1st Annual Nurses Leading the Way Conference: Session 2 - Leaders as Partners: Nursing Professional Governance in Action Recorded Event

Leadership in nursing professional governance operates in a significantly different manner than in traditional hierarchical organizational systems. True professionals operate within the context of a practice community that is unique to the accountability of the profession and the social expectations for its practitioners. Professionals in practice have ownership over their practice. This implies authority for making decisions related to that practice that operates in partnership with the management authority extended by the organization/institution. This session explores the notion of partnership-based leadership and the mechanisms of leadership expression that are implied in it. Scenarios and exemplars which clarify this shared decision-making and staff ownership will be used to demonstrate how this partnership operates. Principles of the leadership of the profession will be identified and explored.

Target Audience

Registered nurses and health care professionals.

Learning Objectives

Clarify the role of manager as partner in nursing professional governance and the content and characteristics of the manager role.

Distinguish manager accountabilities and the professional’s accountabilities, the locus of control for ownership of those decisions and a demonstration of partner-based leadership as it operates within nursing professional governance structures.

Learner Outcome

Upon completion of this event, nurses will report increased knowledge about partner-based leadership and role expectations in nursing professional governance. 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 Attendance
  • 1.50 NCPD
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Children's Hospital Colorado
Aurora, CO
United States

Dr. Tim Porter O'Grady

Dr. Tim Porter-O’Grady, DM, EdD, ScD(h), APRN, FAAN, FACCWS, has repeatedly contributed creative and innovative models of thinking and practicing in an ever-evolving health care system. For 25 years he has written and published books that “push the walls” of our thinking regarding healthcare leadership, governance and systems change.


Children’s Hospital Colorado is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by Colorado Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This educational activity for 1.5 nursing contact hour(s) is provided by Children’s Hospital Colorado. 


A certificate of attendance will be provided upon completion of this course. 

Available Credit

  • 1.50 Attendance
  • 1.50 NCPD


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Required Hardware/software

This is a recorded lecture. You will need access to the internet and speakers or a headset to participate.