College of Nursing

Continuing Nursing Education

Conference - June 14 - 15, 2011

Innovation & Leadership for Education and Practice


Description :In celebration of CNE’s 40th Anniversary – this conference will focus on innovation, leadership and lifelong learning in nursing practice and education.  CNE is committed to enhancing the ability of nurses in the province to embrace innovation for the new world of health care

Our featured conference leader will be Dr. Tim Porter- O’Grady, Senior Partner, Tim Porter-O’Grady Associates, Inc.; Associate Professor, Leadership Scholar, Arizona State University and Visiting Professor, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD.

Overview:  This conference marks the 40th Anniversary of Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) in the College of Nursing at the University of Saskatchewan.  It is designed to focus on leadership in support of innovation for the 21st century health care and health professions education.  Dr. Tim Porter-O’Grady, internationally known nursing leader, teacher and author will guide our discussions on the priority shifts required in our thinking, policies, structures, education and practice for innovation in a constantly changing health care world.

Objectives:  After participating in this conference, participants will:

  1. Identify mental model shifts that must occur in both learning and practice environments if the context and behaviors of health care innovation are to be sustained.
  2. Identify structural and policy shifts which must occur in both the academic and service environment to enable a sustainable innovation dynamic in professional practice work and work place.
  3. Identify academic and practice leadership priority shifts that must occur if innovation is to be embedded as a way of life in both health systems and professionals.
  4. Define major health care shifts challenging and transforming the health care landscape affecting strategic, tactical, operational, and innovation competencies.
  5. Name three particular and personal role and behavioral changes necessary for staff and leadership essential to effectively guiding health organizations and professionals in an innovation-driven health care environment.
  6. Identify at least five emerging leadership capacities transforming the role of every practicing nurse and nurse leader in a post-digital social context requiring the development of innovative new capacities, skills and applications.

Tim Porter-O'Grady's Slide Presentation - PDF

Held at Delta Bessborough in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

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We gratefully acknowledge the following companies for their contribution in making our program a success.

SK Ministry of Health Logo SRNA logoArthritis Society logoSHIRP logo
Recruitment Projects Coordinator
Health Careers In Sask / Ministry of Health
Workforce Planning Branch

To learn how to become a sponsor please contact Michele Bidulka