SUNDAY SESSIONS

To view presentations, please go to the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository and search for the session ID associated with the session you wish to view.
For example, to view the presentation titled Helping Your Hashtags: Publicity via Social Media in session F 01, search the Henderson Repository for "LEAD16F01".


Chapter Leader Sessions C

8:30-9:45 a.m. (0830-0945)


Select each session below to view the individual presentations.

Session: C 01

Tour the NEW Online Induction System

Marriott Ballroom 8

Janell Jackson, BA, and Sabrina Collins-Christie, BA, BS

Chapters use the Online Induction System to issue membership invitations to eligible students and nurse leaders. Take a tour of the new system! (Not eligible for continuing nursing education contact hours)

Session: C 02

Three Questions to Ask About Your Competition

Marriott Ballroom 9

Michelle Coburn, BA

Your nonprofit chapter has to compete for the time and membership dollars of potential members. Are you aware of your competition? Are you asking the right questions about your competition?

Session: C 03

Six Steps for Successful Surveys

Marriott Ballroom 10

Katherine Rogers, BA

Surveys can be an easy way to identify members’ needs to help your chapter provide relevant services and programs. Is your chapter asking the right questions?

Session: C 04

Basics of Budgeting

Lincoln Room

Jessica Wendorf, BS, CAE, CNP

Your chapter’s finances will determine almost every move the chapter makes. But often the budget isn’t properly put together. This session will ensure you account for basic expenses and income according to STTI’s requirements. (Not eligible for continuing nursing education contact hours)

Chapter Leader Sessions D

10:00-11:15 a.m. (1000-1115)


Select each session below to view the individual presentations.

Session: D 01

It All Starts With “HELLO”

Marriott Ballroom 8

Sabrina Collins-Christie, BA, BS

Do you know how to introduce potential members to your chapter in a fun and exciting way? Do you know your chapter’s true value? Attend this session to learn how to make an effective chapter introduction.

Session: D 02

Not Just an Invitation: Guidelines for Planning an Induction

Marriott Ballroom 9

Katherine Rogers, BA

Induction is important because it is a continuation of the relationship building between the candidate and your chapter. This session will provide tips to plan a ceremony that will set the tone for new members’ membership experience.

Session: D 03

Will Your Members Say “I Do” to Chapter Events?

Marriott Ballroom 10

Michelle Coburn, BA

Planning an event for your chapter is a lot like planning a wedding! Attend this session to learn how to create an event that will have your members saying “I do”.

Session: D 04

Reboot and Refresh: How to Start Over

Lincoln Room

Jessica Wendorf, BS, CAE, CNP, and Jenny Hoffman, BS

Do you find that your chapter does something because “that’s the way we’ve always done it”? Settling into a rigid routine can make for a stale chapter experience. This session will show your leaders how to start fresh! (Not eligible for continuing nursing education contact hours)


Chapter Leader Sessions E

12:45-2:00 p.m. (1245-1400)


Select each session below to view the individual presentations.

Chapter Leader Sessions F

2:30-3:45 p.m. (1430-1545)


Select each session below to view the individual presentations.

Session: E 01

Creating a Positive Public Presence

Marriott Ballroom 8

Michelle Coburn, BA

What do nonmembers in your community know or think about your chapter? This session will show you how to create a positive presence through publicity.

Session: E 02

Why Did They Say “No”?

Marriott Ballroom 9

Sabrina Collins-Christie, BA, BS

Understanding why potential members declined a membership invitation is just as important as knowing why others DID accept. This session will discuss potential declination explanations and how your chapter can overcome them.

Session: E 03

Adding Incentive: How to Offer Continuing Nursing Education Credits

Marriott Ballroom 10

Matthew S. Howard, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, CPN, and Derek Watson, MSN, RN

One incentive for members to attend your chapter programs is to offer continuing nursing education contact hours. This session will explain the process and offer tips to make this service a reality!

