Learning Labs

2023 Aspire Convention

Learning Labs

2023 Aspire Convention |  March 14-17, 2023 |  Hyatt Regency - Atlanta, GA

Explore these pre-convention workshops that take place throughout the day on Tuesday, March 14.

Tuesday, March 14 | 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Aspire to Advance Your NPD Practice: Building a Stellar NPDA-BC® Portfolio

Kim Cheramie, MSN, RN,NPDA-BC®; Rachel Frija, DNP, RN, NPD-BC; Samantha Hendrickson, AA, AS

Audience: Expert

As you plan your continuing growth in the NPD specialty, portfolio building becomes a critical competency. This learning lab will review the process of seeking the Nursing Professional Development Advanced - Board Certified (NPDA-BC®) credential through portfolio submission. Steps to build a stellar portfolio through a project management approach will be covered along with navigating the application process. You will have the structure and beginnings of your amazing portfolio upon leaving the lab and the confience to submit!

Member: $350
Non-Member: $499

Use Your Compass: A Guide to NPD Practice*

Jillian Russell, MSN, RN, NPD-BC; Vanessa Cameron, MSN, NPD-BC, CEN, CNL

Audience: Novice

This new learning lab is designed for the novice nursing professional development (NPD) practitioner who is searching for direction to navigate the latest NPD Scope & Standards of Practice (Harper & Maloney, 2022). The scope and standards is your professional compass to guide you through your daily work within the NPD specialty. This session will empower you to apply NPD competencies, roles, and responsibilities to your unique practice setting and enable you to identify the right tools and resources you need to advocate for your own success. Be prepared to navigate the scope & standards and learn how it can be leveraged within your workplace to provide support and growth for your professional journey.

Member: $225
Non-Member: $375
*We recommend having a copy of the Scope & Standards of Practice, 4th Ed. on hand during participation in this Learning Lab. If you do not already own the Scope & Standards of Practice, 4th Ed. purchase your copy via the ANPD Online Store. We recommend purchasing by February 1, 2023 to ensure arrival prior to the start of the 2023 Aspire Convention in March 2023.

Tuesday, March 14 | 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Business Acumen: Demonstrating the Value of the NPD Specialty 

Jenn Bodine, DNP, FNP-C, NPD-BC, CEN; Cathleen Opperman, DNP, RN, NPD-BC, NEA-BC, CPN

Audience: Competent

Join Cathleen and Jenn in an application-based learning lab where you will learn how to articulate the value of the NPD specialty to senior leadership. You will leave this session able to: link your programs to organizational outcomes; calculate their economic impact; and advocate for professional development of your teams. Impress your organization with your newly acquired business acumen!

The Ultimate Workshop on Competency Assessment

Donna Wright, MS, RN, NPD-BC

Audience: Competent

This workshop will explore the elements needed to create a successful competency program. You will learn many creative strategies to the competency process and creative ways to verify competencies in all departments. We will explore ways to operationalize this every day and ensure compliance. Join us for a humorous look at how to make all this happen and how to create a system that really works. You won't believe how easy it can be.

The Top 10 Creative Teaching Strategies for 2023-24: Be Wise to What's Up and Coming

Michele Deck

Audience: Competent

This hands-on session explores the top ten ways to teach your content to learners whether they are fact to fact, virtual, a mix and everything in between. Discover innovative and creative ways to teach that inspire deeper levels of thinking and engagement for your learners. Experience several different types of technology you can incorporate into your teaching practice.

Member: $225
Non-Member: $375