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The following workshop options or a tour of the Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi are available for Insight Day on Monday, 27 July 2020. All options are included in the Full Event registration fee. Attendees may only attend one workshop or tour and must pre-select their workshop when registering for the event.

Operationalizing and Implementing the Infusion of Joy and Compassionate Self-Care

This workshop will provide an overview of the Sigma Presidential Call to Action, Infuse Joy, and its connection to compassionate self-care. The workshop will discuss barriers and facilitators to infusing joy, the importance of engaging in compassionate self-care, and methods to implement interventions to infuse joy in all workplace settings.

Presenter: Richard Ricciardi, PhD, CRNP, FAANP, FAAN

Moving Oral and Poster Presentations to Publication: An Action-Oriented Writing Workshop

Thousands of oral and poster presentations are presented at professional conferences every year, but the majority never result in published papers. Publishing is necessary in order to disseminate knowledge and important work to a larger audience and scale findings from research and evidence-based quality improvement projects to real world clinical and academic settings. Publishing also is important for your professional career. Barriers to writing papers for publication include multiple competing priorities, lack of confidence in writing skills, and perceived insufficient time to devote to the writing process. To achieve publishing success, it’s important to have a mentor, participate in writing groups, and block out regular time on your calendar for writing.

This intensive workshop will first highlight key strategies for turning oral and poster presentations into high quality papers for journal submission. We’ll also discuss barriers and facilitators to writing, provide recommendations on action tactics to expedite the writing process, and share successful publication tips. Participants will then break into small writing groups and receive feedback on their manuscript ideas and drafts of papers from Sigma editors and seasoned authors. At the end of this workshop, participants will have made progress toward submitting a quality paper for publication. Participants are encouraged to submit beginning or more developed drafts of a paper before the event so that tailored advice can be offered to accelerate manuscript submission and successful publication.

Presenters: Susan Gennaro, PhD, RN, FAAN and Lois Marshall, PhD, RN

Grant Writing and Other Strategies for Building a Successful Research Career

This interactive program will provide novice researchers with strategies for building their research career, with an emphasis on securing grant funding. Participants will interact with past recipients of Sigma grants and experienced researchers who will provide tactics for finding funding sources, writing and refining proposals, and completing funded projects.

Presenter: Suzanne S. Prevost, PhD, RN, FAAN

Professional Branding: Cultivating Values and Image as a Nurse

Your brand is a professional projection and an expectation of an experience based on values and image. How can you cultivate this favorably to move to the next level? What message do you need to embrace in winning over key stakeholders? Branding and networking skills are highly coveted business strategies nurses are not actively taught. Designing and managing a professional brand can appear daunting. This talk helps you discover your brand by developing a personal mission statement to maximize your impact and fulfillment without sacrificing your personal identity.

Presenters: Mustafa M. Bodrick, PhD, MPH, MSc(Nsg), RN, RPsyN, RNEd, RNAdm and Sarah Abel, DNP, RN, CEN, FAEN

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Tour

Take a short bus ride to the facility where you will start with an introductory video and then be hosted on a guided tour of the hospital.

Two tour times are available: 8:30 a.m. (0830) and 9:30 a.m. (0930)
Space is limited. First come, first served. For more information about the Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, please download this fact sheet.

Note: CNE credit not available for this option. This post-congress event is subject to cancellation pending insufficient registration numbers.

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