1 - 3 Dec 2021

Leadership in Nursing Seminar

11h 10m
QRC: 4247
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Why Attend

Health leaders regardless of their position in the organisation need to execute a set of competencies to ensure effective team functioning aligned to legislation, APHRA guidelines and organisational goals. This highly interactive program embedded in neuroscience and leadership theory gives the participants skills to confidently lead teams – to reinforce positive behaviours and quickly address bullying and breaches of boundaries. Over 2000 nurses, midwives and other health care workers have attended this popular course with 98% rating it as excellent. Chock full of neuroscience tips including emotional intelligence and courageous conversations, this course is designed for the leader who is highly motivated to leverage their performance and witness great team results. Limited spaces available – book your place now!


8:30am - Registration and Refreshments


Getting in the Leadership and Management Groove!

This introductory session explores approaches for working together during this two day program and ensuring your learning style is accommodated.

  • What are your personal learning objectives for this course?
  • Setting the scene: alignment with the Australian Health Leadership Framework
  • An introductory look at the following core concepts:
    • Leadership
    • Management
    • Effectiveness
    • Inspiration
  • What is the key purpose of your role as a leader and a manager?
  • Too busy…or are you achieving outcomes?
  • Explore the neuroscience of mirror neurons that ensures you are inspirational all the time – either for magnificence or mischief


Sharing your Leadership and Management Checklist (prepared prior to coming to course)

10:30am - Morning Tea


“Using a Bit of Buzz” – A Scientific Approach to Achieving Better Results

  • The concept of “seven brains” and how to use them
  • The autonomic nervous system either freezes you and your team or frees the team to creativity and cooperation
  • How is neuroscience contributing to our understanding of better leadership and management?
  • Stressed or blessed – how your perception influences your team results
  • Discover how mirror neurons are always switched on and your leadership is always on show


Roll Up your Sleeves – Let's Start Applying the Principles

“Without vision the people perish” – create a vision for your workplace.


Managing Inappropriate Behaviours – Courageous Conversations

Bullies thrive when managers do nothing – learn an elegant 4 step courageous conversation script so you have confidence “what to say” when you notice breaches of boundary.

  • In the safe environment of the classroom and working with a trusted buddy, learn to practice and execute the script

1:00pm - Lunch and Networking


Mapping Your Team Culture and Managing Toxic Bullies

Identify the magnificent; mean well; mediocre and malevolents in your team.

  • Match your right leadership style to each group
  • Why you may be making matters worse through empowering the bullies
  • Practice the courageous conversation script to manage inappropriate behaviours


Staying Afloat on the Management Boat! Buoyancy Strategies for Effective Leaders

  • Leaders and managers who role model good health and buoyancy are critical to effective teamwork
  • Cultivating resilience as a positive force
  • Taking a proactive rather than a reactive approach to controlling stress levels and responses

3:20pm - Afternoon Tea


Deep Reflection – What Have Been the Key Learnings of Day One

  • Share with your learning buddy what you have learnt
  • Share in a plenary session your key learnings for the day
  • Reminder to attend to the two fun work activities for the evening

4:15pm - Close of Day One of Seminar

9:00am - Commencement of Day Two


Reflect and Review Key Learnings of Day One

Apply reflection principles to identify the key outcomes of Day One and share with your new learning buddy.


Emotional Intelligence

Who is in command? Are you being driven or you the driver of your team?

  • Delve deeper into the brain of bullying and brilliance – the role of the emotional brain
  • How does “road rage” happen at work? Calm your amygdala before it explodes!
  • Take command of four core emotional intelligence competencies

10:30am - Morning Tea



Explore why values drive behaviour and is a primary cause of conflict between people.

  • Discover your values
  • What needs to happen when values are violated?
  • What to do when conflicting values collide


The Buck Stops Here! Accountability – Who is Really Responsible?

  • Identify legislation which affects clinical practice
  • Communication of expectations and boundaries – which strategies can you use?


Courageous Conversations Round Two – Practice Makes Perfect

This session will help you:

  • Hone this skill
  • Demonstrate confidence and eloquence
  • Stay strong in maintaining boundaries

1:00pm - Lunch and Networking


“Get Streetwise” – Political Intelligence and Anticipating Change

Successful change emerges from knowledge of proven strategies. Incorporation of political intelligence is a crucial part of this mix.

  • What do you need to consider when planning significant change?
  • Why is political intelligence such a critical competency?
  • 10 strategies for successful change management
  • Self-reflection – which strategies have you used and which can you incorporate into future change management?

3:00pm - Afternoon Tea and Coffee


May The Force Be With You

This final session will be an opportunity to summarise what you have learned and to ensure you have take-home skills and strategies that can immediately be applied in your work environment.

  • What do you intend to change as a result of this education?
  • How will you prioritise your workload?
  • State your 3 management/leadership goals for the coming year

3:55pm - Close of Seminar and Evaluations


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Ilze Jaunberzins

Ilze is the principal of PowerMind Life and Leadership Coaching, a science-based coaching practice. She is also a highly experienced nurse, manager, and educator. Ilze is dynamic and passionate about leaders being effective – not busy, but effective and confident. Be prepared for a lively two days of inspiration and learning.

Need for Program

Australian nursing needs more nurse leaders. However, leadership practices are built over time and need inputs from many sources. Clarity around what constitutes leadership and how it manifests on a day-to-day basis is often confused. Learning about what makes people confident enough to take on leadership roles in daily practice is an important part of developing leadership skills. It is essential that leaders have the best educational support that enables them to competently fulfill their role and to maintain a genuine sense of purpose and achievement.

Purpose of Program

This seminar is designed for nurses to collaborate and consequently expand their perspective on leadership and how this can be integrated into day-to-day practice.

Your learning outcomes

  • Return to your workplace with ideas for implementing leadership concepts within your practice for the benefit of patients
  • Demonstrate increased confidence as a leader when dealing with strong personalities and difficult situations
  • Identify the leadership principles that will assist you to engage and motivate a diverse workforce
  • Role model accountable and holistic nursing care and the importance of mentoring others
1 - 3 Dec 2021

Leadership in Nursing Seminar

11h 10m
QRC: 4247
Oaks On Collins
Melbourne, VIC, 3000
Price: $559.00