Continuing Education for Optometry Staff

Engage your team with staff development workshops that enhance your practice performance and add to your bottom line!

Workshop Tuition is $995 for Cleinman Partners and $1,195 for Non-Cleinman Partners. Tuition includes materials, special events and all meals unless otherwise noted. Payment plans are available.

Also see our Special Programs page for more great opportunities for ODs and staff!

ABO Prep Virtual Retreat - (Still Scheduled!)

Cost: $495 per attendee


Michelle Sellers, BS, LDO

Retreat:                    Friday, April 3, 2020               5:00pm -8:00pm EST

Retreat:                    Saturday, April 4, 2020          9:00am- 2:00pm EST

Study Group:           Tuesday, April 21, 2020         5:00pm- 7:00pm EST

Study Group:           Tuesday, May 7, 2020            5:00pm-7:00pm EST

The purpose of this virtual retreat is to review knowledge and skills to prepare for the American Board of Opticianry (ABO) certification exam. Participants will be provided information on terminology, lens characteristic, ocular anatomy, and more. The last few hours of the retreat will allow participants to experience a practice test to evaluate their knowledge and 2 additional two-hour study groups to reinforce optical math skills.

Materials will be emailed to all participants before the course as well as instructions on how to login to the course.

Open to anyone seeking their American Board of Opticianry certification or an overview of optical knowledge.

To register contact Mandie at 607-267-2901.

Cleinman Performance Partners Optometry Leadership Institute - (postponed)

Thursday, May 14th in Chesterfield, MO

From 8:00am – 5:00pm

Cost: $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.

First Impressions & Constructive Communication Virtual Course - (Still Scheduled!)

Facilitator: Judith Lee

Tuesday, June 9th & Wednesday, June 10th

Times: 12:00pm to 4:00pm (EST)

$495 per attendee

Who makes the first impression and the last impression on your patient? The front desk staff! This virtual course teaches your staff the why and how of those impressions that are so critical to your mission. Effective behavior makes patients feel positively connected with your practice, which breeds loyalty and boosts practice performance. A second module teaches your staff to communicate constructively with coworkers, patients, and difficult people.

A “mini-DISC” assessment will be included in the course workbook (sent prior to the course date). The assessment will be taken, and the results will be discussed at the time of the class. Course instructions and other materials will be provided to all participants prior to the start of the course.

Open to all staff positions responsible for patient engagement.

For more information or to register call Mandie at 697-267-2901.