Past NOA Webinars

Three-Part Webinar Series on Advocacy
Recordings of the webinars and their supporting documents are now available through NOA Member Connect.
NOA has recognized the importance of advocacy and the role our member organizations and their individual members make to bring great change to the nursing community. While there is a hunger in our community to make a difference, we have found there tend to be common obstacles that can block our focus or hold us back from achieving this goal. 

  • Finding & Using Your Voice for Civic Good - Part 1 - A Foundation for Legislative Involvement with Gladys M. Campbell, MSN, RN, NC-BC, FAAN was held Tuesday, May 10, 2023, at 3 pm ET. 

  • Finding & Using Your Voice for Civic Good - Part 2 - Policy, Advocacy Lobbying, and Testimony with Gladys M. Campbell, MSN, RN, NC-BC, FAAN was held Wednesday, May 11, 2023, at 3 pm ET. 

  • Seizing Opportunities to Advance Advocacy and Political Activism at the Local Level with Janice Phillips, Ph.D., RN, CENP, FAAN was held Monday, May 15, 2023, at 3 pm ET. 


Gladys M. Campbell
Gladys Campbell is the principal of Campbell Coaching and Consulting, a business focused on advancing leadership skills and outcomes in today’s complex healthcare arena. Beginning her career as an acute care clinician, she has held a variety of progressively complex leadership and executive roles within health care and has also served on a number of nonprofit boards. She currently works with individuals at all leadership levels, and with organizations, to assist leaders to optimize their leadership skills, advance their personal resiliency, build strong and effective teams, manage conflict, and optimize effectiveness and the achievement of outcomes. 

Prior to building her own coaching and consulting business, Gladys worked in a number of large acute care, research, and academic facilities across the nation, as a senior clinical leader and strategist.

Janice Phillips
Dr. Janice Phillips is an experienced clinician, researcher, educator, nurse regulator, author, and public policy advocate in the healthcare arena. As the Director of Nursing Research and Health Equity at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Phillips serves as a system-wide leader in supporting health equity as a shared goal and integrating health equity across the Rush Health system’s training, research, and clinical endeavors. She is the author of over one hundred publications and five edited textbooks. Her co-edited book “Health Equity and Nursing: Achieving Health Equity through Policy, Population Health, and Interprofessional Collaboration", received a five-star review from Doody’s Review Service and is in ninety-one libraries worldwide. Her OpEds on health disparity and equity issues have appeared in Scientific American, the Hill, and U.S. News and World Report, to name a few.

Janice is the recipient of many awards including the Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award, the University of Illinois SAGE Award, The National Black Nurses’ Association Lifetime Achievement Award, and four distinguished alumni awards. In 2000, Janice was inducted into the American Academy of Nursing for her distinguished contributions to addressing breast cancer disparities nationally and internationally. Dr. Phillips holds a BSN from North Park College, an MS in Community Health from St. Xavier School of Nursing, and a PhD in Nursing from the University of Illinois, College of Nursing. 


Conflicts of Interest and Nonprofit Board Member’s Duty to Disclose was held Thursday, February 23rd, 2023 at 4 pm ET. A recording of this webinar and its supporting documents is available through NOA Member Connect

The responsibility of being a member of a Board, nonprofit, or for-profit, includes having a complete understanding of what a conflict of interest means, and the steps to be taken when a conflict is discovered. John H. Shindle, Partner, with WSH Attorneys at Law shares his expertise on legal considerations when joining a board and understanding conflicts of interest.

Questions to be addressed include:

  • What is a conflict of interest and when does it rise to the level to require a recusal?

  • How can one avoid the pitfalls and risks of failing to disclose a conflict of interest?

  • How important is it to honestly complete an annual conflict of interest reporting?

Speaker: John H. ShindlePartner, WSH Attorneys at Law

John focuses his practice on commercial litigation, residential and commercial real estate, business law and consulting, trusts, estates, and contracts. John is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, a Trustee for the Gloucester County Bar Association, and a member of the St. Joseph’s Preparatory School Board of Governors and Young Alumni Leadership Council.

While in law school, John was the President of the Rutgers Business Law Association, Student Director of the Rutgers Domestic Violence Project, and was a 2013 recipient of the Rutgers Domestic Violence Project Award. John was also the inaugural recipient of the New Jersey State Bar Association, Business Law Section, Writing Contest.



Navigating Conference Planning for a New Age was held on Thursday, November 3rd, 2022, 2-3pmET 
A recording of this webinar and its supporting documents is available through NOA Member Connect

As we continue adapting to the ever-changing professional landscape, many of us are being faced with new considerations when it comes to planning our conferences and find ourselves asking these questions: 

  • How do we keep our conference relevant to the diverse needs of our stakeholders (attendees, partners, and sponsors) in the changing economic and political landscape?

  • How do we navigate diversity, equity & inclusion, and social justice considerations as it pertains to conference locations and states with controversial legislation?  

NOA will be joined by an expert panel as we tackle these questions and gather their insight on what the current climate looks like as we continue to move forward in this “New Age” of conference planning and member/stakeholder engagement.


