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OPEN FOR REGISTRATION

PRAC101-0103: Strategies for Success: Positioning Your Practice Where It Needs to Be

INSTRUCTOR:
Don Draper, DVM, PhD, MBA; Iowa State University

DATES:
January 30 - March 6, 2003
Interactive sessions: Thursday; 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27; 9:30-11:30 PM ET (USA)

COURSE DESCRIPTION
This course provides a process for bringing about constructive change within a practice. Using a case-based approach, participants will learn who their practice stakeholders are, examine external trends affecting their practice, explore strengths and weaknesses of their practice, create a new practice strategy, and devise an action plan to implement the strategy. In this process, participants will learn how to create practice vision, mission and value statements and how to use a business plan as a management tool.

COURSE OUTLINE

MESSAGE BOARD DISCUSSIONS:
Discussions will begin on the start date of the course and will continue for 7 days following the last real time session.

CE HOURS: 10

TUITION:
Member/$144, Non-Member/$209 before January 16th, 2003;
Member/$160, Non-Member/$232 after January 16th, 2003.

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Note: "This course has been submitted (but not yet approved) for 10 hours of continuing education credits in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB's RACE approval; however participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. Call VIN for further information."

(Attendees are encouraged to check with their licensing jurisdiction(s) for information regarding recognition by the board.)


COURSE WITHDRAWAL AND REFUND POLICY: Withdrawal prior to the listed start date of a course entitles the registrant to a complete refund or a credit toward a future VIN CE course, whichever is preferred. Withdrawal within 1 week after the listed start date (i.e. including no more than one real-time session) entitles the registrant to a credit toward any future VIN CE course. (Does not apply to courses with only one real-time session.) After the first real-time session, a registrant may withdraw due to special circumstances and receive prorated credit towards a future VIN course. These requests will be handled on an individual basis. The amount of the prorated credit will be determined based on 65% of the time remaining in the course at the time of withdrawal. It is not possible to withdraw retroactively. COURSE WITHDRAWAL AND REFUND POLICY: Withdrawal prior to the listed start date of a course entitles the registrant to a complete refund or a credit toward a future VSPN CE course, whichever is preferred. Withdrawal within 1 week after the listed start date (i.e. including no more than one real-time session) entitles the registrant to a credit toward any future VSPN CE course. (Does not apply to courses with only one real-time session.) After the first real-time session, a registrant may withdraw due to special circumstances and receive prorated credit towards a future VSPN course. These requests will be handled on an individual basis. The amount of the prorated credit will be determined based on 65% of the time remaining in the course at the time of withdrawal. It is not possible to withdraw retroactively.

Note: To ensure rapid handling of your request for withdrawal, we recommend that you call the VIN office at
1-800-700-INFO (4636).


Debbie Friedler
Coordinator
Continual Education Division
Veterinary Information Network
CEonVIN@vin.com

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