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“Nurturing: Our Emotions at Work” Keynote by David Sheard leads program

David Sheard

Inspiring motivational speaker and dementia-care advocate David Sheard brings his caring philosophy to Licensed Practical Nurses this spring.  On April 29, he’ll be one of the keynote speakers at the 2016 AGM & Conference of the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA).

In “Nurturing: Our Emotions at Work in caring – the future role of LPNs”, he will show that the movement towards providing person-centred care is all about individual people being reached on the inside.

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This requires a newly-evolving construct in ‘being’ an LPN which focuses on the value of emotional labour and rejects the old culture of detached professionalism (“them and us”). The concept of emotional labour sees emotional competency in nurses as their primary competency.

It involves a return to the old values of nursing where LPNs are more feeling beings than just thinking beings.

In this presentation, David Sheard, author of Book 4 in the Feelings Matter Most series, Nurturing: emotions at work in staff, will highlight the findings from his UK study of emotional labour in nurses.

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He will identify what the new concept in nursing of ‘attached professionalism’ looks, sounds and feels like in the New Tomorrow and propose that care organizations will need to develop an Emotions at Work framework to support staff to ‘be’ this.

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Awards Dinner will entertain with duelling pianists Randall & Day

Randall and Day

Popular dueling pianists Randall and Day are BACK to host this year’s Awards Dinner and Ceremony at the 2016 CLPNA AGM & Conference hosted by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta.

Always making the event enjoyable, attendees can hope they will once again sing a medley of top hits with personalized lyrics all about Licensed Practical Nurses!

The annual Awards Dinner and Ceremony honours the very best in the practical nurse profession. Award recipients are chosen by the Fredrickson-McGregor Education Foundation for LPNs. Nominations open in late-December.

One ticket for the awards dinner is included in the full registration fee as well as the single-day fee for Thursday, April 29 (for both members and non-members). Additional guest tickets are available to purchase for $75.00 (plus 5% GST).

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2015 Awards Dinner - view of stage

2015 Awards Dinner - room

 

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Email signup for 2016 CLPNA AGM & Conference details

Email Signup

Licensed Practical Nurses will be joined by their employers, managers, educators, and more in April for the annual Conference of the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA).

Sign up to receive the latest news about the 3-day event, April 27-29, including when registration begins:


The CLPNA AGM & Conference challenges 350 attendees every year with fresh perspectives both inspirational and practical. In addition to learning sessions, the event features the Annual General Meeting, a fund-raising Silent Auction, a Tradeshow, and the glittering Awards Dinner.

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