GNPLI 2017 Application GNPLI 2017 Application

GNPLI 2017 Application

ICN Global Nursing Policy Leadership Institute 2017

Supported by the Burdett Trust for Nursing


Why you should apply

Policy and politics determine the health of populations, and the future of the nursing profession. Policy and politics, at local, regional, national and international levels, profoundly shape the practice of nursing and the environments where nurses work. Nurse leaders everywhere must gain the right professional, political and policy leadership skills to operate effectively in tough policy arenas. Whether you work in government, management, education, advanced practice, research or development, you need to know how to maximize your distinctive contribution to shaping, influencing and implementing policy decisions.

Top nurses have very limited access to programmes that help them build these policy competencies. ICN is therefore filling the gap with an exciting new initiative, the Global Nursing Policy Leadership Institute (GNPLI). As one of 30 carefully selected nurse leaders from round the world, you will attend a one-week residential programme in Geneva in September. You will work with internationally respected facilitators and speakers to build your competences and energize your career. With access to on-line policy resources and tailor-made materials, you will enjoy further networking opportunities after the programme, and become more engaged with ICN and other global health leaders.

This innovative programme, positioned within the framework of nursing opportunities in a world focused on sustainable development, focuses on the foundations of policy understanding and influence. It aims to increase the capacity of nurse leaders to work for better health outcomes and quality of care while safeguarding the safety, well-being and socio-economic interests of all health workers.

At GNPLI 2017 you will engage with experts and colleagues using stimulating and supportive action-learning methods to gain confidence and competence in framing issues, analysing policy contexts and processes, and building coalitions inside and outside healthcare. You will explore the following themes, and more:

  • How to use your unique perspectives, interests and expertise to influence policy discussions.
  • How to enhance your competence in negotiating at the highest levels with government officials, international and nongovernmental organizations and fellow executives.
  • How to frame the evidence base within your local, national and international political, health and social care contexts, and use it to create clear messages that will appeal to politicians, policy-makers and the public.
  • How to identify, understand and work with stakeholders within and beyond the profession.

GNPLI builds on ICN’s impressive legacy of working with senior nurses from around the world to increase their leadership understanding and expertise. It is the successor to the renowned Global Nursing Leadership Institute (GNLI), which ICN ran from 2009 to 2016, also generously supported by the Burdett Trust for Nursing.

Applications are welcomed from senior nurses in positions of potential policy influence, including government chief nurses, directors of nursing services in the public and independent health sectors, university deans, heads of research, senior officials of national nursing associations, expert practitioners, and senior nurses in intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations.

Application process

The application process is now open. All applicants must complete the online application form in English, answer all 21 questions, and attach their curriculum vitae. The deadline for all applications ismidnight CET on 18 April 2017. No late applications can be accepted.


Selection process

An expert selection committee will review all applications in confidence. Successful participants will be notified by email by 29 May 2017

Where and when

GNPLI will take place on 8-15 September 2017 at the Château de Bossey conference center near Geneva, Switzerland. Participants are expected to stay at the Château for the entire programme, which is fully residential. Full details of the programme and administrative information will be circulated in advance, and you will be contacted personally to discuss your travel arrangements, advance preparation and other issues.



Successful participants will receive information on how and when to pay the GNPLI fee. The fee covers the following (but not travel from your country to Switzerland):

  • All course tuition and learning materials.
  • Full residential accommodation and all meals and refreshments at the Château de Bossey from the evening of 8 September (CET) until midday on 15 September.
  • Transfers from/to Geneva airport on arrival/departure.
  • A tour in Geneva.
  • A welcome reception.

The fees are as follows:

  • CHF 3200 (Swiss francs) for participants who belong to a national nursing association that is a current member of ICN.
  • CHF 3500 (Swiss francs) for all other participants.
  • Bursaries may be available for participants from low-income countries.


Further enquiries

If you need any information or help, please contact Anne Barrat – This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , +41 22 908 0122, or Ali Skalli – This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , +41 22 908 01 05

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