Fall Leadership Academy: Inspiring Leaders for Tomorrow

November 6-8, 2015 | The Westin O'Hare | Rosemont, IL
Conference Registration Hotel Registration Post-Conference Workshops
Become a Leader of Change Today. The best leaders know how to get individuals to work together to accomplish goals. Join us at the 2015 Fall Leadership Academy, a 2.5 day conference in Rosemont, IL where you will receive hands-on training and tangible skills to effectively motivate and engage others.  The Fall Leadership Academy will provide AANA members the knowledge and skills required to serve as leaders at all levels, in all practice settings.  Unlike any other Fall Leadership before, the 2015 Meeting will be highly interactive with opportunities for you to test out new skills on sight at the meeting ready for you to implement once you return home.
  • Proven strategies to execute change
  • Skills to motivate and enable others-regardless of formal authority
  • Methods and approaches to implement change by hearing pearls and pitfalls from peers in leadership positions; CRNA leaders sharing their own stories of how to motivate and engage others in your cause
  • Skills to effectively network and build relationships 
  • How to hone your message and use social media to convey your passion

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  • State Leaders
  • Federal Political Directors
  • Reimbursement Specialists
  • Grassroots Advocates
  • Workplace leaders
  • Emerging/up and coming leaders
Business and Facility Leadership Federal Political Director State Grassroots Advocacy​
The purpose of this track is to provide foundational and advanced skills and information that contribute to successful business and facility leadership.​ ​The FPD track is intended for AANA Federal Political Directors and anyone interested in learning more about the AANA Federal Advocacy program. This track will teach important skills for building sustaining relationships with federal lawmakers and promoting the nurse anesthesia profession through effective advocacy techniques. ​As CRNAs seek to implement full practice authority in the states, a successful grassroots
strategy can be the difference between winning and losing. This track will provide a great learning opportunity for CRNAs who are interested in taking the grassroots efforts to the next level.
State President-Elect State Reimbursement Specialist
The purpose of the State President-Elect track is to enable participants to develop their leadership and governance skills to more effectively serve in an elected position for the board of directors and to provide an opportunity for networking and discussion with other state leaders in similar roles.​ ​The SRS track is intended for both newly appointed and experienced SRSs and anyone interested in learning more about the SRS program. This track is an educational program devoted to reimbursement issues and professional network development, focusing on Medicare, Medicaid and commercial health plans, and on strategies for monitoring and effectively advocating for appropriate coverage of CRNA services in states.
Post-Conference Workshops
Sunday and Monday, November 8- 9, 2015
Extend your stay and take advantage of one of our concentrated post-conference workshops! Hone your media presence as a spokesperson or assess and develop your aptitude for political leadership.
Opening Night at AANA Headquarters
Friday, November 6, 2015, 6-7:30 PM
Join us for an evening at the AANA national headquarters. Directly after the AANA Board of Directors open forum, all Fall Leadership Academy registered attendees are welcome to visit the office for an informal tour of the building with wine, beer, and hors d’oeuvres. Shuttle service will be provided between Westin Hotel and the AANA Headquarters.
Join us Saturday, November 7th at 6:30 PM for an evening with the CRNA-PAC. Network with colleagues and enjoy light refreshments. Advanced registration is required. Click on the thumbnail below for more details.
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Online registration is now closed. However, you may still register on-site. Registration hours are as follows:
Thursday  - 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Friday – 6:30 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday – 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday – 7:00 am – 11:30 am
Two-Day Registration
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Before 10/6/15​
Members Save $95!
​After 10/6/15
AANA Member* $425.00 $475.00​
​Non-Member​ $520.00 $620.00
Associate Member​ $150.00​ $150.00​
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Member​ $260.00​
Non-Member​ $310.00
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Post-Conference Workshops
Sunday and Monday, November 8- 9, 2015
Extend your stay and take advantage of one of our concentrated post-conference workshops! Hone your media presence as a spokesperson or assess and develop your aptitude for political leadership.

AANA Campaign School ​$350
​2015 Spokesperson Training for State Association Leaders $325
Register one of two ways
  • Register online
  • Or print and fax a completed registration form to 847-692-3224
  • To receive a discounted active military rate for registration please contact the meetings department at 847-655-1180.
The newly renovated Westin™ O’Hare is conveniently located near O’Hare airport and just a short trip into downtown Chicago.
Room Rate:  $179.00 + 13% tax**
Reserve your hotel room before 10/21/2015 by 5:00 PM CST to obtain special group rate.

**Subject to availability.
The truth is, we all need to be better influencers. Hardly a day passes that we don’t try to influence others to do something different. We do our best to motivate employees to demonstrate more concern for profitability. We struggle to enable our teams to complete projects on time and on budget. In summary, we continually work on ways to exert our influence, but we regularly fall short.
VitalSmarts Video Vault: Influencer










David Marquet
Leadership: Believing in Followers
Karlene Kerfoot, RN, CNAA, PhD, FAAN

Recording waiver (Photography, Audio & Video)
Portions of this AANA meeting may be photographed or audio/video recorded for various purposes, including reporting, promotion, archival, or sale and distribution. By registering, individuals agree that the AANA may photograph or record by audio/video their attendance and involvement in any portion of the meeting. Furthermore, individuals agree that the AANA may use these photographs and/or recordings without additional approval or permission.
Accreditation Statement
This course has been prior‐approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) for a maximum 15 CE credits; AANA Code Number 1031787; Expiration Date 11/8/2015.

The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This course will provide a maximum 15 contact hours of continuing nursing education.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #10862, for 15 Contact Hours.

This educational activity is being presented without the provision of commercial support and without bias or conflict of interest from the planners and the presenters.




 Keynote Speakers

Organizational Development Consultant

Principal at Honesty Consulting
Consulting for Organizations, Leaders, & Teams
Bestselling Author of “Turn the Ship Around!”
Former Nuclear Submarine Commander and Expert on Leadership and Innovation

 What Your Peers Say...

Incredible gathering of the real movers and shakers, fantastic lecturers which spoke to our current and real needs , and a wonderful opportunity to stay current with  other leaders on what is happening around the country.
Content is great. Access to leadership is fantastic. Great networking opportunities.
The weekend is so informative of our practice guidelines and issues. EVERY CRNA should go at least every couple of years.