The 12th ILC 2021 Annual International Conference took place on 9 and 10 June 2021 with attendees from more than 14 countries joining the ILC’s first ever virtual conference. The 2021 Conference Theme was: Nursing Leadership for Fundamental Care.
To quote ILC Steering Committee Member, Professor Alison Kitson, this conference was a “wonderful extravaganza of nursing expertise, leadership and knowlege”.
The ILC’s 12th annual conference program was designed to facilitate the co-design process of designing a bespoke leadership program for fundamental care. The ILC’s conference consisted of two key sessions:
Day One offered a series of invited speaker presentations from international nursing leaders. Each of these FoC leaders provided their expertise on leadership for fundamental care in one of four key areas: research, education, policy, and practice.
Day One Goal: To provide conference attendees (and those who view the presentations post-conference) with a thorough understanding of nursing leadership for fundamental care across the globe.
Day Two consisted of a series of interactive, co-design workshops. The feedback and interaction from these workshops will form a part of a collaborative co-design process to develop a leadership program, and we are currently analysing the data from these 12 dynamic sessions. The ILC Leadership Program will be dedicated to enhancing the capacity of current and aspiring nursing leaders to ensure high-quality person-centred fundamental care within any health system.
Day Two Goal: To bring together the global voice of the ILC community of both members and expert nursing leaders to identify:
- Key learning and professional development requirements for nursing leaders in relation to fundamental care
- Goals, parameters and deliverables of a nursing leadership program for fundamental care
- Barriers and enablers to the implementation of nursing leadership programs
The ILC Day One Conference Presentations were recorded and are available for access online. Conference attendess can view conference presentations here and those unable to attend but keen to access these innovative presentations are able to access the conference at their convenience.
The ILC is an international network bringing people together to transform and improve how fundamental care is delivered, taught and researched.