Invited Presentations

2014 - 2010   |   2009 - 2005   |   2004 - 2000   |   1998 - 1986


2015 - present

Leadership Practices to Achieve Better Outcomes for Patients and Providers. Closing plenary session. Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) 26th International Nursing Research Congress, San Juan, Puerto Rico. July 27, 2015

Using Mentorship and Coaching to Develop Nurse Leaders. Special session. Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) 26th International Nursing Research Congress, San Juan, Puerto Rico. July 24, 2015

Strategic Dissemination--leveraging your writing output to support intervention research of high impact. Workshop. Ryerson Visiting Professorship. Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing, 7th Research Day - Research Leadership: Leveraging Intervention Research for Better Outcomes, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. June 10, 2015

Building your program of research through coaching others. Keynote. Ryerson Visiting Professorship. Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing, 7th Research Day - Research Leadership: Leveraging Intervention Research for Better Outcomes, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. June 9, 2015

Baxter P, Hewko S, Pfaff K, Cummings GG, Kennedy D, McKey C, Cleghorn L, Cunningham BJ, Elston D. Responses Of Health-Care Leaders To Funding Reforms In Acute Care: International Review and Reflection on the Ontario Experience.  2nd Annual Activity-based Funding Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. April 29, 2015

Leadership Matters. Western Emergency Department Operations Conference 2015, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. April 16, 2015

Leadership in Action: Emotional Intelligence. Brain Care Centre, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. March 27, 2015

OPTIC (Older Persons' Transitions in Care): Results. Alberta Health Services (Seniors Health SCN Core Committee), Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. March 18, 2015

Cummings GG, Reid C, McLane P. OPTIC (Older Persons' Transitions in Care): Results. Seniors Health Strategic Clinical Network Research Day, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. March 17, 2015

McLane P, Cummings GG. OPTIC (Older Persons' Transitions in Care): Results. Alberta Directors of Continuing Care Association, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. March 17, 2015

Leadership in Action: Nurse Executive Authenticity and Resilience. Plenary presentation. 4th Annual Nurse Executive Leadership Academy, Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario, White Oaks Conference Centre, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada. March 2, 2015

What is Survivorship? Opening address. Alberta Health Services (Provincial Cancer Survivorship Program), Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Feb 27, 2015 

Connecting Leadership Education and Research Outcomes in Healthcare. Alberta Health Services (SCN Health Technology Assessment and Adoption Department) Lunch & Learn, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Feb 25, 2015

McLane P, Cummings GG. OPTIC (Older Persons' Transitions in Care): Results. Alberta Health Services (Emergency Medical Services), Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. January 20, 2015


2014 - 2010

Using Mentorship to Develop Nurse Leaders. Keynote. International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care, Istanbul, Turkey. September 20, 2014

Shared leadership to achieve a preferred future in oncology nursing. Plenary presentation.International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care, Istanbul, Turkey. September 18, 2014

Managing disparities in cancer care: what can we learn from international initiatives? Northern Communities Visiting Professorship Florey Lecture, Adelaide, Australia. April 16, 2014

Enhancing Coaching and Leadership Competencies to Promote Knowledge Translation in Long-term Care. School of Nursing, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia. April 15, 2014

Establishing Research Plans to Building a Research Profile. School of Nursing, University of South Australia. April 9, 2014 

Leadership and translating knowledge into practice. Nursing Leadership Master Class, South Australia Nursing Leadership Team. April 8, 2014 

Learning to Lead from Wherever You Are. Opening Keynote, Nursing Leadership Network of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario. March 27, 2014

Cummings GG, Spiwek T, Hewko S, Cooper S, Huyhn H. Shining a Light On The Unregulated Healthcare Aide Workforce, Alberta Health & Wellness Lunch & Learn, Edmonton, AB. March 20, 2014

Older Persons Transitions in Care (OPTIC): Profiles of Transitions from Nursing Homes to the Emergency Department and back. Emergency and Seniors Health SCN Collaboration on Senior Friendly Emergency Departments in Alberta, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. February 2014

Leadership Science: Patient Outcomes, 1st Asian Oncology Nursing Society Conference, Bangkok, Thailand. Nov 23, 2013 

Oncology Nursing Around the World. 1st Asian Oncology Nursing Society Conference, Bangkok, Thailand. Nov 22, 2013 

Leadership Research in Canada. OGEAN Advancing Leadership Education and Research for Nurses. Baltimore, Maryland. Nov 14, 2013 

