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Fall 2020 Leadership Symposium
NAVTA's 2020 All-Virtual Leadership Symposium - Helping You Be the Best Version of YOU!


Join The National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America for a series of self-help, awareness, and wellbeing CE sessions. Free to NAVTA Members!


Every Wednesday evening (7:00 pm Eastern Time) from September 30 to November 4.


Pre-registration is required. Register for any one session, multiple sessions, or the entire series. NAVTA members register for FREE. Non-members can register for each session at $15 or the entire series for $90 and get three months of free NAVTA membership (October-December 2020)


All sessions are RACE approved for ONE (1) hour of Continuing Education.


Click HERE to register for the entire series - Seats are limited to 100 per session


September 30, 2020 - 7:00pm EDT

Rockstar Resilience Skills for the Veterinary Professional

Presented by Josh Vaisman, CCFP, MAPPCP

What does it mean to be thriving in life and work? What does "wellbeing" mean to you?

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Examine the science of wellbeing.
  2. Understand the upside of psychological wellbeing.
  3. Explore 3 types of resilience, their benefits, and tools for strengthening psychological resilience.
  4. Learn how to build the foundations of a PERMA (positive emotion, engagement, relationships, meaning, and achievement) plan for your life. 

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Registration Link:  Rockstar Resilience Skills for the Veterinary Professional

October 7, 2020 - 7:00pm EDT

New Insights into Wellbeing and How to Improve It

Presented by Dr. Elizabeth Strand, LCSW

This presentation will review the results from the second wave of the Merck Animal Health Wellbeing Study. Special attention will be given to integrating how results relate to the experience of veterinary technicians in practice. Attendees will be invited to share insights into the results as they apply to veterinary technicians as well. 


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 Registration Link: New Insights Into Wellbeing and How to Improve It

October 14, 2020 - 7:00pm EDT

It's Not What You Say, But How You Say It

Presented by Abbie Hathaway, CVT

Ever feel like you are speaking a completely different language when communicating with someone? Learn how communication styles impact what and how people communicate. Understanding yourself and others better improves communication and reduces stress and conflict.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Determine your dominate communication style
  2. Recognize strengths and weaknesses of your communication style
  3. Learn how to tailor your communication for your audience

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 Registration Link: It's Not What You Say, But How You Say It

October 21, 2020 - 7:00pm EDT

Spreading Infectious Behaviors

Presented by Bryce Hershenow, RVT & Rob Best, CVPM

You have your protocols for come your protocols for PPB...Personal Protection Behaviors! This infection of positivity can help prevent depression, anxiety, loneliness, envy and neurotic behaviors, while also helping your brain to experience the pleasure of 2,000 chocolate bars! Learn how to shift your mindset toward better self-care using 4 easy to apply, and science backed, Personal Protection Behaviors.


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 Registration Link: Spreading Infectious Behaviors 

October 28, 2020 - 7:00pm EDT

Transforming Conflict - How Do You Manage Healthy Conflict?

Presented by Constance E. De Haan, DVM, MA DipACVR

Understand the need for communication and why different opinions are healthy.

Learning Objectives:

  1. The role of conflict in a veterinary practice: Healthy vs. unhealthy conflict
  2. Communication strategies
  3. Leadership in working through conflict

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Registration Link:  Transforming Conflict - How Do You Manage Healthy Conflict?

November 4, 2020 - 7:00pm EST

Intergenerational Communication

Presented by Wendy Weirich, DVM, MSc

This presentation will review the various outlooks that people of different generations may have and why it is important to "take a look through their glasses" in order to gain a better understanding of their world view. Understanding a client's or co-worker's perspective is key to making a connection that will improve communication and even patient outcomes. This interactive presentation uses real world examples that will help every member of the veterinary health care team practice skills to better relate to and communicate with people of all generations, and even their own.


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Registration Link: Intergenerational Communication

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