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Leadership Lunch Series

ONL's Leadership Lunch Series is a unique professional learning opportunity for nurses at all levels and is specially designed to support learning across nursing teams. Offered virtually each spring and fall, the four-part series features nationally recognized thought leaders sharing diverse perspectives ranging from big-picture thinking to tactical, actionable strategies. During each of the four 90-minute online sessions, participants hear from a different member of our remarkable series faculty on a different topic; the series offers something for everyone at all levels of leadership. Plus, participants enjoy exceptional professional learning without sacrificing time in their busy schedules for travel and enjoy protected time to eat their lunch. While individual participants are most welcome, this program is optimal for teams.

This program offers organizations a unique opportunity to invest in their teams. By enrolling in the Leadership Lunch Series, participating organizations provide timely and consistent educational content for nursing teams with contact hours available at an affordable price. Teams that participate together have found that dialogue and discussion emerges that supports team bonding, collaboration, and ideas to advance practice.

What Participants Can Expect

  • Four 90-minute professional learning sessions (one per month) featuring nationally recognized faculty, delivered via Zoom
  • Insights and inspiration from distinguished nursing leadership experts on a range of hot topics in nursing leadership 
  • Opportunities to spark dialogue and discussion within your nursing team that encourages collaboration, bonding, and ideas to advance practice

Who Should Participate

  • Nursing teams and nurse leaders at all levels and across all practice areas

Program Details

  • Organizations purchase access to the live, virtual series for their team.
  • Individuals must register to receive the meeting link and program evaluation.
  • Attendees are eligible for 1.5 Contact Hours for each program, and 6.0 for attending the full series.

Program Pricing

  • Up to 100 participants: $5,000
  • Up to 50 participants: $4,000
  • Up to 25 participants: $3,000
  • Up to 10 participants: $2,000
  • Individual pricing available

 Please contact us via email at [email protected] to enroll in the Leadership Lunch Series.

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Winter/Spring 2024 Leadership Lunch Series Program Faculty and Session Descriptions

Friday, Jan. 19th, 12:00-1:30 PM

Nurses as Leaders, Legislators, and Advocates: 10 Lessons in Policy and Advocacy

Advocacy is deeply integrated into nursing practice, however, civic engagement among nurses is variable. Lisa Summers, co-founder of Healing Politics—a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to motivating, recruiting, and training nurses to run for elected office and to become more deeply engaged in their communities—will speak to the power of nurse leaders engaging in policy and advocacy. The session will provide practical strategies for how nurses can become more civically engaged.

Lisa Summers 

Lisa Summers, DrPH, MSN, BSN, RN

Dr. Lisa Summers is co-founder of Healing Politics, which she sees as the culmination of a career that was grounded in clinical care and education before expanding to policy and advocacy. Lisa practiced clinically for 20 years as a nurse and midwife and held faculty positions in schools of nursing and medicine before shifting to health policy work. She spent 11 years at the American College of Nurse-Midwives, where she was Director of Professional Services, and held policy positions at the American Nurses Association and Centering Healthcare Institute. She has spoken and written widely on healthcare policy and advocacy and, for 10 years prior to co-founding Healing Politics, taught health policy at Yale School of Nursing. Lisa holds a BSN from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio; an MSN from Yale University School of Nursing; and a DrPH from Columbia University.

Friday, Feb. 16th, 12:00-1:30 PM

Positively Disrupting the Ecosystem of Care and the Impact on Nursing

Nurses’ wellbeing and their ability to provide care are deeply connected. In this session, Dr. Katie Boston-Leary, director of nursing programs for the American Nurses Association, will discuss evolving care delivery models that benefit patients and nurses, focusing on examples of what nurses and nursing should let go of, how to enhance nurses’ wellbeing and satisfaction, and opportunities to be better.

Katie Boston-Leary 

Katie Boston-Leary, PhD, MBA, MHA, RN, NEA-BC

As a Chief Nursing Officer and senior executive, Dr. Katie Boston-Leary has led organizations to obtain numerous accolades for quality and safety including an ANCC Pathway to Excellence designation and to win the coveted annual ANCC Pathway to Excellence award in 2017. Currently, Dr. Boston-Leary serves as program director of the American Nurses Association; leads The Reach Initiative, LLC, a non-profit that provides executive coaching to healthcare leaders with a focus on providing pro bono services to BIPOC nurses; and is an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing. She has strong partnerships with deans and chairs of nursing programs in the communities she has worked in to improve nursing curriculums and effectively preparing nurses to transition from novice to experts and has developed many nurse leaders from charge nurses to executives. She was a featured guest at the Inaugural SEHA nursing conference in Abu Dhabi which was a hospital system seeking ANCC Pathway Designation. She has also been invited to Capitol Hill in Washington DC with the American Nurses Association to discuss the havocs of regulatory burden on hospitals. She was recently identified in the August 2019 Health Leaders Journal as “One of Five Chief Nursing Officers Changing Healthcare.” She earned her B.S. in Nursing at Bowie State University, her Masters of Health Administration and Masters of Business Administration from the University of Maryland, College Park, and her Ph.D. from Walden University.

