Join WNA on Thursday, October 25 for our first ever Innovation & Motivation Education Symposium!

The symposium will provide an opportunity for the participants to learn about some of the innovative projects or initiatives that include the role of the nurse. Presenters will be innovators in areas of nursing including practice, education, leadership, workforce, and/or policy. The presenters will provide a description of their practice setting, their project/idea, any resistance to implementing the innovation, and the motivational techniques used to engage those nurses who were impacted by the innovation.

Presenters will utilize a seven-minute ‘rapid-fire’ style presentation. A rapid-fire presentation is an opportunity to convey a big idea in a small amount of time. Presenters can share exciting concepts, tools, and success in just seven minutes! The participants will have time to ask questions following the presentations and time will be set aside for one-on-one participant interaction with the presenters.

Our Keynote Presenter, Dr. Mick Carroll has been an educator, consultant, and entrepreneur.  He founded a company “BetterThink” that provides creative thinking workshops to organizations.  Having been an accountant and practicing CPA, his PhD in Educational has provided him insights into both Critical (convergent), and Creative (divergent), thinking.  He will deliver 2 fun and interactive sessions on ‘Creative Thinking and Innovation’ and ‘Motivation and the Art of Doing’.

The day will conclude with the participant developing an innovation idea concept.

This program was planned by members of WNA’s Council on Nursing Practice & Quality, Education, and Research (the Tri-Council)
Continuing Nursing Education contact hours will be available to program participants.

8:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30-4:00 Program (lunch included)
*program schedule will be updated periodically and finalized after October 5, when all applications to present are reviewed, accepted and assigned time slots
Preliminary Agenda

$80 WNA Member (have your WNA/ANA Member ID# handy when you register! Not a member of ANA/WNA and interested in joining? click here )
$100 Non-WNA Member
$65 Nursing Student (undergraduate nursing student only discount)

Accepted payments: Credit Card or Send check to WNA

Do you have a project that focuses on Nursing Practice, Education, Leadership, Workforce and/or Policy?

If so, apply today to share your project at the Innovation & Motivation Educational Symposium!
Submit Here

Presenters will share their project in a brief, seven minute presentation to all participants. Later, individuals and groups will be given the opportunity to share their research in more detail with participants and fellow presenters.
Please note: presenters are also REQUIRED to register as attendees.

Submission deadline: September 20 EXTENDED to September 30

For questions, please contact Allison Champion:

Entrance to the Park Hotel in Downtown Madison WI
Best Western Premier Park Hotel
22 S Carroll St, Madison, WI 54703

A room block is reserved for nights of Thursday, Oct. 25 and Friday, Oct. 26 at the Best Western Premier Park Hotel at the following rates:
$149 plus tax – Single or double standard room
$159 plus tax – Single or double deluxe room
$189 plus tax – Suites

To make a reservation use the following direct booking link: WNA Membership Assembly and Annual Meeting (No log in/attendee code is needed for online reservations)
– OR – Call the Park Hotel: 608-285-8000 (Reference “Wisconsin Nurses Association”)

Reservation deadline: October 7

Learn more about the 2018 WNA Membership Assembly and Annual Meeting taking place at the Park Hotel on Friday, Oct. 26 – Saturday, Oct. 27!

QUESTIONS? Contact the WNA office at or 608.221.0383.

Wisconsin Nurses Association is approved with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.