Making the transition from technician to manager (Proceedings)
Are you a successful veterinary technician who is considering tackling a new position in the veterinary field? Or are you a technician who has been recently promoted into a management or supervisory position? Or are you a technician who somehow "fell" into a management role, perhaps not by choice? Or, are you a technician who has been successful in a management role and would love to share some of your story on how to make this transition? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this presentation is for you!
During this hour, we will discuss how to make the transition from a technical/scientific/animal care role into the more people and results-oriented role of manager or supervisor. Stories from the audience will be solicited and conversation surrounding what does and does not work in making this transition will be encouraged. The goals of this presentation include providing a supportive environment where the attendees will leave with an understanding of what a management/supervisory role requires, encouraging them to take on the challenge of a new position if it is right for them, and providing a better understanding of their value in whatever role they choose to have in a veterinary hospital (even if they determine that management or supervision is not right for them). We will also review some specific examples/case studies that will help highlight the "Do's" and the "Don'ts" in becoming a first-time manager or supervisor.
During this presentation we will focus on what you need to do for yourself during this transition and what you will need to learn to do to support those around you.What you need to do for yourself:
1. Take personal responsibility for your career and goals
What you will need to do for your team:
1. Schedule regular meetings with the team