How to Create a Successfull State Vision Therapy Study Group
How to build a successfulVision Therapy Study Group Dan L. Fortenbacher, OD., FCOVD Past President, COVD Chairperson, COVD Study Groups
This presentation will show you How to organize an effective VT Study Group for your State Easy step by step “formula” model Why this is good for your practice, good for the profession and COVD!
Building Your successful State Vision Therapy Study Group Why State VT Study Groups?
The State VT Study Group Gives you and your VT team camaraderie time…it’s team building! Gives you and your VT team the opportunity to network within your State…building professional associations! Gives you and your VT team quality VT CE at a fraction of the cost!
The State VT Study Group Expands awareness for VT in the optometric community Improves patient access to care by growing the number of doctors who provide optometric VT care Improves the quality of VT care within your State Grows members in COVD
What is the “formula” for a Successful State VT Study Group? The VT Study Group is for ODs and their therapists Those who attend are expected to contribute to the content of the program Both ODs and therapists present together as a team
What is the formula for a Successful State VT Study Group? The meeting is an annual event The meeting is 1.5 days (12-14 hours) of VT CE The CE is Clinical topics only…no practice management The meeting offers State approved CE (where applicable)
What is the formula for a Successful State VT Study Group? The meeting has an agenda established by planning weeks ahead. The meeting is run by three individuals. The Study Group Chair The Host The Meeting Facilitator
What is the formula for a Successful State VT Study Group Presenters are expected to deliver a PowerPoint presentation usually 60-90 minutes PPTs are shared via flashdrives or other digital methods Demonstrations are encouraged Offices come to deliver presentations as a team Rule #1…ODs can not send their therapists alone to the Study Group
What is the formula for a Successful State VT Study Group Meeting schedule- Thursday evening 8:00pm-? Hospitality suite for social discussion A wide variety of beverages provided Some offer games (Euchre, video games etc) Friday - 9:00am-noon presentations Noon-1:00 lunch delivered to room 1:00-5:00 presentations 7:00- 10:00 Dinner at a nice restaurant 10:00- ? Hospitality Suite Saturday – 9:00-12:00 Visit office of Host for continuation of program or continue with presentation at Hotel conference room 12:00 Leave for home
What is the formula for a Successful State VT Study Group Important Communication tools- Create a VT Study Group blog for ongoing communication as before and after your Study group Check out the Michigan VT Study Group Blog at: http://www.mvtsg.blogspot.com Start a Sovoto Group for your VT Study Group See example of Michigan’s VT Study Group http://www.sovoto.com/group/michigansvisiontherapystudygroup
Other Details Room Snacks Sign-in Sheets OD, therapist Email Addresses Name Badges Keep Lunch on Friday Visit an office if available after the Meeting
What is the formula for a Successful State VT Study Group Communicate via email per usual Create your email distribution list for quick communications to Study Group participants Promote your VT Study Group to your State Association Integrate with the State Association Binocular Vision Committee Note: This does not have to be called a COVD Study Group…we encourage autonomy!
Questions Contact Dan L. Fortenbacher, O.D.,FCOVD firstname.lastname@example.org 2908 Division Street, St. Joseph, MI 49085 p:269-983-3309 f: 269-983-0846