Picking a favorite session in any hour or any day is like picking my favorite kid. They’re all wonderful! But here’s what a day in the life of a practice manager at CVC Virginia Beach might look like Saturday, May 20 …
Free white noise machine! Wake to the surf crashing outside your hotel room.
7 – 9 AM — No need to rush! Whenever you finally get up and out and on the bus, we’ve got a Continental breakfast waiting at the convention center.
8 – 9 AM – If you got to breakfast early because you’re raring to go, stay inspired with practice-owner-turned-biz-whiz Dr. Dave Nicol’s big-picture view and down-to-earth lessons in “3 years, 3 continents, $1M earned: Lessons learned from an extraordinary journey.”
Get some air and visit a few booths in the exhibit hall, then sneak over to the Clinical sessions …
9:45 – 10:45 AM – The sizzlingly high-energy speakers Tasha McNerney and Dr. Andy Roark are sharing “Epic fails in team harmony.”
Can you believe that sunshine through those windows? When you’re finishing admiring the view, head back to the Practice Management track …
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM – If you need a comprehensive refresher on all things HR, stay in here all day. But if you’re dipping in for just one session with the practice management tag team Monica Dixon Perry and Dr. Nicole Varani, make it this one: “Essentials of HR: Compensation.”
Make a new friend yet? Grab some lunch together in the exhibit hall or sneak out for a fresh-air bite. No new friend yet? We’re introverts too. Enjoy a break from that room full of people, then head back for …
1:45 – 2:45 PM – The high-functioning, hilarious Dr. Sarah Wooten’s talk tailored to every practice manager in the nation: “What DVMs need to learn and managers can help teach them.”
Check out the exhibit hall for the real low-down on all the latest and greatest your doctors are going to want to buy. Then figure out how to pay for that cool new stuff with new clients …
3:15 – 4:15 PM – Digital marketing guru Bill Schroeder gets down to brass tacks with “SEO basics: How to convert “prospects’ into ‘clients.’”
Stretch your legs with a stroll through the exhibit hall. Grab a healthy snack. Sneak out for a few minutes to enjoy that ocean air, then sneak back over to the Clinical sessions …
5 – 6 PM –Behavior tech Debbie Martin explains how doctors, team members and managers can help create a Fear FreeSM veterinary practice “spaw” experience for patients.
Grab a quick dinner down the block with your new BFF, that practice manager you met in a session … you know, the one who TOTALLY gets you.
7 – 9 PM – See what all the hype is about—and supplement all that medicine and management with some heart. The engaging and warm Dr. Hilal Dogan will look at the funny frustrations and the sorrowful pain that comes out in the honesty of her Veterinary Confessionals Project.
That’s what I’d do if I were a practice manager at CVC Virginia Beach. Let me know how I did with the itinerary at email@example.com.
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