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Leadership Conference

Register now for the 2022 Regional Leadership Conference.

The 2022 Regional Leadership Conference will take place on Friday and Saturday, November 11-12 at the SGNA Headquarters in Downtown Chicago. 

Don't wait to register and Book Your Room! Discounted hotel rooms are limited so we recommend reserving a room as soon as possible.

For more details view the 2022 Invite Memo.


*Program subject to change

Friday, November 11, 2022

1:10pm - 2:10pm    

Cultivating a Leader’s Mindset For Impact, Influence, and Motivation

Susan Neustrom Ed.d

2:10pm - 2:40pm

Saying Goodbye to COI: Reviewing Content Integrity in Accredited Continuing

Cindy Friis, MEd BSN RN NPD-BC

2:50pm - 3:35pm

Nurturing a Leader in Today's World

Katy Crenshaw, RN CGRN

3:35pm - 4:00pm

Regional Leader Jeopardy

SGNA Staff

4:15pm - 5:00pm

At the End of the Day, a board Vacancy is Not the End

Mary Pierce, ADN RN CGRN

5:00pm - 5:50pm

Do's and Don'ts of a Successful Board

Panel to be confirmed

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Networking Reception


Saturday, November 12, 2022

7:45am - 8:15am 

SGNA Update

Kim Eskew, MBS CAE, SGNA Executive Director                                           

8:30am - 9:00am

Chamberlain University and Walden University Resources

Danielle Schafer, MBA/HRM 

9:00am - 9:45am

Effectively Branding your SGNA Region through Social Media

Will Gallagher & Kara Bologna

10:00am - 10:45am

Working Together to Strengthen Our Regions

Networking Session

10:45am - 11:15am

Succession Planning: Keeping Talent in the Pipeline

Eileen Dauz, BS RN CGRN

11:15am - 11:45am

Leadership Starts With You

Nancy Denton, BSN RN CGRN

Contact hour approval pending

Leadership Conference Resources:

2021 November Virtual Regional Leadership Webinar - Recording

2021 November Virtual Leadership Slides

2021 June Virtual Leadership Slides - Day One

2021 June Virtual Leadership Slides - Day Two

2020 November Virtual Leadership Slides - Day One

2020 November Virtual Regional Leader Webinar - Day One Recording

2020 November Virtual Leadership Slides - Day Two

2020 November Virtual Regional Leader Webinar - Day Two Recording

2020 June Virtual Regional Leader Webinar - Day One

2020 June Virtual Regional Leader Webinar - Day Two

Slides from the 2017 Leadership Conference:


Divisional Coordinator Assignments  

Your SGNA Divisional Coordinator is an SGNA member that serves on the Regional Societies Committee. They are available to be a point of contact for your region, and act as your liaison to SGNA National. Your divisional coordinator will check in with your regional leaders on a quarterly basis to provide support and assistance as needed, and to keep you up to date with important information regarding SGNA. Click here to find out who your divisional coordinator is!


Regional Recommendation Resources (previously HOD Resources):


Rechartering Resources:

2023 Regional Rechartering Memo

 Round 1: Due December 30, 2022    Round 2: Due February 3, 2023   Round 3: March 2023
 2023 Regional Society Data Sheet  Annual Income & Expense Report SGNA HQ will deduct $85 insurance payment
from regional dues.
 2022 Education Report  Sponsorship Data Sheet (if applicable)  
 2023 Calendar of Events    



Regional Marketing Resources:

Events and Membership
Regional Marketing Toolkits and Templates
SGNA Membership Video
Membership Marketing Timeline
Membership PowerPoint slides 
2022 Regional Leader Renewals Marketing Kit



Regional Operations Resources:



New Member Engagement Resources:

ANCC Recommendations on Disclosure and Commercial Support

  • In providing education for your regional members, it is important to keep the issue of disclosure and commercial support top-of-mind to ensure the integrity of your regional program. There are some key points to remember when coordinating and delivering programs with contact hour approval. These points include but are not limited to: Presentations should give a balanced view of therapeutic options. Use of generic names will contribute to this impartiality. If the continuing nursing education educational material or content includes trade names, when available, trade names from several companies should be used, not just the trade names from a single company.
  • The content or format of the educational activity must promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of an entity with a commercial interest. Vested interests must be disclosed verbally to the participants prior to the start of the educational activity. Financial relationships with an entity with commercial interest may include but is not limited to an individual receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, ownership interest (e.g. stocks, stock options, or other ownership interests, excluding diversified mutual funds), or other financial benefit. Financial relationships in any amount which have occurred within the past 12 months are considered relevant.
  • Product promotion material of any type is prohibited during continuing nursing education (CNE). Educational materials that are a part of a CNE, such as abstracts, slides, and handouts, shall not contain any advertising, trade name, or product message.
  • For further clarification on these or other issues related to disclosure or commercial support, please contact Cindy Friis.

Regional Society Award

Visit the Awards Page to view the Outstanding Regional Society application and the Regional Society Member of the Year nomination form

Practice Document Resources:

SGNA's Standards and Position Statements address issues directly affecting the practice of gastroenterology nursing. Use this PowerPoint as a way to introduce the practice documents to your region. 

Introductory PowerPoint