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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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On-farm consultancy skills

Improve your ability to engage with farmers do improve their farm businesses.

Read more information and register for on-farm consultancy skills here

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The 10 behaviours of success

Add practical skills to your tool kit to thrive in your work and at home.

  • Online
  • Course 1: 21 October - 4 November | Course 2: 18 November - 2 December 2020
  • Tutor: David Keane PhD

Read more information and register for the 10 behaviours of success here

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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


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

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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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2021 NZVA and NZVNA Conference: Stronger together

Due to venue unavailability the date and location for the 2021 NZVA and NZVNA conference will be confirmed.

  • NZVA workshops will be offered post-conference

Watch this space! More information coming soon!