Workplace Wellness Conference:

How to Nurse Your Sick Workplace Back to Being Truly GREaT

3 – 11 July 2020 | Cruising the South Pacific Departing Sydney

Phone: 07 4153 4215
Email: [email protected]

Phone: 02 6674 2577
Email: [email protected]

Workplace Wellness Conference

24 CPD Hours


Welcome – we hope you enjoy exploring the Conference information below. If you would like to secure your place or have any further questions please complete the enquiry form or call Education at Sea on 02 6674 2577.

What is this Conference all about?


Listen to our fabulous presenter, Nicole Nash-Arnold as she explains what this conference will focus on.

Now, from the outset, let me say this: if you think because you’re not a nurse manager, you can’t nurse your culture back to good health, then frankly, that’s like saying the only person responsible for delivering great patient outcomes is the doctor.   

Patient outcomes rely on every single member of the multidisciplinary team: and I mean from the consultant physician to the ward cleaner.  We all have a part to play.  If one jigsaw piece falls out, then those optimal patient outcomes simply cannot be delivered. 

Culture is exactly the same.

They say stress won’t kill you, but your reaction to it will. 

Workplace stress is considered the number one performance killer in organisations: $125 billion is spent annually in Australia for poor wellbeing of workers who are stressed and struggling.

During this conference, I promise two things:

One: I’m going to reorient your perceptions about the profound impact you can truly have in curing toxic workplaces.  After all, there’s nothing more disillusioning than feeling powerless in a place where you probably spend a considerable amount of your time.

Two: I’m going to give you a 4-step strategy to nursing your workplace back to good health: I call it Code GREaT.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the core elements to workplace stress and poor organisation culture
  • Analyse the potential opportunities for cognitively restructuring our mindset towards our volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous healthcare industry
  • Adapt multiple strategies to deliver a meaningful contribution to nursing our sick workplace cultures back to good health
  • Execute on an action plan to deliver on key deliverables, including improving your workplace culture, re-evaluating how to see individuals and reducing your workplace-related stress

Not your typical Nursing CPD Conference

Our Presenter:

Nicole Nash-Arnold


Nicole Nash-Arnold is a Nurse Educator and facilitator who helps transform accomplished clinical Nurses into empowered and respected leaders.

She shares her 15 years of experience in senior and executive health leadership roles to germinate great leaders: whether that’s leading a team of fellow Nurses on night duty or senior Nursing executives.  Nicole has over 10 years’ experience in the theatre, many years in education and post-graduate qualifications in Nursing.

Plenary Speaker:

Mark Aitken

Consultant and Stakeholder Engagement Manager, RN

Mark Aitken is the Consultant and Stakeholder Engagement Manager at Nurse & Midwife Support (NM Support) and has been a proud Registered Nurse for 30 years.

Mark meets with nurses, midwives and nursing and midwifery students across the country to spread the message about the service and listen to what you think should happen next.

Mark has worked in many and varied areas of nursing and midwifery, including general surgical and medical units, critical care, sexual and reproductive health, education, research, project management, maternity services and residential, community and speciality aged care services.

Conference Program:

The program content is provided by expert Educators with extensive clinical and education experience. The education content provided in this program meets the same exacting standards as anything offered in an Australian land-based program.

No matter what conference you attend you always need accommodation a cruise ship provides a great all-inclusive accommodation option to enhance your Conference experience.

The Nurses for Nurses Network combines great education with fabulous travel adventures. We have taken a holistic approach to  Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to ensure you get the most out of your education-travel experience.

In the spirit of adult learning, the Conference is delivered in two formats. The live presentations delivered in the Conference Room and there is the online library which is open one month prior to the actual Conference dates. The library is an essential component of the entire Conference program.

The library consists of Conference material supplied by the Presenter/s which can include any of the following:

  • Research documents
  • Links to external information
  • Recorded Conference presentations
  • Electronic Notepads

The research documents and recorded Conference presentation form part of the Continuing Professional Development activities but are delivered to you prior to the commencement date so that you can start your Conference Program early. If you choose not to undertake these activities prior, there is a two week window post the Conference where the library remains open to you. You can also undertake the library activities during the actual Conference.

Below is a snapshot of the Conference Program.

day one:

3 July 2020 | Sydney

Make sure you are up on deck to be a part of the “setting sail” festivities as we say farewell to destination.

