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Eight Legal Elite Spring Meeting

Do you have the right tools to be a great leader?

The Vetfutures report 2016 highlights a serious lack of leadership skills in veterinary practices, and the need to act if the profession is to thrive. We have invited Dr. John Mervyn-Smith (Corporate psychologist and executive coach) and General Sir Mike Jackson (one of the highest profile British Army Officers since WW2) to join James Cronin (who has specialist interests in leadership and elite teams) to deliver a day of veterinary specific leadership tools.

Wednesday 22nd March 2017  The Orpen Boardroom at the Imperial War Museum, London


10am James Cronin:

Welcome to Eight Legal Elite - from HR and employment law to creating the high performing team

James will outline the thinking behind setting up Eight Legal Elite, what members will get out of it and why he doesn’t want most practices to ever join!

10.30 - 11.30 General Sir Mike Jackson, former head of the British Army:

Lessons in leadership - from the British Army, to the small business team.

You’ve got to mark out the objective, work out the minimum resources required to get there, and get on with it.

11.30 - 12.00 Break             

12 - 1.00pm James Cronin: interactive workshop

Lessons for the Veterinary profession from the British Army, and Cambridge University Business School’s new leadership programme - interactive workshop.

1 - 2 Lunch

2 - 3.15pm Dr John Mervyn-Smith, Corporate Psychologist and business coach:

Building a resilient veterinary practice, including feedback from the Eight Legal veterinary specific resilience audit.

3.15 - 3.45 Tea

3.45 - 4.45 James Cronin: interactive workshop

Aligning the vision with the reality - creating a high performance culture.

This will be an opportunity for everyone to bring together the learning points from the day and create their own take home action plan to implement in their practices immediately.

Workshop session facilitated by James Cronin, John Mervyn-Smith, Kay Hamblin & Lindsay Brazil.

4.45 Close

Future Eight Legal Elite meetings will be strictly limited to Elite members only, but we are releasing a limited number of places for this meeting for non-members for just £250 plus VAT - for more information or to reserve your place contact us:

Telephone 01242 570161

Speakers and Facilitators:

General Sir Mike Jackson served as Head of the British Army as campaigns were raging across Iraq and Afghanistan. He now applies his first hand strategic experience to the challenges facing any organisation. Mike sets out how every leader should instil confidence and autonomy within the team, be ruthless about non-essential overheads and learn to be structurally flexible.

Dr John Mervyn-Smith PhD is a chartered clinical psychologist. He has 20 years’ of experience in assessing and coaching senior executives and their teams in leading organisations around the world and he has also worked extensively with GPs and primary cares trusts.

James Cronin BSc PGDL LLM has been advising vets on employment law and HR issues for many years, using a practical, business-focused approach. He has a particular interest in increasing practice profitability through improving leadership and creating high performing teams.

Kay Hamblin BVSc MRCVS and Lindsay Brazil BVM&S MRCVS have many years of experience as vets, surviving the challenges of every day veterinary practice and being part of and managing veterinary teams. Kay is currently completing a Masters in Business and Organisational Psychology, and Lindsay holds a CIM Diploma in Professional Marketing.