The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International

The Institute for Global Healthcare Leadership prepares healthcare leaders to effectively work in and/or lead major public health departments, public or private organizations, and global programs and initiatives, thereby directly and indirectly improving the health of people worldwide.


26-29 September 2017
Washington, D.C., USA
Washington Marriott at Metro Center
This institute is designed to prepare globally-aware healthcare leaders to:

  1. Successfully participate in global healthcare ventures and networking.
  2. Become a global thought and practice leader, locally, and regionally.
  3. Provide local and regional consultation to effectively meet dynamic contemporary global healthcare needs.
  4. View healthcare issues from a global perspective.


Accepting Applications in 2018, Launching in 2019 

This institute is designed to prepare experienced global healthcare leaders to:

  1. Be global thought and practice leaders nationally and globally.
  2. Successfully, lead, collaborate and participate in global healthcare ventures.
  3. Assume and effectively meet the global demands of critical healthcare leadership positions within their countries.
  4. Provide national and global consultation to effectively meet dynamic contemporary global healthcare needs.

Registration for the Emerging Global Leader Institute is open!

Registration Fee: $799
Institutional Discount: $200 off a colleague's registration. Contact for details.
Registration Deadline: 25 August 2017

Register today! 

Advisory Board Members

Ann Marie Brooks, RN, DNSc, MBA, FAAN, FACHE, FNAP
International Nurse Consultant

Silvia Cassiani, PhD
Advisor on Nursing and Allied Health Personnel, PAHO/WHO

Adrians Cleveland
Global Initiatives Advisor, Sigma Theta Tau International 

John Daly, PhD, RN, FACN, FAAN
Dean, Faculty of Health and Director, WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Development

Patricia Davidson, PhD, MEd, RN, FAAN
Professor, Dean, School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University

Sabina De Geest, PhD, RN, FAAN, FRCN
Institute of Nursing Science, Faculty of Medicine, University of Basel, Switzerland
Academic Center for Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Medicine, KU Leuven, Belgium

Carol Huston, MSN, MPA, DPA, FAAN
Leadership Consultant and Facilitator

Hester C. Klopper, PhD, MBA, RN, RM, FANSA
President, Sigma Theta Tau International 2013-2015
Deputy Vice Chancellor: Strategic Initiatives and Internationalisation, Stellenbosch University

Maura MacPhee, PhD, RN
Associate Professor, University of British Columbia

Marty Makinen, PhD
Results for Development Institute's Program Director for the Health Workforce and Ministerial Leadership Initiative

Leslie Mancuso, PhD, RN, FAAN
President and Chief Executive Officer, Jhpiego

Kevin Ousman, RN, MSN-HSM
Consultant, WHO Regional Office for Africa (AFRO)

Cynthia Vlasich, MBA, BSN, RN
Global Initiatives Director, Sigma Theta Tau International

"I was humbled to be a part of this inaugural [Emerging Global Leader Institute]. The event covered a wide range of topics in a sufficient depth and breadth to help me crystallize my personal vision as a global leader. The speakers were excellent and provided not only inspiration for my dream but aspiration to continue to aim high with my visions. I can honestly state, this was a life changing experience for me, thank you STTI!"

- Patricia Cannistraci
2016 Emerging Global Leader Institute attendee


Institute updates and instructions on how to register will be posted on this site as details are finalized. If you have other specific questions, please email