Power of YOU 2018 inaugural class is now full!

If you would like to reserve your spot for next year please contact Lisa Perius at 317-974-0888 or email at lisa@invma.org.

Are YOU ready to

Then the Power of YOU is just what your looking for.

What is the Power of You?  This program is modeled after our very popular Power of 10 for recent graduates.  The Power of You program is designed for those mid-career IVMA members (or members in any phase of their career) who may need a refresh, recharge, or renewal of their passion for veterinary medicine. This program features four one-day sessions in key areas to educate and inspire your career.  In addition to the great content being offered you will connect with colleagues during the four meetings.  Making new connections in your profession is important!

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Issue Illuminators

Insights Personality and Leadership – Dr. Heidi Hulon
August 23, 2018

Are you facing stress, empathy or burn-out?  How can you continue to burn bright and not burn out? Insights will give you a deeper understanding of yourself and how you communicate with and react to others and situations.   Once you understand yourself, you can better adapt to and relate to others.

This program will also cover the additional topics of:

Blind spots – areas of your personality that you may not be aware of but others are.  They may inhibit you from successfully interacting with others.  This will help you recognize and address them.

Handling Stress – we all have stress in our lives but some people seem to handle it better than others.  This help you address what triggers stress in your life and how to deal with it more effectively.

Insightful Goals – How to develop your goals so you can bring your vision/goal into reality and how to balance goals in all aspects of your life.

This session is generously sponsored by Elanco Animal Health.

The 5 Behaviors of a Cohesive Team – Dr. Michelle Harcha
September 19, 2018

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team – this will be an interactive workshop for veterinarians wanting to improve their team’s effectiveness and productivity through the understanding and application of The Five Behaviors™: Trust, Conflict, Commitment, Accountability, and Results.

Learning Objectives

  1. List the Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team.
  2. Learn to build trust on your team through vulnerability-based trust.
  3. Understand and demonstrate the benefits of healthy, productive conflict.
  4. Discuss how clarity and buy-in are key to achieving commitment
  5. Stress the importance of peer-to-peer accountability
  6. Create an action plan to improve your team’s productivity and results

Based on The New York Times best-selling author Patrick Lencioni’s book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. We will look at additional obstacles to effective communication individually and on teams such as setting healthy boundaries, saying no and exploring the reasons we do not, giving effective feedback, and learning to better engage in healthy conflict.


Veterinary Wellness Bootcamp – Dr. Elizabeth Strand
October 18, 2018

This workshop will explore what it takes to develop, maintain, and inspire wellbeing in yourself, your team, and the veterinary profession. Through evidence based research, short educational video, and self reflection, participants will assess their own wellbeing practices and make a plan for adjusting them in ways that will serve themselves and others in promoting a healthy profession.

The workshop will begin with the evidence for why veterinarians may be at risk for poor wellbeing and will end with hopeful, small and practical actions steps for one’s self and one’s team that will make a big difference.

Topics covered will include:

  • Emotional Labor
  • Moral Stress
  • Neural-integration
  • Brain States
  • The Healthy Mind Platter
  • Values Clarification
  • Positive activity interventions
  • Flow

Attendees will receive information from this workshop through both didactic and experiential methods. Attendees will receive a Wellbeing Bootcamp Workbook to use for engaging the workshop material.

This session is generously sponsored by Antech.

Financial and Practice Wellness Bootcamp
November 14, 2018

This workshop will cover two areas of practice wellness:

1. How to determine the value of a clinic and how to use the valuations:

Finding the right buyer or seller

Critical mistakes to avoid when transitioning

Best way to approach tax and legal challenges

This session is sponsored by Bank of America and will be presented by Mr. Christopher Howard.

2.“The Power of You – Protecting You and Your Assets”

One of your most valuable professional assets is your reputation and your ability to practice.  This session will focus on protecting these assets by better understanding professional liability and regulatory complaints in an ever changing society.  Veterinary medicine remains one of the most highly regarded professions. Yet, due to constant changes in technology and social media, the practice environment continues to evolve and subsequently presents many unique challenges for veterinarians today.  During the session, tips on how to avoid malpractice claims and board complaints will be shared and information will be provided on the appropriate types of coverage needed to assure broad protection against the fastest growing type of civil lawsuits – employment related lawsuits, which can be an HR pain point for many practices.  Actual closed claims will be utilized as examples in an interactive format to illustrate the importance of implementing strong risk management tools thereby helping to lower the incidence of claims and emPOWERing you, the veterinarian!

This session is generously sponsored by AVMA Professional Liability Trust and will be presented by Dr. Cynthia Mackenzie.


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Indianapolis, IN 46205
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Pricing & Discounts
  • Members

  • $199/ person
    • Includes:
    • All 4 Sessions
    • 20 Hours of CE
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  • Non-Members

  • $299/ person
    • Includes:
    • All 4 Sessions
    • 20 Hours of CE
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