Board Basics & Beyond

Board Basics & Beyond is an interactive training session designed with the new board member or executive director in mind. Participants acquire knowledge and skills necessary to excel in their regulatory role. This seminar is ideal for individuals new to their position or those wishing to learn more about being a regulator.

By attending Board Basics & Beyond, you'll walk away with a better understanding of the following:

  • Terminology: The Importance of Language
  • Practice Act Models
  • Basic Board Operations
  • Board Authority, Delegation, & Conflict of Interest
  • Enforcement, Discipline & Sanctions
  • Outreach & Social Media
  • Protecting the Board & Staff through Immunity
Questions That Will Be Addressed
  • Is everyone a public member?
  • What is the definition of a veterinarian?
  • Does 'shall' mean 'may'?
  • What constitutes a quorum?
  • How/Who determines what education is necessary for licensure?
  • What is a conflict of interest? Why is it important?
  • Can the Board/Council delegate authority to another entity?
  • What are the grounds for discipline?
  • Does the Board/Council have immunity? Are there different kinds?
  • Is there data that is reported to the Board/Council at every meeting?

Watch your e-mail for updates on the 2019 training dates. If you are interested in attending the next Board Basics and Beyond seminar, please contact Lainie Franklin at

Attn: Lainie Franklin
380 W. 22nd Street
Suite 101
Kansas City, MO 64108

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What Attendees Are Saying
“I enjoyed the small group discussions - topics and questions were great - answered many. I gained more perspective and clarity.”
“This was exactly what I needed to be an effective Board Member.”
“I certainly left feeling more confident in my role as a Public Member.”
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