Leadership Development:  Explore, Prepare, Raise Your Hand!

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.  Our programs can be incorporated in other meetings or conferences or scheduled to "stand-alone".  Online programs are in development for launch in August 2018, so check back soon if you prefer that option.

INPE Leadership Programs are highly interactive, with evidence-based and expert-guided content to promote individual leadership growth, regardless of career stage.  If ready to accept the challenge to lead, you can learn the values and strategies to promote success.

During our leadership development programs we examine the literature on leadership, with emphasis on more contemporary ones (e.g. Sinek, Godin, Grant, Covey); 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 planning their progressive leadership path forward.

If interested in learning about future programs or how to bring our content to your area, complete the "contact us" form.


Who is this program for?  This content is for NPs at all career stages.  INPE is an AANP Approved Provider. If you are not an NP, contact Dr. Goolsby using the Contact Us form on this site if you 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?  No current registrations are open. Watch for future program notices or contact us to learn how to schedule a program in your vicinity.

What is the program schedule?   The typical program is 1.5 days long, although abbreviated versions are possible.  The following content and more is included in the full program.  Content can be tailored to meet your group's needs--i.e. for new grads, half-day sessions.

  • How we stand on the shoulders of previous leaders (Giants) and how we prepare to join the scaffold
  • 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, i.e. your North Star or Purpose
  • Networking for professionals
  • Engagement--Finding your tribe
  • Mentorship--Finding and being a mentor
  • Reputation-building
  • Helping & inspiring others
  • Entrepreneurship & intrapreneurship
  • Mastering 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, FAANP