Leading With Integrity
A Personal & Professional Development Retreat for Leaders in Veterinary Medicine
April 5-8, 2018
April 5-8, 2018
This retreat gave me the opportunity to literally breathe deeply and to reflect and connect to myself.
Leaving me wanting more.
Thrilled to see this type of content being offered to the veterinary profession. It’s long overdue from my perspective.
It allowed me the opportunity to better understand and appreciate my natural gifts - the ones I was born with and had forgotten existed.
I appreciated the opportunity to practice new skills that will help me be a better leader and supporter of my team.
I learned valuable skills including how to be a better listener and ask open-ended questions to help others discover their own answers/solutions.
This retreat allowed me to get in touch with my thoughts by allowing time for guided reflection and helped me map out my priorities. I was able to network with an impactful, genuine, thoughtful group of veterinarians as we strive to be better leaders, communicators, and colleagues.
I learned a lot about what it means to be a leader, conscientious communicator, and empathetic listener.
The retreat very helpful in my growth as a leader. I valued its focus on who I am as a leader and what I bring to leadership, rather than focusing only on leadership strategies and why we lead. This deeper focus has the potential for making significant and lasting change.
• Explore how to engage in their leadership roles from a deep sense of identity and integrity.
• Understand their gifts and limits and how these inform who they are as a leader.
• Learn how to listen deeply, ask open, honest questions and build more trustworthy relationships and spaces.
• Slow down and reflect on questions of meaning and purpose in their work and life.
• Participate in a meaningful connection with others that honors differences.
• Consider what it means to be authentic in life and leadership.
Darcy H. Shaw is a recently retired and adjunct professor of small animal internal medicine in the Dept. of Companion Animals, Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC), University of Prince Edward Island, Canada. Over his 30 plus years as a veterinarian, Darcy has served as a clinician, educator and administrator and held leadership positions such as Teaching Hospital Director, Department Chair and Associate Dean of Professional Services. He is a Past President (2000-2001) of the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association and is a board member of the Veterinary Leadership Institute.Learn More
Penny R. Williamson is an internationally recognized facilitator, educator, and coach for leaders and organizations in health care. She is a founding facilitator and mentor for the Center for Courage & Renewal and Associate Professor of Medicine (part-time) at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Since 1998, Penny has led Courage to Lead, a national leadership development program for leaders in health care and other serving professions.
Penny and her husband, architecture and railroad historian Jim Dilts, live in Baltimore, Maryland. They have three grown children. Penny’s loves include meditation, yoga, cooking, dancing, reading, art, kayaking, travel, and hiking.Learn More