Remote leadership: Get the most from your team 

Technology allows team members the advantage of working together from various locations. Many practice and business leaders manage teams from multiple locations while in a different location themselves – a model that can expand business opportunities over several areas. How do they ensure these dispersed teams continue embracing and executing the organization’s goals, vision, and cultural needs? Join veterinarian and toxicologist Dr. Renee Schmid to explore the pros, cons, and best practices of remote leadership. Learn techniques and strategies for implementing accountability, teamwork, open communication, and collaboration effectively when leaders aren’t physically present in the workplace. This lecture originally was presented at the 2020 Veterinary Leadership Conference under the title “Remote leadership: How to get the most out of your team when distance separates you”. 

The Veterinary Leadership Conference series is made possible by an educational grant from Zoetis and CareCredit.

Participants can expect to learn about:

  • Pros and cons of remote leadership 
  • How to help employees embrace an organization’s goals, vision, and cultural needs from a different location 
  • Techniques to implement accountability, teamwork, open communication, and collaboration among remote team members

Dr. Renee Schmid, DABT. Dr. Renee Schmid has served as senior consulting veterinarian in clinical toxicology and veterinarian supervisor at Pet Poison Helpline/SafetyCall International, managing more than 15,000 cases involving animal poisoning. She served as a trustee for AVMA LIFE from 2014-2018, and has held positions on executive boards of local and state VMAs and numerous other non-profit organizations. In these roles she has developed leadership techniques enabling her to effectively manage teams that span the country. She also has published scientific book chapters and articles on the topics of thyroid supplements and diuretic drug intoxication, xylitol intoxication, xylitol and mirabegron poisoning in dogs, anesthesia induction in cats, and general poisoning therapy. She earned her DVM from Kansas State University.