Embracing the IPOS Standards as a Means of Enhancing Whole Patient Care. International Psycho-Oncology Society (IPOS) 15th World Congress. Rotterdam, Netherlands. Nov 6, 2013

Older Persons Transitions in Care (OPTIC): Profiles of Transitions from Nursing Homes to the Emergency Department and back. Alberta Health Services Emergency Zone Meeting, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. November 2013 

Invited Expert Participant, Research Workshop: Networking and Consulting Toward Research Development. Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology Annual Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Oct 21, 2013

Health Disparities in Cancer Care: Exploring Canadian, American and International Perspectives, Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Oct 21, 2013 

Learning to lead yourself, your team and your organization, Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation Grantee Summit, European Cancer Organization – European Oncology Nursing Society (ECCO-EONS) Conference preconference workshop. Amsterdam, The Netherlands Sept 26, 2013 

Limiting the Impact of the Emergency Department on Seniors, Western Emergency Department Operations Conference (WEDOC), Calgary, Alberta April 2013 

Publish or Perish, Where do you start? Helen Glass Researcher in Residence, Faculty of Nursing, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. April 2013 

Developing Research Partnerships for Health System Improvement – Challenges and Opportunities, Keynote. Building Successful Research Partnerships, MCNHR and WRHA Research Day, Faculty of Nursing, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. April 2013

Leadership for our Times, Public Presentation. Helen Glass Researcher in Residence, Faculty of Nursing, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. April 2013 

The Advanced Practice Nurse as an Agent of Change: Leadership in Action. Keynote, Advanced Practice Nurses Leadership Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. March 2013 

Leadership – What works best? Keynote. Every Nurse a Leader, Nursing Leadership Day, McEwan University. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. February 2013 

Leadership for our Times, Keynote. Sigma Theta Tau International Beta Nu Chapter, East Carolina University, College of Nursing, Greenville, North Carolina, USA. February 2013 

The Older Persons’ Transitions in Care (OPTIC) study: What have we learned so far? Aging and Wellness Symposium, Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. January 2013

Stakeholder perspectives on transitions of nursing home residents to hospital emergency departments and back in two Canadian provinces: An Older Persons Transitions in Care (OPTIC) study. (with Robinson CA, et al.). Central Okanagan Gerontological Group, Kelowna, BC Fall 2012 

Leadership – It’s all about relationships, Keynote. Swiss Directors of Nursing, Bern, Switzerland. October 2012 

Leadership Styles. Leadership Summit 2012. University of Alberta Students Charities, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Sept 2012 

Translating Knowledge into Leadership Practice. (with Dr. Mary Gullate). Connecting for Global Impact. UICC 2012 Congress, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. August 2012

Older Persons’ Transitions in Care Pilot Outcomes. Central Okanagan Area Care Partnership Committee Meeting, British Columbia, Canada. July 2012 

Nursing leadership for improved nursing worklife and patient outcomes. Sansom Institute for Health Research International Visiting Researcher Seminar, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of South Australia. Adelaide, Australia. May 2012 

Writing for Publication, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of South Australia. Adelaide, SA. May 2012 

How to get started: Developing your program of research, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of South Australia. Adelaide, Australia. May 2012 

How to conduct a systematic review, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of South Australia. Adelaide, Australia. May 2012 

Current global trends in nursing and my visions as President of the International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care, Cancer Nursing Symposium, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of South Australia. Adelaide, Australia. May 2012 

OPTIC (Older Persons Transitions in Care), CGS - Canadian Geriatrics Society. 32nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Canadian Geriatrics Society, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. April 2012

Why the healthcare system needs Nursing Leadership. Surgical Nurses Education Day, Alberta Health Services, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. March 2012 

Why the healthcare system needs Nursing Leadership. Mary-Jo Robbins Nursing Lectureship, Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. February 2012 

Perspectives and reflections on next steps, Panel presentation, Best Practice Spotlight Organization® (BPSO®) Knowledge Translation Research Symposium, CIHR/RNAO, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. January 2012 

Leadership for optimized health outcomes– what’s your style? Keynote Address. Center for Health Services and Nursing Research at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. January 2012 

Leadership – It’s all about relationships. Advanced Oncology Nursing Leadership Certificate Program. De Souza Institute. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. November 2011 

We are all leaders – fulfilling the promise of nursing. Closing Keynote address. Canadian Nursing Students Association. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. October 2011 

