Over the next year, 11 Duke University School of Nursing staff members will have candid conversations with executive leaders from across the university, conduct self-assessments, and take professional development classes as part of a new “Emerging Leaders” program in the school.
The Duke University School of Nursing partnered with Duke's Learning & Organization Development (L&OD) this fall to create a year-long curriculum that will help staff members in the School of Nursing hone leadership skills.
Supervisors and managers nominated staff members for the program, and the school’s Executive Leadership Team pared the list down to 11 finalists, which represent a diverse cross-section of School of Nursing departments and offices.
“Grow in a safe way. Learn as much as you can. Ask the questions that will develop you individually and holistically in the organization,” Keisha Williams, assistant vice president of Learning & Organization Development, said during a welcome reception for the program last week. “Embrace the value of learning and viewing ideas through a different lens as you find your strengths and areas of developmental opportunities that may currently challenge you through your journey in this program.”