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Leadership Acumen: Unleashing Innovation and Creativity

Mary Bemker, DSN, PsyS, RN, Lonnie Wederski, PhD, MBA, RN

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Leadership Acumen: Unleashing Innovation and Creativity

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Learn strategies to enhance your professional value while aligning with the needs of a rapidly changing organization.

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Leadership Acumen: Unleashing Innovation and Creativity

Capella University Capella University


Learn strategies to enhance your professional value while aligning with the needs of a rapidly changing organization.


This on-demand seminar will teach you how to identify the barriers to innovation along with the methods for overcoming them. You will also learn to identify and understand the various personality types on a team, which will allow you to engage your colleagues collaboratively to create a culture of innovation relevant to nurses.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Define innovation.
  • Identify techniques to create a climate of innovation.
  • Describe key elements in creating innovation.
  • Analyze possible opportunities and barriers for innovation.
  • Identify and explain major personality types.
  • Differentiate between personality types, and identify appropriate strategies for leadership with each type.

Presented by

Mary Bemker


Bemker joined Capella in 1999 and was named director of the nursing department in 2011. She has an MS in education from Indiana University as well as an MSN and doctor of science in nursing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Her health care experience has spanned decades and includes multiple health care settings and roles—she has worked as a charge nurse in psychiatric intensive care, originated and directed a counseling and development program for a Fortune 500 company, managed nurses in the emergency room, and led a nonprofit agency serving high-risk youth and adolescents.

Lonnie Wederski


Wederski joined Capella in 2004 as an adjunct instructor. Since that time, he has served as a dissertation mentor, dissertation committee chairman and faculty chairman, and he has been a core faculty member since 2008. Prior to joining Capella, Wederski worked as a registered nurse in burn trauma and as a psychiatry clinician and administrator, and opened an independent inpatient center for women with eating disorders. His MBA is from the University of Phoenix, and he received his PhD from Walden University. He served as the executive director of a residential treatment center for abused and neglected children and served as chairman of Capella’s Faculty Review Panel. He also served as a primary subject matter expert in the development of Capella’s Master of Health Administration and Doctor of Health Administration programs.

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