CNO Message: SHC Shared Leadership Councils Organization-wide Virtual Meetings

Stanford’s innovative Shared Leadership Council (SLC) model of shared governance supports collaborative decision making among nursing leadership, front line clinicians, and interprofessional colleagues organization-wide. After two months of hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the organization-wide Shared Leadership Councils successfully picked up from where they left off and held an engaging and productive virtual meeting this past Monday, June 29, 2020.

During the virtual SLC meetings, each of the five councils approved the updated and revised SLC bylaws, reviewed Action Request Forms, and revisited each council’s goals and accountabilities. Our Ambulatory Shared Leadership Council joined our Executive Leadership Council as they officially made introductions and welcomed the beginning of an invaluable partnership. I am looking forward to this meaningful and dynamic collaboration.

The Coordinating Council had a robust agenda and was graced by David Jones’ presentation about diversity and inclusion, in support of continued intentional and essential dialogue amongst leaders and members of our professional community. Additionally, HealthySteps facilitated an engaging and interactive virtual Leadership Development Session focused on stress and stress management, which is something we all can appreciate during this uncertain time.   

As always, I am grateful for everyone’s ongoing engagement and exceptional contributions to our imperative structure of shared governance.

With respect and admiration,


Dale Beatty, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Chief Nursing Office and VP of Patient Care Services

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