CPD Calendar 2020

Take a look below at our upcoming Webinars and CPD events and follow the links to book/register.

Greening Up: Practical Steps to Sustainable Practice

3rd Mar 2020

What exactly is sustainability? Is it carbon or waste or both? And what could and should veterinary practices be focusing on to make the biggest impact? Quite apart from the ethical obligations, sustainability makes good business sense. From the PR angle, your clients will increasingly want to know you care, as will potential new staff members. Legally you are obliged to adhere to certain regulations and these will continue to become tougher, and financially, saving energy and waste saves money.

Ellie West is a leading light in veterinary sustainability, campaigning within the wider profession as well as leading by example in her own role at Davies Veterinary Specialists. She is joined by April Sotomayor who advises a range of businesses and professions on sustainability and together they take you through the challenges and practical solutions towards becoming a greener practice.

Who will benefit: Anyone in practice with an interest in or responsibility for sustainability and/or waste management.

VMG-SPVS Joint CPD Series
One day workshop
Milton Keynes

CVPM Preparation Workshops

7th Mar 2020
The VMG Certification and Training Committee will be holding four FREE information and examination preparation workshops around the country in 2020. Past candidates have said that attending one of these workshops has been vital to their success in obtaining the qualification.
 
The purpose of the workshop is to:
  • Understand the overall concept and content of the CVPM
  • Advise on the examination itself, format of questions and presentations and suggested approaches
  • Provide the opportunity to meet the members of the C&T Committee, responsible for examining and awarding the CVPM
The workshops are also a great opportunity to meet other like minded managers and share ideas and thoughts on management training needs.
CVPM
Half day workshop
Bristol & York

Progressing Into Management

18th Mar 2020

Moving into a management role can be daunting, particularly if you are promoted within your practice and so find yourself managing colleagues.  But if you make the transition smoothly, it can be very rewarding both to the practice and to you personally.  There are some key things you can learn such as how to give positive feedback, the art of delegation and the importance of consistency.  Fiona and Becky, Business Support Managers with VetPartners, both have long experience of supporting vet practice.  They will describe different leadership styles and management techniques, including role specific case studies and scenarios to help you tailor the advice to your specific needs 

Who will benefit:  Vets, nurses or reception staff who have recently moved up to Clinical Director, Head Nurse, Head Receptionist or Practice Manager; and existing managers who would like to polish up their management and leadership skills.

VMG-SPVS Joint CPD Series
One day workshop
Newbury, Berkshire

CVPM Preparation Workshops

21st Mar 2020
The VMG Certification and Training Committee will be holding four FREE information and examination preparation workshops around the country in 2020. Past candidates have said that attending one of these workshops has been vital to their success in obtaining the qualification.
 
The purpose of the workshop is to:
  • Understand the overall concept and content of the CVPM
  • Advise on the examination itself, format of questions and presentations and suggested approaches
  • Provide the opportunity to meet the members of the C&T Committee, responsible for examining and awarding the CVPM
The workshops are also a great opportunity to meet other like minded managers and share ideas and thoughts on management training needs.
CVPM
Half day workshop
London & Manchester

Wellbeing in Practice

25th Mar 2020

Successful businessess are those that understand the importance of looking after their teams: is your practice one of them?  Hear from the Workplace Wellbeing team at Mind, the mental health charity, providing an introduction to wellbeing in the workplace.

Senior HR consultants will explain your legal obligations around stress management.  Tracey Morley Jewkes will draw on case studies and her own experience of winning a Wellbeing Award at Willows Veterinary Referrals to offer practical and acheiveable ways to improve staff wellbeing in any practice, large or small.

Our wellbeing courses sold out in 2019 so book early for 2020!

Mind Matters
One day workshop
Bristol

Quality Improvement: Taking Your Practice Forward

29th Apr 2020

Clinical audits, protocols and checklists are increasingly commonplace in veterinary practices and are a requirement for higher levels of the Practice Standards Scheme and Awards.  Managers can feel that these are a clinical matter, and yet much of their implementation is about good management.  Pam Mosedale, lead PSS inspector, explores what is meant by Clinical Governance, what it looks like in practice, and the role of managers in setting up and implementing procedures to improve practice outcomes.

VMG-SPVS Joint CPD Series
One day workshop
Preston

Wellbeing in Practice

13th May 2020

Successful businessess are those that understand the importance of looking after their teams: is your practice one of them?  Hear from the Workplace Wellbeing team at Mind, the mental health charity, providing an introduction to wellbeing in the workplace.

Senior HR consultants will explain your legal obligations around stress management.  Tracey Morley Jewkes will draw on case studies and her own experience of winning a Wellbeing Award at Willows Veterinary Referrals to offer practical and acheiveable ways to improve staff wellbeing in any practice, large or small.

Our wellbeing courses sold out in 2019 so book early for 2020!

