Experienced Nurse Faculty Leadership 2015 Academy (ENFLA) Scholars Symposium/Special Session

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In an effort to advance global excellence in nursing education, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI)/Chamberlain College of Nursing Center for Excellence in Nursing Education (CENE) launched a 12-month Experienced Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy (ENFLA) in October 2014. The ENFLA was designed for experienced faculty (Leadership Scholars) with at least seven years of full-time employment in a faculty role, who wished to increase their leadership acumen and develop or increase the skill sets essential for success in a faculty leadership role. Program goals included to: Further academic career development and success. Promote personal and professional leadership development. Develop and begin to implement a personal leadership progression plan. Expand the influence of the Leadership Scholar within his or her sponsoring academic institution, the community, and the profession in the context of teaching, scholarship, or service. Advance nursing education through leadership development projects implemented by Leadership Scholars during the program. Promote experienced nurse faculty retention in academe. Using a triad model, nine Leadership Scholars, nine Mentors, and eight Faculty worked collaboratively in this pilot cohort to assist the Scholars in planning and implementing comprehensive leadership projects, as well as identifying and implementing an individualized leadership development plan. Strategies for program and personal goal achievement included online learning activities, online discussion forums, personal reflection assessments, and face-to-face workshops. For this session, each of the nine pilot cohort Scholars will present their individualized leadership development plan and share their experiences they, as well as insights gained in achieving these leadership goals. In particular, Scholars will address how this program and the leadership goals, will allow them an expanded scope of influence as a nursing leader and change agent in the future (Leadership project outcomes are demonstrated by poster presentation at another session at the Convention). Additional information about applying for the 2016/2017 ENFLA cohort will be made available to attendees.


Las Vegas, NV