Sherman’s Leadership and Practice Management Institute (LPMI) presents its next
monthly Success Colloquium on Thursday, December 14, featuring sessions on
personal development, practice management and leadership with Joy Gayler, M.M.,
John Degenhart, D.C., and Richard Davis. The program is held from 6-9 p.m. on
campus. Cost is $35 for D.C.s and $10 for faculty/staff/students and includes
Joy Gayler, M.M.
Gayler will present “Web Sites and Beyond – Using New MediaYour
Practice.” An assistant professor at Sherman, Gayler has taught Automated Office
Procedures for 10 years and also serves as the college’s webmaster and
instructional designer. Her session will lead you through several new forms of
online publishing: weblogs, podcasts and RSS technology. You will walk away with
practical knowledge needed to make decisions about which new communications
tools and strategies are best for your practice.
John Degenhart, D.C.
Degenhart presents “Be the Best Version of Yourself.” He has
been in full-time practice since graduating magna cum laude from Sherman College
in 1980. Over the years, Degenhart has hosted radio and TV shows and written
articles for newspapers and magazines throughout the country, while still
maintaining balance in his life. He will share why the single most important
reason for an office to be busy is the ability of the chiropractor to be a true
healer. He says chiropractors must place top emphasis on personal development so
that the power and peace of Innate within will transform them, their families
and their practices.
Davis will present “Chiropractic Leadership through
Legislation.” A registered lobbyist in South Carolina for more than 20 years,
Davis has more than 100 hours experience testifying before legislative
committees. Prior to founding Capitol Consultants, Davis served for 10 years as
executive vice president and chief lobbyist for South Carolina’s largest trade
association. For eight years, Richard Davis has been chief lobbyist for the
South Carolina Chiropractic Association. He will discuss chiropractic grassroots
efforts at the State House and the importance of becoming involved to protect
the chiropractic profession.
The Success Colloquium is designed to engage regional chiropractors in
perfecting the knowledge and skills of practice management. Through these
personal development monthly meetings, participants will advance their
leadership and practice management abilities. These sessions are specifically
designed to give participants great effectiveness in growing and maintaining
More information on upcoming LPMI and Success Colloquia programs and speakers,
downloadable brochure and registration information, can be found online at
www.sherman.edu/leadership. For further details, please contact LPMI
Director Jon Schwartzbauer, D.C., at 800-849-8771, ext. 285, or e-mail