AAOHN Conference to Focus on 'Relationship Economics,' Persuasion

Communicating effectively, building leadership skills, and developing powers of persuasion and negotiation are the key topics of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses Conference for Leadership Advancement (CLA), to be held Sept. 10-12 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. Registration for the event is open to both AAOHN members and non-members. Nursing professionals can earn up to 12.75 CNEs, and case managers can earn up to 12.75 CCM contact hours.

The event will feature educational sessions presented by content experts, educators, and nationally recognized speakers and writers, including Atlanta author Jean Houston Shore, former CNN news anchor Marilyn Ringo, and professional trainer and educator Dr. Merle Strangway. Closing the conference will be David Nour who will introduce attendees to the world of Relationship Economics®--the art and science of relationships and conceptual definitions of Relationship Currency®, Reputation Capital® and Professional Net Worth®.

According to AAOHN President Richard Kowalski, attendees also will have the opportunity to gain insight about key indicators that power the U.S. economy, factors that affect the viability of industry and business, and the national economic impact of health care costs. "The faculty selected for the 2008 CLA is a dynamic group of business consultants, educators, and speaking professionals highly skilled in leadership training and management development," Kowalski said.

Registration deadline is Sept. 5. For detailed registration information, visit www.aaohn.org or call (770) 455-7757. Nurses interested in updating their clinical skills can choose to attend one of the two three-day preconference workshops Sept. 8-10, Safety Management Certificate Program: Level II--Examination Review or Physical Assessment Certificate Program: Putting It All Together. AAOHN notes that class sizes are limited. More information about CLA and its preconference workshops is also available at www.aaohn.org.

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