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The Amy V. Cockcroft Leadership Development Program

Program Curriculum and Dates

Cockcroft Schedule for the 2018 - 2019 Class

(The arrangement of content may vary depending on faculty).

Session I: March 21-23, 2018

Faculty: Jeanne Cavanaugh MN, RN, NEA-BC
  • Introduction and Orientation to the Amy V. Cockcroft Fellowship
  • Expectations of the program
Faculty: Betty Parker, CPLP
  • Introduction to the Amy V. Cockcroft Leadership Assessment Tools and directions
  • (DISC, 360, etc.)
Faculty: Jerry Mansfield, PhD, RN, NEA-BC
  • Transformational leadership and innovation in healthcare
  • Professional and personal qualities of a leader, what does it take?
  • Developing self-awareness as a leader
  • Making the best use of the fellowship program
Annual Leadership Summit: Friday, March 23, 2018
  • Introduction of 2018-2019 Fellows

Session II: June 13-15, 2018

Faculty: Melinda (Noonan) Earle DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE 
  • Project Management for a Service or Academic Setting
Faculty: Jenny Maxwell, MS
  • Effective Presentations
Faculty: Betty Parker, CPLP Solutions
  • Successful Leadership through Greater Self-Awareness

 Session III: September 19-21, 2018

Faculty: Jenny Maxwell, MS 
  • Preparing and delivering presentations for impact and success
  • Delivering a compelling opening, transition, and conclusion
  • How to handle challenging questions
  • Adapting to different audiences and purposes of presentation
  • Practicing presentations with feedback provided
  • Planning for options for delivery of project on a larger scale 
Faculty: Janet Wessel Krejci, PhD, RN, NEA-BC
  • Leadership Model and Differences Between Levels of Self Awareness
  • Historical Implications of Nursing as a Predominantly Female Profession and Oppressed Group Behaviors
  • Circle of Influence vs Circle of Concern
  • Systems Thinking Basics
  • Differentiation of Levels of Observation and Levels of Intervention
  • Consequences of Lack of Clarity of Goal
  • I Position Concept (Miller-Winstead Fry)
  • Case Studies and Reflection

Session IV: January 9-11, 2019  

Faculty: Jenny Maxwell, MS
  • Project Presentation First Look, Tune Ups, Feedback and Revisions
Faculty: Ronda Hughes, PhD, MHS, RN, CLNC, FAAN
  • Impact of the Center for Nursing Leadership
Faculty: Betty Parker, CPLP Solutions
  • Conflict Management

Session V: March 27-29, 2019

Faculty: Janet Wessel Krejci, PhD, RN, NEA-BC
  • Bringing it all together
  • Mental models how they influence the frame of systems analysis
  • Achieving higher leverage with leadership
  • Strategies for dealing with conflict within teams, committees, etc.
  • Building successful collaborative interdisciplinary teams
Faculty: Jenny Maxwell, MS
  • Final planning for Fellows' Presentations



Pam Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN  

2014-2018 President, American Nurses Association

  • The Center for Nursing Leadership's Annual Leadership Summit is held annually, and features state and national speakers discussing current and emerging issues in leadership, nursing, and healthcare. The Summit is a full day conference and includes a graduation and awards ceremony and leadership presentations by the 2018-2019 class of the Amy V. Cockcroft Leadership Fellowship.

    Attendees include: Nurse leaders from a variety of settings, Deans and Directors, Nursing faculty, staff, alumni, students, current Amy V. Cockcroft Fellows and Amy V. Cockcroft Felowship alumni.

2019 Event Details

  • NEW LOCATION THIS YEAR: Columbia Mariott,1200 Hampton St, Columbia, SC 29201
  • Registration and check in
  • Poster Abstracts on display all day
  • Keynote address by Dr. Pam Cipriano, 2014-2018 President, American Nurses Association
  • "Profiles in Leadership" Videos
  • Networking
  • Lunch provided for all registered attendees
  • The 2018-2019 Amy V. Cockcroft Leadership Fellows Presentations
  • The 2018-2019 Amy V. Cockcroft Leadership Fellowship Graduation Ceremony and Awards
  • Continuing Education: Contact hours awarded
  • Learn More about the Amy V. Cockcroft Leadership Fellowship here.