Friday, Mar. 15th, 12:00-1:30 PM

Disrupting the System: Exploring the Relationships Between Innovation, Toxic Team Members, and the Future of Healthcare

Leaders of today's health care organizations are leaders of complex systems. The leadership needed for such systems to thrive is very different from the traditional leadership styles prevalent in the hierarchal, industrialist health care systems of the past. Dr. Dan Weberg will speak to key skills leaders need to cultivate novel solutions (innovation), reduce toxic team behavior, and lead into the future.

Dan Weberg 

Dan Weberg, PhD, MHI, RN, FAAN

Dr. Dan Weberg is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing as well as an expert in nursing, healthcare innovation and human-centered design. He has extensive clinical experience in emergency departments, acute in-patient hospital settings, and academia. He consults across several organizations to support strategy and innovation ecosystems to improve healthcare. His previous roles include serving as the Vice President for Transformation Services at Ascension, modernizing nursing technology, developing new care models, and measuring innovation outcomes; Head of Clinical Innovation for Trusted Health, the staffing platform for the healthcare industry, driving product strategy and working to change the conversation around innovation in the healthcare workforce; and seven years at Kaiser Permanente, where he held executive roles in nursing innovation, research, and technology strategy and was part of the founding faculty for the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine. Dr. Weberg is on the faculty at The Ohio State University College of Nursing and multiple innovation fellowship programs and previously taught at Arizona State University. He is on the editorial board for Nursing Administration Quarterly and has authored two dozen peer-reviewed articles and two textbooks, including Evidence Based Innovation Leadership for Health Professions and Leadership in Nursing Practice. He earned his Bachelors in Nursing, and was in the first cohort to graduate from the Masters in Healthcare Innovation program at ASU, as well as the first-ever graduate of the PhD in Healthcare Innovation Leadership program at ASU. Dr. Weberg serves on several advisory boards, including the American Nurses Association Innovation Advisory Board. His clinical background is in Emergency and Trauma nursing at level 1 trauma centers in California and Arizona.

Friday, Apr. 19th, 12:00-1:30 PM

Reflective Leadership Practices

In this session led by Dr. Stacy Hutton Johnson and Sara Macchiano, participants will explore reflective leadership practices that support leaders of all experience levels to leverage their strengths when faced with common leadership challenges such as: navigating difficult conversations and dealing with imposter syndrome.

Stacy Hutton Johnson 

Stacy Hutton Johnson, PhD, MS/MBA, RN, NEA-BC

Dr. Stacy Hutton Johnson is an experienced nurse executive with over fifteen years of progressive leadership roles in acute care academic medical centers, higher education, and ambulatory care. Stacy brings her years of operations leadership, curriculum design and vision for nursing ambulatory professional practice. Stacy obtained her BSN from Saint Anselm College, her MS in Nursing Administration and MBA from Northeastern University, and her PhD from Boston College. Her dissertation research examined the influence of authentic leadership and structural empowerment on patient quality outcomes at the care unit level. Stacy's greatest professional joys come from developing leaders to find their voice and skills in service to patient care excellence and healthcare transformation.

Sarah Macchiano 

Sara Macchiano, MS, MBA, RN, NEA-BC

Sara Macchiano's desire to support and grow leaders comes from the tremendous mentorship and coaching she has benefited from in her fifteen years as a nurse and administrative leader. She is skilled at finding the commonalities that create shared purpose in diverse teams and in identifying the strengths each member brings to the table. Drawn to putting ideas into action and by the expertise and passion of those closest to delivering care, Sara has launched new services, designed new staffing models and implemented care re-design innovations that improved patients' experience of care. Sara is a BSN graduate of Wilkes University and received an MS in Nursing and an MBA from Boston College. Her proudest professional achievements have been when she has witnessed what becomes possible when a leader discovers voice and moves reflection to action.


What Previous Leadership Lunch Series Participants Are Saying

  • "I am so grateful that my organization supports these sessions. I look forward to learning and broadening my thinking during this hour and a half each month. Please keep offering this series!"
  • "The Leadership Lunch Series is an excellent program! I appreciate the range of topics covered, the contact hours, and the convenient scheduling."
  • "ONL is always at the forefront of what is relevant to nurse leaders. The Leadership Lunch Series is on point and makes the content accessible to so many members of my team."


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