Power of 10 Leadership Academy

For Prospective Participants

The Power of 10 (P10) Leadership Academy is an NVMA initiative designed to cultivate leadership capacity in recent graduates and provide learning experiences that will enrich the individual and benefit the individual’s practice, community, and profession.

Our 2020 Power of 10 classes are full.  If you are interested in participating in 2021, please contact Dina Michel at (402) 463-4704 or email her at dmichel@nvma.org.

The Leadership Academy is open to young veterinarians and licensed veterinary technicians. It’s a way to help recent graduates answer questions like:

  • “How can I get a better grasp on what makes me tick?”

  • “How can I form, manage and be a part of an effective team?”

  • “Who am I in the bigger picture, and what can I give to my family, my community, and my profession that will be my legacy?”

Curriculum Examples

LVT Program

Feb 20 - 21 Insights and Wellness with Dr. Heidi Hulon, Elanco

April 23 Influence and Communication with Karlene Belyea

July 9 Compassion Fatigue - what is it? with Dr. Laurie Fonken

DVM Program

Feb 21-22 Insights and Wellness with Dr. Heidi Hulon, Elanco

April 24 Influence and Communication with Karlene Belyea

July 10 Compassion Fatigue - what is it? with Dr. Laurie Fonken

Key Benefits

Through the Power of 10 participants will:

  • Develop fundamental understanding of leadership skills, personal branding, and emotional intelligence

  • Deepen comprehension of communication styles and skills

  • Gain the competency to utilize these skills within ones’ life, practice, and community

  • Experience a supportive environment that fosters meaningful interpersonal relationships and collaborative, lifelong interactions



Want to Sign Up? Great! Here Are Your Next Steps

Step 1:
Get your practice owner to commit to supporting your involvement in this initiative since it means you will likely miss six days of work for these important sessions.

Step 2:
Fill out the appropriate Power of Ten Leadership Academy application below and wait to hear from the selection committee.



Licensed Veterinary Technicians