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Change. Challenge. Opportunity. It Starts With Us

The 2017 Education Forum is a free day for nurses across the province to join together to learn, celebrate and share the knowledge that they have. This year, the theme of the Education Forum is “Change. Challenge. Opportunity. It Starts With Us” and is focused on providing nurses with the skills to not only be successful in the midst of change but to embrace the opportunities and challenges in order to emerge as an engaged, competent and fulfilled nurse.

To Register

Please register online by May 4, 2017 to reserve your spot. Seating is limited and at-the-door registration will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Click here to register.

Don’t Forget! If you are also attending the Annual General Meeting (AGM) as a voting delegate, you can register for both events at the same time. Click here for more details on the AGM voting delegates.

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
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

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Education Forum’s Keynote Address

“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.

About the Speaker: Social entrepreneur, inspirational speaker, best-selling author and philanthropist, Martin Latulippe, CSP has been hired by hundreds of organizations of national and international renown, to teach strategies in transformational and inspirational leadership. Martin is one of the most in-demand bilingual inspirational speakers in Canada. He has taught hundreds of organizations strategies in leadership, change management, inspiration, and peak performance. Audiences are blown away by Martin’s wisdom and life-touching stories.

Education Forum’s Afternoon Activity

“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.

About the Facilitator: Judy Johnson has been active in the field of experiential learning, leadership development and organizational effectiveness for 35 years. She acts as a facilitator, consultant and coach to managers, directors and teams in health care, government, private and community based organizations in North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia. She holds a Bachelor of Social Work and a Masters of Adult Education.

Education Forum’s Closing Address

“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.

About the Speaker: Bill Carr is an actor, award winning satirist, writer, speaker and coach. For over twenty five years, Bill has been making people laugh at what’s trivial while helping them think deeply about what counts. Bill helps people see their world in new and exciting ways. His unique blend of humour and insight inspires laughter and consideration. He works with audiences from 12 to 1200 and beyond and offers them a fresh perspective on what they face every day.

We’re moving!

This year, we’ve changed location and our event will now be held at the Best Western in Dartmouth, NS. Please register by May 4 to reserve your spot.