Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Challenging Times Call for Skilled Leaders

Communicating effectively, developing powers of persuasion and negotiating skills are the key topics of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses’, Inc. (AAOHN) Conference for Leadership Advancement (CLA) September 10 -12, 2008 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta.

“Becoming a person of influence, communicating persuasively and negotiating in a manner that is beneficial to you, your colleagues and your clients is vital to career advancement and professional development,” said Richard Kowalski, president of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses. “The conference helps health professionals acquire strong leadership skills to build lasting relationships and successful careers.”

Attendees will also 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 healthcare costs. The ability to monitor economic trends will improve business and personal decision-making skills for healthcare professionals.

“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,” said Kowalski.

Educational sessions will be presented by content experts, educators and nationally-recognized speakers and authors, which include 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®.

This year's conference highlights include Maximizing Your Influence; Communicating Persuasively; Leading a Volunteer Organization; Win-Win Negotiations; Econo-Savvy; and Relationship Economics® The Art & Science of Relationships.

Registration is open to both AAOHN members and non-members. Nursing professionals can earn up to 12.75 CNE and CCM contact hours. Register by August 8 and you will be eligible to win free accommodations for CLA and other rewards. Please visit or call 770-455-7757.

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