Harnessing Headwinds
Breakfast Session

ANCC National MAGNET Conference®

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Thank you for your interest in the MAGNET CE breakfast session, Harnessing Headwinds. Due to popular demand, the room has changed.


Join Col. Nicole Malachowski (USAF, Ret.) as she discusses strategies you can leverage to increase resilience when faced with overwhelming challenges and adversity.

Target Audience: All Registered Nurses and anyone who is interested to learn about new ways to address challenges and adversity in their lives.

Date/Time: ANCC National MAGNET Conference ®
October 11, 2019 – 6:30 to 7:30 a.m.
Orange County Convention Center
Room: W307

Number of contact hours: 1
CE Provider: Elsevier*

Learning outcome statement: As a result of participating in this activity, learners will report a knowledge gain of new “out of the box” strategies they can use to increase their resilience when faced with overwhelming challenges and adversity.

Learning objectives: Reflect on the headwinds in your personal and professional lives and bolster your ability to:

  • Overcome self-doubt and uncertainty
  • Effectively navigate organizational and cultural change
  • Build trust within yourself and amongst your team
  • Endure the discomfort of the unknown and unexpected

Abstract: Leaders across every industry and experience level share one thing in common: to be successful they need to effectively navigate self-doubt, organizational and cultural change, as well as the unknown. Using the idea of headwinds as a metaphor, this elite fighter pilot will share inspiring personal stories, and practical tools, to ignite your ability to successfully harness the headwinds in your own life.

Speaker’s Bio: Col. Nicole Malachowski (USAF, Ret.) A leader, a combat veteran, the first woman pilot on the Thunderbirds Air Demonstration Squadron, a White House Fellow, and an inductee into the Women in Aviation International Pioneer Hall of Fame, Nicole’s distinguished 21-year Air Force career exceeded her wildest dreams. But the dream came to an end when a devastating tick-borne illness left her struggling to speak or walk for almost nine months. An indomitable spirit, Nicole fought back against overwhelming odds and prevailed. Drawing on stories from her career and personal life, Nicole inspires audiences to rethink the challenges they face every day. She urges them to go beyond resilience and become resurgent. Nicole empowers people with three key beliefs: failure and risk is the price of entry for achieving something great; sometimes you need to yield to overcome; and her personal mantra – “nobody wants to lead a scripted life.”

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*Elsevier is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Elsevier is provider approved by the Florida Board of Nursing, provider #50-4681. Elsevier is provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 17208.
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