Developing IP Leaders

Meet the Speakers:

Sandi Steinfeld, MPH, CIC
Virginia Kennedy, RN, MS, CIC
Mishga Moinuddin, MPH,CIC


IP Competency: Novice, Proficient, and Expert

Duration: 60 minutes      Available through: 12/31/2016


Today's infection preventionist must be a catalyst for change in the practices or individual behaviors of healthcare workers who may not report to them directly. We must affect this change by expanding our sphere of influence, and in order to be successful in this, must develop strong leadership skills. Leadership and program management are so important to success that they have been included as one of the four essential domains of the APIC Competency Model for the Infection Preventionist. The APIC Competency Model for the Infection Preventionist  in a white paper in the May issue of the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC), the official journal of APIC, in a special topic issue focused on "The Road to 2020."This session will present different leadership skill sets that will be needed at different stages of the infection preventionist's career, beginning with skills that are essential for success as new infection preventionist and the skills that will be needed as your scope of influence expands within your facility and beyond. Participants will learn practical tools for acquiring and practicing the leadership skills discussed in the APIC competency model, with a focus on collaboration, communication and program management. Tools for self-assessment will be shared, along with strategies for developing areas of weakness. This session will also discuss different styles of leadership to help participants begin to develop their own leadership styles and vision for leadership.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify leadership skills that are needed by the infection preventionist at each stage of an expanding scope of practice
  • Perform a self-assessment of leadership skills to understand personal strengths and areas of weakness
  • Identify and access appropriate leadership training resources to help develop their skills as a leader

Group Site License: Registration includes one internet connection and one telephone connection at one location and an unlimited number of participants from your organization in one listening room.

Please note CE is no longer available for this program.


Recorded 06/26/2013
Recorded 06/26/2013
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