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In response to feedback from members that the competencies for governance leadership positions were not clearly articulated in the AACN Leadership Framework, the AACN Board of Directors initiated a deliberate process to prioritize and clarify the needed competencies.
The results of this work are detailed below in the AACN Framework for Governance Leadership Positions. The Nominating Committee will use this framework as the basis of their evaluation of nominees for the governance positions; therefore, nominees should demonstrate evidence of these competencies in their application materials.
Highly qualified and committed governance leaders are essential to the continuing health and progress of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN). In partnership with members, constituents, the chief executive officer and national staff, these leaders ensure that the organization's mission, values and strategies are achieved.
Governance leadership positions are defined as:
Based on feedback from members that the competencies required of candidates for governance leadership positions in the Association were not clearly articulated in the preceding AACN Leadership Framework, the AACN Board of Directors initiated a deliberate process to prioritize and clarify the needed competencies. The result of this work is included herein.
Each competency is accompanied by an operational definition, including examples of skills that would be evident in an individual with the competency. This is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of skills, but it is hoped that by example it provides additional context to the definition.
The competencies serve to:
The ability to assess, manage and develop oneself in order to preserve and optimize relationships and add value to the outcomes of one's organization.
Inherent in this competency is the ability to:
The ability to think beyond one's current role and practice and apply new perspectives that will improve and optimize one's role and practice.
The ability to create a clear view of the preferred future resulting from global analysis in order to lead other people and the organization to this preferred future.
The ability to achieve practical consensus within groups to promote strong teamwork and garner commitment and participation of others to achieve solutions and effect positive change.
The ability to deliver effective messages in order to motivate others to thought and action.
The ability to demonstrate knowledge and commitment to the mission, values and work of AACN in order to optimize outcomes for nurses and patients and their families.
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Adopted by the AACN Board of Directors
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