OVTAA launches new V.I.T.A.L. program for leader development

OVTAA launches new V.I.T.A.L. program for leader development

The OVTAA VITAL Program offers veterinary practice managers the opportunity to complete a personal and professional development program comprised of in-person educational opportunities and activities over a 6-month period.

The VITAL Program offers veterinary practice managers the opportunity to participate in a six month program with monthly in-person educational sessions to help hone their practice management skills and advance in their personal growth as a leader and individual. The program consists of monthly meetings (~5 hours each) and includes content experts, meals, and lifelong connections at no charge to the participants. Current membership in the OVTAA is required.

Key Benefits:

•       Grow your network with like-minded professionals, fostering opportunities for collaboration and innovation.
•       Learn to balance work-life dynamics, improving personal well-being and professional efficiency.
•       Cultivate a well-rounded leadership style, balancing both empathy and assertiveness.
•       Master effective communication and conflict resolution, enhancing your ability to lead with clarity and empathy.
•       Embrace diversity and inclusion principles, enriching your practice with broader perspectives and improved client relations.
•       Gain expertise in inventory and financial management, optimizing your practice’s operational efficiency and profitability.
•       Cultivate a positive workplace culture, fostering a supportive and resilient team environment.
•       Strengthen recruitment and retention strategies, ensuring your practice attracts and maintains top talent.

Program Schedule:

There will be 6 in-person modules (5 hours each) and modules will be held monthly on Wednesdays from 9am-2pm. Format will vary by module. Most will be held at the PVMA office located in SW Portland. Full program details will be provided as soon as it is finalized.
· Communication & Conflict Resolution
· Equity Diversity Inclusion in Vet Med
· Inventory Management with Nicole Clausen
· Financial Management
· Workplace Culture / Wellness
· Recruitment & Retention
Program eligibility:
  • Current OVTAA member in good standing. For this inaugural program, participation is limited to persons who currently hold a leadership role within their organization.
  • Practice owner or direct leadership support is required to enter the program.
  • Commitment to participation and attendance during the 6 month program. A lot of time and resources have been used to provide this educational program free of charge to all participants. It is vital that you are able to attend each in person session and have a willingness to participate in group discussions. If you know you have pre-planned vacations or other commitments during the listed program dates, please refrain from applying this year.
  • By signing up for this program, you acknowledge that sponsors will gain access to your email contact information.
To be considered for program participation, please review the program information and schedule, complete the non-competitive application, and submit it by Friday, December 29th.
Send resumes to: VITAL.ovtaa@gmail.com
While we do call it an application, it really is meant to be a point of engagement and a way for us to get to know everyone, as we do tailor the program to better fit participants.

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