Game Changers

2024 Aspire Convention

Game Changers

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

The 2023 ANPD Aspire Convention welcomed three incredible keynote speakers.

Jan McInnis

G100: Finding the Funny in Change

Tuesday, March 14 | 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm

The lightning-fast pace of the recent change we’ve been experiencing, and will experience in the future, is staggering to many leaders, organizations, and some members of your teams. This rapid, continuous change often results in fear, tension, and miscommunication. In this fun and information packed keynote, attendees will learn how to diffuse tension instantly, initiate tough conversations, and facilitate communications through using humor. Experts say that information plus emotion equals retention, and this keynote provides solid information couched with hilarious appropriate humor.

Watch Jan's session preview video below:

Marcus Engel, MS, CPXP, CSP

G101: Narrative Nursing: Therapeutic Storytelling for Greater Perspective and Self-Care

Wednesday, March 15 | 11:15 am - 12:45 pm

The Narrative Nursing keynote teaches the practical and therapeutic application of storytelling to help nurses heal from the inherent stresses of caregiving, leading, and educating. This keynote teaches nurses to embrace their stories and to practice therapeutic writing techniques to guard against compassion fatigue and burnout.

Watch Marcus's session preview video below:

Pam Collins, MSN, CMSRN, NPD-BC

G102: Moving from Survival to Revival: Reclaiming Our Edge!

Friday, March 17 | 10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Pre-covid, many would agree that while healthcare had its’ challenges, healthcare workers, especially clinicians, continued to exude a level of excitement and energy that was reflected in every aspect of care, including Nursing Professional Development (NPD) practice. Post-covid, reentry into a former “norm” has been a struggle, with no clear resolution resulting in confusion and fatigue. The purpose of this session is to provide information and strategies for reentry into the post-COVID environment with contagious excitement, energy, and effectiveness. We will be reminded about who we are, the power in our service, and feel empowered to reclaim our edge!

Watch Pam's session preview video below: