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Nursing Conference:
Communication and Management

7-Night Western Mediterranean Cruise Conference from Rome, Italy
June 16 - 23, 2012

This conference has already sailed, but that doesn't mean you have to miss the boat! Click here to see our complete schedule of upcoming programs.

Royal Caribbean's  Mariner of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Mariner of the Seas

BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.
14 Contact Hours
Course Fee $450
Course Fee Cancellation Policy - 30 days or more - None; 7-29 days - 50%; less than 7 days - 100%

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the CEI meeting group through Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® at 800-422-0711 or by registering online. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.
Target Audience
Nurses
Program Purpose / Objectives
“Managing Teams – Foundational Necessities” – Lois Vallerga

Module Description:
Considered the “nuts and bolts” of team development, this module will address the key components that most often get missed resulting in ongoing team dysfunction. Key foundational components of success for developing high performance teams will be addressed with a special emphasis on the foundation of accountability. This module will introduce basic principles of personal accountability as it relates to individual and team leadership. The focus is on the leader’s own development of personal accountability through awareness, ownership and action and then using the knowledge and skill gained to support development of accountability within their teams. Assessment and diagnostic tools are used that tie to normal stages of team development so that participants have a solid foundation on which to build initial development and/or intervention for longer term teams. Organizational mission, values, vision and existing standards are woven into all content and participants learn how to use all of these to support high performance within their teams. Key basics of decision-making and behaviors for successful meeting management are also addressed as key issues in successful team management. As change is a fundamental given in healthcare, the impact of change can often lead individuals to feel they are victims of the change. This module will also address key specifics of how to support others during times of change to support personal accountability and accomplish change in a more successful manner.

Learning Objectives:
After completion of this module, participants will be able to:
• Identify the components necessary to build strong high performing teams
• Describe and apply principles of personal accountability in their own actions
• Describe and apply principles of accountability to teams and team performance
• Describe normal stages of team development and appropriate foundational actions and interventions for each
• Diagnose the nature of problems or conflicts within a team
• Describe and appropriately use the four key kinds of decision-making to support accountability and engagement in teams
• Describe behaviors for successful meetings and apply principles of meeting management
• Identify stages of change and apply appropriate responses to support others during times of change

“Communication and Conflict” – Janey Evans

Module Description: The purpose of this CE activity is to explore the costs of unresolved conflict in the workplace. Leaders will learn about their own personal communication styles, and identify barriers to dealing with conflict within a team. Topics include common reasons for misunderstandings and breakdowns, how to effectively communicate “tough information”, and how to coach others through conflict situations.

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this CE activity, participants will be able to:
Determine the benefit of conflict in the workplace when resolved effectively and contrast to the damage that can occur when conflict is left unresolved.
Identify their Myers-Briggs type and compare individual differences in communication styles and decision-making approaches.
Describe a perceptual filter and illustrate the impact it can have on communication and the ability to discern fact from interpretation.
Demonstrate the ability to communicate their personal experience through the use of the Awareness Model.
Distinguish between position and interest in conflict resolution and explain the benefit of interest-based resolution.
Demonstrate the ability to mediate a conflict through the use of an effective structure including four specific techniques.
Conference Sessions generally take place on days at sea (as itinerary allows), giving you plenty of time to enjoy your meals, evenings and ports of call with your companion, family and friends.
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Faculty
Janey Evans, RN, BSN, CPCC

Lois Vallerga, FAHCE
Accreditation

ANCC Accredited Continuing Nursing Education
Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea or ANCC of any commercial products displayed or used with an activity.

Nurse Practitioners: can claim either ANCC Contact Hours or AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as needed.
Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.

Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Canadian Physicians: This activity is eligible for Section 1 credits in the Royal College’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program . Participants must log into MAINPORT to claim this activity.

Osteopathic Physicians: This program is eligible for Category 2 credit with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) .

US or Canadian Family Physicians: Please let us know if you require AAFP Prescribed Credits.

Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.
Cruise Itinerary

THIS IS AN UPDATED ITINERARY. THE CRUISELINE MADE A CHANGE FROM THE ORIGINAL PLAN.

DATE
PORT OF CALL
ARRIVE
DEPART
Sat Jun 16
Rome, Italy (Civitavecchia)
Lectures 4:30pm-6:30pm
-
7:00pm
Sun Jun 17
Genoa, Italy (Livorno)
7:00am
7:00pm
Mon Jun 18
Cannes, France
7:00am
6:00pm
Tue Jun 19
Barcelona, Spain
Lectures 7:00am-10:00am
10:00am
11:00pm
Wed Jun 20
Palma De Mallorca, Spain
Lectures 8:00am-9:00am
9:00am
9:00pm
Thu Jun 21
Valencia, Spain
7:00am
7:00pm
Fri Jun 22
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 8:00am-12:00pm; 1:00-5:00pm
-
-
Sat Jun 23
Rome, Italy (Civitavecchia)
5:00am
-

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Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.

Mariner of the Seas

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the CEI meeting group through Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® at 800-422-0711 or by registering online. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.
Cruise Pricing

Prices below are for the full cruise including meals and evening entertainment

CATEGORY
DESCRIPTION
CEI RATE
D1
Superior OceanView Stateroom with Balcony
Floor to ceiling windows open up onto a private balcony, two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sitting area, vanity area, and a private bathroom.
$1,214
E1
Deluxe OceanView Stateroom with Balcony
Floor to ceiling windows open up onto a private balcony, two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sitting area, vanity area, and a private bathroom.
$1,124
H
OceanView Stateroom
Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sitting area , vanity area, and a private bathroom.
$954
N
Interior Stateroom
Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), vanity area and a private bathroom
$694
All Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to Change
Call for 3rd/4th person in cabin
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $263.60 per person
Deposit $250.00 per person
Single Rates are Available - Request Details from our Staff
Air Fare Additional


Staterooms


Cancellation Penalties vary by cruise line and sailing date. Be sure to review these cruise line policies with our staff.

FUEL SUPPLEMENT: Cruiselines may implement an additional fuel surcharge depending on the price of crude oil.




Staterooms


Junior Suite


Large OceanView with Verandah


Large OceanView


Inside Stateroom

Actual staterooms may not be identical to those pictured.
PRICING SUBJECT TO CHANGE: Although subject to change at any time, the listed prices are generally available up to about 90 days before sailing; at that time they convert to typically higher, market rates. Rates offered directly by the cruise line and quoted by our agents are also subject to change at any time, can be withdrawn at any time and are capacity controlled.
CANCELLATION PENALTY POLICY WILL APPLY: Cancellation policies vary by cruise line, itinerary and length of cruise. When reserving your stateroom, please review the policy applicable to this cruise with our staff. We strongly recommend Travel Insurance to cover the unexpected.
FUEL SUPPLEMENT: Cruiselines may implement a fuel surcharge depending on the price of crude oil.
Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.

TravelSafe.comPlease visit TravelSafe.com for travel insurance information.

Cruise Line cancellation policies are strictly enforced. For that reason, we urge all of our travelers to carefully consider whether travel insurance is a good value for them.

Certainly, if you have reason to think that "something might come up" that might force you to cancel, travel insurance is worth the cost of the premium. Examples we've seen in the past include ill or frail family members and changes in employment causing relocation.

If travel insurance is the right choice for you, we recommend TravelSafe. To visit their site and explore your options click here or on the link above. The cruise lines also offer travel insurance and we'd be happy to help you go that route if you'd prefer.