Leadership SIG

The Leadership SIG has reached a significant milestone: as of March 2019 we have more than 1,800 Leadership SIG members for the first time in AAACN's history!

Leadership SIG!Welcome to the Leadership SIG!

The goal of the Leadership SIG (L-SIG) is to develop and support ambulatory leaders. L-SIG members are diverse – from new leaders to seasoned experts.

The Leadership SIG provides a forum for leadership development and mentoring of ambulatory nurses who are leaders, or for those who aspire to be leaders. Via conference presentations, conference calls, website communications, Connected Communities postings and other forums, the SIG provides opportunities to share ideas, policies and procedures, and best practices among ambulatory nursing leaders.

The Leadership SIG was founded in 2004 by AAACN members who were interested in creating a forum to discuss leadership issues. Since that time, the Leadership SIG has grown and a SIG Charter was developed. Members meet annually at the AAACN Annual Conference and stay connected throughout the year via the Connected Communities (online networking community).

The Leadership SIG maintains an Advisory Board with a Chair and Chair-elect, Vice Chair(s) and additional appointed members. The leaders of the L-SIG Advisory Board and L-SIG work group members are volunteers with expressed interest in working with others to promote the purpose, vision and goals of the AAACN Leadership SIG.

The AAACN Board of Directors appoints one of the Board members as a SIG liaison to communicate SIG interests and needs to the Board.

General Information


Find out if we have an event scheduled in the Special Interest Groups (SIGS) tab on the Events page.

Volunteers and Involvement

Many SIG members expressed interest in working on the toolkit topics or other short term projects which may occur throughout the year. Even a little involvement by many volunteer members will go a long way toward achieving our goals! If you are interested in helping or have ideas to share, please contact the SIG Chair.

The Leadership SIG has reached a significant milestone: as of March 2019 we have more than 1,800 Leadership SIG members for the first time in AAACN's history!

Leadership SIG Connected Community

Each SIG has been added to the Connected Community platform for all of your networking.

Members network via communities that provide archiving of discussions, a document library, search feature, digest options, and a customization profile for each member, and is mobile friendly.

Find out more about the AAACN Connected Community | Leadership SIG Connected Community

The Leadership Toolkit

The Leadership Toolkit is an ever growing document maintained by the AAACN Leadership SIG.

It is composed of a main introduction document which explains the foundation tools that are the basis of the Leadership Toolkit: The ACHE Leadership Competency standards, the AONE Leadership Competency standards, and the QSEN.

To get the full benefit of the Leadership Toolkit, users should have an active connection to the Web when viewing the files listed below.

The toolkit includes two grids that contain literature reviews which reference the foundation documents, and literature review grids also have links to other website items, and articles, and tools.

Visit the Leadership Toolkit (Members only)

SIG Leadership

2019-2020 SIG Leadership

Pamela Del Monte

Vice Chair

Past Chair
Aileen Oh

Board Liaison
Anne T. Jessie, DNP, RN

Advisory Committee Members

Past Leadership SIG Chairs

  • 2018-2019 Aileen Oh, MSN, RN
  • 2015-2018 Chris Ruygrok, MBA, RN
  • 2014-2015 Ria Ganary, MHA, RN
  • 2013-2014 Diane Resnick, MPA, RN
  • 2012-2013 Kathy Mertens, DNP, RN
  • 2011-2012 Tricia Ruiz, MBA, RN, NEA
  • 2010-2011 Peggy Church, RN
  • 2008-2010 Margarita Gore, MBA, RN
  • 2006-2008 Eileen Esposito, DNP, RN-BC, CPHQ
  • 2004-2006 Janet Moye, PhD, RN, CNAA