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  • Training

    Trap/Neuter/Return: How to Manage a Community Cat Colony

    The Humane Society of the United States

    You can transform your knowledge of TNR from zero to hero at your own pace and in your own home! Brought to you by experts from Neighborhood Cats and The HSUS, this course is geared towards caregivers and folks new to the world of humane cat management.

  • Archived Webinar

    Pets for Life: Building Capacity and Infrastructure for Program Success

    The Humane Society of the United States

    Partner identification and engagement is critical when creating and implementing a community outreach program. Learn how to connect with other organizations, veterinarians, volunteers, donors and more to make your work effective and sustainable.

  • Archived Webinar

    Wildlife webinar for animal care and control professionals: Solving Problems with Coyotes

    The Humane Society of the United States

    Getting calls about coyote sightings and conflicts in your community? If not, you probably will be soon! Now firmly entrenched in every state (except Hawaii), coyotes are well adapted to urban and suburban areas and are all around us! While their presence is often alarming to the public, conflicts with coyotes can be easily avoided and solved.

  • Training

    Vet to Leader: Leadership & Management Skills for Veterinarians

    Emancipet New School

    Designed specifically for veterinarians (from new grads to Medical Directors and shelter med experts) this RACE-approved course zeroes in on the unique leadership challenges that veterinarians face as they supervise staff, often report to a non-vet CEO, and juggle their medical and management responsibilities.

  • Archived Webinar

    Introducing the Adopters Welcome Approach: Finding, Engaging and Supporting More Adopters

    The Humane Society of the United States

    This is the first in the series of five Adopters Welcome webinars. Learn how approaching adoptions from a fresh perspective can help you increase and enhance happy matches. This session will cover the “why” behind Adopters Welcome, by examining how research on adopters and adoption related strategies is leading to greater adoption success that you can bring to your community.

  • Archived Webinar

    Fosters: Animal Rescue Rock Stars!

    The Humane Society of the United States

    Building a foster network is critical to maintaining the health and socialization of animals in rescue situations. This webinar will share the experiences and strategy of two very different organizations and how they manage their foster programs. Participants will learn how to better find, empower, train and retain foster individuals and families.

  • Webinar

    The P's of Panleukopenia

    December 16, 2019 - 2 to 3 pm

    The National Kitten Coalition

    This webinar will cover information about various aspects of Panleukopenia including presentation, disease progression, treatment protocols and prevention. Veterinary technicians will leave the webinar having learned how to recognize signs of the illness and respond with supportive care and treatments as prescribed by a veterinarian.

  • Webinar

    Urgent Transport: Moving Large Numbers of Animals by Air and Land

    January 15, 2020 - 3 to 4 pm

    The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement

    Not everything goes according to plan! Let’s discuss emergency and air transports and the use of the hub system on an urgent timeline. Rather than letting perfect get in the way of good, we will examine how to safely and effectively move large numbers of animals during an emergency. We’ll also talk about how to implement a hub system to save lives during disasters (both natural or man-made).

  • Training

    Managing People: Back to the Basics

    January 20 to 21, 2020

    Emancipet New School

    Are you brand new to managing people and making it up as you go along? Or an old pro who’s feeling in need of a refresh? If the answer to either question is yes, then this is the seminar for you. Over the course of two content-packed days we’ll spend time discussing and practicing skills and tools to make your life – and the lives of those you work with – better.

  • Webinar

    Population Medicine and Effective Animal Disaster Response & Recovery

    January 22, 2020 - 3 to 4 pm

    The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement

    Learn about activities that can be performed by shelters before, during, and after a disaster to build organizational resiliency and enhance recovery. We will specifically address how population medicine is used to ensure the welfare of animals while protecting public health during disasters. Attendees will learn how to:

  • Training

    Practicing Leadership: Creating & Holding Space for Success

    February 10 to 11, 2020

    Emancipet New School

    Leadership is, more often than not, the lynchpin that keeps the wheels of an organization from falling off. Most of us have been sold on inspirational, natural born, and visionary leaders. But what if you’re not a gifted orator, a charismatic extrovert, or someone who sees the future? Does that mean you’re excluded from the practice of leadership?

  • Webinar

    Reduce Fear, Anxiety & Stress in Shelter Animals with Fear Free

    February 26, 2020 - 3 to 4 pm

    The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement

    Learn how to clearly identify signs of fear, anxiety, stress (FAS) and frustration in shelter animals. Veterinarians and shelter staff will discover how to modify various components of shelter life to reduce FAS and frustration in their shelter population. These Fear Free concepts will improve the overall welfare, mental health, and emotional well-being of both shelter animals and staff.

