ICN-Burdett

Global Nursing Leadership Institute

ICN-Burdett Global Nursing Leadership Institute

The International Council of Nurses (ICN) established the Global Nursing Leadership Institute (GNLI) in 2009 to provide a leadership programme for nurses in senior and executive level positions. Directed and facilitated by Dr. Stephanie Ferguson and international faculty, the GNLI employs an action-learning approach within a collaborative and stimulating learning culture. Participants review and enhance their leadership skills and behaviours related to national and global health priorities.

ICN will hold the seventh annual Global Nursing Leadership Institute (GNLI) at the Chateau de Bossey near Geneva Switzerland from 5-11 September 2015.

Applications are being accepted 1 December 2014 to 15 February 2015.

Before you apply, please review the Frequently Asked Questions section below. The process of selection is competitive and by application and not by nomination. The ICN-Burdett GNLI Advisory Committee uses a blind peer-review selection process.

The 2015 ICN-Burdett GNLI theme is the “Future Work of Nurses”.

Participants selected to attend the 2015 GNLI will have the opportunity to learn policy and sustainability strategies and innovations in a post-2015 world. The next goal in public health will be the implementation and evaluation of universal health coverage. Access to care, primary health care initiatives, innovations in non-communicable diseases detection, prevention, control and management, tackling current and emerging infectious diseases, and disasters will be some of the new challenges nurses will have to operate in and lead forward in health and social environments worldwide.

The future of the global health architecture will be debated. Global health is in transition, and nurse leaders need a roadmap to manage this transition. 2015 GNLI participants will learn how to develop, implement and evaluate systems from an interprofessional team perspective to educate and equip adequate numbers of health care workers to meet the needs of populations with chronic diseases and continued drops in newborn and child mortality. Strategies for better control of infectious diseases and disaster preparedness best practices will be determined in the context of global health. Participants will be prepared to lead sustainable change in the future global health architecture.

It is important that you answer the questions in the application in the context of the contemporary theme the “Future Work of Nurses” as described above.

ICN is delighted to receive continued funding from our partners. The Burdett Trust for Nursing has supported the GNLI since 2011. The Burdett Trust for Nursing will continue to support the development of the GNLI in its next phase, 2014 and 2015 and sponsored this website. Learn more about the Burdett Trust for Nursing.

Special thank you to Pfizer, Inc., our founding sponsor for the Global Nursing Leadership Institute, who continues to support the program and assist us in developing continued leadership and management education opportunities for the GNLI alumni using web-based technologies. Learn more about Pfizer, Inc.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the ICN-Burdett Global Nursing Leadership Institute?

The Global Nursing Leadership Institute (GNLI) offers an advanced leadership programme for nurses and/or midwives at senior level and executive positions in developed and developing countries across the world. The programme, drawing on the expertise of international faculty, allows participants to review and enhance their national and global leadership knowledge and skills within a collaborative and stimulating learning culture. The GNLI is directed and facilitated by Dr Stephanie Ferguson who is also the Director of the ICN Leadership for Change™ programme.

ICN has been a pioneer in leadership, management and negotiation skill development for nurses for more than 25 years, through the highly successful Leadership for Change™ (LFC) and Leadership in Negotiation (LIN) programmes. The GNLI represents the third-arm of ICN's leadership development strategy.

What is the ICN-Burdett GNLI environment?

We have been very selective in choosing a suitable venue for the GNLI. We believe it is important for you to feel comfortable and secure in an environment conducive to the type of personal and team development we wish you to engage in at the GNLI. Your attendance at the GNLI is a valuable and unique opportunity to learn from each other, benefit from international faculty and contribute effectively to your senior leadership journey.

In consideration of this we have chosen a small venue in which we occupy the majority of the rooms during the GNLI. This venue is very suitable for the GNLI purpose and previous participants have appreciated its highly conducive learning environment. However, it is not a traditional hotel but a retreat and a conference centre located in the countryside. Thus, it does not have all services offered at a hotel such as room service and dry cleaning of laundry. Please click here for further information about the venue: http://bossey.ch/en

Applicants are advised that all participants will have their own bedroom with en suite facilities. Half of the rooms will be located at the venue's main building and the other half will be located 300m away from the main building in the new facilities inaugurated in October 2011. Please note that some of the rooms are small. There is no room service and the venue is not located near any shopping center.

In the interests of fairness to all participants ICN will allocate rooms to participants at random and we are unfortunately not in a position to meet personal accommodation requests, except to address the needs of participants with disabilities.

How will the ICN-Burdett GNLI programme work?

GNLI participants live in residence during the 6-day programme. The work of the GNLI is conducted in English. The GNLI employs an 'action-learning' approach where participants observe and analyse strategic leadership in action, enhance their global health knowledge and strategic skills and engage in peer learning and development. Working in small teams participants will develop their leadership skills and behaviours through exposure to international faculty, group and plenary work, site visits and workshop mode activities.