  • Anna Valdez: PhD, RN, FAEN, FAADN: Emergency Nurses Association - DEI Committee, Editor-in-Chief (Journal)- Organization for Associate Degree Nursing

  • Bryan Hoffman: Chief Operating Officer, Organization for Associate Degree Nursing & OADN Foundation

  • Jen Krause: Director of National Conferences and Meetings, Oncology Nursing Society

  • Melinda Burdette: CMP, CMM, HMCC: Senior Director of Events, Meetings Professional International (MPI)

  • Moderator:  Jeff Solheim, MSN, RN, CEN, TCRN, CFRN, FAEN, FAAN, Past President - Emergency Nurses Association


The Need to be Decisively Indecisive: Understanding Behavioral Changes for the Meetings & Event Industry was held on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, from 4:00 - 5:00 pm ET.  A recording of this webinar and its supporting documents is available through NOA Member Connect

Description: The Pandemic forced all of us to experience so many learnings, twists, and forks in the road.  As we start to emerge into a clearer future, there has never been a greater need for you to be Decisively Indecisive.

“Affective Forecasting”, the psychological study of how one feels about the future is front and center after 2020.  The experience of 2020 has absolutely been unexpected, uncertain, and devastating in many ways.  We now face a world, country, economy, and industry traveling a road much less traveled as we begin to restart our global commerce engine and hospitality industry.

What will be the long-term changes in our industry?  What were the silver linings to come out of this challenging time?  It is important to know where to look and more importantly to not overthink what may or may not be structural in change.

This session will help identify the questions we should be asking as we know the next 18 months will set the course on where end up with permanent behavioral changes to the Meetings & Events Industry.

Learning Objectives:

  • Update on the current situation regarding the Global state of COVID19 and Vaccine distribution

  • Meeting environment expected changes for the remainder of 2022

  • The current state of the economy and expectations for 2022 and 2023

  • A review of travel experience changes and expectations

  • The need to engage – is still ever-present

  • Adoption of technology and process in a “Fast Forward” society 

Speaker: Michael DominguezPresident & CEO of Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI). Michael is actively involved in leadership roles in the Meetings and Events Industry including the executive committees for US Travel Association and Meetings Mean Business Coalition. He speaks in the industry often on topics of disruption, the state of the industry, the economy, and behavioral lessons. Michael was recognized in the M&C Magazine survey of top industry speakers and was an invited speaker at South by Southwest in 2018.


Sustain and Retain: Strategies to Address the Global Nursing Shortage was held on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, from 4:00 - 5:00 PM ET. A recording of this webinar and its supporting documents is available through NOA Member Connect.

Description: The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed existing workforce shortages and vulnerabilities in health systems worldwide. Before March 2020, countries around the world were already amid worsening nursing and healthcare worker shortages due to aging populations, faculty shortages, and other issues. COVID-19 only exacerbated this reality. Now, retirement, burnout, and educational shortages have further contributed to increased demands for nurses worldwide. Simultaneously, a global migration tsunami is looming as the world grapples with increased economic and political crises, conflicts, and unchecked climate change. International migration flows are higher than ever and are only projected to increase. Without a global, long-term, and strategic plan of action, this worsening workforce crisis will cripple already fragile health systems and impede advancement toward global universal health coverage initiatives by the United Nations and World Health Organization.

In this context, a new research was released by the International Centre on Nurse Migration (ICNM) highlights the vulnerable state of the global nursing workforce in light of the pandemic and provides a blueprint for what needs to be accomplished at the national and international level to address this crisis. ICNM, a partnership between CGFNS International, Inc. (CGFNS) and the International Council of Nurses (ICN), serves as a comprehensive knowledge resource that emphasizes the development, promotion, and dissemination of research, policy, and information on global nurse migration and human resources in nursing.

The pandemic has proven the contributions and necessity of a strong, unified, and healthy nursing workforce worldwide. As we’ve witnessed during the pandemic, maintaining and improving nurse retention in the United States and around the world require special consideration. This webinar will highlight the recent ICNM publication and lay out key data and action items for maintaining a sustainable global nursing workforce beyond COVID-19.

Speaker: Dr. Franklin A. Shaffer is the President and Chief Executive Officer of CGFNS International, Inc., an internationally recognized authority on credentials evaluation and verification pertaining to the education, registration, and licensure of nurses and healthcare professionals worldwide. Dr. Shaffer earned his doctorate in nursing administration and education at Columbia University and has 50 years of progressive and varied nursing experience which includes administration, education, clinical practice, and research. He is a frequent speaker and consultant at meetings and conferences around the world and is an NGO representative at the United Nations (UN), World Health Organization (WHO), and International Council of Nurses (ICN). Dr. Shaffer serves as the Secretariat of the International Centre on Nurse Migration (ICNM), a strategic partnership between ICN and CGFNS International. ICNM occupies a key role in establishing effective global and national migration policy and practice that facilitates safe, quality, and accessible patient care and positive practice environments for nurse migrants. He is the former Deputy Director of the National League for Nursing, the accreditation organization for nursing education. Dr. Shaffer made the business case for The Joint Commission (TJC) to develop a certification for the healthcare staffing industry, an initiative that has since grown to include over 400 healthcare staffing firms. Throughout his 61 years in nursing, Dr. Shaffer has authored eight books and over 200 publications. He also serves on several leading professional journals and editorial boards and most recently was selected as Chair of the International Advisory Board of the American Journal of Nursing. Recently, he was appointed Visiting Scholar at Tor Vergata University in Rome, Italy and the University of Our Lady of Good Counsel in Tirana, Albania, and Adjunct Faculty at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing, the M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing at Villanova University, and the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. Dr. Shaffer is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery of the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland, and Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.