Frank W. Jordan, DVM
College of Veterinary Medicine
Kansas State University
6 Clock Hours
Date and Time
Sunday, April 6, 2008
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Frick Auditorium, Mosier Hall
College of Veterinary Medicine
1800 Denison, Manhattan, KS
Frick Auditorium is located on the second floor of Mosier Hall. Enter at the Emergency Entrance. Signs will be posted to direct you to registration.
Fee – none
The speakers’ expenses for the conference are paid from an endowment by Dr. Frank W. Jordan, Abilene, Kansas. Dr. Jordan established this fund in 1983 to enhance continuing education for veterinary medical practitioners, faculty, and students.
Conference Handouts by Dr. Larry Firkins
Order your proceedings on the enclosed registration form:
$10.00 (pick-up at conference)
$20.00 (mailed to you following the conference)
Luncheon - $10.00
If interested in lunch, please return the attached registration form, with payment, by March 28, 2008. Call Linda or Marci at 785-532-5696 if you need a lunch ticket after March 28th.
Refunds are not available .
Parking is available on the west side (off Denison Avenue) and on the east side (off Jardine Drive) of the Veterinary Medical Complex. A parking permit is not required for weekend parking. Do not park in the client parking or reserved stalls as you may get ticketed.
If you have any questions please contact Linda Johnson or Marci Ritter by phone at 785-532-5696 or e-mail at VMCE@vet.k-state.edu, Veterinary Medical Continuing Education at the K-State College of Veterinary Medicine.
If you have questions regarding registration information, call Rebecca at 785-532-5569.
Businesses routinely refer to their employees as their greatest asset, but few businesses fully realize their employees’ potential contributions to the team. This conference will provide strategies on: 1) the effective management of employees to increase their level of engagement, 2) improving employee and client communication and compliance, 3) developing a business strategy that will enable your employees to embrace your mission, and 4) successfully negotiating your way through the day. This will be a highly interactive time providing you with opportunities to take ownership of these concepts.
|8:00 am|| Welcome
Ralph Richardson , Dean, K-State CVM
Bob Larson , Professor, K-State CVM
So, You Want to be the
|9:30 am|| Refreshment Break
Getting Everyone to
Run the Play You Called
Employee and client
compliance are an ever increasing challenge. The
clarity of our communication is only part of the
solution. In a recent survey, 70% of the
respondents stated they just did not know who to
trust any more while 50% reported they did not
trust their leaders. We will cover why trust is
so powerful when it is obtained and so
devastating to a relationship or an organization
when it is lost. We will also stress the steps
that people follow when they determine if they
will trust someone and comply as directed. The
enemies of trust and compliance that must be
avoided will also be introduced.
|10:45 am|| Refreshment Break
Communicating at a National Championship Level
Effective communication is the single greatest stressor we face on a daily basis in the work place. Understanding the Law of the Spectator and how to avoid the Spiral of Despair are just two of the keys to improving communications on your team. Developing a sense of inclusion as you overcome interpersonal conflicts is critical to maximizing the communication with your team.
|12:00 n|| Optional Catered Luncheon, Trotter Hall
Must be ordered by March 28
Developing and Executing the Game Plan
Ensuring your business will be successful in the future requires first defining what success would look like for your business and then effectively allocating your resources as you determine the actions that need to be taken today. Your employees want to know why they will win in this competitive market. We will work toward the development of a value-creating game plan that your competition will be unable to duplicate its benefits or will find too costly to imitate.
|2:15 pm|| Refreshment Break
Negotiating Your Way to Victory
Nearly everything is negotiable. While some individuals appear to be naturally gifted in the area of negotiating, it is really just their use of proven methods and principles that allow them to be so effective. In addition to learning these techniques, an interactive exercise will allow you to successfully apply these negotiation concepts.
|3:45 pm|| Questions & Answers
|4:00 pm||Evaluation and Adjourn|
Lawrence D. Firkins, DVM, MS, MBA
Assistant Dean for Public Engagement and Swine Extension Veterinarian, University of Illinois
Dr. Larry Firkins is the Assistant Dean for Public Engagement and Swine Extension Veterinarian at the University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to joining the University in 1995 and serving as the Director of Research Stations for six years, he spent nine years as a partner in a food animal practice in central Illinois. Dr. Firkins obtained his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Illinois in 1986 followed by a Master of Science degree in Epidemiology in 1996. He completed his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Illinois in 2001. In 2004 Firkins received the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine Service Excellence Award; in 2005, the American Association of Swine Veterinarians Meritorious Service Award; and in 2007 the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine All-Round Excellence Award. During his time at the University of Illinois, Dr. Firkins has focused much of his teaching efforts on the integration of practical business skills into the veterinary curriculum. Earlier this year, Dr. Firkins was named to the Incomplete List of Teachers Ranked Excellent by Their Students for the 21st time. Firkins has given over 120 international presentations in 16 countries and over 200 presentations throughout the United States.
Frank W. Jordan Seminar
l to r: Frank Jordan, Gwen Jordan, Ralph Richardson
Dr. Frank W. Jordan from Abilene, Kansas established an endowment in 1983 to enhance continuing education for veterinary medical practitioners, faculty, and students.
Dr. Jordan’s endowment is used to finance the speaker’s expenses for this conference.
Thank You, Dr. Jordan!!!
We advise you to make your room reservations as soon as possible as rooms are limited in Manhattan and blocks are reserved on room availability, first-come first-served basis.
A block of rooms has been reserved at both the Holiday Inn at the Campus and the Super 8 Motel. The block rates and cutoff dates are listed below. Please refer to the “Frank W. Jordan Seminar” when reserving your room.
Holiday Inn at the Campus (formerly Ramada Inn)
1641 Anderson Ave, 785-539-7531
Rooms: $89.95 + tax • Cutoff date: March 7, 2008
Super 8 Motel ,
200 Tuttle Creek Blvd., 785-537-8468
Rooms: $64.99 + tax • Cutoff date: March 5, 2008
Other motels in Manhattan are listed below.
Best Western, 601 E Poyntz Ave., 785-537-8300
Clarion , 530 Richards Drive, 785-539-5311
Comfort Inn, 150 E. Poyntz Ave., 785-770-8000
Econo Lodge, 1501 Tuttle Creek Blvd., 785-539-5391
Fairfield Inn, 300 Colorado St., 785-539-2400
Hampton Inn, 501 E. Poyntz Ave., 785-539-5000
Motel 6, 510 Tuttle Creek Blvd., 785-537-1022
Regency Inn, 419 Holiday Drive, 785-537-0630
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