2019 Conference and Membership Meeting

Dare to Lead: Building Resilient and Courageous Nurse Leaders


Skamania Lodge firepitOur annual NWone Conference and Meeting of the Membership is taking place May 19-21st, 2019. It will be held again at the much requested Skamania Lodge in Stevenson, Washington! This event is designed to connect, inspire and educate nursing leaders at all levels.

Keynote Presentation by Moe Carrick: Headshot of Moe CarrickLeading Brave
Nursing leadership jobs are hard, and getting harder, and the demands are immense on all who serve. At the center of leading well is a courage practice that activates our skills at having hard conversations, holding accountability, leading with empathy and connection, building trust, resetting quickly after setbacks, and giving and receiving feedback, especially when it is tough, really tough. The empirically based courage building program championed by Dr. Brene' Brown focuses on the specific skillsets required for courage in leading. In addition to being a Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator, Moe Carrick is founder and principal of Moementum, Inc., a Certified B Corp dedicated to making workplaces that are fit for human life. A dynamic and engaging presenter, consultant, and Coach, Carrick is also an author whose 2nd book, Brave Space Workplace, is due out in May, 2019.  Learn more at www.moecarrick.com

Pre-Conference Event: Join us for an enlightening discussion on Creating Resilient Work Environments with senior nursing leaders in a panel discussion followed by a connection session.

Closing End Note by Dr. Suzanne Waddill-Goad: Combatting Leadership Fatigue: A Care Plan for Nurse Leaders

Dr. Waddill-Goad holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice in Executive Leadership from American Sentinel University, a Master of Business Administration (with a specialty in Managerial Leadership) from City University of Seattle and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Colorado, Denver. She continues to maintain her clinical certification in Emergency Nursing.

She is the author of two books, published by Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI): Nurse Burnout: Overcoming Stress in Nursing (2016) and Business Basics for Nurses (2017) as well as numerous articles.

Break-out Sessions: There will two professional break-out tracks to choose from: The Advancing Leader and the Emerging Leader.

The "Advancing" track focuses on experienced leaders. This track is engineered for nurse leaders expanding their strategic and program management capabilities. Examples of sessions include developing leaders, succession planning, communicating success, aligning organizational change with strategic planning.

The "Emerging" track focuses on aspiring and growing nurse leaders who supervise, coordinate or manage care teams and projects while working closely with other leaders across organizations. Examples of sessions include managing from the middle, linking operations to strategy, personal advancement and development.

This year we are incorporating exercise, activity and time to clear your mind with purposeful walks in the fresh air surrounding the beautiful lodge. Barre3 is an exercise method that can be done while at your desk and there will multiple sessions throughout the day to demonstrate the methods taught in this go anywhere exercise method.

Agenda (subject to change)

Pre-Conference - May 19 - Sunday
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Early Check-in All attendees
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Creating Resiliency in the Workplace; Panel Discussion followed by Networking All attendees
Day 1 - May 20 - Monday
6:30 - 7:15 am Barre class All attendees
7:30 - 9:00 am Check-in / Breakfast / Vendor Visits All attendees / Vendor Hall
9:00 - 11:00 am Opening - Keynote Moe Carrick: Leading Brave All attendees
11:00 - 11:15 am Fresh air break All attendees
11:15 am - 12:15 pm Emerging Leader Track Advancing Leader Track 2 rooms
12:15 - 1:30 pm Lunch / Poster Session / Vendor Visits Vendor Hall
1:30 - 2:50 pm Moe Carrick - interactive session All attendees
2:50 - 3:00 pm Coffee / Snack Break All attendees
3:00 - 3:55 pm Emerging Leader Track Advancing Leader Track 2 rooms
4:00 - 4:55 pm Emerging Leader Track Advancing Leader Track 2 rooms
5:00 - 5:45 pm Regional Council Connection Sessions All attendees
5:30 - 6:15 pm Silent Auction / Wine & Prize Raffle / Networking All attendees
6:30 - 8:30 pm Dinner and Awards Ceremony All attendees
Day 2 - May 21 - Tuesday
6:00 am Early Morning Power Walk All attendees
7:30 am Breakfast - all attendees Main Hall CNOs & Deans Breakfast - small room
8:30 am Meeting of the Membership - Main Hall All attendees
9:45 am Oregon - OSBN, OCN update Washington NCAQC, WCN 2 rooms
10:30 am Oregon Legislative Update Washington Legislative Update 2 rooms
11:00 am Fresh Air Break All attendees
11:10 am - 12:30 pm Closing - Suzi Waddill-Goad, Combatting Leadership Fatigue: A Care Plan for Nurse Leaders All attendees
12:45 pm Advisory Council Lunch Regional Council Chairs & Co-chairs


Registration Deadline:

Registrations must be received at the NWone office no later than 4:00pm, Monday, April 1, 2019 to qualify for the early bird rates.

Cancellation Fee:

A $50 handling fee per person will be charged for cancellations received through April 1, 2019. Refunds will not be made after this date. Substitutions will be accepted.

Registration Fees:

Early Bird (by 04/01/19) after 04/01/19
NWone Member $541 $619
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Non-Member $624 $700
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The Meeting of the Membership is May 21st at 8:30 am and can be attended without charge.

Early Bird (by 04/01/19) after 04/01/19
CNO & Deans Breakfast without conference $75 $100
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Awards Dinner without conference $75 $100
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CE’s Provided by Legacy Health Clinical Practice Support, Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP 8749 for 8.5 contact hours. Must complete the course to get a CE certificate.

Awards Dinner Table Sponsorship

Sponsor a table at the awards dinner for $1500 - Add to cart
Seat your team of up to 10 together and have a sign at the table recognizing your contribution.

Venue and Hotel Information

Skamania Lodge looking out room windowSkamania Lodge
1131 SW Skamania Lodge Way
Stevenson, WA 98648

Please note: The conference registration fee does not cover the cost of your hotel room. You must make your own room reservations.

The room block rate for this conference: $184.00 - Single/Double Superior Guestroom

Parking is available on site at no charge

1. The room rates listed above have been guaranteed through April 19. You must make your room reservation by then to secure a room. A limited number of rooms have been reserved.

2. To book by phone, call 844-432-4748. Please reference group code 1y80a5.

3. To book online, go to www.skamania.com. Group Identification code 1y80a5.