Upcoming Dates

The next “What’s Your EQ?” workshop is scheduled for September 9-11, 2016 in Boca Raton, Florida. The event is open for registration for your entire team! (You must be a Veterinary Growth Partners member, but I’ll sponsor your first year of membership. Visit this page for more information.)

If you’d like to schedule Shawn to deliver this content to you and work with your team to become more conflict competent, please contact Cindy Oliphant via email or by phone at 888-759-7191.

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This program is designed to help youEdinburgh Exercise understand how you best contribute to your practice using emotional intelligence as the language to assess your leadership strengths and challenges. Lead with greater impact and apply emotional intelligence to manage and drive peak performance in your direct reports and team. Recent studies indicate that emotional intelligence is a powerful key to effective leadership. This valuable program delivers the in-depth knowledge and practical emotional intelligence skills you need to ensure that you are a strong, emotionally intelligent leader.


What past attendees say about this workshop:

“I appreciated how the retreat made me aware of my feelings and what influences my behavior. I am able to recognize behaviors in people that I previously ignored.”  –Mike Strickland

“The retreat made me confront my demons and learn that my behaviors have outlived their usefulness.” –Chip Beckett

“No matter where people were in their own personal growth, the time was given to help each person through what they were being challenged with at this time. This has been an amazing experience and I appreciate all the time and effort Shawn puts in to helping me become a better me.” Dawn Bush

“I truly appreciate having been given the tools in this retreat to grow into a better person, both personally and professionally. Thank you, Shawn!!!” Patty Dean

More Details

We invite you to be a part of this special experience where you’ll explore your personal leadership style in a safe and educational environment. After attending this program, you will have increased your value to the practice as a leader and improved your connections to team members who look to you for direction.

The curriculum is jam-packed with opportunities to learn about emotional intelligence skills and how they apply to your practice. The class is highly interactive, including small-group exercises, time for reflection, and skill building. And the social time is equally as stimulating, with a cocktail reception and two optional networking dinners.

Highlights of what you’ll learn in Shawn McVey’s program include:

  • Why using emotional intelligence skills makes good business sense
  • How emotional intelligence can transform you into a sensational leader
  • Techniques for building skills in self-awareness, self- management, relationship awareness, and relationship management

Your take-homes include:

  • New skills that transform you into an emotionally intelligent leader that the team wants to follow
  • A personal vision statement that details how you will lead the practice
  • A 15-page customized report detailing your strengths and weaknesses in emotional intelligence and how you compare to others nationwide
  • A personal development plan that will help you continue to build your emotional intelligence skills

Shawn uses his combined professional experience in business management and psychotherapy to help you take an honest look at your practice and uncover blind spots in your emotional-intelligence skills. You will share your practice’s greatest challenge and uncover the barriers that keep you from performing your best as a leader and overcoming that challenge.

You’ll explore your personal vision of how you can best contribute to the practice and learn how to leverage that vision into an inspiring message you can communicate to your team. Together, we’ll unpack the 19 competencies of emotionally intelligent leaders, determine which competencies are your greatest strengths, and further develop your competencies throughout the program with interactive and reflective exercises that give you plenty of opportunity to practice your new skills.

The timing looks like this:

  • Day 1: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
  • Day 2: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Day 3: 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Registration includes:

  • Your personalized EQ report
  • 14 hours of interactive instruction
  • Reception with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres

This unique retreat is unlike any other continuing education event and is well suited for those in leadership positions, managers, and practice owners.

McVey Management Solutions RACE provider number: 379
Maximum CE hours an individual can obtain: 14

This program was reviewed and approved by the AAVSB RACE program for 14 hours of continuing education. Participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. Please contact the AAVSB RACE program if you have any comments/concerns regarding this program’s validity or relevancy to the veterinary profession.