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Women in Leadership Symposium

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Women in Leadership Symposium 2022

SOAR- Strategies on Authentic Relationships & Resiliency Safety, Advocacy, & Resiliency
May 25, 2022

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Women in Leadership (WIL) is a one-day virtual meeting for aspiring, new and experienced leaders in healthcare simulation.  A partnership between the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH), the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL), and the Association for SP Educators (ASPE), this exciting virtual meeting promises an interactive day of personal and professional development featuring renowned speakers, vigorous discussion, and relationship-building. 


  • Examine civility, safety, and advocacy strategies to promote resiliency
  • Identify key components of resilience
  • Explore how resilience affects authentic relationships and civility
  • Practice experiential learning opportunities to promote civil and healthy work environments


Dr. Cynthia Clark, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN

Keynote Title: Achieving Civility Excellence! Best Practices to Inspire Healthy Work Environments 

Keynote Overview: Imagine an enjoyable workplace—an environment where you feel valued, empowered, and respected. A welcoming place where you know you belong and can truly thrive in your career. This engaging and thought-provoking session provides a deepened and empirical understanding of workplace incivility, bullying, and other workplace aggressions and their detrimental impact on individuals, teams, organizations, and patient care. Join Dr. Cynthia Clark, a renowned researcher, professor, and author for a stimulating session to explore best practices to build and sustain civility and healthy work environments.

Keynote Objectives:

  •  Summarize the State of the Science regarding civility, incivility, and other workplace aggressions in healthcare.
  •  Participate in a reflective activity to assess civility acumen.
  •  Examine a variety of evidence-based strategies to foster civility and healthy work environments.

Women in Leadership Symposium Background

The Women in Leadership (WIL) Symposium was created to bring together curious and aspiring, new, and experienced leaders in healthcare simulation. The challenges and opportunities for female healthcare simulation professionals include the development of leadership skills in all professional sectors (clinicians of all stripes, operations specialists, engineers, educators, administrators, and industry) in environments that often lack built-in resources and networks in their professional development.