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2018 NAVTA Veterinary Technician Leadership Conference
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2018 NAVTA Veterinary Technician Leadership Conference

For emerging veterinary technician leaders in organizations and hospital teams. Join the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America and Dr. Kenita Rogers from the Veterinary Leadership Institute in an interactive workshop in effective and practical methods to work with diverse groups and communicating with positive dialogue in conflict. The workshop will also include an update and discussions on NAVTA activity. Cost: NAVTA Members $75.00 USD Non-Members $99.00 USD

When: 07/12/2018
8:00 AM
Where: Hyatt Regency-Denver - Centennial Ballroom E
650 15th Street
Denver, Colorado  80202
United States
Contact: Jamie Rauscher, RVT

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NAVTA Veterinary Technician Leadership Conference @ the AVMA Convention

Welcome to the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) Leadership Symposium. The field of veterinary technology has evolved over the course of decades. We are presented with an opportunity, if not a requirement, for the profession to strengthen and organize our activity to pursue profession wide goals. The Leadership Symposium is hosted by NAVTA, focused on providing resources to develop solid national and regional leadership within organizations, and refine visions for the future.


The conference is held in conjunction with the AVMA Convention in Denver, CO.  






07:00am – 08:00am


Event Description


Registration & Breakfast




08:00am – 08:30am

Introduction, NAVTA Discussion Primer



08:30am – 11:50am

Diversity, Inclusion, and Conflict Management – It Takes a Village (Part 1)


Kenita Rogers

11:50am – 12:00pm

Attendee Group Photograph Session



12:00pm – 01:00pm




01:10pm – 03:30pm


Diversity, Inclusion, and Conflict Management – It Takes a Village (Part 2)


Kenita Rogers

03:30pm – 05:30pm


Veterinary Technician Leaders Meeting


05:30pm – 07:00pm





Please fill our our Agenda Survey to help us tailor discussions to your interest!



Leadership CE Program


Title: Diversity, Inclusion, and Conflict Management – It Takes a Village by Dr. Kenita Rogers



Life is complicated.  We face many daily challenges in both our work and personal lives.  How we approach these challenges has a dramatic impact on interpersonal relationships, work productivity, and the success of our organizations.   Creating an inclusive work environment, understanding the value of diversity, and having the confidence to manage conflict can be powerful allies in ensuring that we are important contributors to a healthy workplace and a growing organization.


The morning workshop session will focus on developing a common language about the importance of diversity, inclusion, and workplace climate, and will include topics such as bias, privilege, equality vs. equity, marginalized groups, microaggressions, and the silent bystander effect.  All of these topics will be addressed in the context of our clients, colleagues, and professional organizations.  The session will include information delivery, as well as reflective, experiential learning activities.


The afternoon workshop session will focus on conflict management with particular emphasis on how to remain professional while facilitating difficult dialogues.  NAVTA is currently addressing a number of difficult “hot” topics; how leaders engage in these dialogues will be critical to a successful outcome for the organization.  This session will include content delivery, role modeling of professional communication behaviors, and small group work, with the overall goal of increasing each participants comfort with being fully immersed in these important initiatives within the organization.

In addition to Dr. Rogers' session, NAVTA leaders will present an update and host discussions on current NAVTA activities.


RACE approved for 5 CE credits and approved by the VHMA for 5 CVPM CE credits


Thank you VCA Hospitals for their sponsorship of this event!  


Registration Fee                                                                   

NAVTA Members: $75.00
Non-Members: $99.00

Registration is limited to 75 attendees


Travel Grants

Travel grants are made available to representatives of State Veterinary Technician Associations and Veterinary Technician Specialty Academies.

Please apply for the travel grant through this form. The deadline for application is May 9, 2018.


Housing Reservation

Housing can be booked through the AVMA Housing system located HERE




The event is hosted by the State Representative Committee. For additional information, contact Jamie Rauscher at or Ken Yagi at



Thank you to our Sponsors


Founding Sponsor - VCA

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Platinum Sponsors - Merck and Royal Canin



Royal Canin

Silver Sponsor - PRN Pharmacal


PRN Pharmacal





National Veterinary Associates



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