8th ICCVM Conference 2018

Pre-Conference Workshops 

Thursday, March 22, 2018 

The pre-conference day program is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 8 CE Credits

Deadline to sign up for the pre-conference workshops is February 25th.
We need a minimum of 12 registrants in order for each workshop to take place.

7:30 - 8:30 am - Breakfast 
Also included:
Two refreshment breaks (10:00 - 10:30 am, 3:00 - 3:15 pm) and Lunch (12:30 - 1:30 pm).

8:30 - 5:00 pm - Leadership Communication Skills for Veterinary Practice: Tools and Strategies for Facilitating Effective Meetings, Conflict Resolution, and Decision Making Processes 

Learn, practice, and apply a variety of principles and processes for leading and communicating from a value based, people focused perspective from a leading scholar and practitioner. Dr. Jennifer Walinga draws upon her experience as a consultant to multiple organizations as well as an Olympic athlete to share lessons of peak team performance, leadership, and communication. During this full day workshop you will be given opportunities to hone your facilitation and leadership skills by tackling relevant interpersonal, group, and organizational communication challenges drawing upon the latest research, tools and systems. You will explore the relationship between problem solving, collaboration, and decision making and learn specific and effective tools for leading your team through each phase. You will learn simple ways to apply communication planning to your everyday interactions as a leader and facilitator as well as effective tools for ensuring your meetings are purposeful, productive, and engaging. Conflict is a natural aspect of diverse groups, yet we need diverse perspectives in order to generate excellent solutions. Learn how to navigate conflict and communicate in ways that welcome and leverage diversity. You will leave the course with several concrete culture building, meeting facilitation, and decision making tools, and you will have designed your own communications action plan. 

8:30 - 5:00 pm - Enhancing Communication Coaching in Veterinary Medicine:Taking Your Coaching Abilities to the Next Level 

Whether you are working in veterinary practice or educational settings, communication coaching is as crucial to success as ongoing coaching about clinical reasoning or any other medical technical skill. This full-day experiential workshop is therefore intended for any practitioner or educator who is responsible for communication coaching or supervision of individuals or teams, small group facilitation or in-the moment teaching. The workshop will provide participants with multiple opportunities to examine and practice their coaching skills. We will focus on:
  • Sharpening participants’ coaching skills and identifying the clinical communication skills that make a difference in education and veterinary practice – we will explore the specific clinical communication skills worth teaching and how to teach them with rigor in both settings
  • Structuring the coaching process to maximize learning and provide a safe learning environment
  • Coaching to take full advantage of the interdependence between clinical content, clinical reasoning and clinical communication
  • Integrating communication research evidence into coaching
  • Planning for how to make coaching an expected, iterative process in your practice or educational setting
Participants will have opportunities to work in small groups with master coaches and trained simulators to practice coaching skills and to give and receive feedback about those skills. While engaging in these activities, we will be working with practical frameworks, handouts, and other resources that will help participants apply what they learn during the workshop to their own educational and practice settings. If part of your professional portfolio includes self-development, leadership, coaching and mentoring, this session is designed for you.

This program 573-32130 is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 22.50 CE Credits (22.50 max) being available to any one veterinarian: and/or 22.50 Veterinary Technician CE Credits (22.50 max). This RACE approval is for the subject matter categories of: Category Three: Non-Scientific-Practice Management/Professional Development using the delivery method of Seminar/Lecture Interactive-Distance. This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board's CE requirements. RACE does not "accredit" or "endorse" or "certify" any program or person, nor does RACE approval validate the content of the program.