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2017 AGM, Education Forum & Awards

Join CRNNS at a new venue this year to celebrate the 2017 Education Forum, Annual General Meeting (AGM) and the Awards Banquet. Held at the Best Western Dartmouth on May 11, 2017, the day is free of charge and features a stellar group of speakers and activities that will focus on celebrating our engaged nursing profession in Nova Scotia and its resiliency in the face of change.

What do we have planned for May 11th? The day starts with the 2017 Education Forum, followed by a mid-morning break and the 2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM). Following lunch, the Education Forum will resume for the remainder of the afternoon and conclude with a star-studded 2017 Awards Banquet to celebrate the achievements of our award recipients.

Registration for each event is open from March 1 to May 4, 2017 and seating is limited. Click below to register for one or more event:

 9 a.m. Opening Remarks: CRNNS CEO & Registrar Sue Smith
 9:15 a.m. Education Forum’s Keynote Address: Martin Latulippe, Excellence Within: It’s All About Change
 10:30 a.m. Refreshment Break and the Opportunity to Visit Booths and Network with Guests
 11 a.m. 2017 Annual General Meeting
 12:30 p.m. Lunch
 1:30 p.m. Education Forum’s Afternoon Activity: Judy Johnson, Being Engaged Through Real Change
 3 p.m. Refreshment Break and the Opportunity to Visit Booths and Network with Guests
 3:15 p.m. Education Forum’s Closing Address: Bill Carr, Talking in Circles
 4:15 p.m. Closing Remarks, CRNNS CEO & Registrar Sue Smith
 5:30 p.m. 2017 Awards Banquet Reception
 6:30 p.m. 2017 Awards Banquet

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Event Speakers

Keynote Address: Martin Latulippe

“Excellence Within: It’s All About Change”

In today’s world, employees of all organizations have to deal with many changes: organizational, professional and personal. Competition, new trends, restructuring and higher objectives to reach continually press people to show up and perform at the highest standard of excellence. This is a daunting challenge! During this most interactive session, discover the magic of Excellence Within, the same excellence that precedes any significant personal victory.

Afternoon Activity: Judy Johnson

“Being Engaged Through Real Change”

Interested in experiencing the magic of Real eNgagement firsthand? Join us during the Education Forum’s afternoon activity as we elicit the help of expert facilitator Judy Johnson as she takes you and our 200 guests for a ride through a mini Real eNgagement session to better understand ourselves and how we can continue to be engaged in our careers , our patients and the profession during big or small change.

Closing Address: Bill Carr

“Talking in Circles”

The Closing Address is about communication at a deeper level than many of us are used to. It is about talking, listening, creating and working with a group of distinct individuals. It is about how to team talk, team think and team create by enhancing the ability of each member of that team to connect with one another. It is about creating space for authentic human exchange. Talking in Circles is more than just “talking”; it is about how to set up conditions for real in-depth discussions that strengthen relationships and build trust. This can lead to breakthrough ideas, deeper relationships and a safer, healthier work environment.