Power of Ten | PM

How it Works

Ten participants will be selected from the applicant pool to participate in the Power of Ten | PM leadership academy. They will join a network of peers in a series of learning experiences that commence in September 2018 and culminate in September 2019 at the annual CVMA convention.

The Power of Ten | PM program exists to drive practice success by improving strengths of the practice management professional in leadership, creation of practice culture, and business performance. The program is designed to build on existing core competencies and amplify them by the Power of Ten. Through P10 | PM, participants will:

  • Strengthen leadership skills and broaden understanding of practice culture and emotional intelligence
  • Deepen comprehension of communication styles and skills
  • Develop advanced skills to understand and impact practice financial health and profitability
  • Gain the competency to utilize these skills within their life, practice, and community
  • Build interpersonal relationships, collaborative and lifelong interactions, and a strong network within the Colorado veterinary community

We anticipate that the Power of Ten | PM class will also create a sense of community and participants will likely build lasting bonds with other members of the leadership academy class.

In-person learning experiences are scheduled to minimize the impact on working hours – and the entire program is designed to garner support from practice owners who recognize their key responsibility in developing human resources.  Participants will also have the opportunity to participate in a listserv, webinars, and other special offerings exclusive to the Power of Ten | PM.

Participants will receive full tuition scholarships to the program – plus complimentary registration to CVMA Convention, where Power of Ten | PM Leadership Academy graduates will be recognized. CVMA will provide food for gatherings, coaches and the curriculum team, and two nights lodging for the initial gathering in Niwot; participants are otherwise responsible for their own lodging if needed and for transportation to all learning experiences.

How to Apply

The application period for P10 | PM is now closed.

2018/19 Class Schedule

The 2018/19 P10 | PM class schedule is available for download here.

The Power of Ten Coaches

Ashley Barton CVT, Kaitlin Lindsey, and Josh Vaisman – three practice managers recognized for their leadership, communication, and business skills serve as the Power of Ten | PM curriculum coaches. They’ll be assisted by a team of subject matter experts, veterinary mentors, and certified facilitators in helping Power of Ten participants grow through in-depth, high-impact learning experiences.

Learn more about the Power of Ten | PM coaches in the program information brochure.


Please contact Ashley Larson, Manager of Chapter Relations, at AshleyLarson@colovma.org or 303.539.7646.

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