Enhanced Leadership Development Academy for RNs, NHAs and social workers in long-term care

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A professional development certificate program offered by the University of Missouri

We are pleased and excited to now offer the ELDA in a mostly online format.

For a printable brochure of this information, please click here. 

Join us for the MU Leadership Development Academy for Nurse Leaders and Nursing Home Administrators in long-term care. We know that long-term care can be challenging, but the academy will help you better manage daily crises and get the most out of your employees, all while earning 50 hours of CE credit.

The academy has been proven to increase leadership skills and improve confidence, which will help to create a working environment that encourages teamwork and quality improvement. Enroll with your RN colleagues for the best group-learning and team-building experience. Don’t miss out on this final opportunity to challenge yourself, grow in your leadership and network with your peers.

Description

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For RNs, NHAs, & SWs from settings other than skilled nursing facilities, this professional development certificate program offers a proven curriculum to help you build the self-confidence, talents and persistence you need to lead a top performing team. In addition, you'll gain enhanced knowledge and skills you can immediately apply to your work setting. The 2018 program is offered over 5 months, May to October. The course first and last days (May 18 and October 19) are required face-to-face sessions in Columbia, Mo. The remainder of course is online. The course includes the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI) - evidence-based leadership assessment instrument and professional development planning package with one on one consultation.

Cost

Please note: Enroll for full price and a second registrant from the same facility or corporation gets 50% off. Call 573-882-0215 for discount code.

$500 - For personnel from skilled nursing facilities ($250 for second registrant with discount)

  • 50 hour course with two face-to-face days in Columbia (12 hr.) and the remainder online (38 hr.), binder for course materials, 2 books, the LPI, CE credit for RNs, NHAs and Social Workers.  

$1,000 - For personnel from settings other than skilled nursing facilities ($500 for second registrant with discount)

  • 50 hour course with two face-to-face days in Columbia (12 hr.) and the remainder online (38 hr.), binder for course materials, 2 books, the LPI, CE credit for RNs, NHAs and Social Workers.  

Target audience

The program target audience includes RNs (you do not have to be a DoN), NHAs and Social Workers. We highly encourage the RN-NHA leadership team to enroll together to foster the team’s ability to make sustainable improvement in their organization. However, individual enrollment is accepted.

Features

  • Innovative and evidence-based curriculum. 
  • Strong focus on application to practice and peer consultation. 
  • Graduates receive a certificate from the University of Missouri and stand out for achieving this designation. 
  • Show Me PIPS and Best Practices- Share your organization’s success and learn from others.
  • The LPI - evidence-based leadership assessment instrument and professional development planning package with one on one consultation.

Topics

  • Leadership for High Performing Nursing Homes:
    • Management Practices
    • The Key to Quality
    • The RNs Role - Lessons from Patient Safety
    • The Resilient Leader 
  • The Leadership Challenge & Leadership Practices Inventory 
  • Successful Surveys & MO DHSS, CMS Updates 
  • Art & Science of Leadership & Management 
  • Coaching, Counseling and Conflict 
  • Leading & Sustaining Change 
  • Leading High Performing Teamsin LTC 
  • A Team Approach to QI including Performance Improvement Plans 
  • Influencing Up 
  • Managing Different Generations 
  • Creating & Leading Patient-Centered Care 
  • Financial Considerationsfor LTC Leaders 
  • Staff Engagement & Meaningful Work

Proven outcomes

  • Measurable improvement in falls, staff retention, communication, incontinence, re-hospitalization, and more. 
  • Retention rate of graduates up to 18 months after completion of the program exceeds state and national averages. 
  • Significant increase in confidence to lead. 
  • Significant increase in leadership behaviors. 
  • Enriched and expanded peer networks.

Faculty

  • Project Director: Shirley Farrah, PhD, RN-BC
  • Lead Faculty: Alexis Roam, MSN, RN-BC, QCP
  • Faculty Associate: De Minner, BSN, RN, Certified Dementia Care Mapping Instructor
  • Faculty Associate: Barb Primm, BSN, RN-BC, LNHA
  • Guest Presenters: Recognized state and national experts

For more information on the benefits of ELDA, see the video below.