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Power of Ten Leadership Program




Are you interested in KVMA’s Power of Ten Leadership Program?

The Power of Ten Leadership (POTL) Program is designed to cultivate leadership capacity in recent graduates and provide learning experiences that will enrich the individual and benefit the individual’s practice, community, and profession.  It’s a way to help recent graduates answer questions like:

  • “I finished veterinary school and I’m in practice – but how can I get a better grasp on what makes me tick?”
  • “Now that I have a technical staff, how can I form, manage and lead an effective team?”
  • “Who am I in the bigger picture, and what can I give to my family, my community, and my profession that will be my legacy?”

The POTL Program will provide ten veterinary graduates with leadership development sessions over a twelve-month period.  KVMA will provide topic experts and meeting expenses at no charge for participants to attend
 sessions that not only convey the key learning points about leadership, but also deepen the understanding of participants on a number of related topics.  Training will incorporate four face-to-face sessions, including:

  • Kickoff Activities at KVMA Annual Meeting/Mid-America Veterinary Conference - Learn about yourself using Insights, participate in a Wellness/Life Balance Workshop, develop friendships at Belle of Louisville Social Event, and meet new mentors at the KVMA Past Presidents’ Luncheon.
  • Equine Guided Leadership Training – Utilizing the horse to develop leadership skills; learn to effectively lead and manage others based on clear boundaries, integrity and intentionality.
  • Legislative/Advocacy Training – Attend the KVMA Legislative Day to learn how your association is protecting the veterinary profession.
  • Communication/Compassion Fatigue – Learn about your communication style and how it impacts others as well as strategies to cope with the challenges of practice.


We anticipate that sessions will also create a sense of community and participants will likely build lasting bonds with members of their POTL class.

The first session will be held on Saturday, September 29, 2018, at KVMA Annual Meeting/Mid-America Veterinary Conference in Louisville and will conclude before the KVMA Annual Meeting/Mid-America Veterinary Conference in September 2019.

What do I need to do to sign up

  • First – Get your practice owner to commit to supporting your involvement in this initiative since it means you will likely miss four days of work for these important sessions.
  • Second – Fill out the Power of Ten Leadership Program Application Form and wait to hear from the selection committee.

Here is what fellow KVMA members and Power of Ten participants have to say:

“The KVMA Power of 10 was an awesome experience I recommend to any recent graduate! The program allowed our class to develop personal leadership and team building skill sets. Where else but Kentucky would you have an extremely effective equine-assisted leadership retreat?! I enjoyed meeting the hardworking and passionate team that guides Kentucky veterinary issues and learning more about the role of the KVMA in influencing animal-related government policy.

Above all, I loved the opportunity to make some new friends from across the state. The other participants (and facilitators) are inspiring with their diverse interests and abilities and I am grateful to now call them friends. Whether you want to be involved in shaping our profession and it's direction in our state, are bored or frustrated in your job, or just want to make some new friends, the Kentucky Power of 10 is for you!”

Emily M. Tincher, DVM - AUB-2016

KVMA Power of Ten Class of 2016-2017


“When I applied for the Power of Ten Program, I really didn’t know what to expect.  As someone who recently transitioned to the wildlife health field, I was hoping it would help me re-integrate into the veterinary profession and network with veterinary professionals across Kentucky.   The program exceeded my expectations and offered ample opportunity for networking and exploring various facets of my own professional development, as well building personal relationships with veterinary colleagues across the spectrum of veterinary medicine.  The program helped me grow in my leadership capacity and provided me the resources I needed to allow myself to bridge the gap between the veterinary profession and the wildlife health field, and realize my current potential.  I am so grateful to the KVMA for the opportunity to participate in the Power of Ten and recommend for any early career professional looking for a renewed way to contribute to this incredible profession!”

Iga Stasiack, DVM - Ontario Veterinary College-2007

KVMA Power of Ten Class of 2016-2017


Click here to  APPLY NOW     Application Deadline August 15, 2018

Click here to view the  Power of Ten Leadership Schedule




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