GROWING LEADERSHIP QUALITIES: A conference retreat to explore the traits of an exceptional leader

2022mon14novAll Daywed16GROWING LEADERSHIP QUALITIES: A conference retreat to explore the traits of an exceptional leader

Event Details

In this retreat we are going to explore how to develop characteristics or traits of effective leadership. We will build on these qualities, exploring how to develop sound leadership characteristics. As well as lectures there will be opportunity to develop communication skills in the form of small group workshops.

Assistance and guidelines will be delivered on how to give negative feedback and manage difficult situations in the role of a nurse leader (manager).  We will examine how to develop healthy boundaries which is linked to psychological wellbeing.

The issue of burnout will be examined and how it applies to the specific challenges of a nurse leader.

The retreats content is considered vital knowledge as managers and leaders face the unique challenges around them currently in the workplace. The exploration of key concepts will enhance  self-development which is linked to growth of knowledge and skills. This growth will enable the leader to provide support to colleagues and others in their workplace.

Often nurses are promoted to positions of leadership with little support on how to manage difficult situations. This can create feelings of inadequacy and increase in anxiety and stress. This unique retreat offers not just education but includes a supportive environment with caring and experienced facilitators to assist you explore these difficult topics.

The group will join together to learn practical strategies on how to work with very difficult people in their personal and professional life.

In addition to the conference program attendees will have the opportunity to explore a number of activities to assist them manage stress and prevent burnout. Each day attendees can join the facilitators on optional walks and activities in this beautiful seaside environment. We will explore different forms of stress management activities and topics that can only be unpacked in a supported learning environment.

This Nursing Retreat has been developed by two experienced facilitators who look forward to working with you in the natural environment of the beautiful Sunshine Coast. Other health care professionals (paramedics and others) are also very welcome to attend.


It also relates to the experienced leader who is interested in increasing their skills. The issue of workplace violence is real within our professional culture as evidenced by increasing levels of burnout and distress. The skills you will learn at the conference will be valuable to you whether you have experienced bullying or not.

If you are a clinical facilitator, educator, nurse leader, or aspiring nurse leader, this conference provides you with essential knowledge for your role. It assists you to develop your emotional intelligence and assertion skills to recognise and manage these difficult concepts. You will learn the strategies of how to support your team.


In this conference you will:

  • Explore the difference between an average manager and an effective leader

·         Learn the characteristics or traits of leadership and how to develop them

·         Learn to recognise micromanagement and characteristics of ineffective or poor management

·         Discuss the effect of poor management on the morale and mental health of the team


november 14 (Monday) - 16 (Wednesday)


Sunshine Coast


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