Upcoming Workshops

How High Achievers Succeed and Keep Succeeding- Feb 12th - 19th 2019

EDUCATION LEADERS

OVERVIEW

Feb 12th-19th 2019, Online

There is a very close link between well-being and success. But what is it? How do we get it and how can we maintain it? If you’ve ever wavered in your love for your work or wondered about your purpose, this is a great opportunity for you! These are not wishy washy questions, there is now good evidence based science around the links between well-being and success. Join us for a six week online workshop - February 12th - March 19th 2019 where you will find resources to develop good habits that will enrich your life and your work. Understand the benefit of positive emotions more deeply. Develop good skills to help you bounce back from adversity Practice engaging AND disengaging in a healthy way Investigate the neuroscience of connecting with people Work on your purpose Start being successful through your actions This course uses a flipped classroom model where the content is provided in advance of the weekly online meetings. Cathy will utilise her training in coaching to guide course participants through literature and supporting activities. There will be ample opportunity for individual and group reflection and discussion with the aim of illuminating the steps that participants can take to move towards their version of success.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

You will revise :

  • Your strengths
  • How to recognise your achievements and savour them
  • Neuroplasticity

You will develop skills in :

  • Looking after your own well being
  • Bouncing back from adversity
  • How to engage and disengage
  • Balance and self-care
  • Building and maintaining healthy relationships
  • Finding meaning and value in daily activities

TESTIMONIALS

"I'm very grateful to have done this course." - Dr Claire Sylvester

"I think the course helped me organise my thoughts and provided me with more direction. I felt like I was doing something proactive to help myself." - Dr Anabel Blake

"I can recommend Cathy to the whole profession. There is a great advantage in having a practice with a positive mindset. If you are an employer there is a $2.30 return for every $1 spent on mental health in Australian businesses ( rf. Beyond Blue). It is a $15 dollar return in mining and I suspect it is a lot more than $2.30 in veterinary practice. Give it a go, it will probably change your life!" - Dr Brian Mc Erlean

COST

$625+GST

Small Animal Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Workshop- Feb 21st - 22nd 2019

EDUCATION LEADERS

OVERVIEW

Feb 21st-22nd 2019, UQ, Gatton.

Develop your skills in non-invasive diagnostics and procedures over two full days with VetPrac and Karl Storz Endoscopy. There are very few opportunities to learn like this. With 9-hours of practice time, and superb quality equipment you will work with exceptional educators to master your skills and help your patients get better. Early Registrations will receive a free textbook.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

You will revise :

  • When flexible endoscopy is a useful diagnostic tool
  • What equipment you need to do a good job
  • Preparing a patient for endoscopy
  • How to manage a patient post-procedure

You will develop skills in :

  • How to use the equipment properly
  • Oesophagoscopy
  • Gastroscopy
  • To retrieve oesophageal foreign bodies
  • To retrieve gastric foreign bodies
  • To place a PEG tube endoscopically
  • How to take endoscopic biopsies
  • Colonoscopy

TESTIMONIALS

This is a new workshop with live animal training elements. Registrations are strictly limited

COST

$3200 +GST
Free Textbook when registering before Dec 31st, 2018

New Graduate Mentor Program – VetSupport- Feb 27th - 27th 2019

EDUCATION LEADERS

OVERVIEW

Feb 27th-27th 2019, Online

Have a professional mentor guide your new graduate employee through the first year of their career so you can relax and concentrate on other things. Help your new graduate employee smoothly transition into work by providing them with a safe, private and supportive platform to share their successes and concerns. By creating long term supportive relationships and providing evidence based information on what troubles people during times of transition this program promotes resilience and personal growth for improved productivity, longevity, health and happiness. It increases commitment, job satisfaction and engagement. Employers are invited to a free Q&A with Cathy Warburton before the program starts to make sure we look after your staff the way you want. Two employers sessions are also available for bosses of participants who want professional coaching support for their experiences with New Graduates. 10 sessions held monthly starting February 27th - November 27th.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

You will revise :

  • Professional Development

You will develop skills in :

  • What are my expectations?
  • Professional commitment
  • Profesional strength/identity
  • The personal resources for resilience
  • Finding value in oneself
  • Emotional intelligence and confidence
  • Self-Evaluation and learning from our mistakes
  • Coping strategies
  • Strategies to create resources
  • Assessing contextual resources – Is this right for me?
  • Building effective relationships
  • Sustainable engagement
  • Managing demands and boundaries
  • Work life balance
  • Managing unhelpful thoughts
  • Making a plan when things don’t go well
  • Optimism and motivation

TESTIMONIALS

"I can recommend Cathy to the whole profession. There is a great advantage in having a practice with a positive mindset. If you are an employer there is a $2.30 return for every $1 spent on mental health in Australian businesses ( rf. Beyond Blue). It is a $15 dollar return in mining and I suspect it is a lot more than $2.30 in veterinary practice. Give it a go, it will probably change your life!" - Dr Brian Mc Erlean

COST

$785 + GST
Includes free Q&A session for employers of new graduates with Cathy Warburton
Add $200 to include two employer only sessions

