Presentations that Meet Your Needs...

I specialize in offering dynamic and engaging keynotes that translate quality evidence into relevant takeaways for your organization. Using narrative, audience participation, and humor, I strive to co-create safe spaces that promote inspiration and joy in learning.


Billy Rosa has an amazing capacity to deeply move his audience through his gentle humor, soul searching insights and engaging story-telling. He has redefined the importance of compassion in modern healthcare, urging us each in our own way to be more loving, more kind, more present. I left his keynote more uplifted and inspired than I can remember!
— Marie Shanahan, MA, BSN, HN-BC, President/CEO, The BirchTree Center for Healthcare Transformation

 

I am committed...

To integrity, respect, and personalizing content to the context and culture of your staff.

 
Sibley Memorial Hospital, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Washington, DC. August 2017.

Sibley Memorial Hospital, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Washington, DC. August 2017.

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Keynote topics include:

  • Holistic Approaches to Care
  • Palliative Care
  • Conscious Dying
  • Critical Care
  • Global Health
  • Compassion in Healthcare
  • The UN 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda
  • Spirituality
  • Healing
  • Additional Subject Matters as Needed
 

together we can...

Create new possibilities in healing, health, and well-being for all peoples everywhere, including the most vulnerable.

 
2nd International Integrative Nursing Symposium, Tucson, AZ. April 2017. 

2nd International Integrative Nursing Symposium, Tucson, AZ. April 2017. 


Billy Rosa is an evolved scholar, clinician, creative artist, and inspired humanitarian. His keynote presentations awaken us to ‘one human - one heart - one world’, for universal global connections. He is a master presenter, integrating the finest artistry with caring science, reminding nursing of ancient wisdom traditions alongside an evolving unitary worldview.
— Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, Founder/Director, Watson Caring Science Institute

St. John Hospital and Medical Center, Detroit, MI.  7th Annual Holistic Nursing Conference.  May 2017.

St. John Hospital and Medical Center, Detroit, MI. 7th Annual Holistic Nursing Conference. May 2017.


A highly engaged and inspirational speaker, Billy has the ability to capture the hearts and minds of both the seasoned expert and novice nurse... I will follow Billy and his leadership on the journey to strengthen our nursing workforce and meet the demands of the future.
— Joanne Miller, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, CNO & VP of Patient Care Services, Joint Faculty, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, Sibley Memorial Hospital, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Washington, D.C.

PAST AND upcoming presentations:

KEYNOTES

Opening Keynote. Taming the Mad Elephants: A Beginner’s Guide to Compassion. To be presented at the 8th Annual Integrative Nursing Conference, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA, May 2018.

Closing Keynote. A New Day: Compassion for Self, Other, and Planet. To be presented at the 8th Annual Integrative Nursing Conference, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA, May 2018.

Keynote. Taming the Mad Elephants: A Beginner’s Guide to Compassion. To be presented at the 2nd Annual Holistic Nursing Conference: Healing Through Compassion and Self-Awareness, The Valley Hospital, Valley Health System, Ridgewood, NJ, February 7, 2018.

Opening Keynote. Taming the Mad Elephants: A Beginner’s Guide to Compassion. Presented at Cultivating Compassion: Me Before You, Sibley Memorial Hospital, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Washington DC, August 17, 2017.

Closing Keynote. A New Day: Compassion for Self, Other, and Planet. Presented at Cultivating Compassion: Me Before You, Sibley Memorial Hospital, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Washington DC, August 17, 2017.

Opening Keynote. Taming the Mad Elephants: Compassion and Healthcare. Presented at the 7th Annual Holistic Nursing Conference, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, Detroit, MI, May 19, 2017.

Closing Keynote. Raise Your Game: Compassion for Self, Other, and Planet. Presented at the 7th Annual Holistic Nursing Conference, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, Detroit, MI, May 19, 2017.

Keynote. Taming the Mad Elephants: A Beginner’s Guide to Compassion. Presented at the 2nd Annual International Integrative Nursing Symposium, University of Arizona and University of Minnesota, Tucson, Arizona, April 7, 2017.


... a refreshing, clear keynote filled with insights, depth, solutions, and the joy of being.
Billy’s gentle approach belies the depth of knowing behind the words.
— Carole Anne Drick, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, Immediate Past-President, American Holistic Nurses Association

INVITED SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Panelist. A Deeper Dive into Healing through Compassion and Self-Awareness. To be presented at the 2nd Annual Holistic Nursing Conference: Healing Through Compassion and Self-Awareness, The Valley Hospital, Valley Health System, Ridgewood, NJ, February 7, 2018.

Panelist. Grief, Relief, and More: Bearing Witness to Loss Leading up to and at the End. Presented at Schwartz Center Rounds, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, August 7, 2017.

Panelist. End of Life Nurse Coaching in the Practice Setting. Presented at the End of Life Nurse Coaching Certification INCCP, International Nurse Coach Association, New York, NY, April 29, 2017.

Speaker. Global Partnerships in Nursing: The Rwandan Context. Presented at the 48th American Nephrology Nurses Association National Symposium, American Nephrology Nurses Association, Washington, D.C., April 10, 2017.

Panelist. Interprofessional Education and Practice for Improving Patient and Population Health Outcomes. Presented at Nurses: A Force for Change: Improving Health Systems’ Resilience, Seed Global Health, Massachusetts General Hospital, & the Global Nursing Caucus, Boston, MA, October 15, 2016.

 Speaker. The Making of a Nurse Athlete: An Innovative Framework to Prevent Compassion Fatigue. Presented at Holistic Nurses Day: Building a Caring Nursing Community, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NY, May 2012.  


Billy Rosa’s keynote address on compassion inspired nurses around the world at the 2nd International Integrative Nursing Symposium. With great humility and wisdom, he offered practical ways that nurses can transform their practices and themselves. The room was filled with laughter and tears and a deep knowing that our calling as nurses is sacred.
— Mary Jo Kreitzer, PhD, RN, FAAN, Director, Center for Spirituality and Healing, Professor, School of Nursing, University of Minnesota