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Work with Ohio State University faculty members for outstanding leadership skill development

“Wonderful atmosphere where like-minded motivated leaders can engage each other, redefine skills and tools, and get fresh new ideas about how to take their leadership to the next level. Truly enjoyed every minute. The panel of speakers was simply amazing.”

—Michael Monjot, RN, BSN, MBA; Arthur G. James Comprehensive Cancer Center & Richard J. Solove Research Institute at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center


The Leadership Academy for Peak Performance teaches the skills aspiring nursing and other healthcare leaders need to be successful. They learn skills that they have not have been exposed to in typical education environments and, in our workshop settings, meet other nurse and healthcare executives and managers to share ideas and develop best practices.

Employee retention is an expectation and major responsibility of the manager role, with both organizational and professional implications. Organizationally, a stable workforce reduces direct and indirect costs associated with turnover that may impact an organization’s ability to provide services.

Workshop faculty Uniquely, we provide coaching support from a leadership expert for 12 months after our workshop to help you apply what you have learned.


LAPP faculty leadership Bernadette Melnyk, Timothy Porter-O'Grady, and T. Scott Graham

Workshop formats

The Leadership Academy for Peak Performance offers several workshop formats to meet your needs, including two-day residential immersions and on-site customized workshops. You interact with colleagues and experts in many leadership areas. Included in all workshops is twelve months of virtual on-the-job coaching, via peer consultations and monthly group sessions with leadership experts, to reinforce your new habits of effective leadership.  Access to individual coaching is an additional option and details for this are given to conference participants.  Onsite workshops are held at the Longaberger Alumni House on the campus of The Ohio State University. Customized workshops are designed to meet your organization's needs at your location. For more information about customized workshops, contact .

Coming next:

Breakthrough Leadership for Healthcare Professionals

Three-day workshop /  September 8-10, 2015

Scheduled for 2015

Please visit the following specific workshop pages for content overview and pricing:

Breakthrough Leadership for Healthcare Professionals 

 Three-day workshop /  September 8-10, 2015

Innovation and the Triple Aim: Advancing Leadership in Transforming Healthcare

 Two-day workshop /  November 16-17, 2015

Read what healthcare executives have to say:

“...the course is well worth the cost.  Our two managers who already attended loved the course and thought it was helpful in their new roles."

—Vicky  Armstrong, MSN, RN; Vice President, Neonatal Services at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio 


Read what workshop participants have to say:

“The LAPP session exceeded my expectations! As a new leader in a major medical center I was a little intimidated by all of my newly acquired responsibilities. The LAPP session gave me the tools that I needed to prioritize, motivate a clinical team, on-board new staff members, maintain a capital budget and have fun while doing it! I would definitely recommend this session for any clinical leader. It will give you the necessary confidence to be successful in the ever dynamic, evidence-based world of healthcare.”

—Tanisha White, RN; Front-Line Leader, Arthur G. James Comprehensive Cancer Center & Richard J. Solove Research Institute at The Ohio State University

"Being new in a leadership role, the opportunity to network and grow with other professionals was awesome! The relationships that formed from the initial connections are ongoing.  One-on-one sessions with healthcare and leadership professionals are insightful and confidence building.  Having a 'safe haven' to discuss issues with associated solutions challenges you to take chances and think outside the box. In short, the LAPP program is priceless!"

—Susan Yeager, MS, RN, CCRN, ACNP; Neurocritical Care Nurse Practitioner Lead at The Ohio State University Wexner medical Center

“I thought the program was amazing. I plan to utilize all of the concepts in my practice.”

“This was one of the best conferences I have ever attended. The material was excellent and provided a number of clinical pearls for practice."

“Fantastic content! Phenomenal speakers! Passionate people who are very inspiring!”

"I was blown away. This was a very well done seminar.”

“All of the presenters were amazing. I enjoyed all five days. This was absolutely worth my time!”


Past LAPP workshop participants
For workshop and supplemental materials, as well as the coaching forum, go to and select the LAPP workshop you attended (in blue). Your login and password will be required for access.