Power of 10 | Practice Managers

How it Works

Ten participants will be selected from the applicant pool to participate in the Power of 10 | PM leadership academy. They will join a network of peers in a series of learning experiences that commence in September 2019 and culminate in September 2020 at the annual CVMA convention.

The Power of 10 | 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 10. 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 10 | 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 receive full tuition scholarships to the program – plus complimentary registration to CVMA Convention 2020, where Power of 10 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 Power of 10 | Practice Managers is now closed.

How to Apply

The application period for Power of 10 | Practice Managers is now closed.

  1. Read through the Program Information to get a better understanding of the program and the commitment involved.
  2. Talk with your practice owner about the program and gain their commitment to supporting your involvement. You can also download this letter from CVMA CEO, Diane Matt, which introduces the program to practice owners and explains the benefits the program provides.
  3. Complete the application form and submit it to CVMA. The application period opens April 11, 2019 and closes May 31, 2019.

*If selected to join a Power of 10 class, participation requires a Premium or Core membership in CVMA.

2019/20 Class Schedule

The 2019/20 class schedule is now available for download.

The Power of 10 Coaches

Ashley Barton CVT and Kaitlin Lindsey – two practice managers recognized for their leadership, communication, and business skills serve as the Power of 10 | Practice Manager curriculum coaches. They’ll be assisted by a team of subject matter experts, veterinary mentors, and certified facilitators in helping Power of 10 participants grow through in-depth, high-impact learning experiences.

Learn more about the Power of 10 | Practice Manager 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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