Dr. Yava Jones-Hall Completes AAVMC Leadership Academy

Friday, March 9, 2018

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Dr. Yava Jones-Hall (front row, fourth from left) with her fellow graduates of the AAVMC Leadership Academy, who were honored earlier this month in conjunction with the 2018 AAVMC Annual Meeting in Washington D.C.

Congratulations to Dr. Yava Jones-Hall, associate professor of veterinary pathology in Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Comparative Pathobiology, who completed the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges’ (AAVMC) Leadership Academy.  Dr. Jones-Hall was recognized with the other AAVMC Leadership Academy graduates at the conclusion of the program, which coincided with the start of the 2018 AAVMC Annual Meeting in Washington March 2.

The Leadership Academy is designed to provide leadership development for emerging leaders in academia and to provide a forum for building lasting ties between faculty members at veterinary schools and departments around the world. The program was launched in 2012 as a unique effort focused on helping develop tomorrow’s leaders of academic veterinary medicine.

“I am very pleased to have had the opportunity to participate in the AAVMC Leadership Academy,” Dr. Jones-Hall said.  “Since the information presented is focused on the needs of faculty in colleges of veterinary medicine, I found it to be highly relevant and instantly applicable.  I also benefitted greatly from the connections I was able to make with colleagues at other veterinary colleges.  This kind of education and training is vital to anyone who wants to be prepared for leadership roles in the veterinary medical profession.”

The AAVMC Leadership Academy addresses the components of effective leadership by following three recurring threads in each of the three meetings that include communication skills, emotional intelligence, and living leadership (applied leadership skills).  Expert speakers from across the USA and Canada deliver the program.

Telephone or video conference calls also are held with small groups of participants to explore their goals and experience working with and implementing the knowledge and skills learned during the program. Participation is limited to faculty and staff at AAVMC member institutions. Each member institution is eligible to enroll one participant.

Writer(s): Kevin Doerr | pvmnews@purdue.edu

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