Abdominal Ultrasound – FULL – WAITLIST OPEN- Mar 30th - 31st 2019

EDUCATION LEADERS

OVERVIEW

Mar 30th-31st 2019, Melbourne Polytechnic, Yarra Bend Rd, Fairfield VIC

Proficiency in ultrasound takes practice. This workshop will give you the foundations to do more in the hospital for your patients. A great machine can only be effective if the user knows how to use it. Learn from the specialists, and develop your abilities in this two-day workshop so you can discover what your ultrasound equipment is capable of.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

You will revise :

  • Ultrasound Mechanics
  • Relative Anatomy
  • Full Left Side Scan
  • Full Right Side Scan

You will develop skills in :

  • Liver and Biliary Tract Ultrasound
  • Spleen and GIT Examination
  • To find the Adrenal Glands
  • Kidney Ultrasound
  • Genitourinary Ultrasound
  • Pancreas and Lymph Node Imaging
  • Clinical Normals and Abnormalities
  • Better Clinical Decision Making

TESTIMONIALS

"They were both absolutely brilliant, approachable and patiently informative. Presentations were well organised and concise. Managed their theme between demonstration groups well" - Anna Sinnott

"Feel more confident with the diagnostic imaging. Thoroughly enjoyed discussion of other imaging modalities -i.e. RADs + CT" - Mark Cola

"Great Ultrasound Course 12/10 stars" - Nicholas Sygrove

COST

$2100 + GST before 9th February
$2240 + GST after 9th February
Includes dinner on Saturday night

Fracture Repair For Toy Breeds and Cats Workshop- Apr 12th - 13th 2019

EDUCATION LEADERS

Dr Penny Tisdall

Dr Stanley Kim

Dr James King BAppSc (hons) BVSc (hons) MANZCVS (Small Animal Surgery)

OVERVIEW

Apr 12th-13th 2019, The University of Queensland, Gatton Campus QLD

Dog and cat ownership in Australia is changing. Pets are getting smaller and the homes they live in are getting higher. While the fundamentals of orthopaedics don’t change, fractures in smaller animals have a unique set of considerations. We are also seeing newer technology in fracture management having a huge impact on the success of our surgeries and comfort of our patients. Smaller, lighter implants make a big difference to these tiny patients. Join Specialist Surgeon Dr Stanley Kim for a two day focus on small fractures and develop your skills to treat your patients better. This workshop will be helpful for vets at any stage of practice and is supported by the Australia’s finest and friendliest surgeons. This workshop requires a basic understanding of fracture management. We will not be reviewing the principles during lectures. Pre-reading from Fossum or Tobias is recommended but not essential.  

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

You will revise :

  • This workshop requires pre-reading on the principals of fracture repair
  • Radiographic planning for fracture repair
  • Common Forelimb Fractures in Small Breed Dogs and Cats
  • Common Hindlimb Fractures in Small Breed Dogs and Cats
  • Pelvic Trauma

You will develop skills in :

  • Specific considerations for trauma of small dogs and cats
  • Instrumentation and equipment useful for small bone fracture repair
  • Distal Radial Fracture Repair
  • Humeral Condylar fracture repair
  • SI luxation repair
  • Ilial Body Fracture Repair

TESTIMONIALS

N/A

COST

$2400+GST
Free textbook in feline orthopaedics when registering before February 12th, 2019.

VetTalk Communication Online Workshop- May 7th - 18th 2019

EDUCATION LEADERS

OVERVIEW

May 7th-18th 2019, Online

While communication is often regarded as a secondary skill in the veterinary industry, we feel it's just as important and is essential in day to day veterinary practice. It can be difficult to know the right thing to say when confronted by a difficult or unhappy client. The impact a bad situation can have on our mental health can be immense. Good communication leads to better health outcomes for our patients via improved diagnosis, reduced medical errors, better compliance, and excellent adherence. Satisfied clients lead to practice success, greater job satisfaction in the healthcare team, less work-related stress and reduced burnout.  Clients that have been communicated with effectively are less likely to lodge formal complaints. No one is born with excellent communication skills, we develop them along with all our other talents. The theory behind good communication can be learnt and practised. Verbal communication makes up only 7% of our communication skills in life, the remainder is made up of nonverbal communication and tone of voice. So how do we master this skill in the clinic? How do we maximise our interactions to give us the best possible outcomes? This online course will explore the different areas within the veterinary practice we can use and improve our communication. Every Monday night over the 7 weeks of this course you will join your fellow participants online for a live classroom session with Dr Sandra Nguyen. Online reading and homework buddies will help you to work through the content whilst you engage in your busy lives. Your power to communicate will make you the most effective veterinarian you can be.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

You will revise :

  • General Communication Techniques
  • A better understanding of clients needs
  • Communicating effectively within the health care team
  • How to recognise and approach compassion fatigue

You will develop skills in :

  • How to read body language
  • The meaning and methods of informed decision making
  • How to acheve better client compliance
  • The art of delivering bad news

TESTIMONIALS

N/A

COST

$650+ GST