Shawn David, MSN, CNS, RN; Senior Consultant for GHSN Educational Services presented a 5-day leadership training seminar at Lao Friends Hospital for Children in Luang Prabang, Laos in late May. The goal of the seminar was to prepare the participants for leadership and management positions. The course included training in leadership skills, time management, effective communication, personnel management, budgeting skills, and management during emergency situations.
At the conclusion of the seminar, the staff stated they felt more confident in having difficult discussions and were aware of the actions they must take to work effectively between departments to improve hospital standards. Ms David noted that by the end of the seminar the participants were much more comfortable speaking in public and expressing their opinions. The participants were eager to begin using their new skills and are looking forward to learning additional skills at the next seminar.