GAPNA Leadership Institute (GLI) Purpose:  

To develop, support, and enrich the leadership skills of GAPNA members to prepare them for leadership roles and opportunities within GAPNA and other organizations that advance the care of older adults.

Institute Objectives:

Leadership Institute

  • Develop leaders with an increased understanding of the inner workings of GAPNA professional organizations.  
  • Provide participants with individualized mentorship and opportunities to develop meaningful relationships with peers and mentors.  
  • Increase capacity for leadership to advance healthcare of older adults through GAPNA and in the healthcare community.  
  • Meet the expectation of corporate partners to serve as leadership incubators for their employees.

Preview of the GLI Topics

  • Exploring leadership styles, Finding our strengths, & Making meaning  
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Managing Change
  • Building Effective Teams
  • Coaching Conversations & Conflict management
  • Leadership Development
  • Work Life Integration
  • Project Planning  

Is The Leadership Institute For You?  

The GAPNA Leadership Institute is open to GAPNA members looking to:  

  • Receive individualized mentorship to establish a personal leadership development plan.
  • Develop leadership skills to foster collaboration with stakeholders to improve the healthcare of older adults through practice, education, and advocacy.  
  • Model the principles, qualities, and responsibilities of effective leadership.
  • Improve communication strategies essential for all leaders.  
  • Establish meaningful peer relationships.
  • Explore GAPNA operations.

This is an 18-month leadership program that includes both online synchronous and face-to-face components. A nationally recognized nurse leader facilitates the curriculum. All fellows will work one-on-one with GLI mentors, all of whom have held or currently hold leadership positions within GAPNA. 

Applications for the next GAPNA Leadership Institute class will open in April 2025. Look out for updates from the current class of the GAPNA Leadership Institute.