Veterinary team effectiveness and individual wellbeing
About this course
- Are you new to, or finding it challenging, working in larger teams or corporate veterinary environment?
- Do you spend most of your day looking after worried clients and their animals, then find yourself exhausted and unable to spend time looking after yourself?
If you have answered yes to any of the above questions, then this course is for you!
Working in a busy veterinary practice is engaging, challenging and can be, at times, highly stressful. Most veterinarians want to work in a practice where there is a sense of “team spirit” so they can effectively manage the inevitable stressful times of veterinary practice. Most employers want to retain employees by providing a team environment that is supportive, respectful and engaging. Yet currently there are virtually no courses for both employees or employers specifically about improving veterinary team effectiveness and better managing job stress.
This course will provide the most current research and evidence based practical strategies to monitor and improve both your effectiveness as a team member and your mental health wellbeing. Specific topics include, relationship centered care, veterinary team effectiveness, individual health and wellbeing, client communication strategies, practical team building strategies, concepts such as “appreciative inquiry”, and a procedure for how to “learn from mistakes in practice”.
With the limited opportunities for CPD about the above topics currently available this course is a valuable investment of your time and effort.
Monday 3 July - Sunday 13 August 2017
This VetScholar course comprises of five topics where there will be provided notes (per topic), an assessment quiz and a discussion forum.
We aim to provide one to two hours of course work per week so participants can expect to spend up to 12 hours for the whole module.
VetScholar courses are not run at set times during the day so it allows the participants to complete it around their work and family commitments.
As with all VetScholar resources, the notes are provided in electronic format. Participants have access to the course material for up to one year from the start of the course and are welcome to download the material for their personal use in future.
"Thank you so much - I thought this would be a wiffle waffle course (I prefer clinical stuff) but I have benefitted hugely!" - Anonymous
"The tutor on this course was the most helpful and gave me the most feedback and help of any Vetscholar course so far" - Anonymous
Michael Meehan BVSc BSc(Hons) PhD. graduated from the University of Queensland (UQ) in 1991. He practiced as a small animal veterinarian in Australia and the U.K. until 2001. He then completed an Honour's degree in Psychology and thesis about the human-animal bond in 2004 and lectured veterinary students at the University of Queensland about non-technical veterinary competencies. In 2011 he completed a PhD about veterinary communication skills and the human-animal bond and continued to lecture and train UQ veterinary students while continuing to work part-time in veterinary practice. In 2011 he then left Australia for Canada and was employed by the Ontario Veterinary College (University of Guelph)- to lecture veterinary students veterinary non-technical competencies. He returned to the Southern hemisphere in 2015 and is now working part-time as a veterinarian and continues to work with Academic institutions furthering his research and training in veterinary non-technical competencies. Michael is passionate and committed to improving the health and wellbeing of veterinary practitioners was well as veterinary students. His main areas of research and training are communication skills, grief, euthanasia and the human-animal bond.
Activities in this course can be recorded under either continuing veterinary education or collegial learning activity.
1 module: $400
1 module: $675
*Prices are inclusive of 15% NZ GST.
**If you have six or more participants interested from the same clinic please contact NZVA.
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