JANUARY 9-12, 2020

Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

Evolution of Leadership


Registration open

Quality leadership education for veterinarians at every stage of their career

Along with governance and networking, leadership development programming is one of the core components of VLC. VLC 2020 offers a comprehensive and innovative program of high-quality continuing education for veterinary professionals, including nearly 30 different educational opportunities ranging in topic from Zoognosis: What Animals Teach Us About Leadership to Issues in Veterinary Medicine.

Which sessions should I attend?

Programming is made up of tracks geared toward three categories:

  • Rising Leaders: Attendees with a desire to serve as a volunteer leader, and with little or no prior leadership experience
  • Experienced Leaders: Attendees who want to grow their leadership skills and have prior experience as a volunteer leader
  • Presiding Leaders: Attendees with a desire to perfect their leadership skills and who currently serve as a chair, president, CEO or executive director of a volunteer leadership body.

VLC workshops are formulated with six design principles of leadership in mind. Workshops will focus on these topics:

  • Culture & Purpose: Organizations are changing their focus from profit and short-term advancement 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.
  • 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 work as they see fit, creating a high degree of freedom and responsibility.
  • Network of Teams: Technology and connectivity have increased our workers' ability to self-organize and collaborate. Working as a network allows teams to organize with many 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 more crucial than rigid short-term plans.
  • Radical Transparency: Radical transparency and strategic use of technology equip team members with abundant real-time information, increasing the speed and accuracy of decisions.

Continuing Education credits provided. Visit https://www.aavsb.org/DLR to locate the detailed CE license renewal requirements for your state veterinary board.

AVMA Veterinary Leadership Conference Waiver and Release of Claims (PDF)

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A special thank you to VLC Presenting Partner Zoetis.