ATTENTION GRADUATES OF CVM CLASSES OF 2007-2013
Are you interested in IVMA’s Power of Ten Leadership Program?
The Power of Ten Leadership (POTL) Program is designed to cultivate leadership capacity in recent graduates and provide learning experiences that will enrich the individual and benefit the individual’s practice, community, and profession. It’s a way to help recent graduates answer questions like:
- “I finished veterinary school and I’m in practice – but how can I get a better grasp on what makes me tick?”
- “Now that I have a technical staff, how can I form, manage and lead an effective team?”
- “Who am I in the bigger picture, and what can I give to my family, my community, and my profession that will be my legacy?”
The Power of Ten Leadership Program will provide ten recent graduates (graduated from a college of veterinary medicine with a DVM degree in the years 2007-2013) with four leadership development sessions over a seven-month period. IVMA will provide topic experts and meeting expenses at no charge for participants to attend sessions that not only convey the key learning points about leadership, but also deepen the understanding of class members on a number of related topics. Sessions will include four face-to-face sessions in Indianapolis at the IVMA offices. Sessions will include:
- Personality assessments – understanding yourself and others to develop effective strategies to deal with different or difficult people/colleagues
- Communication within the practice setting and with staff
· Compassion/Treatment Fatigue – how do I cope with the challenges of practice?
· Potpourri Day – a full of day of key opinion leaders who will cover time management, goal-setting, legal issues, organized veterinary medicine, and financial matters – a very interactive and engaging session
What was the feedback from the POTL Class of 2012? See what they had to say:
“The POTL opportunity definitely filled a void that I had been looking to fill over the past few years. I have always had an interest in organized veterinary medicine stemming from my involvement in numerous organizations during high school and college. My first few years of my veterinary career were spent becoming comfortable with applying all the skills I had learned in veterinary school. The POTL experience provided me an opportunity to learn other important skills for a veterinarian such as communication, personality types, financial skills, and time management. This experience has also reignited my interest in organized veterinary medicine and has led me to pursue involvement with the IVMA and the Membership Committee. I would highly recommend this opportunity for all recent graduates.”
Jennifer S. Stresemann, DVM
Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine
Class of 2006
“I fully endorse the POTL. I was able to learn more about myself though personality and communication training. The training has paid of in more successful communication with my clients and staff. It is well worth your time and energy.”
Aaron Smiley, DVM
Devonshire Veterinary Clinic
We anticipate that classes will also create a sense of community and participants will likely build lasting bonds with members of their program class. The first class will be held around the end of August 2013, and conclude before the IVMA Annual Meeting in February, 2014. We will recognize the POTL participants at the IVMA Membership Meeting during the IVMA Annual Meeting on Saturday, February 1, 2014.
What do I need to do to sign up?
· First – Get your practice owner to commit to supporting your involvement in this initiative since it means you will likely miss four days of work for these important sessions.
· Second – Fill out the Power of Ten Leadership Program Application Form and wait to hear from the selection committee.
Click here for the application form - forward to IVMA at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 317/974-0985. The deadline to apply is August 1, 2013.
IVMA thanks Elanco Animal Health for their partnership on this important initiative!