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STAF108-0308 : Effective Staff Training Solutions
Phillip Seibert, CVT
March 11-April 10, 2008
Real Time Sessions: Monday evenings, March 17, 24, and 31, 2008; 9:00pm-10:30pm ET (USA)
This course is designed to show how to prepare and implement an in-house staff training program for any veterinary practice.
The course will have three 90-minute online sessions presenting an overview of the training process, topics and teaching methods that will really work for your hospital, interactive message boards to discuss the real time sessions, and homework assignments giving you the opportunity to try the methods and systems with your team.
All office managers, practice managers, hospital administrators, supervisors, and veterinarians are welcome to join the course and its discussions. This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinarians and veterinary technicians and has been submitted to VHMA for approval towards CVPM requirements.
Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to:
Week 1: Training the new staff member
Content: During this session, we'll discuss how to setup a new employee orientation and training program.
Week 2: Training the existing staff member
Content: During this session, we'll discuss the various techniques for delivering the message consistently to the existing staff. We'll also discuss some of the mechanics of holding effective staff meetings and training sessions.
Week 3: Delivering the material
Content: This session will focus on solving some of the "problem areas" in the training program, including managing all the interruptions to training schedules and meetings. We'll also discuss the effective use of handouts and quizzes.
LIBRARY MATERIALS: Library materials will be made available prior to the topic week so participants will have plenty of time to prepare for the real time sessions and discussion.
MESSAGE BOARD DISCUSSIONS: Message board discussions regarding the topic presented will begin on the day the course opens and continue for one week following the last real time session. These discussions will be held in the VSPN CE course area.
CE HOURS: 4.5 hours (RACE and VHMA approval)
$88 ($79.00 early bird special if registered before February 26, 2008).
* Students currently enrolled in and taking at least 2 classes or 5 units at an AVMA accredited or CAAHT approved Veterinary Technician Program may be eligible to receive a 50% discount off the regular rate for this course (upon verification of student status). You must include the following information in the comments section of the CE enrollment form in order to be eligible for this discount: your program director's name and contact information (email/phone) and school name.
** NOTE: Registration will be closed when the maximum number of participants is reached or at 5pm ET the day of the first real time session.
** Minimal computer requirements for participating in VSPN and VPSNCE
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Note: "This course has been approved for continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB 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 VSPN CE at 1-800-700-4636 for further information." (Attendees are encouraged to check with their licensing jurisdiction(s) for information regarding recognition by their board).
This course has also been submitted for approval for continual education units toward CVPM requirements the VHMA.
Nanette R. Walker Smith, M.Ed., RVT, CVT, LVT
VSPN Content Director & CE Coordinator
1-800-846-0028 or 1-530-297-4950, ext 187
777 West Covell Blvd, Davis, CA 95616
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