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Global Nursing Leadership Institute

ICN 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. 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 next annual Global Nursing Leadership Institute (GNLI) at the Chateau de Bossey near Geneva Switzerland from 17-23 September 2016.

The 2016 ICN GNLI theme is the “Nursing opportunities in a world focused on sustainable development”.

Selected participants will learn about how we provide quality nursing care today as well as plan our human resources for health (HRH) in order to meet the care needs of future generations. Around the world, political agendas are focusing on the importance of HRH planning in order to achieve the newly approved sustainable development goals and universal health coverage.   Today, nursing leaders are facing some of the greatest opportunities to build partnerships and alliances, to strengthen the health workforce and to effectively influence policy.

In 2016, GNLI participants will learn how to understand their role in developing a workforce able to meet new challenges; contribute to strengthening health systems; and influence the development and implementation of policy at the international, national and local levels.

Registration for the 2016 GNLI are open from 22 January 2016 to 15 March 2016.

Special thank you to Pfizer, Inc., our founding sponsor for the Global Nursing Leadership Institute, who is once again supporting the programme in 2016. Learn more about Pfizer, Inc.

Thanks also to the Burdett Trust for Nursing who has supported the GNLI from 2011 to 2015.  Learn more about the Burdett Trust for Nursing.

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the ICN 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.

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 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 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 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 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 GNLI sponsored?

Support for the Global Nursing Leadership Institute is also provided by Pfizer Inc., the founding sponsor.

ICN received support from 2011 to 2015 from the Burdett Trust for Nursing.

What is the cost of attending the ICN GNLI?

The fee for attending the GNLI is set and announced each year, and includes GNLI costs, accommodation and meals.

Approximately 10 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 17 – 23 September 2016 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 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.

View testimonial of GNLI 2010 graduate

 

What is the selection process and what are the selection criteria for the ICN 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 2016 GNLI theme.  Under the current 2016 GNLI theme “Nursing opportunities in a world focused on sustainable development”, participants will learn about how we provide quality nursing care today as well as plan our human resources for health (HRH) in order to meet the care needs of future generations. Around the world, political agendas are focusing on the importance of HRH planning in order to achieve the newly approved sustainable development goals and universal health coverage.

Today, nursing leaders are facing some of the greatest opportunities to build partnerships and alliances, to strengthen the health workforce and to effectively influence policy.  In 2016, GNLI participants will learn how to understand their role in developing a workforce able to meet new challenges; contribute to strengthening health systems; and influence the development and implementation of policy at the international, national and local levels.

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 2016 ICN GNLI Theme: Nursing opportunities in a world focused on sustainable development.

 

When will I hear if I am successful?

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

 

How do I apply for the ICN 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 2016 GNLI theme is the “Nursing opportunities in a world focused on sustainable development”, participants selected in the 2016 GNLI will have the opportunity to learn  about how we provide quality nursing care today as well as plan our human resources for health (HRH) in order to meet the care needs of future generations. Around the world, political agendas are focusing on the importance of HRH planning in order to achieve the newly approved sustainable development goals and universal health coverage.   Today, nursing leaders are facing some of the greatest opportunities to build partnerships and alliances, to strengthen the health workforce and to effectively influence policy.

In 2016, GNLI participants will learn how to understand their role in developing a workforce able to meet new challenges; contribute to strengthening health systems; and influence the development and implementation of policy at the international, national and local levels.

Registration for the 2016 GNLI will open on 22 January 2016.

Where can I get more information?

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

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