2021 Spring Leadership ACTION Conference

Join MNA members from around the state at MNA’s unique Spring Leadership Action Conference, a virtual event on May 4th and 5th that provides leadership development and grows your advocacy skills.

The first day, we will focus on examining and advocating for racial and social justice including speakers and discussion around bias and inequity in healthcare.

The second day, we will continue to craft advocacy skills into talking with state legislators from both parties about the importance of safe staffing.

Join MNA members from around the state to make your voice heard. This event is free for MNA members and students and $20 per day for nonmembers (or join as an associate member for $75).


DAY ONE – TUESDAY, MAY 4 – 1PM TO 5PM

IMPLICIT BIAS IN HEALTHCARE

  • Learn beginning steps of providing unbiased and racially relevant care.
  • Leave inspired to approach challenging conversations utilizing effective communication techniques.
  • Join our experts in the virtual discussion and learn from their work in recognizing and mitigating bias, speaking race in healthcare, and healing racial and social injustice

Speakers

Plenary Speaker – 1:00 PM

Dr. Tonya Bailey
As Lansing Community College’s Chief Diversity Officer, Dr. Bailey has created necessary space for students and faculty to engage in challenging conversations on race. She has served over 20 years in higher education leading transformation for student advising, coaching, & teaching. Dr. Bailey’s presence is full of both power & grace, creating an approachable atmosphere to explore, learn, & discuss implicit bias.

Keynote Speaker – 2:30 PM

Milagros Phillips
Known as the Race Healer, Milagros is a keynote speaker, TEDx presenter, coach and author. For over 35 years, she has been an expert on race literacy, speaking race in healthcare and healing from racism. Her presentation will lead to introspection and inspired action!

Seminar Leader – 4:00 PM

Belinda Thurston
Belinda is a social justice activist & trainer, a journalist, motivator, speaker, and owner of JustB Yoga Studio in Lansing. She provides transformative presentations on mindfulness, trauma, wellness and social justice for colleges, government agencies and other businesses.

Objectives

  • Identify racial and social inequities in healthcare.
  • Discuss presence of bias and privilege in healthcare settings and personnel.
  • Explore beginning strategies to provide unbiased and racially relevant care.
  • Brainstorm Michigan care areas and populations where bias exists and outline techniques for advocacy (small group breakout sessions and discussion).
3.0 contact hours will be awarded each day to RNs who are in attendance for the entire event and complete the evaluation. The Michigan Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

DAY TWO – WEDNESDAY, MAY 5 – 9AM TO 3PM

registration is closed for day 2

ADVOCATING FOR SAFE STAFFING

Develop your leadership and advocacy skills!

Learn to advocate effectively for a safe staffing law!

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“Pursuing racial & social justice through healthcare policy and budgets”

State Senator
Sylvia Santana
(D-Detroit)

Bipartisan panel on legislative advocacy

State Rep. Ed McBroom (R-Waucedah Twp.)
State Rep. Laurie Pohutsky (D-Livonia)
State Rep. Sara Cambensy (D-Marquette)
State Rep. Tommy Brann (R-Wyoming)

Objectives

  • Discuss issues surrounding healthcare policy with a bipartisan panel of state legislators
  • Develop and apply a personal script to learn how to advocate for health care issues with a focus on safe staffing ratios and the bipartisan Safe Patient Care Act.
  • Meet and talk with state legislators to share your stories and concerns.

3.0 contact hours will be awarded each day to RNs who are in attendance for the entire event and complete the evaluation. The Michigan Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Participants are highly encouraged to attend both days of the conference as the programming and skills gained will be complementary for each day.

Questions? Contact Dawn Kettinger here.