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Message from the National Program Office (NPO)

The last ENF meeting at the O. Henry Hotel and the Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro….how could that be possible? For our June 2016 session, however, the energy was more like a beginning meeting! The 2014 Cohort celebrated the completion of their action learning projects with pride in what they'd accomplished and what they'd learned. Ten alumni (one being RWJF program officer Mary Joan Ladden) enriched our meeting by joining us for the Thursday evening dinner and Friday morning session on leading within interprofessional contexts. They brought their insights and questions to lively discussions with superb external consultants, who shared thoughtful presentations about a variety of interprofessional contexts: Dr. Kameka Brown (primary care education and practice), Dr. Garrett Chan (acute care advanced practice), Dr. Jackie Dunbar-Jacob (ENF '03) (research teams and scientific societies), Dr. Karen Miller (academic institutional leadership) and Grace Wakulchik (hospital leadership). NPO faculty met with each of the 2014's to discuss their plans for individual leadership projects in the upcoming year, and it's obvious that the promise of their projects will advance important goals for years to come.

Now we turn to the poignant joy of planning 2013 graduation events. They've chosen to be in Colorado Springs – with graduation to take place in the lovely rooms of the Broadmoor Hotel on September 23rd. We look forward to learning about the results of their leadership projects, the many new positions assumed by Cohort members, and their reflections on what they've learned as Executive Nurse Fellows.

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May you have a wonderful summer of respite and productivity, whatever form that takes in your lives.

Best regards to you all,

Linda Cronenwett

David Altman

Andi Williams