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Friday, October 22 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. ET

Supported by the Cambia Health Foundation

As part of HPNA's Year of Leadership, we are excited to present a five-hour mini conference dedicated to leadership topics. The topics covered in the conference were identified by you, our members, as educational and professional development needs. 

Attendees can earn a maximum of 4.0 NCPD hours

Keynote: Relationship-Based Conflict Prevention and Management Skills for Clinical Leaders with Dr. Brian Mistler

Brian Mistler, PhD

Dr. Mistler is a national suicide prevention expert and organizational "overcoming stuckness" consultant who has provided training to hundreds of healthcare teams, tech companies, universities, and hospitals across the country. Dr. Mistler joined Vynca in 2021 following two years as president and chief operating officer of ResolutionCare Network. He spent two decades as a healthcare executive overseeing large multi-site organizations through the challenges of rapid scaling and merger and acquisition lifecycle strategy. 

In his keynote presentation, Dr. Mistler will focus on:

  • The four primary kinds of stuckness clinical leaders face in themselves and their team
  • The difference between conflict management and conflict prevention
  • Responding to high-conflict personalities
  • Simple exercises for developing trust and the Five Languages of Appreciation

Advancing Palliative Nursing Leadership and Professional Development

Constance Dahlin, MSN, ANP-BC, FPCN, FAAN

Palliative nursing is vital now more than ever. This session provides an overview of nursing leadership, including palliative nursing leadership roles and spheres of palliative care needing nursing leadership. Resources for skill building are offered at all levels of leadership. 

Workforce Development in Hospice and Palliative Nursing


This session will increase the learner's knowledge of advances needed to secure the palliative care nursing workforce. The presentation will look at the current landscape of the hospice and palliative care workforce, introduce ways to leverage educational efforts through nursing professional development practice model, review supportive resources available through HPNA, and look at innovative approaches to increase capacity, improve recruitment, and invest in retention. 

Legislative and Regulatory Updates

Erin Dugan, Senior Policy Advisor to Sen. Baldwin