Leadership Series: Managing in Times of Crisis



1.0 Nursing Continuing Professional Development Contact Hours


Interactive Module

Target Audience

  • Administrators
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurses
  • Faculty
  • Interprofessionals
  • Physicians
  • Registered Nurses


Using the coronavirus pandemic as a framework, the critical role of the leader in managing chaos, complexity and uncertainty is explored. Important behaviors such as staying calm and focused, delivering honest, fact-based communication, being visible and available to staff, and setting short term goals are discussed. We address the necessity of capturing what frontline workers have learned from caring for patients with a novel virus so that organizational learning can be enhanced and best practices can be created and shared.


This series serves both individuals and organizations. 

Individuals will hone their leadership skills by understanding how to: differentiate between being a manager and being a leader, link their personal values to their leadership role, lead through uncertain times, and build resilience for themselves and their staff. 

On an organizational level, the series will help enhance recruitment and retention which ultimately provides a higher quality of care. It is of utmost importance to hire and keep qualified staff that are empowered to be accountable and responsible, engaged in their work, and made to feel like important members of the community. 

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