Power of 10 Leadership Academy

Power of 10 Leadership Academy is a CVMA initiative designed to help member veterinarians and practice managers develop foundational skills in leadership, communication, and business. Valued at over $2,000, a Power of 10 scholarship is a powerful benefit for CVMA members.

How it works

Power of 10 Leadership Academy offers two programs: Power of 10 | Doctors and Power of 10 | Practice Managers. Power of 10 | Doctors is intended for veterinarians who graduated within the last seven years, while its parallel program, Power of 10 | Practice Managers is specifically designed for practice managers.

For more information on the individual programs, please follow the buttons below.

Key benefits

Through Power of 10, participants will:

  • Develop fundamental understanding of leadership skills and emotional intelligence
  • Deepen comprehension of communication styles and skills
  • Acquire critical skills to intensify business acumen
  • Gain the competency to utilize these skills within your life, practice, and community
  • Heighten self-awareness and better understand how to maximize interactions with those around you
  • Develop a vision of the leader you can be – and what it takes to become that leader
  • Experience a supportive environment that fosters meaningful interpersonal relationships and collaborative, lifelong interactions

What our graduates say

“Being a member of P10 has opened my eyes about the importance of CVMA for legislative issues, wellbeing, and building relationships with other veterinarians. I am grateful to be a part of P10 and will continue to be  a member of CVMA for the remainder of my career.”

– Power of 10 | Doctor 2016 Class Member Jeret Benson, DVM

“I was not in a good place when I was accepted to the program. I was very burnt out after many years in the industry; the practice managers program gave me back my passion and inspired me to strive for my goals again. I have grown so much from this program and have gained even more confidence. I have sent in my CVPM application, and started the process and road to test. I have been putting this off for several years. I have made life long friends and contacts through this program.”

– Power of 10 | Practice Manager 2019 Class Member Marta Wilkinson, CVT

How to apply

Applications for the 2021-2022 Power of 10 | Doctors Leadership Academy will open in early summer 2021.


Please contact Ashley Larson, CVMA Manager of Chapter Relations, at 303.539.7646 or ashleylarson@colovma.org.