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Transformational Leadership for Nursing

AAL has designed comprehensive leadership programs specifically for nursing, which can be delivered onsite at your location, entirely online, or in a blended learning format. Curricula can be tailored for any level of leader, from unit manager to executive.


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Transformational Leadership for Nursing Overview


It is the responsibility of all nursing leaders to transform your organizations so you can deliver the highest quality patient care and customer satisfaction. This can only be achieved through an effective and highly skilled leadership team that empowers and inspires your staff to perform at their best.

You can develop these skills through comprehensive programming focused on critical competencies necessary in this turbulent healthcare environment. AAL can help you build the leadership infrastructure for the successful development of your team, customized for four critical leadership levels:

Our comprehensive leadership programs designed specifically for nursing can be delivered onsite at your location, with an optional online component for discussion groups and mentoring, or they can be presented entirely online.

AAL can present any single topic for a unique, one-time development experience; bundle any number of topics you need into a multi-day onsite program or multi-week webinar series; or build a multi-week online course with robust assignments so participants can earn college credit. Please review the list below and consider the four levels of leadership within your team:

Becoming a Leader: Knowing Yourself 
Career Development
Managing Self
Mentoring and Coaching for Individuals and Teams
Power of Positive Thinking
Stress Management

Cross-functional Team Leadership Theory & Practice
Instilling Service Excellence in Frontline Interdisciplinary Teams
Interdisciplinary Team-building

Building Quality Improvement Plans with Measureable Outcomes 
Creating Front Line Structures for Quality and Safety
Enhancing Patient-Family Inclusion in the Plan of Care to Avoid Readmissions
Healthcare Delivery Models: Moving toward Integrated Delivery Systems
Healthcare Policy: Why Scorecards Matter
Service Excellence: Patient Satisfaction and Engagement
Translating Compliance and Risk Management Standards into Action Plans and Improved Patient Outcomes
Utilization of Healthcare Informatics to Improve the System of Care and Patient Safety

Conflict Management
Cultural Competency
Effective Communication for Multiple Audiences
Leadership Development and Theory
Leadership Theory in Action in an Environment of Persistent Change
Managing Meetings
Organizational Behavior and Change Management
Organizational Theory
Recruitment, Management, and Retention of Human Resources
Team Leadership Theory
Understanding Formal and Informal Organizational Structure and Power
Utilizing Emotional Intelligence in Managing Up, Sideways, and Down

Accreditation and Regulation 
Compliance and Risk Management
Finance: Case Mix, Revenue Cycle, Cost Control, and Risk-sharing Arrangements 
Lateral Violence Preparation and Prevention
Strategic Planning

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Through AAL's Transformational Leadership for Nursing programs, you can improve staff retention and patient satisfaction, and develop important infrastructure for Magnet® designation. To schedule a conference call to discuss your needs and receive a quote for a customized solution, please Contact Us.


Dr. Sharon Tucker

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics

"Dr. Gokenbach gives 110% and ensures quality products in every endeavor. Under her direction, we were awarded the coveted Magnet® designation, due in part to her programs and execution."