CPD Calendar 2020

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

Progressing Into Management

28th May - 18th June 2020

This course will be run as live one-hour webinars over four weeks, with preparation and homework in between, equating to eight hours of CPD.

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
4 x live one-hour webinars
Online plus guided self-study

Profitable Practice in the Covid Crisis: Getting Your Business Back on Track

3rd Jun 2020

Covid-19 has created significant financial challenges for veterinary practices. According to a recent VMG-SPVS survey, income reductions of between 40-60% have occurred and practices have to consider how best they can restructure their practices most effectively.

Join Mark Harwood from veterinary accountants Hazlewoods, Kat Biglen, HR Consultant with Citation and Georgina Hills, Operations Manager at IVC and Director of VMG for a one-day practice profitability live webinar.  This webinar will look at the changed financial landscape and how you need to adapt to survive and optimise your practice profitability moving forward.

The day will focus on ensuring you are well set up to manage this ‘acute phase’ of the crisis, the ‘transitional phase’ into a new normal, and a prolonged recession may follow.   We will cover:

  • Finances / new KPIs for a new situation
  • Efficiency and sustainable working practices
  • HR issues and how they impact on finance: the new furloughing rules, unfurloughing, renegotiating contracts and/or redundancies
  • Increasing profit: what can I do right now and going forward, including pricing, managing costs, staffing options.  To include case study examples
  • Cash flow, debt management and borrowing; are you using government support? How is it working? Pros and cons.

This will be a very interactive day.  We are limiting the number of delegates so that we have a small group who can share experience through the day and ask questions in a safe and supportive environment. Each session will conclude with a live Q&A session bringing experience from both private and corporate practice to answer your questions.   There will be the opportunity to chat in smaller groups to fellow delegates over breaks and lunch.  Feel free to send us any questions in advance or topics you would like to see covered.

VMG-SPVS Joint CPD Series
One day live online workshop
Online

Focus On: Our Digital Future

23rd Jun 2020

The future is digital. But what exactly does that mean to you and your practice? How can you best embrace this in the current climate?

VMG will turn the focus on all things digital at our online Focus on our Digital Future event on 23rd June 2020.

For the first time, we’re excited to bring this to you as an online event. With two streams of live and interactive sessions from speakers at the forefront of digital development, and a digital exhibition, we’ll be concentrating on how any and every practice can embrace a digital future to improve their service to existing clients and attract new ones.

We’ll have a particular emphasis on telemedicine, focusing on ‘how to do’ and incorporating experience and lessons learnt from practices who have been catapulted into teleconsults as a result of the Covid-19 social distancing rules.

VMG-SPVS Joint CPD Series
Virtual summit
Online

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 short course in collaboration with VDS Training is to provide you with practical strategies for delivering change in the real world.  You’ll explore your own leadership style with a DISC profile, and learn how to harness your strengths to develop your practice.

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
Live workshop plus coaching session
Online

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 short course in collaboration with VDS Training is to provide you with practical strategies for delivering change in the real world.  You’ll explore your own leadership style with a DISC profile, and learn how to harness your strengths to develop your practice.

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
Live workshop plus coaching session
Online

Quality Improvement: Taking Your Practice Forward

30th Sep 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, and the whole team needs to be on board.

This very interactive virtual CPD day will be led by Pam Mosedale, lead PSS inspector.  The day will start with an introduction to QI, cover the clinical audit, checklists and systems, looking at why errors occur, and how to run a successful no-blame significant event audit.  There will be opportunities to share experiences with other delegates, pick up lots of useful information and practical tips and understand how to apply these to your particular practice and, most importantly, how to get the whole team on board.

VMG-SPVS Joint CPD Series
One day live online workshop
Online

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 short course in collaboration with VDS Training is to provide you with practical strategies for delivering change in the real world.  You’ll explore your own leadership style with a DISC profile, and learn how to harness your strengths to develop your practice.

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
Live workshop plus coaching session
Online

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
Online
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