Advanced Nursing Leadership Academy | May 2-4, 2018

Baltimore, MD US
May 2, 2018 to May 4, 2018

As you advance in your leadership career, you face increasingly complex issues and decisions, changes in patient care delivery, and resource constraints. This course will help you tackle those challenges head on!  

This engaging 3-day program combines lecture, self-assessment, discussion, and small group activity. It is followed by 3 one-to-one personal coaching sessions.  Faculty include expert nursing executives from the Johns Hopkins Health System and Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing.

One-to-One Coaching Sessions After the Program: This is truly a unique opportunity!  This course is followed by 3 one-hour personal executive coaching sessions by International Coach Federation (ICF)-accredited coaches:  Linda Burton, ACC, and Janet Ladd, PCC.   This is a unique opportunity to assimilate academy learnings and experience one-on-one coaching in support of your personal and professional life/career goals.   This is what past participants have said:

  • “This job is not an easy one, and it has been so helpful to have a confidential sounding board.  Thank you!”
  • “I’m amazed at how simply having the opportunity to reflect on your questions and think out-loud has helped me become more self-aware.   My ‘ah-ha’ moment has changed the way I approach work and my team.”
  • “Although I hate to admit it, having these sessions has helped me be more accountable to myself.  I have more energy and excitement to continue my well-being strategies.”

Target Audience

This course is a natural progression from our Nursing Leadership Academy, although it is not necessary to complete that program before enrolling in this course.

Perfect for experienced nursing leaders who need to learn strategies and skills to manage the dynamic changes of the healthcare workforce and system. 

Learning Objectives


  • Identify outcomes of transformational leadership.
  • Describe the key attributes of transformational nurse leaders.
  • Identify strategies to use to develop transformational leadership qualities.
  • Identify business models for health care organizations.
  • Describe fundamental concepts of economics.
  • Describe strategies for managing financial and human resources.
  • Using the Conflict Dynamics Profile (CDP®) instrument, develop insights surrounding one’s natural reaction to conflict, including their strengths in responding to conflict and opportunities for personal growth and development.
  • Manage situations and individuals that provoke and escalate conflict by identifying personal “hot buttons” that can destabilize the situation, and by implementing “cooling strategies” to defuse tension and regain focus on outcomes and objectives.
  • Identify specific strategies for greater competence and confidence moving forward.
  • Identify strategies for asserting your views and achieving outcomes through engagement of stakeholders.
  • Describe fundamentals of negotiation.
  • Identify practical solutions for handling difficult negotiations.
  • Describe the value of a coaching culture in today’s dynamic healthcare environment 
  • Differentiate coaching from related disciplines, including mentoring, management, counseling and training. 
  • Describe a basic coaching framework to support effective coaching conversations. 
  • Practice coaching, including the skill of powerful questioning, to support transformational coaching skills and confidence. 
  • Describe strategies for developing a leadership succession plan. 
  • Identify mechanisms that provide for early identification and mentoring of staff with leadership potential. 
  • Describe methods for mentoring current and future nurse leaders. 
  • Describe the "Listen Imagine Do" method used by the Sibley Innovation Hub.
  • Identify several design projects led by frontline staff.
  • Leave with specific tools that can be used to help address complicated problems that involve humans.
  • Identify principles for upholding ethical standards in leadership.
  • Describe actions to take in select ethics-related case studies.
  • Describe the impact of bullying on patients and staff.
  • Identify characteristic of bullies.
  • Describe how to set expectations for professionalism.
  • Describe the relationship between emotional intelligence and resilience..
  • Identify 3 ways mindfulness improves leadership.
  • Formulate a plan to integrate mindfulness practices and strategies into your life.

We host clinicians, educators, and nurse leaders from around the globe who want to learn more about our nursing practice and organization at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. 

Optional Clinical or Leadership Observational Visit:

Option 1) Half day (4 hrs) customized clinical or leadership observational visit add-on for discounted price of $600. 
Option 2) Customized observational visit for individual or group, and schedules range in duration from one day to four weeks, and are priced* based on the length and complexity of the visit.

 Email if interested in this option.

*Special discounted pricing for observational visits offered when combined with NLA (or ANLA) registration.

