The AVMA is seeking to identify emerging leaders in veterinary medicine for a pilot leadership development program.
Up to 10 participants will be selected for mentorship in a yearlong AVMA Future Leaders Program. This pilot program is designed to bolster leadership and problem-solving skills related to organized veterinary medicine.
Veterinarians are invited to apply if they have graduated within the past 15 years and are interested in developing their leadership skills so they can take an active role in the AVMA and other veterinary organizations. Preference will be given to those with leadership experience and those nominated by a principal or constituent allied organization in the AVMA House of Delegates.
Participants will take part in leadership and project management training exercises, working with a professional facilitator. They will also work together on a focused project impacting organized veterinary medicine.
If the AVMA implements the Future Leaders Program as an ongoing program, it envisions the 2011-2012 participants serving in mentorship roles for the 2012-2013 group.
Nominations are due by March 21. To apply, to nominate a colleague with leadership potential, or to learn more program details, go to www.avma.org, click on the blue "Services" bar, and scroll down to "Leadership development." E-mail questions or call (800) 248-2862, Ext. 6636.
Pfizer Animal Health is providing support for this program, which originated with the AVMA staff working group on leadership strategy. The Executive Board approved it with the concurrence of the Task Force on AVMA Programs for Students and Recent Graduates.