The Magic of NTI Unfolds at This Week’s SuperSessions

NTI attendees love the rich combination of inspiration, entertainment and motivation at SuperSessions. And this year’s SuperSessions promise to deliver.

On Monday, AACN President Chris Schulman will inform and inspire us as she kicks off the week’s festivities with a look at what she has learned related to the AACN theme “Guided by Why” during her presidential year. Schulman is a critical care and trauma clinical nurse specialist at Legacy Health in Portland, Oregon. She was previously a trauma and critical care nursing consultant after working several years as a trauma and surgery clinical nurse specialist at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

On Tuesday, Harvard social psychology professor Amy Cuddy reveals we don’t need to embark on a grand spiritual quest or complete an inner transformation to harness the power of presence. Instead, we need to tweak our body language, behavior and mindset in our day-to-day lives. She’ll teach us how to bring our boldest self to our biggest challenges by using simple techniques to liberate ourselves from fear in high-pressure moments, perform at our best, and connect with and empower others to do the same.

The celebration continues with three special keynotes on Wednesday. In Dan Thurmon’s empowering keynote, he’ll provide a new model for viewing work objectives. Instead of being separate or competing with life, they are a vital and connected component. Successful work-life integration fosters excellence, innovation and loyalty among employees.

The unveiling of the new AACN theme for the coming year is a magical moment, and AACN President-elect Lisa Riggs will share that magic with us during her speech Wednesday morning. Riggs is system director, regulatory readiness at Saint Luke’s Health System, Kansas City, Missouri.

She will be followed onstage by Celeste Headlee, who says that when your job hinges on how well you talk to people, you learn a lot about how to have conversations — and that most of us don’t converse very well. Celeste Headlee has worked as a radio host for decades, and she knows the ingredients of a great conversation: honesty, brevity, clarity and a healthy amount of listening. In this insightful talk, she shares 10 useful rules for having better conversations.

So plan to attend each exciting moment and all the actionable creativity at this year’s SuperSessions!

One Response

  1. Donette Vickers says:

    Look forward to hehari f more of what these dynamoes have to say to enrich the patient experience and our lives