Special Programs

Our special programs offer insight and solutions for the continued success of your team and practice.

Because of the current COVID-19 situation, all of our Thursday Special Programs have been postponed until further notice. Thank you for your understanding.

The Great Game of Business – Optometry (postponed)

Instructors: Danny Clarke, OD & Joely Anderson

Thursday, March 12, 2020 – Chesterfield, MO

Tuition: $2,995 for 2 (required), $795 for each extra person

This 1-day workshop is designed specifically for the optometric practice and teaches ODs how to implement The Great Game of Business into their own practices. Dr. Danny Clarke, along with his manager, Joely Anderson, will share the tools that have made them successful in not only implementing, but also maintaining the benefits of The Great Game in their optometric practice for the past 10 years. Dr. Clarke and his team have worked to identify the potential roadblocks that could keep someone from successfully implementing The Great Game in their own practice and have created tools to enhance the success of implementation, so the wheel does not have to be re-invented.

Implementation of the Great Game can:

  • Improve the culture of your environment
  • Improve/maximize profitability
  • Improve/maximize cash flow
  • Develop a team with an owner mentality
  • Improve individual team members’ decision-making skills
  • Dispel perceptions & help bridge the gap between owner thinking and staff thinking
  • Open to ODs and their leadership teams.

To register contact Mandie at 607-267-2901.

Diopsys® University: Visual Electrophysiology Refresher Course (postponed)

Thursday, March 12, 2020 – Chesterfield, MO


Frank Taranto, Director of Clinical Support Services | Diopsys

Jeanetta Davis, COA, Clinical Application Specialist | Diopsys

Chuck Aldridge, OD, FAAO | Aldridge Eye Institute

Re-energize your Diopsys® ERG and VEP Vision Testing System and make your investment work for your patients and your practice. You are invited to an interactive educational experience designed to sharpen your understanding of how Diopsys ERG and VEP test results can help you improve early disease detection, treatment tracking and patient management plans. Come learn about expanded clinical indications that will help you monitor a wider range of patients.

  • Intuitive Eye Care Tests – Intuitive, patient-friendly technology for convenient in-office testing
  • Clear Objective, Functional Results – Obtain reliable, objective test results for data that helps eliminate the guesswork
  • Improved Patient Management – Confidently create treatment plans for better patient experiences
  • Complementary day food package and one hotel room night provided courtesy of Diopsys!

If you are interested in taking this course please contact Naomi Roth, Associate Director of Meeting Operations at 607-435-9091.


Stress Management (postponed)

Thursday Evening, March 12th – Chesterfield, MO

From 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Instructor: Ginamarie Wells, PhD, MCC

Stress affects us all at work and at home. We can define stress (a state of mental or emotional tension due to adverse or very demanding circumstances) but knowing what stress is and how to fix it are two very different things.

In this two-hour, facilitated discussion group, participants will identify the root cause of their common stressors, learn about preventative and proactive techniques to mitigate or alleviate the effects of those stressors, and develop an individualized, holistic intervention plan to manage stress in real time and to reduce the damage stress can cause in the long term.

If you are interested in attending this discussion group, contact Mandie Wells at (607) 267-2901.

Manager’s Tool Kit (postponed)

Thursday, April 16th

Facilitator: Johanna Loeffler, CPBA Director of Management Consulting

$795 per attendee

Successful practice management is built upon the tenets of the three pillars of leadership: people, process and systems. However, most managers get stuck in the vicious cycle of day-to-day firefighting. The Manager’s Tool Kit will provide a systematic structure to problem solve at the root cause level. Managers will learn the 5 Domains of Practice Management as well as the supporting tools and resources to rise above the tactics to take a strategic approach to truly manage and drive the practice forward.

 Open to all practice managers.

To register contact Mandie Wells at (607)-267-2901.

Dry Eye Institute (postponed)

When:                  Thursday, April 16th, 2020

Where:                 Doubletree Hotel St. Louis – Chesterfield

Facilitator: Crystal Brimer, O.D., FAAO

This proven course comes packed with value including:

  • 4 credits of clinical COPE CE
  • Turn-key marketing kit to establish yourself as a referral center
  • Just under $6,000 in products plus ongoing equipment and product discounts with specific vendors
  • The Dry Eye Equation workbook, a comprehensive 300-page how-to roadmap to success
  • Staff training tools and premade education presentations
  • Hands on experience with the latest dry eye diagnostics and treatments
  • Live patient evaluations
  • Scripting and verbiage to create patient buy in within the office
  • A patient education manual that’s over 100 pages
  • Assistance in creating a customized implementation plan for your specific office

Also included:

  • Breakfast, lunch and snacks
  • Dinner off site
  • Select vendors on site

This program is easily a $8,000 value.  Whether you currently offer dry eye and want to expand, or you want to know where to start, this day-long intensive training will be just what your practice needs to increase revenue using a proven system.

Your Investment:  $2,500*

REGISTER AT https://dryeye.institute/register/

*Hotel and transportation are not included

Cleinman Performance Partners Optometry Leadership Institute (Postponed)

Thursday, May 14th in Chesterfield, MO

From 8:00am – 5:00pm

$795 per attendee


Ginamarie Wells, PhD, MCC, Senior Director of Team Development

Amanda VanVoris, Senior Director of Client Solution

Johanna Loeffler, CPBA, Director of Management Consultancy

Cynthia Forstmann, Founding Partner, CultureTalk

Danny Clarke, OD, Clarke Eyecare Center

Join Cleinman Performance Partners’ consulting team for this hands-on, one-day workshop intensive specifically developed to help your Optometric practice leadership team take their skills and abilities to the next level. During this intensive, you and your team will work on real challenges in your practice, helping you to build leadership capacity and work more cohesively with each other. You will also learn more about:

  • what it takes to assess and change your culture to create an award-winning employer brand
  • how to inspire and motivate others to perform at their peak
  • how to manage competing priorities and still be effective and productive with your time
  • attracting high potentials and cultivating high performers to ready your team for the future

Who should attend?

  • All practice leaders: CEO/Owning Doctor, Practice Administrators, Office Managers, Optical Managers, Team Leads
  • Anyone in your practice who wants to grow into a leadership role

To register contact Mandie at 607-267-2901.