Power of Ten

The Power of Ten Leadership Academy will provide ten recent graduates (graduated from a college of veterinary medicine with a DVM degree in the years 2010-2019) with a series of leadership, personal, and professional development sessions over a twelve-month period. Participants must have graduated from a college of veterinary medicine with a DVM degree within the last ten years. KVMA will provide topic experts and CE meeting expenses at no charge for participants.

These sessions not only convey the key learning points about leadership, but also deepen the understanding of class members on a number of related topics. Sessions will include six face-to-face sessions in Manhattan, Topeka, and Wichita and may include registration and accommodations for the Veterinary Leadership Conference in Chicago.

What is Power of Ten

Ten participants will be selected from the applicant pool to participate in the Power of Ten leadership academy. Participants will join a network of peers in a series of learning experiences that commence in August 2019 and culminate in February 2020. Power of Ten is a pathway to help recent graduates answer questions like:

·        I emerged from veterinary school and I’m in practice – but how can I get a better grasp on what makes me tick?

·        Now that I have a technical staff, how can I form, manage, and lead 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?


We anticipate that the Power of Ten class will also create a sense of community and participants will likely build lasting bonds with members of their leadership class.

Key Benefits

Through Power of Ten, you will:

·        Develop fundamental understanding of leadership skills and emotional intelligence

·        Deepen comprehension of communication styles and skills

·        Acquire critical skills to intensify business acumen

·        Gain the competency to utilize these skills within your life, practice, and community

·        Heighten awareness of yourself and better understand how to optimize interactions with those around you

·        Develop a vision of the leader you can be – and what it takes to become that leader

·        Experience a supportive environment that fosters meaningful interpersonal relationships and collaborative, life-long interactions

·        Build a strong network within the Kansas veterinary community

Participant Expectations

Participants will receive full tuition scholarships – PLUS complimentary registration to KVMA Convention, where P10 graduates will be recognized. Attendance at all events is expected and very important for your educational experience throughout the program. Every effort should be made to attend all events.

KVMA will provide coaches and the curriculum team, food for gatherings, and will cover one nights lodging for overnight meetings. Sessions will typically begin at 10am and conclude by 4pm. With exception of the overnight session, participants are responsible for their own lodging if needed. Participants are also responsible for transportation to all learning experiences. Scholarships will be available for participants to attend AVMA VLC in Chicago.


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

Step 2:
Fill out the Power of 10 Leadership APPLICATION and submit it either by mail, email ([email protected]) or fax 785-325-0211 by Friday, Sept 13, 2019.


For more information, contact Megan Kilgore (785-221-0312).