Session: E 04

Amending Your Charter to Add a Practice Setting

Lincoln Room

Jenny Hoffman, BS; Amy Wall, BS; and DeShawn Easley, MBA, BA

STTI chapter delegates voted to change the international bylaws to allow practice settings to join with institutions of higher education to create an at-large chapter. This session will explain the process to amend your chapter’s charter to allow for this expansion. (Not eligible for continuing nursing education contact hours)

Session: E 05

Special Session

Marriott Ballroom 1-5

Virtual Professional Collaboration of Global Nurse Leaders: The Phi Gamma Virtual Chapter Experience
Carole D. Liske, PhD, MSN, RN; Cathy D. Catrambone, PhD, RN, FAAN; and Rita Munley Gallagher, PhD, RN

Leaders of Phi Gamma Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International’s only virtual chapter, will discuss and demonstrate the use of electronic and social media to promote professional collaboration in chapter operations, global outreach, and member engagement. Chapter members from around the globe have been invited to participate in the virtual discussion.

Session: F 01

Helping Your Hashtags: Publicity via Social Media

Marriott Ballroom 8

Michelle Coburn, BA, and Kailee Bennett, BA

Social media can be a great asset to your chapter’s publicity efforts. Attend this session to learn the basic tips for some of the most popular social media platforms.

Session: F 02

Establishing Expectations With a New Member Orientation

Marriott Ballroom 9

Sabrina Collins-Christie, BA, BS

It is important to orient new members of your nonprofit chapter so that they become actively involved and form personal, long-lasting relationships with fellow members.

Session: F 03

Clear Channels: Tips for Effective Communications

Marriott Ballroom 10

Katherine Rogers, BA

It takes diverse methods to clearly deliver a message. Attend this session to learn the privacy rules and best practices to effectively communicate with large audiences.

Session: F 04

Laidback Leadership: Technologies to Make Your Life Easier

Lincoln Room

Julie Jones, MS, RN-BC

STTI offers many tools to save you time in your chapter leader role. This session will tour these technologies and offer tips to make your life easier. (Not eligible for continuing nursing education contact hours)

Session: F 05

Special Session

Marriott Ballroom 1-5

The Henderson Repository: Your Portal to Global Impact through OA Disseminiation
Kimberly Thompson, MLS

This session will provide attendees with information to make an informed decision about whether or not to participate in self-archiving and open-access dissemination. It will explore the participation opportunities and the benefits to individuals and groups.


Chapter Leader Sessions G

4:15-5:30 p.m. (1615-1730)


Select each session below to view the individual presentations.

Session: G 01

Charm and Captivate With Chapter Recruitment Events

Marriott Ballroom 8

Sabrina Collins-Christie, BA, BS

Improper recruitment and selection practices can result in low acceptance and retention rates. What events is your chapter hosting to build relationships with potential members?

Session: G 02

Amending Your Charter to Add a Practice Setting

Marriott Ballroom 9

Jenny Hoffman, BS; Amy Wall, BS; and DeShawn Easley, MBA, BA

STTI chapter delegates voted to change the international bylaws to allow practice settings to join with institutions of higher education to create an at-large chapter. This session will explain the process to amend your chapter’s charter to allow for this expansion. (Not eligible for continuing nursing education contact hours)

Session: G 03

SOAR to Success!

Marriott Ballroom 10

Jessica Wendorf, BS, CAE, CNP, and Katherine Rogers, BA

Attend this session to see how your chapter’s strengths, opportunities, aspirations, and results (SOAR) can help create an easy, but valuable, strategic plan for your chapter.

Session: G 04

Recruitment and Retention Using Your Chapter Website in The Circle

Lincoln Room

Michelle Coburn, BA

The Circle is a powerful tool that allows each STTI chapter an opportunity to recruit and retain members. This session will focus on making updates to your site and how to use it to provide meaningful content to members. (Not eligible for continuing nursing education contact hours)

Session: G 05

Special Session

Marriott Ballroom 1-5

International Leadership Opportunities: Sigma Theta Tau International Needs You!
Suzanne Prevost, PhD, RN, FAAN

Suzanne Prevost, chair of the Leadership Succession Committee, will discuss opportunities for serving as an international leader in the honor society. Open positions and position descriptions will be identified during this session as well as qualifications and the time commitments required.



To view presentations, please go to the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository and search for the session ID associated with the session you wish to view.
For example, to view the presentation titled Helping Your Hashtags: Publicity via Social Media in session F 01, search the Henderson Repository for "LEAD16F01".

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