The influence of leadership styles on health outcomes. Alberta Brain Injury Network, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. October 2011 

Leadership Strategies in Addressing Cancer Disparities. Keynote Address. 2011 Learning and Sharing Conference – Addressing Cancer Disparities in Central and Eastern Europe, Warsaw, Poland. October 2011 

Leadership Research: Why relationships matter! Keynote Address. International Nursing Administration Research Conference, Denver, Colorado, USA. October 2011 

Leadership and Integration. Keynote Address. European Nursing Directors Association Congress, Rome, Italy. October 2011 

How to write for publication. Invited Address. University of Sao Paulo at Ribeirao Preto, College of Nursing, Ribeirao Preto, Brazil. June 2011 

“Foraging your way through the literature jungle: Learn how to conduct a variety of systematic reviews of the nursing literature without losing your mind!”. University of Sao Paulo at Ribeirao Preto, College of Nursing, Ribeirao Preto, Brazil. June 2011 

Organizational Change and Nursing Models of Care. University of Sao Paulo at Ribeirao Preto, College of Nursing, Ribeirao Preto, Brazil. June 2011 

Nursing Leadership. Keynote Address.4th European Nursing Congress, Rotterdam, Netherlands. October 2010 

Toward patient-centered Addictions Care in a Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Urban Population: Research in Progress. Family Medicine Forum, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. October 2010

Exploring the Impact of Competency Standards on Clinical Practice and Professional Development in Oncology Nursing. A Joint International Symposium of CANO/ACIO, ISNCC, EONS and ONS. CANO/ACIO Annual Conference 2010

The Power of One —The Potential of Together. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. September 2010 

Why Healthcare Needs Nurse Leadership. Preconference workshop keynote address. CANO/ACIO Annual Conference 2010. The Power of One —The Potential of Together. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. September 2010 

Leading from wherever you are…Factors influencing leadership development. Lecture and Seminar, University Hospital Basel & University of Basel Department of Clinical Nursing Science, Basel, Switzerland. September 2010 

What can nurses teach you about management? Symposium Presentation. Dare to Care, Academy of Management Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. August 2010 

The influence of hospital leadership styles on 30-day mortality. AHFMR Lightning Talks. Jasper, Alberta, Canada. June 2010 

Leading from wherever you are…! Keynote Address, NCORNA annual meeting, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. May 2010 

Models of Care Delivery and Organizational Change, Plenary presentation. 16th International Cancer Care Nursing Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. March 2010 

Future Perspectives on Innovative Service Delivery. Keynote Panel Presentation, Inspiring Innovation in Service Delivery: Optimizing the Cancer Workforce Symposium. Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. January 2010 



2009 - 2005

Learning how to lead from wherever you are. Keynote Address, Margaret Scott Wright Research Day, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. October 2009

Nurses’ views of Canadian oncology nursing work environments. Grand Rounds, Tom Baker Cancer Centre. Nurses Week Address. Calgary, Alberta, Canada. May 2009

Struggling with Costing Analysis: The Case of Nursing Productivity—Cost Drivers and Benefit Drivers, Systems Change Commons, Registered Nurses Association of Ontario/University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. May 2009

Healthcare Restructuring: What have we learned? Keynote Address Registered Nurses Association of Ontario Healthy Workplaces Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. November 2008

Connecting Leadership Education and Research. 2008 International Research Internship for Nurse Researchers. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. June 2008

Knowledge to Action: A Leadership Responsibility. Alberta Health and Wellness, Alberta Provincial Government, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. May 2008

Effective Communication: Coaching for Impressive Care. 7th Annual Long Term Care Pre-Colloquium. Alberta College of Pharmacists. Calgary, Alberta, Canada. February 2008

Resonant Leadership in the Rink, the Locker Room and the Community. Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Alumni Association, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. January 2008

Nursing Recruitment and Retention. Federated Press, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. October 2007

Utilization of Research in Acute Care Setting in Alberta. Health Services Leadership Forum, Camrose, Alberta, Canada. October 2007

Translating Research to Action. MuSigma Chapter, STTI International, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (with C.A. Estabrooks) June 2007

Canadian Leadership Study Panel Presentation. Canadian Nurses Association National Nursing Leadership Conference, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. February 2007

Cancer Nursing Evaluation in Quality Healthcare Systems. 7th International Seminar on Cancer Nursing, Tokyo, Japan. January 2007