Evening: Enjoy this opportunity to mingle with the other attendees at the complimentary drinks and Conference Registration function.
Plenary Address:  Mark Aitken
Consultant & Stakeholder Engagement Manager, R.N

day two:

4 July 2020 | At Sea | CPD: 6 hours

Conference Day – Topics covered today:

Part 1: Galvanise 

  • Session 1: Whole Brain Thinking Model – the neuroscience of how nurses think.
  •  Session 2: Emotional Intelligence – how inclusive are we, really, as teams?
  • Session 3: Reflection task – to galvanise is to invigorate, motivate and electrify.

day three:

5 July 2020 | At Sea | CPD: 6 hours

Conference Day – Topics include:

Part 2: Realise –

  • Session 1: Tribal Leadership incredible insights into what has been going wrong in your workplaces by understanding the 5 stages of Tribal Leadership.
  • Session 2: Psychological Safety – This session brings awareness of how forgiveness, vulnerability & empathy will cure our cultures in our “VUCA” world.
  • Session 3: Evaluation tasks – Cultural Assessment Audit Tool to consider your clinical units

day four:

6 July 2020 | Mare Island

Wild by nature, the island’s landscapes effortlessly combine the spectacle of steep cliffs and dense, dark forests with fine sand coves and impressive rocky headlands. Quite unlike anywhere else, the scenery provides visitors with the perfect opportunity to explore what makes Maré Island so unique.

day five:

7 July 2020 | Nouméa, New Caledonia

An understated and underappreciated cultural mixing pot, brimming with stunning views, rich food and a turbulent but fascinating history. 

The mix of both French and local Kanak culture, intermingled with aspects of Vietnamese and Indonesian influence, has created a unique travel experience in Nouméa and New Caledonia.

day six:

8 July 2020 | Isle of Pines, New Caledonia

Large beaches of incredibly pure white sand, such as Kuto Bay, are scattered across the island, with extraordinarily clear turquoise waters home to remarkable marine flora and fauna just waiting to be discovered. If you’re dreaming of beautifully clear waters and stunning white sands, Kanumera BayOro Bay and Upi Bay are good places to start.

day seven:

9 July 2020 | At Sea | CPD: 6 hours

Conference Day – Topics include:

Part 3: Evaluate –

  • Session 1: 4 talks that will inspire you to love change that consolidates what we’ve covered so far
  • Session 2: Coaching & the Ripple Effect – Evaluation is about narrowing in on the “How-To” of nursing our cultures back to good health.
  • Session 3: Evaluate your strengths – evaluating our own individual strengths is a powerful way of embracing our gold

day eight:

10 July 2020 | At Sea | CPD: 6 hours

Conference Day – Topics include:

Part 4: Transition –

  • Session 1: Set collaborating ablaze – using the Whole Brain Thinking Model,
  • Session 2: Taming the Psychos – this session will reveal how to use neuroscience to have clever conversations,
  • Session 3: Ride the change curve – where change goes to die if you don’t ride it correctly.
Evening: Enjoy this opportunity to mingle with the other attendees at the complimentary drinks and Conference Registration function.

day NINE:

11 July 2020 | Sydney

Disembark in Sydney – Safe travels!

Conference Education Governance

The Governance oversight for the content of this Conference program and the issuing of the associated CPD Certificate is provided by the Education Governance Committee of the Nursing CPD Institute (NCI). The NCI is committed to providing high quality, clinically relevant education for Nurses. They believe that the knowledge and skills of an individual Nurse has a huge impact on the success of a patient’s experience in the healthcare system and provide a range of education content to do just that. The education sessions are provided by and in consultation with subject experts with proven experience in their field of speciality.

Find out more about the NCI Education Governance Committee>>

The Venue:

Carnival Splendor

Set to call Sydney home as of December 2019, Carnival Splendor will be the newest and largest ship homeported year-round in Australia, the length of three football fields and an impressive 14 decks high and have a capacity of 3,700 guests.

Active types will appreciate the two pools, & two spas, a sports deck with mini golf, running track and sports courts.

Let's talk about your accommodation

Relax in a lively style and smart sophistication. Our modern inside staterooms are highlighted with appointments like a TV, sitting area and more.

All you have to do is unpack and relax. Your room steward will clean and tidy your room every day all you need to do is get dressed, grab your bag and start your adventure.

Dining Options

You've got a foodie in you — everyone does! Awaken and delight yours on this cruise with delicious main dishes, tempting desserts and general yumminess everywhere you look.

There is plenty of choice but where to start? Including four new dining options - Masala Tiger, Fahrenheit 555, Pizzeria del Capitano and Seafood Shack.

Relax and Unwind

Sometimes you just need to get away… from all that vacation. We know — sitting at home, it’s hard to imagine that, but trust us — it’s really, really nice to have a place to unwind from the day’s excitement.

