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Leadership resource hub to support veterinary professionals
The Leadership Library aims to promote the importance of self-reflection during the learning process.
Free RCVS resource contains presentations, interviews and webinars on key topics.

The RCVS has launched an online learning hub to support the development of fundamental leadership skills within the veterinary professions.

The free-to-access Leadership Library aims to promote the importance of self-reflection during the learning process and encourage individuals to develop their leadership skills.

Open to professionals at any stage of their career, the hub contains veterinary sector-specific resources and curated non-veterinary content from an array of reliable sources. 

Via interviews, videos, presentations, articles, blogs, and webinars, students can explore key leadership topics, including inclusive leadership, delegation skills and difficult conversations.

The RCVS Leadership Team plans to add more content to the library, and the profession will be encouraged to suggest topics they would like to study. 

RCVS leadership and inclusion manager Gurpreet Gill commented: "In terms of veterinary CPD, importance often tends to be placed more on clinical and technical capabilities, but leadership skills are a critical aspect of every veterinary practice and organisation. It is vital that we encourage an understanding of leadership skills and behaviours to build this capacity within the professions."

She added: “It is also assumed that leadership is a condition of status or position, but this is not necessarily the case. Leadership is an everyday practice that is applicable to everyone, regardless of their role. The Leadership Library provides learning opportunities for anyone looking to develop and reflect on their leadership skills, which will also count towards the annual CPD requirement for both veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses.” 

The Leadership Library is available to access now at rcvs.org.uk

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VET Festival returns for 2022

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 VET Festival, the unique CPD opportunity, is returning for 2022, running from 20 to 21 May.

The outdoor event, held at Loseley Park in Guildford, will feature 17 education streams, with a dedicated stream covering veterinary wellness, leadership and management topics. The festival will feature veterinary speakers from around the world, with the opportunity to collect 14 hours of CPD across the two-day event.

Alongside veterinary education, VET Festival will also offer wellbeing activities such as yoga and mindfulness activities, with the popular VETFest Live Party Night making a return for 2022.

Tickets available here.  

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Free webinar on rearing better heifers

A free webinar is being held by Volac to help dairy farmers rear better heifers. Marking the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board's (AHDB) 'Great British Calf Week', the webinar is scheduled to take place at 12.15pm - 1.45pm on Thursday 3 February 2022.

Focusing on the management input needed to produce better heifers, the webinar will explore practical tips for better calf rearing, sustainable growth through effective calf nutrition, and the importance of sustainable ingredients in calf milk formulas.

Anyone interested in attending can register here.