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NEW Resource for your Pathway to Excellence® Journey

Pathway Program Guidance: Sustaining a Culture of Excellence

We are now designated, what’s next?  Join Pathway designated healthcare organizations from across the globe seeking   strategies for sustaining and strengthening your organizational culture.

Target Audience: Pathway designated organizations – CNO/DONs, PPDs, Direct Care Manager and Team Members

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Attendees will identify and present the business case and  importance of maintaining the designation.
  2. Attendees will assess the current state of their shared decision-making (SDM) processes, discuss ways of sustaining SDM during unexpected changes, and increase its effectiveness across all levels of the organization.
  3. Attendees will identify engagement strategies to ensure a state of readiness  and sustainment of  the culture of excellence from one designation to the next.
  4. Attendees will identify best practices for succession planning during leadership transition and organizational change.
  5. Attendees will describe strategies  for writing to the 2020 Pathway to Excellence/Long-Term  Care Manual to include identifying the EOP structure types, and how to respond to them clearly.

Virtual Event: Wednesday October 6th and Thursday October 7th 9:45 am to 2 pm ET

Registration Fee:  $499 per person         Register at:

For additional questions, please contact Lynn Newberry, Education and Outreach Program Manager:


Pathway Program Guidance: The Journey

Join teams from around the world to network and learn how to leverage the Pathway to Excellence® framework to strengthen your organizational culture.

  • Discover how your organization can create a healthy work environment where a culture of excellence fosters frontline staff to lead from the bedside.
  • Develop a solid foundation aligned with your organization's strategic goals to drive improvements in organizational outcomes.

This program guidance provides strategies and best practices for organizations across the continuum embarking on the Pathway to Excellence journey. Pathway's expert staff will provide:

  • Guidance on how to start the journey
  • Engagement strategies
  • Resources and tools to assist in the application and appraisal process
  • Strategies for writing the narratives
  • Pragmatic exercises to enhance thought processes
  • Case scenarios to guide applicant organizations

Who Should Attend?

Staff and Leadership integral in facilitating the Pathway journey (including Program Coordinators/Directors, CNOs, DONs, frontline staff, educators, and council members)

Dates & Registration

Please contact Lynn Newberry, Education and Outreach Program Manager, with any questions at  


Pathway Program Guidance: Writing to the Standards

The Pathway to Excellence Program® invites you to participate in an interactive work session to expand your understanding of the requirements in the 2020 Pathway to Excellence® Application Manual. Required key elements of the Organizational Overview and Elements of Performance (EOPs) will be reviewed in depth. Senior analysts will present sample EOPs and facilitate group discussion to enhance the attendee’s understanding of EOPs while developing skills to successfully write to the Pathway standards. 

Who should attend?

Pathway Program Guidance:  Writing to the Standards information is intended for educational use by attendees including Chief Nursing Officers, Pathway Program Directors, Directors of Nursing, and other key stakeholders from including staff educators, and council members.

It is recommended that you attend the Pathway Program Guidance:  The Journey before attending this workshop.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Attendee will be able to articulate the four (4) types of EOP structures.
  2. Attendee will be able to articulate the strategies to showcase a positive practice environment.

Dates & Registration

Register for the Pre-Conference Events:

The Journey-November 9th

Writing to the Standards November 10th

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