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 Practicing veterinarians learn communication skills during a Frank Workshop at the CSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

Frank Workshop Series

Communication is a Clinical Skill

As a practitioner, the importance of effectively communicating with your clients has never been more important. The tremendous growth of the human-animal bond has driven a need for improving communication between veterinarians and their clients, who care about their animals than ever. The FRANK Workshop Series is an interactive program customized to enhance each individual’s clinical communications skills. This evidence-based laboratory uses best practices in teaching communication, including demonstration and observation of communication skills, realistic client portrayal, constructive feedback and video reflection.

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FRANK Workshop Series

The FRANK Workshop Series is composed of three highly interactive weekend communication courses. The workshops are designed to be taken in succession to initially focus on your communication skill development - building a strong communication toolbox (FRANK 1.0 and 2.0 Workshops), and then on communication coaching for others – providing feedback and facilitating learning (Communication Coaching Skills Workshop). The end result is feeling confident and competent in supporting others in developing their communication skills. FRANK Workshop Series is composed of three highly interactive weekend communication courses. The workshops are designed to be taken in succession to initially focus on your communication skill development - building a strong communication toolbox (FRANK 1.0 and 2.0 Workshops), and then on communication coaching for others – providing feedback and facilitating learning (Communication Coaching Skills Workshop). The end result is feeling confident and competent in supporting others in developing their communication skills.

FRANK 1.0 Workshop

Effective use of 10 communication skills to facilitate supportive learning and development of communication skills for veterinary team members, veterinary colleagues, and veterinary students.  

FRANK 2.0 Workshop

Effective use of 10 communication skills to deliver information in a give-and-take manner that encourages the client to take an active role in the conversation to enhance buy-in and commitment to the care plan.

Communication Coaching Skills Workshop

Effective use of eight communication skills to facilitate supportive learning and development of communication skills for veterinary team members, veterinary colleagues, and veterinary students.

Registration information and upcoming dates can be found here.

​FRANK Workshop Series Testimonials

"We truly enjoyed the experience and found great joy in the growth we experienced as veterinarians and people.  I can truly say I am a better veterinarian this week than I was on Friday."

- Nicholas R. Nelson, DVM, MBA, Diplo​mate ABVP, Pet Partners, LLC

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