LC18: Growing Leaders Through Volunteerism - Online Course

Volunteerism can greatly impact your professional journey.


Accreditation:  Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Volunteerism can greatly impact your professional journey. Join Beth Baldwin Tigges, Sigma President, Karen Gorton, Chair of the Regional Chapters Coordinating Committee, Gwen Sherwood, Chair of the Leadership Succession Committee, and Liz Madigan, Sigma Chief Executive Officer as they discuss their own journeys and illustrate the role Sigma plays in developing future leaders.


  • Discuss the professional impact of volunteering
  • Discuss how volunteering can help a nurse grow as a leader

About the Authors

Beth Baldwin Tigges, PhD, RN, PNP, BC, is President of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) (2017-2019). Over the past 30 years, she has served in numerous STTI international and chapter positions.

Dr. Karen Gorton, PhD, MS, RN, was a Scholar in the pilot cohort of the Experienced Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy. She is currently the Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Programs in the College of Nursing at the University of Colorado.

Gwen Sherwood, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF, is Professor and Associate Dean for Practice and Global Initiatives at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing. She was Co-Investigator for the award winning QSEN project, Quality and Safety Education for Nurses. She is co-editor of four books on quality and safety, and three on reflective practice. She is a faculty of the STTI Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy.

Dr. Elizabeth Madigan, PhD, RN, FAAN, has home healthcare experience in practice, administration and research. She has worked in a number of US home healthcare agencies. She is a health services researcher and currently has a program of research focused on outcomes in home healthcare patients. Madigan is the CEO Designate of Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing.

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