Building Excellence Through Veterinary Leadership Best Practices
Posted on May 26, 2023 at 11:39 AM by Matthew Salois
As a veterinary practice owner, you are regularly looking for ways to improve your skills and become a better leader. You read books, listen to podcasts, and maybe even pay for a professional coach. Have you attended leadership training programs in the past, but found that implementing the strategies you learned into your daily practice was difficult?
This is where VMG comes in. VMG uses collaboration to turn leadership training into personal growth by helping you adopt and implement leadership training into your daily practices.
Community is the key
Veterinary Management Groups (VMG) are a community of veterinary professionals who come together to learn and grow as leaders. The groups are led by experienced facilitators who guide discussions and provide support and resources to members. Each study group consists of members from diverse geographies across the U.S. who have a variety of skills and areas of expertise. Your fellow study group members will teach you and push you to become a better leader and a better person. The focus of the groups is to help members implement the leadership strategies they have learned into their daily practices.
One of the key benefits of your study group is the collaborative learning environment. You are not alone in your journey to becoming a better leader. By working with a group of like-minded individuals, you can share experiences and learn from each other. The groups are a safe space where members can express their concerns and challenges and receive feedback and support from their peers.
VMG-04 Spring 2022 Meeting, Seattle, WA
Learning through accountability
Your study group also provides accountability. When you are part of a study group, you have a commitment to the group to implement the leadership strategies you have learned. This helps to keep you on track and motivated to make changes in your daily practices. The facilitator and other members of the group can also provide encouragement and support along the way.
Another benefit of VMG is the opportunity to receive feedback on your leadership style. The group can help you identify blind spots and areas for improvement. This feedback can be difficult to receive, but it is essential for personal growth as a leader. By receiving feedback in a supportive environment, you can make meaningful changes to your leadership style and improve the way you lead your team.
Structure and consistency
VMG also provides a structured approach to learning and growth. The groups incorporate a variety of content in their meetings that are designed to help members implement leadership strategies into their daily practices. The content is chosen by the group and is often delivered by an outside subject matter expert and key opinion leader with proven experience and knowledge.
Content areas include topics such as communication, team building, conflict resolution, and strategic planning. These are essential skills for any leader, but they can be challenging to implement in a veterinary practice setting. The facilitator and other members of the group can provide guidance and support as you work to implement these strategies in your practice.
VMG also provides resources to support members in their learning and growth. These resources include articles, videos, and other materials that are designed to help members deepen their understanding of leadership concepts and apply them in their daily practices. The facilitator can also provide individual coaching and support to help members overcome specific challenges and achieve their leadership goals.
VMG will connect you with a study group that uses collaboration to turn leadership training into personal growth by helping you adopt and implement concepts and principles into your daily practices. The groups provide a supportive and structured learning environment where members can share experiences, receive feedback, and learn from each other.
If you are a veterinary professional who wants to become a better leader and make meaningful changes in your daily practices, consider joining a VMG. The groups are open to all independent veterinary practice owners. By working together, you can achieve personal growth as a leader and create a positive impact in your practice and the wider veterinary community.