Additional information
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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 20.00 ANCC
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
05/02/2018 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
05/04/2018 - 4:30pm

Registration fee:  Includes all course materials, three individual one-hour executive coaching sessions, daily breakfasts, and lunches, and certificates.

Group Pricing: For groups of 3 or more from the same organization registering together and JHHS/JHUSON nurses- special pricing available at $2295 per person. Please email to take advantage of this special pricing.

Cancellations: All cancellations must be received in writing 2 weeks prior to the event. Cancellations received 2 weeks prior to the event will be refunded the event cost less a $200 administrative fee. We are unable to make refunds after the 2 week deadline. IJHN reserves the right to cancel or postpone any activity due to unforeseen circumstances. In this event, the IJHN will refund the registration fee but is not responsible for travel expenses. 

Photo/Video Permission: During the event photos or videos may be taken for IJHN promotional purposes. To opt out click here.

ADA:  In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact us if you have any disability that requires special material and/or services so that appropriate personnel can be advised.

Conference Center, 4th floor, Legg Mason Tower
100 International Drive
Baltimore, MD 21202
United States

Harbor East offers a wide variety of top-rated restaurants, along with shopping galore. Historic Fells Point is less than a mile away, with its cobblestone streets, lively pubs and abundant live music. The Inner Harbor is a short walk along the waterfront promenade and offers a wide selection of boat rides, the National Aquarium, Maryland Science Center and street performers.    


Accommodations: There are 6 hotels within 2 blocks of the Conference Center -  When registering, please inquire about Hopkins discounts that might be offered.  

Parking and Transportation:  There is a large, secure parking garage under the Legg Mason building (rate is $23/day, subject to change).  Legg Mason Tower is approximately a 20 minute drive from BWI airport and 10 minutes from Baltimore’s Penn Station.

Deborah J. Baker, DNP, CRNP 
Senior Vice President for Nursing
Johns Hopkins Health System
Vice President for Nursing & Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer
The Johns Hopkins Hospital    

Patricia M. Davidson, PhD, MEd, RN, FAAN 
Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing

Karen  Davis, PhD, RN, NEA-BC
Vice President of Nursing/Chief Nursing Officer
Howard County General Hospital
Johns Hopkins Health System

Kevin Sowers, MSN, RN, FAAN
Johns Hopkins Health System

Mary Myers, MS, RN
Johns Hopkins Home Care Group

Joanne Ioannou, DNP, RN
Senior Vice President and CNO
Greater Baltimore Medical Center
Joanne Miller, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Chief Nursing Officer, Sibley Memorial Hospital
Johns Hopkins Health System
Matthew Morris, MS, RN, NEA-BC
Director of Nursing 
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Linda Roszak Burton, BS, ACC, BBC
Founder & President
DRW, Inc.

Janet Ladd, MS, PCC
President & Executive Coach/OD Consultant 
Bounce-Forward Consulting Group

Diane S. Salter MSN, RN, CPAN, NE-BC
Nurse Manager
WellSpan Health/York Hospital
Kim M. Bissett MSN, MBA, RN
Nurse Educator
Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing
Rebecca Barshick MSN, RN
Nurse Educator
Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing

Accreditation Statement: The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  

Statement of Contact Hours: This 20.0 contact hour educational activity is provided by the Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing. 

Conflict of Interest:  It is the policy of The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing to require our continuing nursing education program faculty and planning committee members to disclose any financial relationships with companies providing program funding or manufacturers of any commercial products discussed in the program.  The planning committee and program faculty report that they do not have financial relationships with manufacturers of any commercial products they discuss in the program. 

Commercial Support:  This educational activity has not received any form of commercial support. 

Non-Endorsement of Products:  The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing and the American Nurses Credentialing Center does not endorse the use of any commercial products discussed or displayed in conjunction with this educational activity. 

Available Credit

  • 20.00 ANCC

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
Course expires: 


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Payment by credit card only (except JHHS affiliates).

Cancellations: All cancellations must be received in writing 2 weeks prior to the event. Cancellations received 2 weeks prior to the event will be refunded the event cost less a $200 administrative fee. We are unable to make refunds after the 2 week deadline. IJHN reserves the right to cancel or postpone any activity due to unforeseen circumstances. In this event, the IJHN will refund the registration fee but is not responsible for travel expenses.