Hello Tau Upsilon members,
An exciting What's Up Wednesday this time to help keep all members informed on current events and features the chapter is supporting! From a brand new joint collaborative program to a charity fundraiser right here in Windsor, we hope all members become engaged and participate with the chapter.
To start everything off, we're happy to report that as part of the commitment to global nursing excellence, Sigma is collaborating with The Johnson & Johnson Foundation on a large-scale program that hopes to improve the leadership knowledge, skills, and self-efficacy of clinical nurses. They are seeking frontline nurses to participate and help them transform nursing and influence change. To break everything down, we've summarized the individual elements of the program for you!
About the program: Participants will take up to nine LinkedIn Learning leadership and management skills courses, up to three Sigma Nursing courses focused on leadership, and receive other exclusive nursing and healthcare-focused content. Eight competencies—leadership development, effective communication skills, dealing with conflict, healthy work environments, diversity, change management, team science, and resilience—will be addressed. Your participation will help them better understand the value, relevance, and effectiveness of these courses in helping prepare nurses to lead from where they are. After taking these courses, participants will be asked to provide feedback regarding the effectiveness of these courses.
Why you should participate: You can receive up to 17.6 nursing continuing professional development (NCPD) contact hours by completing the free leadership and nurse-focused content. After completing the program, you will continue to have access to additional LinkedIn Learning courses for a year. You will also be eligible to receive a microcredential to demonstrate your verified skills. This credential can be displayed in your email signature line, profile page, etc.
Eligibility: They're looking for frontline registered nurses in the United States and Canada with direct care experience. Sigma membership is not required, so pass along this opportunity to colleagues you think may be eligible and interested.
Additional details: There is no cost to participate in this program. You will be asked to complete some questionnaires prior to and after the program to assist us with improving the program. This is not required; you may choose to skip the questionnaires and still have access to the program. Your feedback will be kept confidential, and the reports of this program will not include any information that could identify you.
To be redirected to the official webpage of the program, please click here. If you have any questions about the program, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will help you reach out to the appropriate peoples.
Moving on, we're proud to endorse the Unemployed Help Center (UHC) of Windsor's latest event, the Coldest Night of the Year!
On Saturday, February 25, 2023, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. UHC will be hosting the Coldest Night of the Year Walk for Hunger! This event will either be a 2km or 5km walk (your choice) to raise awareness about food insecurity in our community. The event will take place at the UHC – Hub of Opportunities (6955 Cantelon Drive) and will include beverages, soup, chili, live music and more!
Members may either walk individually, join Sigma Tau Upsilon's team, or even create their own! To get started, please click the link here to register yourself for the event. Just to note, if choosing to register as a part of Sigma, please select "join team" and then search for "Tau Upsilon" in the registration prompts after accepting the waiver. Also for member convenience, the promotional materials for this event have been attached.
This concludes this iteration of What's Up Wednesday. As always, we love to hear from you so don't hold back on any feedback, comments, or concerns.
Until next time, take care and stay safe.
- Sigma Tau Upsilon