Staff development training resource: Put shared governance into practice at the unit level

Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, November 4, 2011

Join shared governance expert Diana Swihart, PhD, DMin, MSN, CS, RN-BC, for a 90-minute multimedia training program that will give you all the tools you need to put shared governance into practice at the unit level.

Put shared governance into practice at the unit level: Strategies for running effective meetings will show you how to build and manage unit-practice councils that get things done through best practices shared in this 90-minute audio conference. Shared governance is difficult to put into practice and too many organizations find momentum grinds to a halt once the real work begins on units. Shared governance expert author Diana Swihart, PhD, DMin, MSN, CS, RN-BC, and experienced shared governance practitioner Solimar Figueroa, MSN, MHA, BSN, RN, answer the common questions, including what are councils supposed to do, who should attend, and how can we get anything done? They will provide strategies and tools for effective unit councils that will help turn shared governance into a functioning system that sees results.

You will receive guidance on:

  • Building effective unit-level shared governance councils using techniques from successful programs
  • Useful tips to ensure the right people are on your councils and everyone understands their roles
  • Best practices to make positive strides in process improvement through shared governance without sacrificing patient care

Listen to the live or on-demand audio training and then take the resources provided in the tools library with you to help you put recommendations into effect.

Source: This training program will be presented live on November 10, 2011, after which it will be available on-demand for instant access. Readers of Staff Development Weekly receive a 10% discount! Just enter source code EB102930A at checkout. Click here to visit

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