Workshops

Get More Volunteers NOW!

Friday, January 8
8:00 - 9:30 AM and 1:00 – 2:30 PM
Presented by Cynthia D'Amour, MBA
 
Are you tired of having to beg folks to volunteer? People promising to do work—and then nothing? Feeling like you are doing it all? This workshop will help you to get more work done through the efforts of others, showcase the value of involvement to potential volunteers, and help you to turn the "I don't have time" into "I can't wait to volunteer!" The secret to creating an abundance of happy volunteers is shifting to a more engaging style of leadership. Cynthia D'Amour, MBA, Leadership Strategist and author of The Lazy Leader's Guide to Outrageous Results will teach you how to get more work done through the involvement of others.
 
After attending this workshop, you will be able to:
  •  Get more work done through the efforts of others.
  •  Showcase value of involvement to potential volunteers.
  •  Turn "I don't have time" into "I can't wait to volunteer!"

Legal Issues Confronting Associations, Management and Leadership, Duties and Responsibilities

Friday, January 8
8:00 - 9:30 AM and 1:00 – 2:30 PM
Presented by Kimberly A. Pendo

Most have had first-hand experience with a wide range of legal issues. In this workshop, you will learn the basics and take a fresh look at the latest legal developments. This will be a fast-paced exploration of the many legal issues – both simple and complex – that affect not-for-profit organizations.

Stomping Out Compassion Fatigue

Friday, January 8
8:00 - 9:30 AM and 1:00 – 2:30 PM
Presented by Dr. Elizabeth Strand 

Everyone has tough days in which things do not go well. If you are not careful, the tough days can build up and cause negative effects. In this workshop, you will learn ways to prevent compassion fatigue.

After attending this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Define compassion fatigue
  • Describe how to minimize it in your daily life

LifePrint for Successful Veterinary Professionals

Saturday, January 9
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Presented by Jennifer Quammen, DVM, MPH and Ryan Smith, MS

The level of wellness among veterinary professionals has been decreasing in recent years. Many of these individuals are unaware of even basic strategies that can directly improve their health and wellness. The LifePrint presentation will review basic strategies to implement and improve personal wellness within the topics of nutrition, sleep, stress, mental performance and movement patterns.

After attending this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Develop an awareness of personal wellness
  • Learn about specific strategies related to wellness
  • Implement at least one wellness strategy from the LifePrint

The Imposter Veterinarian: Shattering the Psychological Glass Celling that Limits Careers

Saturday, January 9
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Presented by Drs. Karen M. Bradley and Douglas G. Aspros

In today’s highly competitive and global marketplace, it is challenging to navigate the realities of the workplace and learn the necessary skills of self-advocacy, networking, and political (organizational) savvy without first tackling the self-limiting beliefs that affect self-confidence and self-worth as a professional. Many face the "Imposter Syndrome," where they create their own internal glass ceiling. This session explores the current concepts and research behind the “Imposter Syndrome” and the speakers provide strategies for how all professionals can change negative thoughts to positive ones and become leaders.

Members – How to Get ‘Em and How to Keep ‘Em

Saturday, January 9
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:30 - 3:00 PM
Presented by Richard Alampi 

This workshop will focus on the essentials of member recruitment and retention and will explore the benefits of practice membership.

After attending this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Describe the keys to successful membership campaigns
  • Explain the practice membership model

Shifting the Paradigm around Sleep and Stress

Saturday, January 9
1:30 - 3:00 PM
Presented by Jennifer Quammen, DVM, MPH and Ryan Smith, MS 

Common knowledge espouses that a good night’s sleep and controlling stress strongly correlate with performance. Most feel that you just need to “sleep more” and “remove stress” from your life. We know this isn’t practical – instead we offer methods to increase sleep quality and control your response to stress.

After attending this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Develop knowledge of sleep quantification
  • Develop an understanding of Heart Rate Variability (HRV)
  • Understand the relationship among sleep, stress and performance

Striking a Balance: Choice and Flexibility as a Veterinary Professional

Saturday, January 9
1:30 - 3:00 PM
Presented by Dr. Karen M. Bradley

Balancing and blending a professional career, personal interests, and family responsibilities is difficult. Making the choice to add leadership roles into the mix can lead to either fulfillment or stress. Learn how to make the appropriate choices for your career and leverage your skill sets to find the volunteer and leadership positions that will add a sense of professional achievement accomplishment to your life. For Association executives in the audience, learn how you can work with your members and volunteer leaders to give them those choices as well as how to develop programs that foster discussions on work-life balance.

 

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

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