  • Training

    Advanced Leadership: Managing Change with Courage & Compassion

    March 1 to 3, 2020

    Emancipet New School

    The practice of leadership is not for the faint of heart. The risks are plenty: loss of credibility, the potential to alienate those in opposition, plain old failure. You risk losing your job, being blamed for things you may or may not have control over, and even risk your own safety when the stakes are particularly high.

  • Major Event/Conference

    The Spring Conference of The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement

    June 3 to 5, 2020

    The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement

    At The Spring Conference in June, you’ll experience tracks aimed at specialties, like Development, Shelter Medicine and Field Services. And we always have additional general sessions designed to appeal to all attendees. If you want to connect with people who do the same job you do, The Spring Conference is for you.

  • Training

    Cultivating Kick-A** Culture

    June 15 to 16, 2020

    Emancipet New School

    Peter Drucker is famously thought to have said “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” We couldn’t agree more with the sentiment. Time and again we’ve witnessed and experienced the reality of the internal culture of an organization impacting its capacity to deliver on strategy and mission.

  • Archived Webinar

    To Test or Not to Test: Making Sense of FeLV and FIV Testing

    The Humane Society of the United States

    Feline retroviral testing is commonly performed via a variety of in-house ELISA tests, now offered by various manufactures.

  • Archived Webinar

    Smart TNR: Tracking success to achieve key goals

    The Humane Society of the United States

    How can you declare victory without having a clear goal? What about protecting against mission drift with the many competing issues we all juggle at the same time? This webinar will outline key, measurable goals and the metrics and outcomes that will benchmark your work to manage community cat populations and help you show success.

  • Archived Webinar

    Supporting Community Cats, Community Level, Grassroots Mobilization: Getting the Community Involved

    The HSUS & PetSmart Charities

    Turning feeders into caretakers and mobilizing residents to become trappers can greatly expand the reach of a community TNR program. What you need to grow the grassroots, including training workshops, trap banks, discounted spay/neuter and more will be covered.

  • Archived Webinar

    Pets for Life: The Impact of Poverty on Pets

    The Humane Society of the United States

    With 1 in 6 Americans living in poverty and 60% of Americans having at least one pet, poverty has a large impact on dogs and cats every day. Develop a better understanding of what this means for companion animals in your community and learn how to best provide information and resources to this audience of pet owners.

  • Archived Webinar

    Pets for Life: Strategic Community Outreach

    The Humane Society of the United States

    Discover how community outreach can be part of your organization and how reaching out to under-served areas and building positive relationships with pet owners can improve your work and the quality of life for pets in your community. We’ll share ideas and techniques on how to be focused, purposeful and effective in incorporating community outreach into your work.

  • Archived Webinar

    Supporting Community Cats, Trap-Neuter-Return: What is it & Why do it?

    Office of Animal Welfare, Delaware Division of Public Health

    Participants in this recorded webinar will learn about the free-roaming cat problem and why TNR is the most effective solution. The session will cover how TNR helps shelters, public health, wildlife and the cats themselves. Why alternatives to TNR have failed and examples of successful programs will also be discussed.

  • Archived Webinar

    Supporting Community Cats, The Community Cats Project: A New Model for Animal Sheltering

    Best Friends Animal Society & PetSmart Charities

    This recorded webinar will introduce participants to the theory and structure behind a new animal sheltering model for community cats being piloted in select communities by PetSmart Charities and Best Friends Animal Society. Current data showing the programs’ very positive impacts will be shared with participants.

  • Archived Webinar

    Supporting Community Cats, Targeted TNR – Making the Most of Your Resources

    PetSmart Charities

    Participants in this recorded webinar will acquire an in-depth understanding of why and how to: perform targeted TNR, an essential strategy for long-term success on a community level; identify hot spots in the community where cats are coming from; estimate community cat populations; build effective collaborations; and measure their program’s impact.

  • Archived Webinar

    Supporting Community Cats, Hot Topics - Saving Orphaned Kittens: Basic Planning for a Kitten Nursery

    Feline Outreach, Rescue & Education

    Orphaned kittens who are too young to eat on their own are one of the groups at highest risk of euthanasia. Caring for these tiny lives successfully requires separate specialized space, as well as a team of trained volunteers and fosters and the ability to respond quickly to their needs. Time and resources are often lacking to provide this level of intensive care.

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