Reflect and Grow 2022 - New Graduates 15 CPD Points


Set up your New Graduate employees for success! Successful vets are more than knowledgeable technicians and AVA wants your New Graduates to be one of them. If you are looking for them to be more than clinically competent, we have the professional development program for you. Small group learning and peer support with a trained veterinary facilitator. Confidential discussions. Monthly sessions held online so anyone can participate which are tailored to New Graduates. We are encouraging employers to allow their New Graduates to complete this monthly program during business hours as part of of ongoing professional development.

Price levels

14 Jan 2022 to 29 Nov 2022
New Graduate $ 700.00
Non-Member $ 700.00
Student $ 700.00

Who should attend

New Graduates only

Learning outcome

  • use reflective practice to assist in identifying and improving non-technical skills required for employment
  • address the sources of your occupational stress
  • grow capabilities that support your clinical skills and knowledge (such as emotional intelligence, assertive communication, life balance, resilience, etc)
  • increase capacity to deal with difficult professional encounters

Further details

  • The AVA Reflect and Grow program consists of 10, monthly 1.5hr facilitated sessions online via Zoom. A link will be sent prior to the course commencement.
  • Sessions will be held the first Thursday of the month (Feb 3, Mar 3, Apr 7, May 5, Jun 2, Jul 7, Aug 4, Sept 1, Oct 6, Nov 3) - 10 monthly sessions
  • Session time to be decided, options will be either 8am or 5pm.
  • Numbers are strictly limited to ensure the best, confidential learning experience possible. Swapping between groups is not possible once commenced as group stability is important.
  • Each session will be guided by a trained facilitator to ensure success. Your facilitator will be Dr Cathy Warbuton.
  • Sessions are recorded to share with members of the group, for the odd times that somebody is unable to make it.
  • Names are shared in advance to ensure that everybody can speak openly and safely within the group.
  • The new graduate group has a combination of structure and flexibility. Each session has a topic and we have the flexibility to spend more or less time on the topic in order to go to anything that is urgent for a participant to discuss. The topics are;
    • Self-care and well-being
    • Mindset and success
    • Resilience
    • Stress management
    • Emotional intelligence
    • Ethical decision making
    • Positive communication
    • Staying motivated at work
    • Avoiding burnout
    • Goal setting



“ Reflect and grow for me was a supportive, safe environment to get understanding and strength through sharing of our common struggles within our professional and personal lives. ”.
“ The "Reflect and Grow" program was very special. It provided a safe and supportive environment for a number of veterinarians at all different career stages and places, to listen to each other's reflections on our challenges and joys, both in and out of work. Cathy Warburton provided gentle evidence based guidance and support for the group, and encouraged us to learn to listen, support and share. This really is a life changing experience, which really helps you to quickly form supportive and encouraging relationships with peers who truly understand your trials, tribulations and insecurities. Meg Dietze ”.

Reflect and Grow 2022 - New Graduates

Start: 3 February 2022, 5:00PM
End: 3 November 2022, 6:30PM
$ 700.00
Registration closes on 03 November 2022
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