OVMA Leadership Development Program

Searching for ways to develop your leadership skills and increase your involvement with the OVMA? Look no further! The Ohio Veterinary Medical Association's Leadership Development Program will take you through a series of seminars to develop and enhance the leader that lives inside you. You'll also learn more about how your Association works for you and how you can become actively engaged in the organization—benefiting not only you, but your colleagues and the profession as a whole.

What You'll Learn

The program consists of five one-day seminars over an eight-month period (November 2017 to June 2018). Each session, led by an industry expert, is designed to build upon leadership skills you already possess and to increase your confidence in leadership situations.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Leveraging strengths to improve performance
  • Practice management
  • Legislative Day and organized veterinary medicine
  • Media training
  • Balancing work/life responsibilities

This year's full schedule will be posted when it is available.

Eligibility, Cost & Benefits

Eligibility. The only requirement is that participants be licensed veterinarians who are OVMA members in good standing — and have a desire to become a leader in the veterinary community!

Not an OVMA Member? If you have not yet joined OVMA but are interested in participating, we invite you to join now.

Cost. This program is being provided as a member benefit to OVMA members, so there is no cost to enroll. OVMA will also cover lodging and meals where appropriate.

Benefits. In addition to developing their leadership skills, all participants will receive a free full registration to the Midwest Veterinary Conference. Practice owners whose associates participate will also receive a free MVC Hospital Pass.*

How to Apply or Make a Nomination

Apply Now

The deadline to submit an application is Oct. 27, 2017.

You may download a PDF application if you would prefer to apply via fax or email.

Nominate a Colleague

The deadline to nominate a colleague is Oct. 23, 2017.


If you have any questions, please contact program liaison Mia Cunningham by email at mlc@ohiovma.org or phone at 614.436.1300.

*Free registration and Hospital Pass to be used at 2018 or 2019 MVC.