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VLE 2016 is June 6th-11th.

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Welcome to The Veterinary Leadership Institute (VLI), a non-profit organization dedicated to the development of healthy and resilient leaders who can make a positive difference for the profession.

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Our Team
Dr. Betsy Charles

Dr. Betsy Charles

Executive Director

In addition to her role as the Executive Director of the VLI, Dr. Charles is also an Assistant Professor of Radiology at Western University of Health Sciences.

Dr. Karen Cornell

Dr. Karen Cornell

Board of Directors

Dr. Cornell is a professor and the Asst Dept Head for the Dept of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at the University of Georgia.

Dr. Andrew Clark

Dr. Andrew Clark

Board of Directors

Dr. Clark is the founder and president of Andrew R Clark, DVM, MBA, LLC, a management consulting company focused on CLARITY.

Dr. Lauren Olavessen

Dr. Lauren Olavessen

Board of Directors

Dr. Olavessen is a Senior Manager for the Medical Outreach Programs at Idexx.

Dr. Kenita Rogers

Dr. Kenita Rogers

Board of Directors

Dr. Rogers is the Executive Associate Dean and Professor at Texas A&M University.

Dr. Darcy Shaw

Dr. Darcy Shaw

Board of Directors

Dr. Shaw is a professor of small animal internal medicine in the Dept. of Companion Animals at University of PEI.

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Are you ready for VLE 2016?

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The 2016 Veterinary Leadership Experience is just over a month away … we want to give this year’s participants a taste of “what to expect” as well as a reminder to our alumni about some of the fantastic things you will see and do at Ross Point.

In the coming weeks you will see posts about some of the fun, and educational, events that you can participate in during VLE. Our intention is to make these posts short, entertaining and informative. If you are an alumnus, let us know if these posts sparked any nostalgia for you. If you are new to the VLE scene, let us know if you have specific topics/questions you’d like to hear more about. How can we serve you and make your experience more complete?

If you are posting about VLE on social media, please use #VLE2016 for this year’s event and #VLEalum for any previous events.  You can learn more the Veterinary Leadership Institute here as well as on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

What questions do you have about VLE? What memories would you like to share?

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Lead With Your Strengths

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Let’s all just take a little breather for a second.

We’re in a rat-race. There’s no doubt about that. And if you’re reading this, chances are you know that some self-management is pretty critical to maintaining that work-life balance we all covet so much.

Part of the reason that striking that balance is difficult is that we are all, quite literally, trying to do everything at once. We’re marketing. We are strategizing. We’re making decisions. We’re beating our competitors. We’re caring for our client
our colleague’s, and our family’s emotions. And on top of that…medical decisions at the drop of a hat.

We are literally trying to do it all. And it has to stop.

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Clydesdale Leadership

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Remember the Budweiser commercial where the young Clydesdale tries to pull the cart and because it’s not strong enough to do so, two adults push it? Suddenly the cart starts to move and, without being too anthropomorphic, you can feel the satisfaction of the young colt when it achieves its goal.   It’s a heartwarming commercial that makes me tear up every time. InBev, the owner of Budweiser, produced that commercial purely to market its product. At VLE the commercial is shown not because it’s cute, contains some incredible animals or an attempt to sell beer. The commercial depicts a perfect message of Servant Leadership.

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