New Graduate Retreat

August 30-31, 2022

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Event Information

Event location: Chicago Marriott Oak Brook: 1401 West 22nd Street, Oak Brook, IL 60523

Please note: The Support Center Team will make hotel reservations; however, please plan to book your flights. Attendees may fly into either O’Hare (ORD) or Midway (MDW). Please plan for flights arriving before 2 PM CT on the 30th and departing after 6pm (or 6:30) on the 31st.



What are the goals of this event?

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Understanding Heartland’s support offerings to ensure your success
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Networking with other Heartland Veterinarians for ongoing support
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Enhancing your communication skills to engage and motivate your teams

Good to Know:

• In many instances, hotel conference rooms can be a bit on the chilly side – we recommend packing layers!
• You may utilize your practice’s Divvy card for transportation costs or submit receipts for expense reimbursement through our Payables department.
• If you fly into O’Hare airport, a taxi will be the quickest way to commute to the Chicago Marriott Oak Brook hotel.
• If you fly into Midway airport, an Uber/other rideshares will be the quickest way to commute to the Chicago Marriott Oak Brook hotel.
• The dress code for the Retreat is business casual, and nice jeans are perfectly acceptable. We want you to be comfortable!
• The Meet & Greet Mixer on Tuesday is at Pinstripes.

New Graduate Retreat Agenda

Tuesday, August 30

3:00 PM   Arrival & Hotel Check-In
6:30 PM   Meet & Greet Mixer

Wednesday, August 31

8:00 AM   Breakfast
8:30 AM   Welcome & Heartland Culture
9:00 AM   Successful DVM Mentorship
10:00 AM  Understanding the Practice Puzzle
11:00 AM   Using Empathy to Chart your Path
12:00 PM  Networking Lunch
1:00 PM    What Makes Humans Human?
2:00 PM   Vendor Presentations
4:00 PM   Wrap-up

Each session will be 50 minutes in length and contain 10 minutes between workshops.

For questions, please email [email protected]