Friday, January 88:00 - 9:30 AM and 1:00 – 2:30 PMPresented 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.
Friday, January 88:00 - 9:30 AM and 1:00 – 2:30 PMPresented 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:
Saturday, January 910:30 AM - 12:00 PMPresented 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.
Saturday, January 910:30 AM - 12:00 PMPresented 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.
Saturday, January 910:30 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:30 - 3:00 PMPresented by Richard Alampi
This workshop will focus on the essentials of member recruitment and retention and will explore the benefits of practice membership.
Saturday, January 91:30 - 3:00 PMPresented 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.
Saturday, January 91:30 - 3:00 PMPresented 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.