Are you interested in MVMA’s Power of Ten Leadership Program?



The Power of Ten Leadership (POTL) Program is designed to cultivate leadership capacity in recent graduates and provide learning experiences that will enrich the individual and benefit the individual’s practice, community, and profession.  It’s a way to help recent graduates answer questions like:
  • “I emerged from veterinary school and I’m in practice – but how can I get a better grasp on what makes me tick?”
  • “Now that I have a technical staff, how can I form, manage and lead an effective team?”
  • “Who am I in the bigger picture, and what can I give to my family, my community, and my profession that will be my legacy?”

The Power of Ten Leadership Program will provide ten recent graduates (graduated from a college of veterinary medicine with a DVM degree within the last ten years) with leadership development sessions over an eight-month period.  We will explore personal and professional communication, financial growth, the many facets of organized veterinary medicine, and how to grow as a leader in your practice and your profession.  MVMA will provide topic experts, food and beverage expenses at no charge for participants to attend sessions that encourage active discussion between presenters and participants.
Possible topics/sessions include:

  • Media Relations (includes social media)
  • Marketing your Practice and Skills
  • Communication within the practice setting
  • Personal goal-setting
  • Personality assessments – understanding yourself and others to develop effective strategies to deal with a variety of people and situations (conflict resolution)
  • Financial Advice, student debt management
  • Compassion/Treatment Fatigue
  • Time Management
  • Legal Issues
  • Legislative Advocacy
  • Mentorship Activities
  • Pet Insurance and Wellness Plans

We anticipate that classes will also create a sense of community and participants will likely build lasting bonds with members of their program class. The first class will be held in early 2022, and conclude before the MVMA Annual Meeting in 2023.  A MVMA board member will chair each session and introduce the topic and guest speaker. Please indicate your interest or register here or call 651-645-7533 to speak to Kelly Andrews to find out more.