Dynamic Leadership for Shared Governance


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Strong leadership is core to successful shared governance. Effective leaders use the structures of shared governance to build a culture of excellence, where nurses have accountability and responsibility for nursing care.

Discussion Topics Include

  • Skills and tools needed to effectively lead in shared governance
  • Strategies to engage nurses at all levels to work as partners in taking accountability and ownership of decisions related to professional practice
  • Guiding concepts for successful shared governance structures

Continuing Education Contact Hours

This workshop is approved for 10.5 continuing nursing education contact hours.

The American Organization of Nurse Executives is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


Dr. Tim Porter-O'Grady

Dr. Tim Porter-O’Grady has been involved in health care for 43 years. He is noted for his work on shared governance models, clinical leadership, conflict, innovation, complex systems, and health futures. Tim is currently senior partner of an international healthcare consulting firm in Atlanta specializing in health futures, organizational innovation, conflict and change, as well as complex health service delivery models. Tim has published extensively in health care with over 175 professional journal articles and 22 books, including his seminal work Shared Governance for Nursing: A Creative Approach to Professional Accountability, and is an 8-time winner of the AJN Healthcare Book of the Year Award. He has consulted internationally with over 600 institutions and has lectured in over 1200 settings internationally. Among a number of honors, Tim has been recognized by American Organization of Nurse Executives with their Lifetime Achievement Award and by the American Nurses Association with the Luther Christman Award.

Marjorie Maurer, RN, MSN, NEA-BC

Marjorie Maurer began her career in health care over 40-years ago in psychiatric nursing and foundation continues to inform her approach in her leadership roles today.
Marj currently serves as VP Operations/CNE at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital located in Downers Grove, Illinois. Under her leadership, Good Samaritan attained the ANCCs Magnet Designation in 2009 and 2014. Marj was instrumental with the organization's obtainment of the Gold Level Illinois Excellence Award and prestigious National Malcolm Baldrige Organizational Quality Award in 2010. Marj is board certified in Advanced Nursing Administration and has earned post graduate training in leadership coaching and project management.
Marj has presented on a variety of topics including Transformational leadership and Building a High Performing Professional Nursing Staff through Shared Governance. She also serves on several boards including the Illinois Organization for Nurse Leaders where she is Past President 2010 and currently serves on the Illinois State Board of Nursing.

Rachel Start, MSN, RN, NE-BC

Rachel Start is a Magnet Program Director at Rush Oak Park Hospital, where she helped establish a shared governance model. She is a past president of the Professional Nursing Staff at Rush University Medical Center and is on the board of the Forum for Shared Governance. She has been a mentor to nurses in leadership positions in shared governance. Rachel has presented on topics of shared governance, structural empowerment, professional practice models, structural empowerment in ambulatory nursing practice, and adopting healthy work environment principles.

Beverly Hancock, DNP, RN-BC

Beverly Hancock is the Director of Educational Programs for AONE. She is responsible for developing educational resources and programs for AONE for nurse leaders at all levels. In this role, she also oversees the AONE Annual Meeting. Prior to AONE she worked at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL where she held a variety of clinical and administrative roles and was involved in shared governance for more than 25 years, beginning as a direct care nurse on the unit council. She was also the Magnet Program Director for Rush’s initial three Magnet designations. She has presented widely on the topics of environments of excellence, leadership development and Magnet Recognition. She is also an instructor at Rush University College of Nursing and has her certification in Professional Development through the American Nurses Credentialing Center


A refund minus 20% will be granted to written requests received 21 days or more prior to the start date of the program. Cancellations must be submitted in writing via email to kirish@aha.org on or before June 08, 2017. We will not be able to grant refunds after this day.


AONE has reserved a nightly rate of $179 plus tax at the Westin Riverwalk San Antonio. A special link to reserve the discounted rate will be provided in your confirmation email. The discounted rate is available until June 7th or until rooms have sold out. Please make sure to book early.

29-30 Jun


Westin Riverwalk, 420 W Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205


1 – 5:00pm
8 am – 4:30 pm-

Registration Fee

Early Bird – Register before June 1
AONE Member - $545
Non-Members - $600

Registrations after June 1
AONE Member - $595
Non-Members - $650

Group Registration
Save $50/person when you register 3 or more from the same organization. Contact Kelsey Irish at kirish@aha.org for details.

Hotel Location

Westin Riverwalk, 420 W Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205