Help! They were my friends, now I’m their manager – at Congress 2022

Friendships in the workplace not only helps you get through the day, but can increase job satisfaction, performance and productivity. However, when you take on a leadership role in your team, managing friendships at work can feel tricky, especially when those friendships involve people you manage. A change in dynamic is bound to happen, so how do you navigate the fine line of being a friend, who also has to set boundaries as a manager?

In her lecture Help! They were my friends, now I’m their manager, at SPVS VMG Leadership and Management Congress, 13-14 May, Helen Ballantyne, who worked as an RVN before qualifying as a human-centred nurse and working for the NHS, will talk you through her experiences, and suggest the ground rules and boundaries to set, and the pitfalls to avoid, to help you find the right balance between being a manager and a friend.

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Helen is just one of the great speakers in our dedicated New to Management Lecture Stream which also includes:

  • Samantha Thompson RVN, Cert VN ECC Grad Dip VN DET (Diploma in Education and Training), Linneaus – Sink or Swim – What other options are there? Supporting new team members from a new managers perspective
  • Jennie Jones, Veterinary Client Mediation Services – Effective Complaint Management
  • Brian Faulkner, Colourful CPD / BVRA –10 Laws Every Veterinary Manager Needs to be Aware of
So why not join us in Newport 13-14 May at the fantastic new ICC Wales, for our engaging and informative lecture programmes, fun social events and lively exhibition hall.
We have some fantastic ticket deals including, member weekend from £325, lower income weekend from £162.50 and group weekend discounts from £210 per person!  
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