Are you interested in MVMA’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 emerged from 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 within the last six years) with leadership development sessions over an eight-month period.  MVMA will provide topic experts, food and beverage 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. The sessions will be face-to-face meetings in the Twin Cities (usually 6-9 pm).  Possible topics/sessions include:

  • Media Relations (includes social media)
  • Marketing your Practice and Skills
  • Communication within the practice setting
  • Personal goal-setting
  • Personality assessments – understanding yourself and others to develop effective strategies to deal with variety of people and situations (conflict resolution)
  • Financial Advice, student debt management
  • Compassion/Treatment Fatigue
  • Time Management
  • Legal Issues
  • Legislative Advocacy
  • Mentorship Activities
  • Pet Insurance and Wellness Plans

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 in March or April, and conclude before the MVMA Annual Meeting in February 2018.  A MVMA board member will chair each session and introduce the topic and guest speaker. Please contact the MVMA (dant@mvma.org) or call 651-645-7533 to find out more and to register for 2017 sessions.There is no charge for participation and dinner is provided.