Schedule

8:00am

Registration Begins

Continental Breakfast Provided

8:40am

Welcoming Remarks

Editor of Massage Therapy Canada, Jannen Belbeck

8:45am

Breakfast Keynote

TBA

9:35am

Don Dillon (RMT)

On Practice: From Entry-Level to Established Massage Therapist

  • What are the steps in designing and developing a practice?
  • How does a practice become more complex and evolved over time?
  • What foundation must be developed before your practice can progress?
  • How are you challenged to grow personally and professionally as your practice grows?
10:25am

Networking Break

Grab a coffee and a snack and network with other thoughtful leaders in the industry.

10:45am

Lunch Keynote: Pamela Fitch (M. Ad. Ed., RMT)

Making Integrity your Brand: The True Revolution in Business

12:10pm

Lunch and Networking

Room: Lunch
12:55pm

Michael Feraday, Executive Director and CEO of the RMTAO

Top 3 Business Challenges Faced by Ontario RMTs

1:45pm

TBA

to be determined

2:25pm

Networking Break

Grab a refreshment and take the opportunity to network around the room.

2:45pm

Business Panel (Documentation, Insurance, Accounting, Marketing, Ethics)

Room: TBA
3:35pm

Closing Remarks

Ending day speech

Speakers

Don Dillon
(RMT), Lecturer and Practice Coach


Dillon authored the self-study workbook Charting Skills for Massage Therapists and is a columnist for Massage Therapy Canada magazine. Dillon has lectured to MT associations across Canada and is the recipient of the RMTAO’s President’s Award of Merit, two “Hand of Thanks”, and the Ken Rezsnyak award.

His 28+ years of practice include managing a multi-practitioner practice, and active roles with the professional association (RMTAO) in insurer and government relations. Dillon’s recent projects include producing the guide On Practice: From Entry-Level to Established Massage Therapist and co-producing the podcast On the Table for Massage Therapy Canada magazine. Find him at DonDillon-RMT.com.

On Practice: From Entry-Level to Established Massage Therapist

What are the steps in designing and developing a practice? How does a practice become more complex and evolved over time? What foundation must be developed before your practice can progress? How are you challenged to grow personally and professionally as your practice grows?

Three things participants will learn:

  • Identify your purpose in launching a practice, examine your “why”, and recruit your values to design and guide your practice.
  • Consider the fundamentals – define your service, set your pricing, focus the population you will serve, and plan your promotional strategy.
  • Become cognizant of extrinsic forces that affect your practice.

KEYNOTE: Pamela Fitch
(M. Ad. Ed., RMT) Massage Therapy Educator, Writer and Researcher


Author of Talking Body, Listening Hands: A Guide to the Massage Therapeutic Relationships

Making Integrity your Brand: The True Revolution in Business

  • Recognize how to find answers to ethical challenges, no matter how complex the problem.
  • In the face of so many frightening and disturbing current events, massage therapy can provide an antidote to mistrust and fear.
  • When therapists make integrity and compassion part of their professional brand, they demonstrate their commitment to trustworthiness and client-centered care.
speaker

Michael Feraday
RMTAO Executive Director


Address from the RMTAO Executive Director, Michael Feraday.

Top 3 business challenges faced by RMTAO members

  • How to manage your record keeping obligations while balancing your relationships with patients, other health professionals and other stakeholders
  • How to understand and manage your own finances
  • Important business considerations for the self-employed and/or business owner

Venue

Location

425 Bingemans Centre Dr,
Kitchener, ON
N2B 3X7

Bingemans is centrally located within Southwestern Ontario just minutes from Highway 85/Conestoga Parkway. Parking is free!

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