New for AONE 2019, Conversations with Colleagues, offers several topical discussions designed to be informative, thought provoking as well as conversational.

Shared Governance: A Dialogue on Success and Sustainability

As the number of organizations with mature shared (professional) governance models increases, there is growing interest in the trajectory for these professional governance models. Explore creative approaches to contemporary issues with longer-term shared governance models in this dialogue-based session and discern next-steps in the journey to advancing professional practice.

Tim Porter-O'Grady, DM, EdD, APRN, FAAN, senior partner, Health Systems, TPOG Associates

Amplifying the Nursing Voice in Decision Making

Join national leaders from the Nurses on Boards Coalition in a conversation about resources available to prepare you to add the nursing voice to health care decisions on boards, commissions and in governmental appointments. Share your personal experiences in bringing your voice to the table to improve the health of your community.

Kimberly Harper, MS, RN, FAAN, chief executive officer, Indiana Center for Nursing; nursing lead, Indiana Action Coalition — National Future of Nursing Campaign for Action; board chair, Nurses on Boards Coalition

Pam Rudisill, DNP, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, FAAN, senior vice president and chief nursing officer, Community Health Systems

Pamela Thompson, MS, RN, FAAN, chief executive officer emeritus, AONE

Expand Your Impact: American Hospital Association Initiatives for Nurse Leaders

As an AONE member, you have access to resources in the American Hospital Association (AHA). This session will discuss three initiatives relevant to nurse leaders: Age Friendly organizations, Better Health for Mothers and Babies and CNO/CNM dyads. Engage in dialogue with AHA leadership around initiatives, resources and applications that are relevant to you as a nurse leader and the community you serve.

Robyn Begley, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, chief executive officer, AONE and chief nursing officer, American Hospital Association

Elisa Arespacochaga, vice president, American Hospital Association Physician Alliance

Marie Cleary-Fishman, BSN, MS, MBA, CPHQ, CPPS, CHCQM, vice president, clinical quality, Health Research & Educational Trust

Fellow Designation Information Session

The AONE Fellow Designation recognizes outstanding nurse leader contributions to the specialty of nursing leadership and to AONE. Beyond excellence, AONE Fellow Designees demonstrate exemplary leadership practice with impact at the regional, national, and even global levels. This session will provide an overview of the new AONE Fellow designation and provide participants the opportunity to gain insights into the application requirements.

Open to all AONE members interested in earning the AONE Fellow designation.

Led by individuals from the AONE Fellow Designation Task Force.