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  December Success Colloquium Features Gayler, Degenhart and Davis

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 dinner.

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.

Richard Davis

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 successful practices.

More information on upcoming LPMI and Success Colloquia programs and speakers, including a downloadable brochure and registration information, can be found online at For further details, please contact LPMI Director Jon Schwartzbauer, D.C., at 800-849-8771, ext. 285, or e-mail