Thu, Feb 01, 2024, 12:00 PM – Thu, Jul 18, 2024, 01:30 PM


Virtual Events

Event Host

Contact Information

Mikayla Stein


The Leadership Laboratory is a blended learning program (online work and Zoom meeting) held over a seven-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, convey wisdom and share best practices in dealing with 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 Zoom meeting.

Schedule and Dates

February 1, 2024
February 13, 2024
March 13, 2024
April 18, 2024
May 16, 2024
June 20, 2024
July 18, 2024

Learning labs will be held from 12:00 - 1:30 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 Mikayla Stein 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 Mikayla Stein 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 Leadership Lab is approved for 19.5 education contact hours.


The American Organization for Nursing Leadership is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development 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 the program solely by reason of that disability. Through its agents, AONL will provide reasonable accommodations for a candidate with a disability who requests accommodations. Requests can be made by sending a written request 21 days in advance of the program.