VLC Schedule

The Veterinary Leadership Conference Planning Committee is hard at work developing the AVMA Veterinary Leadership Conference 2019. Check back this spring for more information.​

About the VLC

The VLC is comprised of AVMA governance meetings, continuing education sessions focused on leadership development, and networking opportunities. Its purpose is to equip veterinary professionals at all stages of their careers for personal and professional leadership that will benefit both the individual attendee and the veterinary profession. Attendees are from all areas within the veterinary profession at various stages of their leadership journey's.

New in 2019! The VLC will focus on six design principles. Principles are outlined below.

Leadership Development Sessions

Culture & Purpose: Organizations are changing their focus from profit alone to a long term value based model. Aiming to do well by doing good creates a visionary purpose that brings together stunning talent, committed shareholders, partners and communities. This formula creates profit.

Collective Leadership: Circumstances and markets change rapidly as information flows faster. Rather than controlling through process and hierarchy, organizations can achieve better results by inspiring and empowering people at the edges to pursue the work as they see fit, creating a high degree of freedom and responsibility.

Network of Teams: Technology and connectivity has increased our ability to self-organize, collaborate more. Working as a network allows us to organize with many different kinds of connections, and increased autonomy.

People First: Next-stage organizations allow members the freedom to be their passionate, motivated, authentic, and diverse selves in the pursuit of tasks that fit individual interests, talents, and strengths.

Experiment & Adapt: Progressive organizations understand that a long-term vision is essential but the ability to adapt and experiment in ever-evolving environments is superior to the ability to create rigid short-term plans.

Radical Transparency: Radical transparency and leveraging technology equip team members with abundant real-time information, increasing the speed and accuracy of decisions.

Continuing Education

CE is provided for attending select educational sessions. Please visit www.aavsb.org to review the list of current program standards. Mechanisms for certification and documentation of attendance are determined by the policies of individual state boards and are your compliance responsibility.

If you attended the AVMA Veterinary Leadership Conference 2018 and would like to obtain a copy of your CE certificate, please email vlc@avma.org.

A special thank you to Zoetis for their continued support of VLC and their commitment to the veterinary profession.