You can also read the GNLI Evaluation Report conducted by the Center for Creative Leadership for more information.

What can I expect from attending the ICN-Burdett GNLI?

Given the unique opportunity to gather senior and executive level nurses from many countries, the programme for the GNLI is packed and intensive.

Participants experience full days in sessions and more hours spent discussing, sharing and reflecting together over meals in a relaxed atmosphere. Healthy leadership sessions provide early morning opportunities to exercise and share outdoor activities together.

As a result of participating in the ICN-Burdett* GNLI, participants will:

  • Be equipped to build strategic national and global alliances
  • Use self-assessment to focus their leadership strengths and development
  • Have heightened awareness and understanding of health care globally
  • Have strengthened capacity to influence policy change
  • Be capacitated with strategic planning and thinking skills
  • Be stimulated to take on higher leadership roles nationally and global

Participants will also be a part of the ICN GNLI Colloquium. ICN launched the GNLI Colloquium at our 25th Quadrennial Congress in 2013. The creation of the GNLI Colloquium gives our Institute Alumni an opportunity to network and identify on-going learning needs. It also gives us the opportunity to capture outcomes and best practice exemplars in global health.

You can also read the GNLI Evaluation Report conducted by the Center for Creative Leadership for more information.

Is the ICN-Burdett GNLI sponsored?

External funding is required to assist ICN in delivering the GNLI programme at a reasonable cost and to provide a number of bursaries to facilitate the attendance of colleagues from lower income countries.

ICN is delighted to extend for two additional years the partnership with the Burdett Trust for Nursing, for the support and development of he GNLI in its next phase from 2014 and 2015. The Burdett Trust for Nursing is an independent charitable trust named after Sir Henry Burdett KCB, the founder of the Royal National Pension Fund for Nurses (RNPFN) in the United Kingdom. The Trust was set up in recognition of the foundation philosophy and structure of the RNPFN. Working in collaboration with their funding partners the Trustees aim to make grants to nurses and other healthcare professionals involved in a wide range of innovative projects.

Support for the Global Nursing Leadership Institute is also provided by Pfizer Inc., the founding sponsor. In 2013-2015, Pfizer will be helping us to develop an on-line presence for continued leadership development for the GNLI graduates.

What is the cost of attending the ICN-Burdett GNLI?

The fee for attending the GNLI is set and announced each year, and includes GNLI costs, accommodation and meals. Thanks to the ICN-Burdett partnership and the additional support provided by Pfizer Inc., the cost of attending the GNLI is subsidised for all participants.

In addition approximately 10 to 15 of GNLI places will attract a full bursary. Preference for bursaries will be given to those who meet the selection criteria, come from lower income countries and do not have access to the necessary resources to participate.

The cost per participant, inclusive of fees, accommodation, meals and local transport from 5 – 11 September 2015 is 2,700 Swiss francs for non-ICN Members and 2,500 Swiss francs for ICN Members. Please note this does not include travel cost from the home country to the GNLI venue, unless the participant has been offered a bursary.

Who should apply to the ICN-Burdett GNLI?

The GNLI is aimed at nurses and/or nurses midwives in senior or executive level positions from high, medium and low income countries across the world. Suitable applicants may come from a variety of settings and positions including Chief Nursing Officers; presidents and officers of national nurses associations; executive officers from regulatory bodies; directors of nursing; deans and senior faculty; health ministry officials, and senior nurses in specialist roles.

Preference will be given to those applicants who are not currently undertaking an educational programme.

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What is the selection process and what are the selection criteria for the ICN-Burdett GNLI?

The GNLI Advisory Committee will select participants from completed applications received by the deadline.

In order to maximise the international learning environment, the Advisory Committee selects applicants who both meet the essential criteria and contribute to the best overall composition for the GNLI in terms of nationality, professional background and in the context of the 2015 GNLI theme.  Under the current 2015 GNLI theme the “Future Work of Nurses”, selected participants in the 2015 GNLI, will have the opportunity to learn policy and sustainability strategies and innovations in a post-2015 world. The next goal in public health will be the implementation and evaluation of universal health coverage. Access to care, primary health care initiatives, innovations in non-communicable diseases detection, prevention, control and management, tackling current and emerging infectious diseases, and disasters will be some of the new challenges nurses will have to operate in and lead forward in health and social environments worldwide.

The future of the global health architecture will be debated. Global health is in transition, and nurse leaders need a roadmap to manage this transition. 2015 GNLI participants will learn how to develop, implement and evaluate systems from an interprofessional team perspective to educate and equip adequate numbers of health care workers to meet the needs of populations with chronic diseases and continued drops in newborn and child mortality. Strategies for better control of infectious diseases and disaster preparedness best practices will be determined in the context of global health. Participants will be prepared to lead sustainable change in the future global health architecture.