Mind Matters
One day workshop
Solihull

Management Mastery: Leadership Skills for a Happy, Productive Team

20th May 2020

In an interactive and practical day, explore how to give feedback and manage difficult conversations; how to mentor to your team; and the skills required to manage both your team, and your boss or head office.

Get ready to have your thinking stretched – and to take home examples of things you can implement immediately to really make a difference.

VMG-SPVS Joint CPD Series
One day workshop
Milton Keynes

Profitable Practice: Improving Your Bottom Line

11th Jun 2020

Is your practice as profitable as it could be? Have you identified and prioritised those simple things that could improve your bottom line? Do you have a pricing policy that you regularly review and do you know which KPIs really matter?

Learn how to maximise profits and cash flow, how to read your management accounts and track the most relevant KPIs.  You’ll take away simple, practical ways to reduce costs and increase profit.

VMG-SPVS Joint CPD Series
One day workshop
Berkshire

Leading Change in Veterinary Practice

1st Jul 2020

In your role, do you respond to change or instigate it?  Do you have a brilliant idea that could improve your working environment?  Are you about to start a new project?

The key aim for this new one-day course in collaboration with VDS Training is to provide you with practical strategies for delivering change in the real world.

Penny Barker will invite you to think about changes you want to implement or are currently delivering in your practice or organisation, and you’ll come away with tools and strategies tailored to your needs.

Leading Change Series
One day workshop
Reading

Leading Change in Veterinary Practice

8th Jul 2020

In your role, do you respond to change or instigate it?  Do you have a brilliant idea that could improve your working environment?  Are you about to start a new project?

The key aim for this new one-day course in collaboration with VDS Training is to provide you with practical strategies for delivering change in the real world.

Penny Barker will invite you to think about changes you want to implement or are currently delivering in your practice or organisation, and you’ll come away with tools and strategies tailored to your needs.

Leading Change Series
One day workshop
Edinburgh

Wellbeing in Practice

16th Sep 2020

Successful businessess are those that understand the importance of looking after their teams: is your practice one of them?  Hear from the Workplace Wellbeing team at Mind, the mental health charity, providing an introduction to wellbeing in the workplace.

Senior HR consultants will explain your legal obligations around stress management.  Tracey Morley Jewkes will draw on case studies and her own experience of winning a Wellbeing Award at Willows Veterinary Referrals to offer practical and acheiveable ways to improve staff wellbeing in any practice, large or small.

Our wellbeing courses sold out in 2019 so book early for 2020!

Mind Matters
One day workshop
Scotland

Leading Change in Veterinary Practice

23rd Sep 2020

In your role, do you respond to change or instigate it?  Do you have a brilliant idea that could improve your working environment?  Are you about to start a new project?

The key aim for this new one-day course in collaboration with VDS Training is to provide you with practical strategies for delivering change in the real world.

Penny Barker will invite you to think about changes you want to implement or are currently delivering in your practice or organisation, and you’ll come away with tools and strategies tailored to your needs.

Leading Change Series
One day workshop
Solihull

Progressing Into Management

30th Sep 2020

Moving into a management role can be daunting.  But if you make the transition smoothly, it can be very rewarding both to the practice and to you personally.  There are some key things you can learn such as how to give positive feedback, the art of delegation and the importance of consistency.

Fiona Nichol will discuss different leadership styles and management techniques, including role specific case studies and scenarios to help you tailor the advice to your specific needs.

VMG-SPVS Joint CPD Series
One day workshop
Preston

Leading Change in Veterinary Practice

13th Oct 2020

In your role, do you respond to change or instigate it?  Do you have a brilliant idea that could improve your working environment?  Are you about to start a new project?

The key aim for this new one-day course in collaboration with VDS Training is to provide you with practical strategies for delivering change in the real world.

Penny Barker will invite you to think about changes you want to implement or are currently delivering in your practice or organisation, and you’ll come away with tools and strategies tailored to your needs.

Leading Change Series
One day workshop
Leeds

Management Mastery: Making a plan, and the time to enact it!

4th Nov 2020

Every practice leader, manager, and practice owner should have the skills to create an effective business strategy, implement and evaluate it. Discover how to develop and agree a strategy, set key objectives and measure relevant KPIs.

Spend a day exploring ideas and leave with enhanced time management skills, a plan for your practice or role, and the confidence to carry it out.

VMG-SPVS Joint CPD Series
One day workshop
Solihull

Wellbeing in Practice

25th Nov 2020

Successful businessess are those that understand the importance of looking after their teams: is your practice one of them?  Hear from the Workplace Wellbeing team at Mind, the mental health charity, providing an introduction to wellbeing in the workplace.

Senior HR consultants will explain your legal obligations around stress management.  Tracey Morley Jewkes will draw on case studies and her own experience of winning a Wellbeing Award at Willows Veterinary Referrals to offer practical and acheiveable ways to improve staff wellbeing in any practice, large or small.

Our wellbeing courses sold out in 2019 so book early for 2020!

Mind Matters
One day workshop
Surrey
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