|8:00 AM-8:50 AM
Cultivating Compassion: Care for the Heart of the Caregiver
Veterinary professionals are highly dedicated individuals who work hard to care for patients, clients, colleagues, and communities. For those who devote their lives to serve others, the physical, emotional, and spiritual demands can lead to exhaustion. The good news is that as a caring individual, you have the capacity to focus that care on yourself. This interactive session will explore tools and techniques to develop practices of self-care and healthy resilience which support both personal and professional well-being.
|9:00 AM-9:50 AM
Living Between the Lines: Life, Work, and Well-being
What does a balanced life look like and is it really something we should aspire to? With the demands of today’s world, and the speed at which many of us are moving, it may be more realistic to look at work life integration. In this interactive session, we will take a look at the eight domains of well-being, define priorities, and identify ways to move toward integration and alignment within these major areas of life.
|10:20 AM-11:10 AM
Creating a Healthy Practice Culture for Engagement, Growth, and Success
Studies show that workplaces with fully engaged employees are more productive, more profitable, can change and adapt more quickly, and have lower attrition rates. A healthy culture is good for business and enhances employee satisfaction and morale. This interactive session will explore your current practice culture and how it has evolved, address areas of strength and challenge, identify gaps, and look toward the culture you would like to cultivate.
|11:20 AM-12:10 PM
A View from the Edge: Understanding the Challenges to Veterinary Well-being
Veterinary professionals are highly committed and dedicated individuals who work hard to care for their patients, clients, colleagues, and communities and the day-to-day work expectations, and can at times feel overwhelming and isolating. This interactive session will provide a framework which is helpful in describing the challenges to veterinary medical practitioners and looking at ways to build health resilience, address burnout and compassion fatigue, and reconnect with the meaning in your work.