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The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), will host its inaugural Emerging Global Leader Institute 7-10 September in Washington, D.C., as part of its Institute for Global Healthcare Leadership™. Featuring globally and nationally renowned speakers, this four-day institute is designed to prepare healthcare leaders from all disciplines to view issues from a global perspective so they can successfully participate in global health ventures, consulting, thought leadership, and practice.
Carol Huston, DPA, RN, FAAN, Leadership Consultant and Program Facilitator, suggests that having a global mindset is a critical leadership competency in the 21st century. “Globally aware healthcare leaders are able to address dynamic global healthcare needs as thought and practice leaders, thereby directly and indirectly improving the health of people worldwide”
According to STTI Director of Global Initiatives Cynthia Vlasich, MBA, BSN, RN, who served for nearly a decade as chief nurse of the American Red Cross, the institute is designed based on recommendations from a previous STTI global task force as well as external global advisors; it encompasses the “need to know” information necessary for international healthcare practitioners already in or preparing for leadership roles. “The content presented in the Emerging Global Leader Institute represents a must-have body of knowledge for those in global healthcare,” said Vlasich. “Our speakers are presenting the critical information regarding initiatives, benchmarks, best practices, and global health trends.”
One of the institute’s first-day sessions is entitled, “What is Global Health and How Do We Measure It?” In it, participants will gain a high-level understanding of all that is encompassed within global health. In the following session on “The Global Economy,” the group will learn about the global-, region-, and country-specific economic factors affecting global healthcare.
Anyone who hopes to be successful in the global health arena needs to know the players in the field, and during the institute’s second day, participants will learn about global health networks and issues. In a “Tensions and Shifting Sands” session, participants will gain knowledge about the ways globalization and politicization affect world issues and conflicts.
On the third day, the presentation on “Ethics and Global Health Leadership,” will drill down into the ways principles, practices, and decision making differ around the world, and discuss International Humanitarian Law. Speakers will also discuss the difference between influence and implementation in global healthcare, specifically in identifying and refining their individual role. Additional sessions will focus on numerous case studies, along with information about networking with global healthcare leaders.
On its final day, the Emerging Global Leader Institute will feature presentations on the value of global health and crafting a personal legacy as a global healthcare leader, including next steps to becoming or growing into a better leader in global health.
The Emerging Global Leader Institute brings together top-caliber speakers, including:
Jennifer Adams, PhD
Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator
David Benton, RGN, RMN, BSc, M Phil, PhD, FFNF, FRCN
Chief Executive Officer
National Council of State Boards of Nursing
Julia Bluestone, CNM, MS
Sr. Technical Advisor, Global Learning Office
Patricia M. Davidson, PhD, MEd, RN, FAAN
Professor, Dean, School of Nursing
Johns Hopkins University
Nancy E. Glass, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN
Professor, Associate Dean for Research, Associate Director
Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health
Andrea Harrison, JD, LLM
Deputy Legal Advisor
International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Carol Huston, MSN, MPA, DPA, FAAN
Institute Leadership Consultant and Facilitator
Professor of Nursing
California State University, Chico
Randall Hyer, MD, PhD, MPH
Senior Fellow and Assistant Director for Environmental, Health and Safety
Center for Risk Communication
Marty Makinen, PhD
Program Director for the Health Workforce and Ministerial Leadership Initiative
Results for Development Institute
Maura MacPhee, PhD, RN
University of British Columbia
Kevin Ousman, MSN, HSM
Health Systems Consultant
WHO Regional Office for Africa- Brazzaville Congo
Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams, PhD, RN, FAAN
U.S. Deputy Surgeon General
Jeremy Shiffman, PhD
Professor of Public Administration and Policy
Cynthia Vlasich, MBA, BSN, RN
Director, Global Initiatives
Sigma Theta Tau International
Peter Yeo, MA
President of the Better World Campaign and Vice President for Public Policy and Advocacy
United Nations Foundation
Registration is open and only US $599. Get more information on the Emerging Global Leader Institute.