans, S., Thomas, N., Dubois, D. (2008). <em>Does mentoring matter? A multidisciplinary meta-analysis comparing mentored and non-mentored individuals.</em> Journal of Vocational Behavior, 72, 254-267.en_GB
dc.subjectleadershipen_GB
dc.subjecteducationen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:30:17Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:30:17Z-
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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