Are you ready to take the next step in leadership and service for our profession? If you’re an AVMA member just emerging in your career (15 years out from veterinary school or less) and you’re looking for an exciting yearlong program to help you blaze your leadership path, the Future Leaders Program might just be the program for you. Watch the video above to learn more about the program from our facilitator and an alum of the program.
You don’t need to already be an established leader in organized veterinary medicine. Maybe you served as an officer for your SCAVMA in veterinary school, or you attended the Veterinary Leadership Experience previously; or perhaps you’ve just become a subcommittee member for your state veterinary medical association. If you’ve shown leadership involvement previously, are an AVMA member, and you’re 15 years out of veterinary school or less, this program can help you advance your leadership skills further to benefit the veterinary profession.
"AVMA's members should be proud of this program and I am confident that they will be impressed by these Future Leaders."
Dr. Ken Andrews
High Impact Facilitation December 14, 2011
The Future Leaders Program is unique and takes a holistic approach to leadership development. Its goal is to develop the strengths and talents of veterinarians, promoting their leadership skills for the benefit of the veterinary workplace, society as a whole, and especially our profession through leadership in organized veterinary medicine. To develop those skills, participants get to complete 360-degree assessments and follow their short- and long-term goals with our professional facilitator, Dr. Ken Andrews, while also fostering individual relationships with prominent veterinarians and participating in leadership lectures. Each class of Future Leaders also works as a team to develop novel, useable resources for AVMA members, thus strengthening teambuilding and project management skills. We need veterinarians emerging in their careers to get prepared to lead us into the future. Are you ready to take that next step?
AVMA Future Leaders Program Application and Nomination Form (PDF)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the Future Leaders Program
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2013-2014 Future Leaders Class Project: Veterinary Career Transitions
2012-2013 Future Leaders Class Project: Cultural Competency Resources
2011-2012 Inaugural Future Leaders Class Project: Leadership Skills for Veterinarians
2016 American Veterinary Medical Association