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Webinar series provides insight

The OR Today Webinar Series continues to grow as it provides insights regarding the challenges and decisions perioperative leaders must make in today’s health care environment.


Cheryl Nance, Ph.D., MN, BSN, RN, principal of Dean Associates, presented one of this summer’s webinars. In her presentation “Harnessing Your Vision,” Nance brought clinical practice and research together to explore the creation of a service of excellence with engaged staff. She reviewed culture, competing values and change research. She addressed how to apply these principles to build a vision for organizational effectiveness and offered tools to support the creation of a strong and effective vision for your department.

Nance has 40-plus years of leadership experience for a variety of not-for-profit, single and multi-hospital and faith-based health care systems. She is recognized for her expertise in performance improvement, leadership development and coaching, culture transformation, and organizational effectiveness.

Attendees completed an online survey following the webinar and described the OR Today Webinar Series as “great resources/tools in advancing knowledge and skills as a nurse manager for my unit” and “always interesting and current.”

Another recent OR Today webinar, sponsored by the Competency & Credentialing Institute (CCI), provided tips regarding leadership.

“Lessons in Leadership” was presented by James Stobinski, Ph.D., RN, CNOR, CSSM. He is chief executive officer of CCI.

Those attending the webinar were eligible for one continuing education (CE) hour by the State of California Board of Registered Nursing.

In the webinar, Stobinski explained how the lessons and challenges learned by the American auto industry can be applied to changes in American health care. He also identified three principles that perioperative nurse leaders can apply to their daily work.

More than 100 people attended the presentation and more have watched it online at ORToday.com and on YouTube.

Attendees were impressed by the presentation and shared what made it “excellent” in their post-webinar surveys.

“Very informative. Provided a new look at the changes occurring in nursing, the need for lifelong learning and other things to help nursing through the current changes,” wrote Alice S.

“Excellent webinar! Very glad I took the time to attend,” Steve B. said.

“James Stobinski provided a clear concept of how embracing continuous opportunities to expand one’s knowledge strengthens the leadership capabilities of not just the individual, but the department,” Robin C. shared.

“Motivational, simply put … we need to all realize as a nurse it is an obligation to continue professional development to achieve the best outcome for our patients,” said Eva M.

The series also received praise.

“The OR Webinar series provides a welcome opportunity to access quality education/information during busy schedules,” Jennie G. said.

“I enjoy the free webinars offered by OR Today. They are pertinent and to the point,” Cathy A. added.

For more information about the webinar series, including recordings of previous webinars and a schedule of future presentations, visit ORToday.com/webinars.

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