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Thursday, March 22, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM EDT; Friday March 23, 8-12:00 PM EDT

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Dunwoody Roam Meeting Space
1155 Mount Vernon Highway
Suite 800
Atlanta, GA 30338

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Mary Jo Goolsby 
Institute for NP Excellence 

NP Leadership--Explore, Prepare, Raise Your Hand!


Registration is closed for this event.  IF INTERESTED IN A FUTURE OFFERING IN YOUR AREA, CONTACT US -- 

The interactive 2018 INPE Leadership Academy programs offer 12 contact hours of evidence-based, expert-guided content designed to promote leadership growth, regardless of your career stage.  Great leaders are not born; those willing to accept the challenge to lead can learn the values and strategies to promote success.  

Future events may be opened; attendance is usually limited to the first 20 registrants, to allow for an intense and interactive experience. To achieve the objectives, we will explore the literature on leadership from the perspective of traditional authors with emphasis on more contemporary ones (e.g. Sinek, Godin, Grant, Pink); 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 provides a call to action and will help you plan a path forward for progressive leadership activities.

Who is this program for?  This content is tailored for NPs at all career stages.  Other nurses may attend, although INPE is accredeted as an AANP Approved Provider. Non-NPs should feel to contact Dr. Goolsby using the Contact INPE form on the lower left menu of this site.

What will attendees get out of the meeting?  Beyond the actual content, attendees will enjoy a unique opportunity to participate in a facilitated process through which they will identify their leadership interests and strategies to help them 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 by email (preferred) or phone.  Contact information is provided on INPE's website (

How do I learn more about Mary Jo Goolsby and the Institute for NP Excellence? Abbreviated information is provided below.  To learn more about Dr. Goolsby's background and INPE, visit


 What is the program schedule?   The actual timed schedule varies based on location and audience.  Content will focusfocuses on the following and much more!

  • Our Golden Moment
  • Leadership Values, Strategies, & Skills
  • What We Learn from Contemporary Leadership Authors (e.g. Sinek, Godin, Grant, Sandberg, Collins, Pink, & Covey)
  • Tools for Emerging Leaders
  • Knowing and Being True to Your Why
  • Networking for Success
  • Engagement Strategies
  • Mentorship--Finding a Mentor and Supporting Others
  • Reputation-Building
  • Helping/Inspiring Others
  • Entrepreneurship & Intrapreneurship
  • Professional Communications - including Writing for Publication

Faculty: Mary Jo Goolsby, EdD, MSN, NP-C, FAANP, FAANP 

Dr. Goolsby is recognized as an NP leader at the national level and a successful entrepreneur and intrapreneur. She has a long history of organizational leadership and service, with contributions to NP education, practice, and research. She has been inducted as an FAANP and FAAN, serving as the current FAANP Chair.  After 12 years as AANP Vice President of Research, Education, & Practice, she founded the Institute for NP Excellence to promote NP excellence by providing superior, evidence-based education, research, and resources. She has spoken on leadership topics at numerous NP international, national, and state conferences. Her sessions include calls to action and provide relevant practical strategies and motivation to attendees answer the calls. She remains available for session attendees following presentations, to promote successful endeavors.


What Previous Attendees Said:

  • These discussions so very valuable!  Lacking in today's environment and CE.
  • Lots of ideas for future endeavors--learned a lot about potential for intrapreneurship.
  • Have more confidence to pursue future opportunities!
  • Content I can apply immediately!
  • Among the best and informative programs I have ever attended.