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Business skills

Business skills include communication, influencing, negotiation and management. It can also include advanced skills such as leadership, presentation, strategic thinking and project management.

Like all areas of veterinary practice, business and management skills are becoming increasingly important.

The NZVA have created a selection of courses which will add value to any veterinary practice. You can select from one of the NZVA courses listed below to update, improve or extend your business and management skills or check out our CPD calendar to view an extensive selection of CPD offered by other providers.

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June NZVA and NZVNA conference

Featuring equine, sheep, beef cattle and deer, veterinary industry, veterinary business and equine veterinary nursing streams.

  • Dates: 23–25 June 2021 | Location: Air Force Museum of New Zealand, Christchurch
  • NZVA workshops will be offered on 26 June

Read more information here

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November NZVA and NZVNA conference

Featuring dairy cattle, companion animal, wildlife, epidemiology, food safety, animal welfare, biosecurity, complementary medicine, large animal veterinary technicians and companion animal nursing streams.

  • Dates: 18–20 November 2021 | Location: Te Pae Christchurch Convention and Exhibition Centre

Read more information here

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The 10 Behaviours of Successful people

Add practical skills that will help you thrive in your work and at home.

  • Live zoom webinars
  • Tutor: Dr David Keane (PhD)
  • Course intakes at set dates during the year. See booking website for next intake

Read more information and register for The 10 behaviours of Successful people here!

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Leadership Intelligence Online

Contemporary and relevant leadership training.

  • Online
  • Start anytime!
  • Optional coaching support and implementation programme available.

Read more information and register for leadership intelligence online here

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Leadership ProSkills Programme

Effectively lead your team and manage your practice.

  • Online
  • Start anytime!
  • Tutors: Sue Crampton | Mark Hardwick | Rosie Overfield | Deb Render

Read more information and register for leadership proskills here

BSB51918 Diploma of Leadership and Management

BSB51918 Diploma of Leadership and Management

A broad introduction to business management.

  • Online
  • Duration: 12 – 16 months. Set intakes every 3 months.
  • Students can commence at any cluster over the 12 - 16 month course.

Read more information about BSB51918 Diploma of Leadership and Management

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Wellbeing and resilience for veterinary professionals

Fundamental skills required to thrive in the complex veterinary environment.

  • Start online course now!
  • Free for NZVA members through VetScholar | $100 for non-members
  • Tutor: Belinda Noyes

Read more information and register for wellbeing and resilience for veterinary professionals here

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Professional skills for veterinary teams

Learn techniques that promote team and workplace effectiveness, and develop your own workplace wellness plan.

  • Start online course now!
  • Free for NZVA members through VetScholar | $400 for non-members
  • Tutor: Michael Meehan

Read more information and register for professional skills for veterinary teams here!