Joan Gurvis, MSN, RN

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    Joan Gurvis

Joan is a Program Designer and Lead Faculty for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Executive Nurse Fellows program at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®). She is also Practice Leader, Organizational Leadership Development, at CCL in Colorado Springs, where her work focuses in three areas: working with clients to deliver leadership solutions primarily in the organizational leadership arena, building capability within CCL to advance the Center’s organizational leadership practice, and facilitating programs focused on the C Suite. She is also a senior faculty for Leadership at the Peak. Most recently, Joan was the Managing Director — CCL Colorado Springs and a member of the Americas’ Senior Leadership team. As Managing Director, she held P & L responsibility while setting the strategic direction for client, operational, and portfolio functions of that business unit. Prior to this, Joan was the Group Manager of Individual Leader Development, in which role she had overall responsibility for CCL's flagship public offering, the Leadership Development Program (LDP)®, as well as The Looking Glass Experience. In addition to her CCL leadership responsibilities Joan trains programs in the Open Enrollment and Custom Solutions portfolio. Drawing upon her real world leadership experiences, Joan’s broad industry sector expertise—which includes expertise in human resource development and competency-based learning—brings a real and practical strength to the wide variety of clients with whom she works. She is a certified feedback specialist, has coached action learning teams, and has co-authored publications on Resiliency, Adaptability, and Balance. Prior to joining the Center, Joan was an assistant vice-president of U.S. Trust Company, a wealth-management firm. In this role, she was responsible for company-wide financial training, organizational development, and executive coaching. Joan also has extensive experience in the healthcare field. As founder and principal of Medi-Legal Consulting, she provided legal consultation to North Carolina law firms and developed custom programs for healthcare provider organizations throughout the state. A published author on healthcare, she also worked as a clinician, educator, and administrator. Joan has a long history of board service in support of her belief that community service is a practice field for leadership. She holds a B.S.N. from Duke University and an M.S.N. in Nursing Administration from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.