Power of Ten

VMAE’s signature program, the Power of 10 (P10), has been in place for the last 4 years. During this time, over 28 VMAs have implemented, or are in the process of implementing, the P10 program. P10 is generously sponsored by Elanco, AVMA PLIT, and VMAE resources.

The mission of the VMAE Power of 10 Task Force is to engage and develop recent graduates through the broadest possible adoption of a dynamic and evolving leadership program.

What is the P10 program?

  • A collaborative initiative to cultivate leadership capacity
  • A learning experience that will benefit the individual (and the VMA, their practice, and their community)
  • A network of peers with similar challenges

Content and curriculum suggestions have been developed to assist the VMA with implementation of this transformative program in their association. The VMAE P10 Task Force has developed a huge set of resources and topic ideas. See the file library at the bottom of this page for curriculum resources (Must be signed in to access). For additional tools and training ideas, please visit www.mindtools.com.

What will my VMA get in return for delivering a Power of 10 program in my VMA?

You will get back an incredible group of high-energy, enthusiastic recent graduates that will likely become active in your organization.They will spread the word about the wonderful work you are doing! You will also be affirming your VMA’s commitment to helping recent graduates develop foundational skills in leadership, communications and business that will advance their individual success. And, you will find your VMA with a much deeper understanding of what recent graduates find to be relevant and meaningful in their relationship with the VMA and with the veterinary profession. You will find that the Power of 10 leadership initiative pays dividends that far surpass your investment.

2017 Power of Ten Leadership Intensive

March 21-23, 2017
The Alexander Hotel
Downtown Indianapolis

Elanco will generously cover the costs for hotel, training and food while you are here. You would need to cover your travel cost. This invite is for the ED/staff person and the facilitator you select to help you deliver a P10 program within your VMA.

Frequently Asked Questions

What will happen at the POTL Institute at Elanco in Indianapolis?
Ten VMA Executive Directors and their team leaders will attend a 2.5-day intensive training session that will help them begin to learn how to plan and train their own POTL Academy of 10 recent graduates. This session will help attendees understand themselves and others better and develop usable interpersonal strategies through the Insights Discovery® personality assessment tool and through sessions on situational self leadership.

After the POTL Institute in Indianapolis, what will our VMA have to do?
Each VMA will create their own curriculum for their POTL Academy and invite 10 recent graduates to be part of that academy. Since six VMAs constructed their own curriculum in 2012, there are plenty of great existing examples so you will not need to “recreate the wheel.”

How much time will this take my VMA?
It varies. However, if you have a committed team leader much of the work can be done by volunteers.

What will this cost my VMA?
It varies and you can budget whatever you like. Several of the state VMAs spent approximately $5,000 but others spent more. Each VMA that participated has shared their ideas, curriculum and costs in a separate document that you may want to review.

What will my VMA get back in return for creating a POTL Academy?
You will get back an incredible group of high-energy, enthusiastic recent graduates that will likely become active in your organization and spread the word about the wonderful work you are doing! You will also be affirming your VMA’s commitment to helping recent graduates develop foundational skills in leadership, communications and business that will advance their individual success. And you will find yourself with a much deeper understanding of what recent graduates find to be relevant and meaningful in their relationship with the VMA and with the veterinary profession. You will find that the Power of Ten Leadership initiative pays dividends that far surpass your investment.

Materials/Resources
Video Modules

VMAE has commissioned Betsy Charles, DVM – executive director of the Veterinary Leadership Institute (VLI), which is dedicated to the development of healthy and resilient leaders who can make a positive difference for the veterinary profession – to produce a series of videos with facilitator guides that can be incorporated into Power of Ten programs. The first two modules, on leadership and on emotional intelligence, are now available for your use. Please click on the resources below to enhance the content of your P10 leadership academy! The password for the videos is: VLI