Thu, Jun 16, 2022, 01:00 PM – Thu, Dec 15, 2022, 02:30 PM



Event Host

Contact Information

Shanna Sweeney


The Leadership Laboratory is a blended learning program (online work and conference call) held over a six month period. The program is a fresh format for the leadership development of nurse managers and is facilitated by Dr. Barbara Mackoff.

Grounded in peer-to-peer consultation and evidence based management, this program maximizes opportunities for managers to advise each other and convey wisdom and best practices in dealing with shared leadership issues in the context of evidence based management.

What is the impact from the labs?

Through interactions with colleagues from across the country, nurse managers have the opportunity to develop expertise on topics and challenges relevant to their leadership practice. Groups from the same facility are encouraged to participate together to reinforce learning.

What to expect in Learning Labs

Each monthly Leadership Lab is organized around one of six key leadership practices. The lab consists of interactive discussion posts, videos and periodic readings and assessments leading up to a Live Learning Lab. Participants can expect to spend approximately 1.5 hours of online work leading up to the Live Learning Lab and 1.5 hours on the Live Learning Lab call.

Schedule and Dates

June 16, 2022
July 21, 2022
August 18, 2022
September 15, 2022
October 20, 2022
November 17, 2022
December 15, 2022

Learning labs will be held from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. CT.


AONL Member: $1,000

Nonmember of AONL: $1,250

Group Rates

Save $50 when you register 5 or more people from the same organization. Contact Shanna Sweeney for group rates. 


A refund minus 20% will be granted to written requests received 14 days or more prior to the start date of the program. Cancellations must be submitted in writing via email to Shanna Sweeney at We regret will not be able to grant refunds after this date. Registrants unable to attend may send an alternate. If the alternate is not a member of AONL and the original registrant is a member, the nonmember differential must be paid.


The Virtual Nurse Manager Institute is approved for 19.5 education contact hours.


The American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL) is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

AONL is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 15740.


AONL complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and strives to ensure that no individual with a disability is deprived of the opportunity to participate in this program solely by reason of that disability. Through its agents, AONL will provide reasonable accommodations for a candidate with a disability who requests accommodations.