This workshop is designed to deepen alignment and expand effectiveness of three key individuals in your veterinary medical association – the president, president-elect, and executive director.

Facilitated by Glenn Tecker, the full-day session provides a proven, cost-effective method for your leadership partners to discuss mutual perceptions of organizational issues and board governance, respective preferences for interpersonal communications, and a shared vision for the leaders’ role in developing and stewarding strategy that advances your association’s mission.

Glenn Tecker is widely acknowledged as one of the world’s foremost experts on leadership and strategy.  Glenn assists organizations in identifying the right strategy to address their challenges of today – and tomorrow.  His experience spans professional and philanthropic associations around the world.

 Critical Issues in Veterinary Association Leadership is a collaborative offering of the Veterinary Medical Association Executives (VMAE) and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) – who share the goal of helping you and your VMA thrive!


  • Registration available ONLY to VMA presidents, presidents-elect, and executive directors. Registration must go through your VMA executive director, who will register your team.
  • Registering all three leadership partners is highly encouraged.
  • Registration fee of $329 per person includes workshop presentations and materials, continental breakfast, and lunch.
  • Workshop registration can occur as a “stand-alone” registration or in conjunction with VLC registration (additional fee applies for VLC registration done through AVMA).
  • Workshop seating is limited – register your leadership partners today!

Workshop discussion threads include:

Leadership of Contemporary Associations

  • Trends and Issues
  • Consultative Partnership
  • Good Governance Principles

The Board’s Role in Oversight

  • Thinking and Working Preferences
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Representative Governance Model
  • Performance Oversight

Knowledge-based Decision Making

  • Effective Decisions
  • Strategic Thinking and Planning
  • Difficult Decision Points

 Leading Culture Change

  • Engaging the Community
  • Realigning Culture Norms
  • Innovation
  • Leading Through Change

MEETING SAFE – All attendees will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have obtained a negative result of a test for COVID-19 within 72 hours of the event. Information concerning how attendees will document vaccination or a negative test result will be sent to all registrants and participants closer to the event date. The AVMA and VMAE will also follow all state and local requirements and the most current guidance from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention at the time of the event regarding the wearing of masks.