DEVELOPING LEADERS. ADVANCING CAREERS. GROWING POTENTIAL.
The Power of 10 will have a combination of in-person, teleconference, and webinar meetings. Participants will discuss dates and times for the teleconference/accountability meetings at the initial meeting.
GVMA will select up to 10 participants into the Power of 10 Leadership Academy. Participants will have access to leaders, skills, and experiential opportunities that promote personal, professional, and career growth. Best of all, Power of 10 is free, you acquire free CE, and requires only your commitment to learning and improvement.
As a veterinarian we take on many roles in the community. The Power of 10 will provide guidance in answering basic questions like:
“What are my future goals in veterinary medicine as a student, doctor, counselor, mentor, and leader?”
“How do I develop and maintain a work life balance that assists me in reaching my future goals?”
In-person learning experiences are scheduled to minimize the impact on working hours and the entire program is designed to garner support from practice owners who recognize their key responsibility in developing human resources. You will need a letter of support from your employer for attendance. Participants will also have the opportunity to participate in the Recent Graduates Conference and the GVMA Fall Convention.
Participants will receive full tuition scholarships to the program. GVMA will provide food for gatherings, coaches and the curriculum team, and lodging for the first meeting (Recent Graduates Conference); participants are otherwise responsible for their own lodging if needed and for transportation to all learning experiences.
“My favorite part of this experience was the personal growth that happened because of this group. I do and will continue to cherish the friendships that I have made. I think all of us have grown as individuals, professionals, parents, friends, colleagues, associates, bosses but most importantly young (I use that term loosely) LEADERS!”
Melissa Roberts, DVM / Kennesaw Mountain Animal Hospital, Kennesaw
“I just feel that each workshop had such a positive impact on all aspects of my life allowing me to become a more effective and well rounded person (veterinarian, mother, wife, friend).”
Caitriona Matthews, DVM / Weems Road Animal Hospital, Columbus
“I loved the relationships that were formed. I look forward to growing in the GVMA with these people and serving in positions with the association as we progress in our careers.”
Rory Hekking, DVM / Etowah Animal Hospital, Marietta
Dr. Tasha Axam and Dr. Melissa Roberts – two GVMA members recognized collectively for their leadership, communication, and business skills – are the Power of 10 curriculum coaches. They’ll be assisted by a team of subject matter experts, veterinary mentors, and certified facilitators in helping Power of 10 participants grow through in-depth, high-impact learning experiences.
Dr. Rory Hekking, Dr. Emily Adesso, and Dr. Caitriona Mathews are prior Power of 10 participants that will be directly involved with the leadership academy creating a bridge between mentorship and leadership.
Dr. Keri Riddick, GVMA’s Immediate Past President and Chair of the GVMA Leadership Committee, oversees the program and is the biggest advocate for leadership at all ages and stages. A practice owner and established leader within the GVMA, her local constituent group, and her community, Dr. Riddick is a great example of what strong leadership looks like. Susan Blevins, GVMA’s Executive Director, will be handling all of the logistics for our group and ensuring that your learning experience is top notch in every way.
For those candidates seriously interested in growing professionally with the Power of 10 Leadership Academy, we need you to be aware that our group will communicate at least once a month. There will be a total of 6 face-to-face meetings during the year, with the first meeting being comprised of a weekend retreat combined with the Young Leaders Conference. The additional meetings will be teleconference or skype calls.
Below is an outline/draft of our required events for the 2019-2020 year: