Women in Leadership 2022


1. Keynote: 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM ET - Dr. Cynthia Clark

2. Break: 11:15-12:00 PM ET

3. Panel: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM ET - Dr. Kellie Bryant, Dr. Desiree Diaz, Dr. Cynthia Foronda

4. Break 1:30 - 2 PM

5. Hands-on Activity/Interactive Session: 2:00 - 3:00 PM ET

6. Reflection of the Day: 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET


Dr. Cynthia Clark, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN

Keynote Title: Achieving Civility Excellence! Best Practices to Inspire Healthy Work Environments 

Keynote Overview: Imagine an enjoyable workplace—an environment where you feel valued, empowered, and respected. A welcoming place where you know you belong and can truly thrive in your career. This engaging and thought-provoking session provides a deepened and empirical understanding of workplace incivility, bullying, and other workplace aggressions and their detrimental impact on individuals, teams, organizations, and patient care. Join Dr. Cynthia Clark, a renowned researcher, professor, and author for a stimulating session to explore best practices to build and sustain civility and healthy work environments.

Keynote Objectives:

  •        Summarize the State of the Science regarding civility, incivility, and other workplace aggressions in healthcare.
  •        Participate in a reflective activity to assess civility acumen.
  •        Examine a variety of evidence-based strategies to foster civility and healthy work environments.


Kellie Bryant, DNP, WHNP, CHSE, FAAN

Desiree A Diaz, PhD, RN-BC,CNE,CHSE-A, FAAN

Cynthia Foronda, PhD, RN, CNE, CHSE, ANEF, FAAN

Panel Objectives:

  • Provide insights for self-advocacy and building resilience in communities
  • Explore experiences and lessons learned with incivility
  • Discuss how panelists create and maintain a safe environment


  • There will be a 60-minute session led by WIL planning team members where you will join your peers in a breakout room to develop a simulation.
  • Please be prepared to participate (video and audio are highly encouraged).

Hands-On Activity/Interactive Session Objectives:

  • Identify potential solutions using strategies for building resilience
  • Apply how you can use civility to build resilience and a civil and healthy work environment
  • Reflect on lessons learned and strategies to incorporate in future practice


Women in Leadership Symposium

Virtual Meeting

Presented by ASPE, INACSL & SSH

May 25, 2022



Sponsored By


Women In Leadership 2022 Theme


Strategies on Authentic Relationships & Resiliency

Safety, Advocacy, & Resiliency

Women in Leadership (WIL) is a one-day virtual meeting for aspiring, new and experienced leaders in healthcare simulation.  A partnership between the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH), the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL), and the Association for SP Educators (ASPE), this exciting virtual meeting promises an interactive day of personal and professional development featuring renowned speakers, vigorous discussion, and relationship-building. 


  • Examine civility, safety, and advocacy strategies to promote resiliency
  • Identify key components of resilience
  • Explore how resilience affects authentic relationships and civility
  • Practice experiential learning opportunities to promote civil and healthy work environments

Women in Leadership Planning Team

Jesika Gavilanes, MA

Laura Gonzalez, PhD, ARNP, CNE, CHSE

Teresa Gore, PhD, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, CHSE-A

Gina M. Shannon, MA

Margaret Liu, PhD, MBA

Elizabeth Wells-Beede, PhD, RN, CHSE-A, C-EFM, CNE


In support of improving patient care, the Society for Simulation in Healthcare is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive a maximum of 4.25 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) Credits for learning and change.

Interprofessional Continuing Education (ICPE) Mission Statement

The Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) will deliver professional development opportunities for interprofessional healthcare teams working to improve the practice of healthcare through simulation-based education. This mission will be accomplished through the provision of interprofessional continuing education (IPCE) activities designed to improve both individual and team performance in simulation.