Leadership Development:  Explore, Prepare, Raise Your Hand!

Atlanta Registration CLOSED

Are you ready to raise your hand and take the leap of leadership? We would be honored to help you gain the confidence, aspiration, commitment, and competencies needed.  No events are currently open to registration. Contact us at mjgoolsby@npexcellence.com if interested in scheduling an event.

INPE Leadership Programs are highly interactive, with evidence-based and expert-guided content to promote leadership growth, regardless of attendees' career stage.  Great leaders are not born.  If ready to accept the challenge to lead, you can learn the values and strategies to promote success.

We hope you will join us at a future meeting as we examine the literature on leadership, with emphasis on more contemporary ones (e.g. Sinek, Godin, Grant); discuss the challenges associated with leadership; identify characteristics, strategies, and resources that promote leadership success; and impart skills and tools to set attendees on a trajectory towards professional leadership. The conference attendees receive a call to action and help planing their progressive leadership path forward.

A limited number of programs will be scheduled in varied locations during 2018. If interested in learning about future programs, completing the "contact us" form.


Who is this program for?  This content is for NPs at all career stages.  While others nurses may attend, CE credit will be awarded by INPE as an AANP Approved Provider. Non-NPs should contact Dr. Goolsby using the Contact Us form on this site if they have questions about the relevance of content or CE credit.

What will attendees gain from the meeting?  Beyond the actual content, attendees will participate in a facilitated process through which they will identify their leadership interests and strategies to achieve their specific goals.  The interactive discussions will promote networking with other attendees and the faculty, with follow-up opportunities beyond the meeting.

Where do I ask questions?  If you have questions about the program or registration, feel free to contact Dr. Mary Jo Goolsby using the Contact Us form on this site.

How do I learn more about Mary Jo Goolsby and the INPE? Abbreviated information is provided on npexcellence.com, including recent blog articles concerning leadership. Connect on LinkedIn.

How do I register?  Watch for future program notices, which will include a registration link.

What is the program schedule?   The typical program will follow a Thursday/Friday format.  Content will focus on the following and much more!

  • Our Golden Moment--What Makes It So
  • Leadership Values, Strategies, & Skills
  • What we can learn from contemporary leadership authors (e.g. Sinek, Godin, Grant, Collins, & Covey)
  • Knowing and Being True to Your Why
  • Networking for Professionals
  • Engagement--Finding Your Tribe
  • Mentorship--Finding and Being a Mentor
  • Reputation-Building
  • Helping & Inspiring Others
  • Entrepreneurship & Intrapreneurship
  • Professional Communications - including Writing for Publication
  • Setting Your Path Forward

Other questions? Please use the Contact Us form for a prompt reply.

Why Leadership Training?

Having enjoyed a broad range of leadership positions and activities, my goal is to instill confidence and skills in NPs to seek opportunities for professional growth and leadership.  Leaders are not born!  Leadership is not based on time served or job description!  Instead, future leaders must know their passion or purpose, show up regularly, volunteer, and take responsibility for their professional development and contributions.  Fear and uncertainty tends to hold us back--if you are willing to step out and take the leap to leadership, I would be honored to support your efforts.

Mary Jo Goolsby, EdD, MSN, NP-C, FAAN, FAANP