CLS Development, Inc.
Speaking/Training Services

Completed required continuing nursing education forms available upon request.

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Programs can be tailored from 50 minutes to 2 hours, depending on your need, unless otherwise noted. All programs are evidence based and can be tailored to fit your needs.


Anatomy of Writing for Publication

Did you pass anatomy and physiology in nursing school? If so, you can write for publication! Learn how to find a great idea, narrow the topic, organize and write your article, and follow the publication process. Comparing writing to the workings of different organs such as the brain, heart, and kidneys, makes it easier to put your words on paper. Writing is an excellent way to share information with your colleagues, see your name in print, and bring you personal and professional rewards. (This program is available as an all-day workshop.)

Creating a Professional Brand

Having a professional brand can boost your career and, more important, help you operationalize your mission. Learn how speaking, writing, and networking, supported by social media and basic tools, can put you on the path for success.


Colorful, Skilled Communication

Skilled communication is as essential as skilled clinical skills for nurses. Data have shown that poor communication is linked to negative patient outcomes, which makes the stakes high. Attend this program to learn the “color” of your communication style, how the stories we tell ourselves hamper communication, and specific strategies for effective communication. We’ll also review a simple tool to help you structure “difficult” conversations and learn tips for communicating in difficult situations such as when the person you are talking to is angry.

Brain Power

Every day we face a mind numbing overload of information at work and home. Yet more than ever, we must make sound decisions and take actions that pay off for our patients, friends, and families. We’ll talk about practical ideas and brain exercises to keep our minds—and our patients’ minds—sharp and prevent aging diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease. Topics include the myths of multitasking and the ability to boost mental power, including a section on improving your memory.


Memory Matters

In this hectic world, it’s tough to remember where you put your car keys, let alone what a patient told you 5 minutes ago. This session explains the types of memories, when to worry (and not to worry) about your memory, and tips for sharpening your memory.


Science of Happiness

Who doesn’t want to be happy? Science is helping us to identify what makes—and doesn’t make—us happy, as well as simple steps to achieve satisfying happiness. Join us to learn about the science of happiness, including incidence, physiology, and signs and symptoms. We’ll also discuss research-based strategies to boost happiness in your life and the lives of your patients.



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