A Program of the Ontario Association of Non-Profit Homes and Services for Seniors (OANHSS). Based on a demonstration project funded by HealthForceOntario. 

General Program Overview (pdf format)

Fall Registration Brochure
 (Also available in distance learning format - Registration Brochure )

Host City/Location                    Program Days                         Managers                            Sessions*/Times
1.  Howard Johnson Inn, Toronto  Oct. 22, Nov. 12, Dec. 3  Oct. 2 - 10:30 AM

* Managers 1 hour webinar (orientation session – required participation)

The demand for leadership from professional nurses working in long term care homes extends beyond clinical and care practices to include broader organizational issues. The Excelling as a Nurse Leader in Long Term Care Certificate Program addresses these challenges. This new and unique program works with RNs and RPNs and their organizations to overcome gaps in nurses’ leadership skills. By building on existing strengths, the program assists the professional nurse in the acquisition and practice of new skills required of the complete nurse leader, such as empowering staff, holding people accountable, assertively communicating, and collaboratively problem solving.  

The Excelling as a Nurse Leader in Long Term Care Certificate Program is designed from an adult-learning perspective.  Participants are provided a supportive environment to experiment with leadership concepts, emerging from the program with a renewed commitment to the changing role of the nurse leader in long term care.

Who Should Attend?

  • RN and RPN Front Line Supervisors
  • Nurse Coordinators and Unit Managers
  • Administrators and/or Directors of Care - Managers 

Program Overview:

Day 1 - Making the Transition: Nurse to Nurse Leader
  • Aligning personal mission, vision, & values as a leader
  • Understanding human motivation 
Day 2 - Effective Leadership: No One Way Is Best
  • Principles of empowerment
  • Identifying and applying appropriate leadership styles 
Day 3 - Assertive Leadership: Collaborative Accountability
  • Enhancing staff relationships through collaboration
  • Confronting and managing interpersonal conflict


Darlene Legree and Ron Martyn, co-owners of Silver Meridian, were the lead consultants in developing this program in collaboration with the demonstration partners.  Both individuals provide training and consulting on care practices and organizational dynamics in long term care across Ontario. 

For further information on this program, contact Silver Meridian at (905) 433-0040 or email kritchie@silvermeridian.com