Escape to a world designed, from the ground up, for relaxation. Cloud 9 Spa staff are masters (or, maybe more like artists) trained in the craft of simply helping you chill.

Enjoy Fabulous on board Entertainment

Here's your chance to dip a toe into on board entertainment, activities, bars and more… so that when you cruise, you're ready to dive headfirst into the fun.

There's stage shows, comedy bars, live music, and karaoke just to name a few of the entertainment choices you have to enjoy onboard.

Our Sponsors


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Look what others have said…

Nicole is an excellent presenter and I felt that my time was well spent in the sessions.


How to be a Nursing Leader in the 21st Century | South Pacific 2019

It is a great way to get CPD points and holiday at the same time. The information from the presenters are great, informative. Good
participation from everyone.


How to be a Nursing leader in the 21st Century | South Pacific 2019

It is the most innovative way of incorporating seeing many parts of the world while learning and obtaining CPD points for your to add to your yearly CPD requirements.


How to be a Nursing Leader in the 21st Century | South Pacific2019

Ready to Book?

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We have created an exclusive online Conference library website for our attendees to access prior to the commencement of the Conference. The online library is provided to you so that you can create your own Conference experience and access information and sessions of interest prior to the commencement of the Conference program.

Library Content Includes:

  • Recorded webinar
  • Self-directed learning activities and
  • Other supporting documents for the face to face presentations

This page will be available to you as an attendee from 4 weeks before we set sail and for 2 weeks post the Conference, should you want to refresh your knowledge.


Can I bring the family?

Because a cruise is such a fabulous holiday experience, your family and friends can join you on your CPD Travel adventure. Whilst you are attending lectures there are heaps of activities to keep them busy including an exceptional kid's club program.  Simply talk to the Team at Education at Sea, they can organise all your and your travelling companion's travel arrangements. Contact the Team at Education at Sea.

What if I need kid-free time?

If you only want to mix with adults most ships have an adults only area with entry only available to people over the age of 18. Guests will jump for joy upon discovering this private retreat where they can connect with the ocean - and disconnect from everything else.

Can you give me some tips on Cruising?

We sure can......whether you are a seasoned cruiser or this is your first time onboard a cruise ship out Ultimate Guide to Cruising is sure to have some useful tips and advice to ensure you have a fantastic time on this Travel CPD adventure.

Can you organise for me to share a room with someone?

We can't promise - but we can pop your name on a waiting list and if another person asks the same question we can put you in contact with each other and you can decide if you are both compatible to share a cabin.

Contact the fabulous people at Education at Sea on 02 6674 2577 for more information.

Costs & Inclusions

  • An extensive Conference program based on current best practice
  • Education content that meets the same exacting standards as anything offered in an Australian land-based program
  • A Conference Presenter/s that is a recognised expert in their field and are excited to be able to share their skill, knowledge, and passion with Conference Attendees
  • An online Conference library filled to the brim with educational content that allows you to create your own learning experience by completing pre-conference education activities
  • A Registration Reception including complimentary drinks where you can meet other Conference Attendees and network with Conference Convenors and Conference Presenter/s
  • Editable electronic note pages that can be downloaded to your device of choice
  • A Conference pack that includes a notepad, pen, lanyard (this is important on a cruise ship to attach your room key which becomes your lifeline on a ship) and additional information to support a fantastic Conference experience
  • The opportunity to meet as a group in various Conference open forums, in one of the many fabulous locations on the ship
  • A complimentary Farewell Drinks and Canapes Function held on the last night of the Conference to celebrate new friendships and information gained
  • A Conference Transcript that identifies each session held at the Conference including the session synopsis and session presenter/s
  • A Certificate of Completion identifying the CPD hours attached to the Conference Program for you to include in your CPD Evidence Portfolio
Disclaimer:  The opinions and statements of facts expressed in the Papers in these proceedings are those of the Authors and do not necessarily represent those of the Nurses for Nurses Network (NfNN), the editors, the organising committee or the supporters of this conference. No responsibility can be accepted by the organisers for errors or omissions in the individual papers. Sessions are correct at time of publication. Sessions are subject to change without notice due to circumstances beyond the control of the organisers. NfNN reserves the right to alter charges, cancel, postpone, change or withdraw the product or service at any time.

Registration Cost


Conference registration and deposits are being handled by our Conference Partner – Education at Sea.

This is a fabulous program – to secure your place at this Conference you need to contact Education at Sea to find out about all the cabin options available.

Once you have paid your deposit, your registration is confirmed and you can start planning your Conference getaway.

Please note: Conference registration does not include accommodation or travel costs.

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02 6674 2577

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