Knowledge Exchange and Collaboration in Acute Care Hospitals. 7th International Seminar on Cancer Nursing, Tokyo, Japan. January 2007

Building Healthy Nursing Workplaces through Resonant Leadership. McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. November 2006

Research Ideas to Research Outcomes. Advanced Nursing Research Workshop, Knowing & Acting Workshop: A Focused Approach to Nursing Research and Practice Development. Berkeley, California, USA. April 2006

Knowledge Transfer: What it is and what it takes to do it best! Knowing & Acting Workshop: A Focused Approach to Nursing Research and Practice Development. Berkeley, California, USA. April 2006

Mitigating the effects of hospital restructuring on nurses: The role of emotionally intelligent leadership. Plenary Address, Best Dissertation Award. Nursing Administration Research Conference, Tucson, Arizona, USA. October 2005

Relational Nursing Leadership: Improving our workplaces and outcomes. Keynote Address, Shared Leadership Conference, Nurturing Shared Leadership Practices in Nursing. Calgary, Alberta, Canada. September 2005

Research on Healthy Workplaces for Nurses. Canadian Council on Health Services Accreditation (CCHSA) National Consensus Meeting on Work Life Indicators. Invited Presenter. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. June 2005



2004 - 2000

Mitigating the effects of hospital restructuring on nurses: The responsibility of leadership. Invited Address, University of Alberta Hospital Leadership Forum, Capital Health, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. September 2004

Mitigating the effects of hospital restructuring on nurses: The responsibility of leadership. Invited Address, Regional Coordinating Council, Capital Health, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. June 2004

Nurses’ Experience of Violence in Alberta and British Columbia Hospitals. Invited Plenary Address. Occupational Hazards to Health Care Workers. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. May 2004

Leadership for Healthy Workplaces. Principles for Decision-making: Using Knowledge to Attract and Retain Competent Health Professionals to Provide Safe, Ethical and Quality Care. Invited Address/Workshop Presentation. Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. April 2004

Effect of Emotionally Intelligent Leadership on Nurses’ Quality of Worklife. Canadian Council on Health Services Accreditation (CCHSA) National Consensus Meeting on Work Life Indicators. Invited Workshop Presenter. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. March 2004

How emotionally intelligent leadership styles mitigate the effects of hospital restructuring on nurses. Hot Topics, Alberta Health & Wellness, Government of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. February 2004

How emotionally intelligent leadership styles mitigate the effects of hospital restructuring on nurses. Strategic Planning Division, Alberta Health & Wellness, Government of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. November 2003

The Difference that Practice Environments Make for Medical-Surgical Nurses. Surgery Journal Club, University of Alberta Hospitals, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (with Giovannetti P, Mallidou A, Ehrenberg A) November 2003

How emotionally intelligent leadership styles mitigate the effects of hospital restructuring on nurses. Queen’s University, School of Nursing, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. April 2003

How emotionally intelligent leadership styles mitigate the effects of hospital restructuring on nurses. University of Ottawa, School of Nursing, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. April 2003

Research into nursing practice environments - what’s been done and what opportunities lay ahead. Nursing Research Rounds, Cross Cancer Institute, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (with M. McLennan) February 2003

Workplace Violence in Alberta Hospitals: the numbers…and what can be done. Presentation to Caritas Health Group senior administration, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (with C. Estabrooks, K. Hesketh) November 2001

Violence against nurses in the workplace: Have we become complacent? Grand Rounds, Cross Cancer Institute, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (with C. Estabrooks, K. Hesketh) May 2001



1998 - 1986

Extended practice roster regulations - the impact for Medical Services Branch nurses, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. March 1998

English language competency assessment for foreign trained registered nurses, ESL Teachers Convention, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. September 1997

Using process re-engineering to improve quality care. Invited paper presentation, The Institute for International Research Conference, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. February 1994

Using process re-engineering to improve quality care. Invited paper presentation, The Institute for International Research Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. August 1993

Quality assurance, accreditation and nursing standards, University of Alberta Hospitals School of Nursing, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. April 1988

Laundry and Linen Services - Investing in Customers, Alberta Hospital Association Teleconference, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. February 1988

Staffing methodologies - parts I & II. Alberta Hospital Association Teleconference, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (with D. Armann-Hutton) April 1987

Roles of the first line manager within an accountability based model of nursing practice. Keynote Address, Royal Alexandra Hospitals, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. December 1986