Develop your leadership skills with Dr. Barbara Mackoff

The Leadership Laboratory is a blended learning program (online work and conference call) held over a six month period. The program is a fresh format for the leadership development of nurse managers and is facilitated by Dr. Barbara Mackoff.

Grounded in peer-to-peer consultation and evidence based management, this program maximizes opportunities for managers to advise each other and convey wisdom and best practices in dealing with shared leadership issues in the context of evidence based management.


Lab Dates June 20 - December 19, 2019

*All Leadership Labs will be at 2-3:30 CT.

What to expect

Each monthly Leadership Lab is organized around one of six key leadership practices. The lab consists of interactive discussion posts, videos and periodic readings and assessments leading up to a Live Learning Lab.

The Live Learning Lab is a monthly call where Dr. Mackoff explores the latest research on that month’s leadership practice and engages the participants in dialogue with each other. She illustrates each practice by drawing upon the case examples and experiences from the discussion posts and conversation.

Participants can expect to spend approximately 1.5 hours of online work leading up to the Live Learning Lab and 1.5 hours on the Live Learning Lab call.

What makes this different?

The Leadership Laboratory, in contrast to instructor focused seminars and webinars, is designed to allow both the facilitator and the participants to advise, educate, and coach each other.

What is the impact?

Through interactions with colleagues from across the country, nurse managers have the opportunity to develop expertise on topics and challenges relevant to their leadership practice. Groups from the same facility are encouraged to participate together to reinforce learning.


Continuing Education Contact Hours

This workshop is approved for up to 19.5 continuing nursing education contact hours (all course work and attendance at live lab calls must be completed to earn all 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.

Special Assistance

AONE complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and strives to ensure that no individual with a disability is deprived of the opportunity to participate in this program solely by reason of that disability. Through its agents, AONE will provide reasonable accommodations for a candidate with a disability who requests accommodations.

For information on the course or future courses contact Shanna Sweeney.


Course Faculty & Facilitator
Barbara Mackoff, EdD

Barbara is a consulting psychologist, author, educator and a recognized authority on nursing management and leadership. She is a Fullbright specialist and has brought the leadership lab to an international audience.

“This was a very enriching experience for me. I learned best practices from my colleagues and was able to embed them to create a very dynamic and supportive environment for my staff.”

Simone Odwin-Jenkins