Your Legacy as a Leader (leadership series)

Your Legacy as a Leader (leadership series)

People often think about legacy in terms of an inheritance they receive when a loved one dies. However, legacy is much more than that! During this interactive session, participants will have the opportunity to learn what really constitutes legacy, appreciate how legacy influences a leader’s daily behaviors, and explore how personal leadership and legacy are relevant to everyone, irrespective of position. Ways to nurture one’s personal leadership legacy will be explored.


Karen H. Morin, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN

Dr. Karen Morin is Professor Emerita, the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee [UWM]. Dr. Morin has held teaching positions in state and public higher education institutions. She has expertise in doctoral education [PhD & DNP], curriculum development and program evaluation, faculty development, leadership, and maternal child nursing. She served as Associate Editor for the Journal of Nursing Education from 2012-2017; she currently serves as one of the Editors for the Journal of Advanced Nursing, the Journal of Clinical Nursing, and Nursing Open. She was recently appointed the Professional Development Editor for the Journal of Advanced Nursing, the Journal of Clinical Nursing, and Nursing Open. She is an accomplished author, having published over 270 articles, editorials, and columns. She has spoken to national and international audiences on a variety of topics including the impact of obesity on pregnancy outcomes, the need to develop leaders in nursing writ large, retiring with intention, succession planning, leaving a legacy, and faculty development needs. She served as President of Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing from 2009-2011. As the first president who was not an US citizen, she helped propel the organization in becoming truly global. She is a founding faculty of the STTI & J & J Maternal-Child Health Nurse Leadership Academy and served as faculty in that academy for 10 years. She has served as faculty member, mentor or advisor in several Sigma Leadership programs. Her expertise and contributions to nursing were acknowledged by her induction into the American Academy of Nursing and the Academy of Nurse Educators. Morin holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, a MSN from the University of Central Arkansas, and a Doctor of Science in Nursing [converted to a PhD in Dec. 2013] from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.