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A Leadership Programme for Practice Owners, Managers, and Team Leads.

There’s no better skill to invest in than leadership

Outstanding! I was promised it would be transformational and it hasn’t disappointed.

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Subscriptions start from $295/£200 per month

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Become the leader that your team deserves

VetX Leaders is a training program that gives you, the veterinary leader, all the tools to build an awesome culture in your veterinary practice.

Designed for leaders of all skill levels and experience, you will join a community of people looking to do leadership the right way. Whether you are a long-time practice owner who needs to sort out their recruitment issues, a newly promoted practice manager that’s looking for guidance and support, or a team lead that needs to get rid of a gossip culture, Leaders is the place for you.

With 14 hours of on-demand CE from leadership expert, multiple-time practice owner, and VMX speaker of the year 2019 Dr. Dave Nicol, you can learn all the skills needed to run a successful and profitable veterinary practice, in your own time, from anywhere in the world.

This program is applicable toward the continuing education requirement for the Certified Veterinary Practice Manager (CVPM) program offered by the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association (VHMA).

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Course Features

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14 hours of on-demand continuing education

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Weekly coaching and Q&A sessions with leadership expert Dr. Dave Nicol

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Actionable toolkits, resources, and bonus content to ensure your success

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Access to our helpful Leaders community

Course Modules

As a Leaders community member, Dr Dave Nicol will take you through the 4 key areas needed for you to create an efficient and happy team: Leadership, Hiring, Performance Management and Vision & Strategy.

These on-demand video resources, combined with the VetX toolkits and weekly coaching sessions provide everything a modern veterinary leader needs to build a flourishing veterinary practice.

Leadership

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Ten Principles For Leadership Success

Leaders need a toolkit for success. In this presentation, we’ll focus on what those are and how you should use them.

Module Length:

1.5 Hours

Study Time:

2 Hours

Leadership

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The Generational Divide

Generational shift is occurring and it’s causing problems in the workforce. Understanding & overcoming these issues is essential for anyone building a team.

Module Length:

1 Hour

Study Time:

1 Hour

Leadership

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Time Management Mastery

Time management is something we all struggle with. In this eye-opening session, you’ll learn how to create 500 quality hours extra each year with some minimal habit changes.

Module Length:

1.5 Hours

Study Time:

45 Minutes

Leadership

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Positivity, Beating F.E.A.R & Avoiding Burnout

How do we toughen our minds so we can show up as the best version of ourselves each day? We’ll formulate your mental toughness plan in this session.

Module Length:

1 Hour

Study Time:

1 Hour

Hiring

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The Personal Profile (AKA Avatar)

Mistake number one is not creating the avatar of your perfect team member for each role. We’ll talk about how to build your avatars then use the details to inform the rest of the hiring process.

Module Length:

1 Hour

Study Time:

1 Hour

Hiring

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The Selection Process

Using testing is a smart way to rule candidates in or out fairly. And most people have no idea how to perform an effective interview. In this session, you’ll learn how to create selection test processes and perform highly effective interviews.

Module Length:

1.5 Hours

Study Time:

1 Hour

Hiring

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Writing And Using Job Adverts That Get Responses

How do you write a good job advert that gets results? We answer this question during this session and will have you writing job ads that help attract the right applicant while putting off all the others.

Module Length:

2 Hours

Study Time:

2 Hours

Leadership

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Onboarding For Success

When you hire someone, the job is not done. In fact, it’s just getting started because you still have to get them up to speed fast. In this session, we focus on onboarding new team members, so they become effective fast.

Module Length:

1.5 Hours

Study Time:

1 Hour

Performance

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Values & Behaviour Statements

Successful practices understand values and how they drive behaviour. They can articulate these and use them to drive good behaviours and outcomes. You’ll learn how and create your own in this module.

Module Length:

1.5 Hours

Study Time:

1 Hour

Performance

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Triple Loop Leadership and Feedback

Based on clear communication, regular check-in and good feedback, this system takes all the stress out of performance management.

Module Length:

1.5 Hours

Study Time:

1 Hour

Performance

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Objectives & Measures

Most individuals do not have a clear expectation of what work they are expected to complete and to what standard. This is remedied by having clear written objectives for each position.

Module Length:

1.5 Hours

Study Time:

1 Hour

Performance

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Handling Difficult Employees

Understanding human needs and communication preferences is essential for all leaders. Once we understand more about how people work, managing them (even the difficult ones) gets easier.

Module Length:

1.5 Hours

Study Time:

1 Hour

Vision & Strategy

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Creating Your Vision Statement

Every well-led business has a clearly articulated vision. This is job one for every Leader yet very few practices have this in place. In this module, you’ll learn how to craft a vision statement that works.

Module Length:

1.5 Hours

Study Time:

3 Hours

Vision & Strategy

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Execution: Turning Your Vision Into Reality

Vision without execution is called hallucination. In this session, you’ll learn how to bring your vision to life and weave it through the fabric of your business.

Module Length:

1.5 Hours

Study Time:

1 Hour

Who Is Leaders For?

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Practice Owners

Develop your leadership skills and make running your practice fun again.

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Practice Managers

Learn how to manage all personalities and generations.

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New Practice Owners

Thinking of opening a practice? There is no better time to learn the principles of good leadership than before you start.

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Team Leads

Give your leadership team the skills they need to thrive in their roles

Outstanding! I was promised it would be transformational and it hasn’t disappointed; this is my Ettinger for leadership!
Dr R Turmel

Practice Owner, Canada

Weekly Group Coaching

Weekly group coaching session with a veterinary leadership expert to help get you unstuck.

Taking place every Wednesday at 3:30 pm ET / 8:30pm UK.

All included in your monthly membership fee.

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Get expert advice on how to approach difficult leadership challenges

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Meet and share ideas with other like-minded veterinary leaders

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Ask questions about the course content and make the material directly relevant to your practice

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Take part from anywhere in the world, in any time zone with questions submitted in advance and recordings of each session available to all members

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Your Instructor

Dr Dave Nicol

BVMS Cert Mgmt MRCVS

Dr. Dave Nicol is a performance management and veterinary leadership expert, the founder of VetX International, and the Leaders main course instructor.

He speaks at conferences around the world, coaches senior team leaders and executives on how to create high-performing teams, and was the VMX 2019 practice management educator of the year.

As well as owning several practices around the globe in his 20+ years of experience in the veterinary industry. He is also a recognised expert in the field of leadership and performance management with a track record of delivering growth in every practice he has worked or owned.

He has written three books, most recently ‘So You’re A Vet…Now What?’. A book for new graduate veterinarians that helps them to learn essential lessons about life in practice that they weren’t taught at vet school.

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