If you’d like to see Barbara speak, just click on any of the events below to see more information:

Nurses Collaborate for Success: Develop Resiliency, Prevent Burnout, and Become an Effective Team Member @ Greensboro AHEC
Oct 21 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

I am speaking here!

What Can I Expect?

Nurses and other dedicated health care professionals give so much of themselves, their time, compassion, expertise, skills and resources to those in need in the midst of a demanding and often chaotic healthcare environment. As a result, these nurses, and other dedicated health care providers, find themselves at risk for burnout, compassion fatigue or breakdowns in effective team continuity, which can create costly health and emotional challenges and also gaps in expertise and caring. Preventable medical errors are now the third-leading cause of death in the US.

Join us on October 21st, in Greensboro, NC for a live conference! Get continuing education credits as you discover how to recover from and prevent burnout and compassion fatigue, while you learnProject Nightingale’s 15 Universal Laws of Teamwork in the most lively and interactive setting. Coupled with acapella music, breakfast, lunch and an evening reception, experience a continuing education conference like you’ve never experienced before.


8:00-9:00 Check in, mix and mingle, vendor time, continental breakfast
9:00-9:10 “It’s Gonna Be A Lovely Day!” by Transit Vocal Band
9:10-9:25 Welcome to Project Nightingale! Effective Teams Know and Use Soft Skills – Melissa Radecki, MSN, RN, PCCN
9:25-9:55 The Nightingale Talk – Nurse Ensemble
9:55-10:35 Your Role in Reducing Medical Errors – Dr. Paul Fierimonte
10:35-10:50 Dance and stretch break/vendors
10:50-11:20 Compassion Fatigue–Is Caring Too Much A Problem? – Barbara Hemphill
11:20-11:50 Celebrating Health Care Professionals: Beating Burnout – R. Scott Boots, MPA
11:50-12:05 The 7 Habits of Highly Resilient Healthcare Professionals – Dr. Resa Morris
12:05-12:25 A Manager’s Guide To Preventing Burnout, by Dr. Sharon Geidel
12:25–12:30 “Fight Song”, by Transit Vocal Band
12:30-1:30 Lunch with vendors
1:30–4:30 Project Nightingale’s 15 Universal Laws of Teamwork, by Dr. Kim
4:30-4:45 Break with vendors
4:45-5:15 Soft Skills Memoirs for the Soul, A Project Nightingale Perspective – Dr. Paul Fierimonte
5:15 Closing remarks, Kevin Allard

Jointly provided by Greensboro AHEC and Lifelong Media/Project Nightingale

 Event Brochure

Event Objectives:
– Discuss the importance of teamwork in health care.
– Describe strategies on how to be an effective team player.
– Identify specific constructive and destructive behavioral responses to conflict.
– Explain the difference between active and passive responses to conflict.
– Examine one’s own response to conflict and apply new strategies for resolving conflict.
– Identify different types and causes of medical errors.
– Identify effective teamwork strategies and available resources to prevent medical errors.
– Identify the relationship between nurse burnout, compassion fatigue and patient outcomes.
– Identify self-care techniques to assist with preventing and recovery from burnout.
– Describe the 15 Universal Laws of Teamwork for Healthcare Professionals
– Demonstrate how to apply the 15 Universal Laws of Teamwork for Healthcare Professionals

Who Should Attend?

Nurses in all settings, nursing students, and all other healthcare professionals who are interested in developing strategies to combat compassion fatigue, burnout and to build resiliency and collaborative, high-functioning healthcare teams.

Event Fees:

Includes continental breakfast, lunch, parking and WiFi internet access: $165.00
Conference Presenter Registration Fee (No Charge): $0.00

 Click Here To Register Online 

Fax/Mail Registration Form


2017 CPES Business Development Retreat at the Beach! @ Courtyard Carolina Beach Oceanfront
Nov 7 @ 7:00 pm – Nov 10 @ 2:00 pm

2017 CPES Business Development Retreat at the Beach!

Carolina Beach, NC November 7-10th, 2017

We’re so excited to open Registration for our 2017 Retreat! Planning is underway so more details will be posted here shortly. In the meantime, we wanted to give you a jump on Registration! See below for details.

Tue Nov 7th after 6PM Welcome Reception

All Day Wed-Thu Nov 8-9th

Fri Nov 10th End by 2pm

Full Price: $697 (Oct 1-Nov 7)

Early Bird Special: $597 (Sep 1-30th)

Anti-Procrastinator Incentive: $497 (Aug 15-31st)

Payment Plan Available. Click Register for details.

For those of you that are competitive (with love;-)…The very first person that registers with one payment of $497 will receive recognition as a Superhero: “The Anti-Procrastinator” and a special gift at the Welcome Reception! 3…2…1….Go! 🙂


HOTEL BOOKING DETAILS [Last day to book: 10/8/17]

$79/night–All Oceanfront

To book between 11/7 and 11/10, you may use this link:http://bit.ly/2017CPESRetreat

To include additional nights before or after, call Nicole Caporaso directly at 910-458-2030Group Name: PEIC [or reference Andrea Anderson/Productive Environment Institute]

Please email me directly if you have questions: andrea@productiveenvironment.com


Watch this video! 🙂

Some Retreat Highlights


2017 CPES Business Development | Productive Environment Institute

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