Leader Exchange: How to Navigate Recruitment, Retention & Team Engagement in a New Era


Strategies for Leading Through Staffing Challenges

Join AORN Center for Perioperative Leadership at this live online edition of Leader Exchange. You'll hear from a panel of three perioperative leaders providing insights from their journey to safely staff their department and maximize retention in this new era.  

Staffing and retention have always been vital to the success of periop teams, but now more than ever as many facilities are faced with unprecedented staffing challenges. Team member burnout, difficulties with recruitment, and low retention are among the top challenges cited by periop leaders. This panel will offer creative solutions to help shift your mindset and build a modern team culture to overcome some of these barriers at your institution. 


  1. Identify the current challenges related to staffing and retention in the perioperative environment.
  2. Explain the need for a mindset shift when managing employees in the current environment.
  3. Describe creative solutions to recruitment, staffing, and retention.

Meet the Panelists

Paula Grayling DNP, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC, FAAN
Vice President, Nursing Surgical Services and Perioperative Services, Inova Health System

Associate Director Ambulatory Surgery Center, University of Iowa Health Care

Hope Waltenbaugh MSN, RN, SNOR, NE-BC
Vice President Perioperative Services, Allegheny Health Network

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