Veterinary Nurse Leadership Programme

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'When I signed up for the course I did not anticipate the one to one, personalised support on the course. From the first email to meeting the course leaders at the workshop the communication and course format has been exceptional.'

VNLP Course delegate

Are you struggling to balance your role responsibilities alongside leadership duties?  

Do you want to feel more in control and effective in how and where you spend your time? 

Would you like to gain or hone your skills to nurture and get the best out of your team?

Our sustained, transformative leadership programme with personalised coaching, support and guidance will help you to gain the confidence and skills you need to lead your team to success.

We've created the Veterinary Nurse Leadership Programme (VNLP) to help develop confident, dynamic and flexible nurse leaders who can motivate and drive their own careers, teams and practices to success.

Even in these strange and uncertain times, with the right tools and guidance from our extensive Masters and Doctoral research carried out by Carolyne Crowe and Dr Catherine Oxtoby, The Veterinary Nurse Leadership Programme (VNLP) will help you to deal with the ongoing challenges and change you face every day as a leader in practice, so you can create a culture that strengthens and develops your veterinary team and enables everyone to fulfil their potential.

NEW format for 2021

Our highly acclaimed Veterinary Nurse Leadership Programme (VNLP) has a NEW format for 2021, and now includes more regular, personalised support sessions to help guide you as a leader in practice

Our updated VNLP package consists of

  • 8 x half-day virtual workshops
  • Group coaching and networking 
  • Online videos and reflective exercises accessed via an enhanced learning platform
  • Mentoring for practice specific project work
  • PLUS more regular, tailored sessions to help guide and support you as a leader in practice. 

Building on your heightened self-awareness and understanding of your strengths and weaknesses, you'll develop strategies for resilience, communicating with others, motivating your team and resolving conflict. You’ll explore a range of organisational leadership challenges including the selection and scoping of quality improvement projects, their management and sustainment and the development of a positive practice culture. 

As well as helping you to achieve your individual leadership goals, the VNLP is designed to benefit your team and your practice as a whole, giving you the confidence and skills to motivate and support the team around you, and create a culture that strengthens and develops your veterinary nurse team.

What will I learn?

By the end of the programme, you’ll be able to:

  • Confidence in successfully leading, managing and motivating your team in your own personal style
  • How to communicate more effectively and feel confident handling difficult and challenging situations
  • How to leverage your strengths and manage your weaknesses to consistently get the best out of yourself and others
  • Support in choosing, managing and sustaining quality improvement projects in your practice.
  • Choose, manage and sustain quality improvement projects in your practice.


Workshop 1 20 October 2021 - Self-Awareness

Workshop 2 10 November 2021- You and how to thrive

Workshop 3 17 November 2021 - Motivating and Managing your Team

Workshop 4 1 December 2021 - Working with others

Workshop 5 15 December 2021 - Managing Performance

Workshop 6 12 January 2022 - Culture and Quality Improvement 

Workshop 7 2 February 2022 - Leading Change 

Workshop 8 16 February 2022 - Looking ahead