“Building a Foundation for Leadership Excellence” is a five day intensive program offering education through immersion and professional collegiality. The course is designed to develop long lasting effective leadership skills targeted to nurses in current or future management positions in all healthcare settings. Attendees explore innovations in nursing leadership, discover how to be a positive influence and how to translate the Future of Nursing into action. Whether its identifying strategies to improve retention, utilizing business plans and financial reports to drive decisions, integrating performance improvement activities and regulatory principles, frontline managers will benefit from this program by gaining new skills, perspectives and solutions to the difficult challenges they face every day. The course is presented by nurse experts from across Idaho. Portions of the course were developed by the Association of California Nurse Leaders, and the course has been made available in Idaho through a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.