Course Overview

Do you want to learn how to be a more inspiring and motivating leader? Do you need your team to take new ideas on board and be flexible to change, or to work towards new practice goals? Maybe you’re a clinical coach and need to understand how to motivate your students?

As a leader, it is vital that you possess the skills to guide and motivate employees to get the job done and done well, and also to take on board new ideas and concepts and work towards making them a success. But do you know what drives people? What makes them tick? This can be different for each member of your unique team, so it’s important to be able to understand what works for each person.

This module will cover theories of motivation, exploring the factors that are the most important in motivating people – and therefore uncovering how to motivate not only yourself, but others too. Mastering these skills will lead to greater happiness, job satisfaction, performance and teamwork.

Course Sylabus

Topics covered on this course include:

  • Why is motivation important?
  • Why do I need to learn about motivating people? Shouldn’t people just be self-motivated?
  • Types of motivation – extrinsic and intrinsic motivators
  • Motivating employees and energising people to achieve good things
  • Herzberg’s Two-Factor Theory – Hygiene and Motivator Factors
  • How to stay self-motivated
  • Management styles
  • Leadership styles and how they affect the motivation of your team
  • Approachability as a manager
  • Transformational Leadership
  • Creating an inspiring vision
  • Factors that motivate, factors that don’t motivate and factors that demotivate – this may surprise you
  • Does money motivate people?
  • Appreciation
Course Resources

Course resources include:

  • Access to our flexible online learning environment for the duration of the course
  • Lecture/s that can be viewed at any time, and as many times as you like
  • Interactive, tutor-guided learning forums
  • Supporting materials, tools and ideas for assisting with and supporting your learning
  • Assessed coursework with constructive feedback from your tutor
  • Practical documents created by you, tailored to the needs of your practice
  • Access to the course materials for a period after the course

Course Summary

Course duration: 3 weeks (hours flexible/self-directed study time in total)

Course type: Fully Supported Interactive Online (FSIO)

Tutor: Louise Monsey

Suitable for: Practice managers, senior veterinary nurses, senior receptionists; practice partners and directors and anyone entering or aspiring to a leadership or management role



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Simply add the courses you wish to book to your shopping cart, also selecting the start dates of your choice. You will then be guided through the secure checkout to complete your purchase.

Fill out the registration form

Once payment is complete, you will receive an email asking for candidate details. Complete the form and submit. We must receive your registration in order to process your enrolment.

When do I start learning?

When you have successfully submitted your candidate registration, you will receive a confirmation message. You will be contacted prior to the course start date with information on how to join the VLE.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this module, successful candidates will be able to:

  • Identify key factors that motivate individuals

  • Apply motivational theories to leadership in veterinary practice

  • Improve self-motivation and the motivation of others

  • Inspire their team to greater success

  • Reflect on skills gained during the module

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Any Questions?

If you have any questions about any of our courses or online learning in general, or would just like a chat about your CPD requirements, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Louise was offered a lectureship at The Royal Veterinary College and taught mostly Applied Veterinary Nursing Science

Your Tutor

Louise Monsey

BSc (Hons) Cert Ed V1 A1 QTLS RVN