The College of Animal Welfare (CAW) is delighted to announce a new series of leadership and management webinars, set to run throughout 2024/5, designed to help those working in veterinary practice to build their confidence in leading and managing teams.

The first webinar will take place in May with subsequent webinars running through to February 2025. The series has been designed to help veterinary team leaders tackle a plethora of key leadership and management challenges; from effective communication and harmonising the workplace to operational excellence and mastering meetings. Each webinar is three hours long and comes with a CPD certificate on completion.

The schedule is as follows:
  • 21/05/24 – Effective Communication and Feedback: Enhancing workplace interactions
  • 06/06/24 – Empowering Growth: Coaching, mentoring and staff development
  • 18/06/24 – Harmonising the Workplace: Mastering conflict and managing stress
  • 25/07/24 – Navigating Change: Strategies for effective change management
  • 08/08/24 – Project Management
  • 22/08/24 – Leading with Efficiency and Effectiveness: Navigating team dynamics
  • 26/09/24 – Operational Excellence: Management and objective setting
  • 24/10/24 – Impactful Briefings and Presentations
  • 13/11/24 – Self-Growth in a Professional World: A webinar on personal development
  • 11/12/24 – Understanding and Managing Finances
  • 15/01/25 – Mastering Meetings: Effective meeting management
  • 12/02/25 – Decoding Problems: Effective techniques for problem solving

Mel Young, Vice Principal of Academic Studies (Non-Veterinary), commented, ‘"We have created this new series of leadership and management webinars in recognition of the fact that, whilst many people working in a leadership role in practice have exceptional clinical skills, they have often ascended into leadership roles without formal training in management; our webinars aim to bridge that gap. For 10 years now, we have successfully provided ILM Leadership & Management qualifications for the veterinary industry, and these webinars are an extension of our commitment to enhancing professional development in this area. They offer a flexible and accessible way to sharpen leadership skills and address specific challenges. We believe that effective leadership is crucial, and we are excited to support veterinary professionals in becoming confident, prepared leaders."

Each webinar is priced at 20+VAT and can be booked through via the CAW website. The College is committed to continuing to develop continuing professional development courses that span the needs of the veterinary profession.