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2020 Spring Conference
Cultivating a Happy Work Environment

Wednesday,  April 22, 2020
7:30 a.m. – 
8:30 a.m. 
Registration & Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors
8:30 a.m.  
8:45 a.m.

A Welcome from the VNA President

8:45 a.m.  
10:00 a.m. 

Keynote
Building a Great Workplace with a High-Trust Culture Blueprint
Julian D. Lute
Consultant
Great Place to Work

Companies that intentionally align their workplace practices and policies to corporate goals win on both employee experience and in the marketplace. Discover and explore the key factors that companies on Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For employ to build a superior brand experience, to attract and retain talent, and beat the market.

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Break/Visit with Exhibitors
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Creating and Sustaining a Healthy Work Environment
Marian Altman, PhD, RN, CNS-BC, CCRN-K
Clinical Practice Specialist
American Association of Critical Care Nurses

Creating a healthy work environment (HWE) enables nurses to provide the highest standards of compassionate patient care while being fulfilled at work. In fact,  data consistently shows units that are implementing HWE standards outperform those that are not in many ways. These include the overall health of the work environment, better nurse staffing and retention, less moral distress and lower rates of workplace violence. Learn more about the six HWE standards, how to conduct a free assessment of your unit and find the evidence-based resources needed to build and sustain an HWE in your unit.

11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Lunch & Visit with Exhibitors
12:45 p.m. –
2:05 p.m.

Best Practice Short Podium & Idea Pitch Sessions
Learn about best practices other healthcare organizations across the state have implemented within their organization to create a happy work environment and discuss new ideas proposed to make an impact. Consider if these practices and ideas could transform your environment and improve outcomes!

2:05 p.m. –
2:20 p.m.

Break/Visit with Exhibitors
2:20 p.m. –
3:00 p.m.

Best Practice Short Podium & Idea Pitch Sessions Cont’d

3:00 p.m. – 
4:30 p.m.

Closing Session
A Master Class on Human Flourishing
Eileen T. O’Grady, RN, NP, PhD, Certified Nurse Practitioner and Wellness Coach
School of Wellness

Discover the science of human flourishing and what we know about cultivating personal well-being. Extreme self-care strategies will be explored including the difference between self-care and selfishness, how to deal with difficult others, prevent burnout and build resiliency.
 

4:30 p.m. 
Closing

Session descriptions are subject to change.