Penn Executive Veterinary Leadership Program: Making an Impact as a Global Health Leader
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Developing leaders at the intersection of public health and veterinary science is a pressing need. Penn Executive Veterinary Leadership Program: Making an Impact as a Global Health Leader combines the knowledge and experience of the Wharton School and the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine to help veterinarians refine their leadership skills to address the most pressing global issues that affect animals and humans: zoonotic diseases, food security, and disaster preparedness.
Executive Veterinary Leadership Program Highlights & Benefits
- Learn, understand, and apply a variety of tools to expand the profession’s impact on the well-being of animals and society
- Achieve an authentic voice as a global leader
- Engage in decision-making with human and veterinary public health professionals
- Develop and lead effective partnerships geared toward environmental stewardship
- Communicate effectively about policy and legal issues relevant to public health
- Identify opportunities to advance the frontiers of veterinary medicine
Experience & Impact
A partnership of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and the Wharton School, Penn Executive Veterinary Leadership Program: Making an Impact as a Global Health Leader enables participants to discover new ways to get involved in promoting global public health and animal productivity while also learning how veterinarians can influence public policy.
Wharton faculty, led by Joan Hendricks, the Gilbert S. Kahn Dean, School of Veterinary Medicine, and Kathy Pearson, adjunct senior fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, apply their field-based research and the latest strategic insights to help you develop the skills to be a global leader in veterinary science in the context of public health.
Emphasizing the importance of effective persuasion and communications, this program offers an unprecedented opportunity to bring together diverse leaders on the front lines of veterinary science and public health.
Session topics include:
- The Challenge of Critical Thinking
- Managing Uncertainty
- Leading Organizational Change
- Legal Issues and Advocating for Veterinary Medicine
- Working Across Boundaries
- Marketing Leadership
Through highly interactive lectures, exercises, and case studies, both in the classroom and in smaller work groups, this leadership program will prepare you to:
- Gain key frameworks, approaches, and knowledge to improve your ability to inspire and lead social change
- Ensure that your decision-making process addresses the right problems and involves the right people
- Identify and remove barriers to your ability to influence and persuade others
- Learn to recognize and move beyond the limitations of organizational silos
- Build a professional network of peers to gain multiple perspectives, explore ideas, and discuss challenges
Who should attend
Penn Executive Veterinary Leadership Program: Making an Impact as a Global Health Leader is customized for current and aspiring veterinary executives or leaders. Participants come from across the profession, across industries, and around the globe; all share a desire to hone and refine their individual leadership skills and get more involved in veterinary public health issues at the regional, national, or global level. Some examples of positions held by past participants include:
- Veterinarians in the pharmaceutical industry
- Academic faculty members
- Government decision-makers (FDA, CDC, USDA, state, county)
- International (OIE, World Bank, UN)
- Retail sector representatives
- Directors of associations
- Members of VMAs (state associations) and AVMA
- Veterinary Management Groups (VMGs)
- Large-practice owners (>10 practitioners)
- Veterinary business consultants/advisors
- Animal Hospital Association staff and members