Surgeons to Leaders: CE Workshop

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Interested in learning more about training opportunities in shelter medicine? Check out our curriculum here

Veterinarians: Do you work in an animal shelter or spay/neuter clinic? Are you ready to move beyond the surgery suite and have a genuine policy voice and leadership role in your organization?

We  believe veterinarians are ideally positioned as leaders for the welfare of animals in shelters and the community, and we want to help you go from “Surgeons to Leaders” in a two-day CE workshop exclusicely for veterinarians.

This two-day, in person workshop will zero in on the unique leadership challenges you face.Veterinarians who attend will be able to put aside veterinary and technical issues for two days and focus in on what it takes to provide outstanding leadership to a team, including communication skills, self-awareness, collaborative decision making, conflict negotiation, and the essential practices of servant leadership.

This small group setting of veterinarians on a management career track provides a fun and safe environment for participants to improve their skills and connect with like-minded colleagues.

Registration is strictly limited – register today!

Participants will also have the option to stay an additional day to tour Operation Catnip, a large-scale community cat trap-neuter-return clinic capable of 200 surgeries in a single day, with Dr. Julie Levy on Sunday, July 10.

– Course credit:
13 Credits/Contact Hours or 1.3 CEU’s

– Dates:
July 8 and 9, 2016
(Optional tour of Operation Catnip clinic on July 10)

Tentative Schedule

Day 1 (July 8)

  • 8:00-8:30 a.m. Arrive
  • 8:30-9:00 a.m. Breakfast
  • 9:00-10:40 a.m. Session 1 (Welcome and Introductions & The Needs of Followers)
  • 10:40 a.m. Break, 5 minutes
  • 10:45 a.m. -12:00 p.m. Session 2 (Creating A-Teams & Employee Engagement)
  • 12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch
  • 1:00-1:55 p.m. Session 3 (7 Leadership Practices)
  • 1:55-2:00 p.m. Break, 5 minutes
  • 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Session 4 (Leadership Practices and Challenges Lab)
  • 4:30 p.m. End of Day 1

Day 2 (July 9)

  • 8:00-8:30 Arrive
  • 8:30-9:00 a.m. Breakfast
  • 9:00-10:40 a.m. Session 1 (Re-Cap from Day 1 & The Thomas-Kilmann Model for Conflict)
  • 10:40 a.m. Break, 5 min
  • 10:45 a.m. -12:00 p.m. Session 2 (The ED/MD Relationship)
  • 12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch
  • 1:00-1:55 p.m. Session 3 (Collaborative Decision Making)
  • 1:55-2:00 p.m. Break, 5 min
  • 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Session 4 (Rolling Out Changes and Panel Q & A)
  • 4:30 p.m. End of Day 2

“Surgeons to Leaders” and Emancipet

The Surgeons to Leaders CE workshop is presented in cooperation with Emancipet, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting affordable and accessible high-quality spay/neuter and veterinary care. Emancipet also provides training and consulting programs to animal welfare organizations across the country.