Applicant Essential Criteria:

  • A  Is a registered nurse and/or nurse midwife with the appropriate regulatory authority in their country (if applicable).
  • B  Has had previous relevant leadership and/or management education and experience.
  • C  Is at an appropriately senior level in their country
  • D  Demonstrates capacity for senior level leadership development.
  • E  Demonstrates motivation for undertaking senior leadership development and a potential to influence nursing at medium/long term.
  • F  Demonstrates a personal vision for the future of nursing and health services in their country.
  • G  Demonstrates competence in speaking and reading English.

Applicants must show clearly in their application form how they meet the Applicant Essential Criteria in the context of the 2015 ICN-Burdett Theme: The Future Work of Nurses.

 

When will I hear if I am successful?

Applicants will be advised of the outcome of the Advisory Committee decisions in April. Successful participants will receive a Participant Package providing further information and requesting leadership assessment information.

 

How do I apply for the ICN-Burdett GNLI?

Attendance at the GNLI is by application and selection and not by nomination and the process for selection is a blind peer-reviewed process methodology.

Applicants need to meet the required criteria and demonstrate the capacity, motivation and vision to undertake senior leadership development. A high level GNLI Advisory Committee invites applications annually, some ten months before the annual GNLI in September.

ICN takes the opportunity to contextualise the GNLI annually by focusing on a contemporary theme in the context of global health.

The 2015 GNLI theme is the “Future Work of Nurses”, participants selected in the 2015 GNLI will have the opportunity to learn policy and sustainability strategies and innovations in a post-2015 world. The next goal in public health will be the implementation and evaluation of universal health coverage. Access to care, primary health care initiatives, innovations in non-communicable diseases detection, prevention, control and management, tackling current and emerging infectious diseases, and disasters will be some of the new challenges nurses will have to operate in and lead forward in health and social environments worldwide.

The future of the global health architecture will be debated. Global health is in transition, and nurse leaders need a roadmap to manage this transition. 2015 GNLI participants will learn how to develop, implement and evaluate systems from an interprofessional team perspective to educate and equip adequate numbers of health care workers to meet the needs of populations with chronic diseases and continued drops in newborn and child mortality. Strategies for better control of infectious diseases and disaster preparedness best practices will be determined in the context of global health. Participants will be prepared to lead sustainable change in the future global health architecture.

The current application cycle is opened from 1 December 2014 until 15 February 2015. Please click on the "Apply Now On-Line" button or access the application here.

Where can I get more information?

If you require further information about the ICN-Burdett GNLI please feel free to contact the ICN-Burdett GNLI Officer at institute@icn.ch.

ICN-Burdett GNLI 2014 Speakers

David Benton
CEO, ICN Learn More
Stephanie L. Ferguson
Director/Facilitator, ICN-Burdett GNLI & ICN Leadership for Change Programme™ Learn More
Sonia Fernandez
Institute Officer/Executive Assistant, ICN-Burdett GNLI & ICN Leadership for Change Programme™ Learn More
Yukiko Kusano
ICN Consultant, Nursing and Health Policy Learn More
Rowaida Al-Ma'aitah
Professor, Jordan University of Science and Technology, and Advisor of HRH Princess Muna Al-Hussein for Health and Community Development Learn More
Ambassador Alexander Tah-Ray Yui
Director General, Délégation Culturelle et Economique de Taipei, Bureau de Genève Learn More
Diana J. Mason
Rudin Professor of Nursing and Co-Director of the Center for Health, Media, and Policy at the Hunter College, City University of New York, and President of the American Academy of Nursing Learn More
Ginka Toegel
Professor of Organizational Behavior and Leadership, IMD Learn More
Annette Mwansa Nkowane
Technical Officer, Department of Health Workforce, WHO Learn More
Fariba Al-Darazi
Regional Adviser for Nursing and Allied Health Personnel for EMRO-WHO Learn More
Sheila D. Tlou
Director of the UNAIDS Regional Support Team for East and Southern Africa Learn More
Jean Barry
ICN Consultant, Nursing and Health Policy Learn More
Jack Gibbs
Trustee, The Burdett Trust for Nursing & Director of The Prince's Rainforests Project Learn More
Paula R. DeCola
Senior Director, External Medical Affairs, Pfizer, Inc. Learn More
Linda Carrier-Walker
Founding Partner and CEO of Carrier-Walker International Learn More

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* Support for ICN-Burdett Global Nursing Leadership Institute is provided by the Burdett Trust for Nursing and Pfizer, Inc.

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