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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Webinar

    Taking the CRISIS out of Crisis Communications

    March 4, 2020

    The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement

    There has been no shortage of PR nightmares to make national media and social media coverage. How the organization responds will determine how fast they can recover, yet many shelter staff and board members are inadequately trained or prepared to handle a media crisis.

  • Training

    Euthanasia by Injection

    March 6, 2020 - 8 am to March 7, 2020 - 4:30 pm

    The Humane Society of Utah

    The HSUS Euthanasia by Injection course will be offered March 6 and 7th at the Humane Society of Utah. This is a 2 day course which consists of 12 hours of lecture and self-study and 4 hours of hands on experience. This course will cover appropriate and humane techniques, the science behind euthanasia by injection, state and federal laws and compassion fatigue as well as other topics.

  • Webinar

    Optimal Staffing for Shelter Medical Departments & Clinics

    March 11, 2020

    The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement

    Do your medical staff procedures humanely meet the needs of every animal in your care? How about the humane needs of your staff? If your shelter or clinic has medical staff, then you need to attend this webinar! We will take a comprehensive look at important considerations and strategies when planning medical staffing protocols, procedures, and schedules.

  • Webinar

    Partnerships with Private Practitioners in the Shelter Setting

    March 25, 2020

    The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement

    Animal shelters focus on both herd health and individual care. Private veterinary practices treat individuals. We all care about the animals in our community. How can we work together to save more lives? We will explore different relationship models between shelters and veterinary private practices.

  • Training

    Euthanasia By Injection

    March 30, 2020 - 9 am to 4 pm

    Cathy Y Anderson PLLC

    The HSUS Euthanasia by Injection course will be offered March 30 and 31st at the Humane Society of Elkhart County. This is a 2 day course which consists of 12 hours of lecture and self-study and 4 hours of hands on experience.

  • Webinar

    Reporting Animal Cruelty: The Role of the Animal Welfare Professional

    April 1, 2020

    The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement

    Veterinarians and sheltering professionals are often the first contact for an animal who may have been abused or neglected. However, many of these animal welfare professionals do not have the resources to identify the signs of abuse and/or neglect, the knowledge of where to report it, nor an understanding of the cruelty laws in their state. After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Training

    Humane State New Jersey law enforcement training

    April 7, 2020 - 9 am to 4 pm

    Advanced cruelty investigations

    This free training is open to law enforcement, animal control officers, humane investigators, code enforcement officers and prosecutors.
  • Training

    Humane State Ohio law enforcement training

    April 15, 2020 - 9 am to April 17, 2020 - 4 pm

    Large scale investigations

    This free training is open to law enforcement, animal control officers, humane investigators, code enforcement officers and prosecutors.
  • Training

    Humane State Kansas law enforcement training

    April 21, 2020 - 9 am to April 23, 2020 - 4 pm

    Animal cruelty investigations / Officer-dog encounters

    Free training for law enforcement, animal control officers, humane investigators, code enforcement officers and prosecutors

    Topics to be covered

    • Forms of animal cruelty, potential causes, links to other crimes
    • Interpreting and applying relevant laws
    • Securing warrants and evidence collection
    • Non-lethal methods of dealing wit
  • Training

    Pets for Life training - Southport, NC

    April 23, 2020 - 9 am to 3 pm

    The Humane Society of the United States

    There is a great need in our field to deepen the understanding of how companion animal welfare is connected to larger systemic issues for people, and subsequently for their pets. Discover what this means in your community and how it should inform your organization’s policy making and community-based programming.
  • Webinar

    The Road to Resilience

    April 29, 2020

    The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement

    Especially in animal welfare organizations, resilience is a key component of a productive and healthy team. Does your organization’s culture support your people in the face of constant emotional toll? This webinar will focus on building personal resilience.

  • Major Event/Conference

    Homes for Horses Coalition Conference

    May 1, 2020 - 1 pm to May 3, 2020 - 3 pm

    Homes for Horses Coalition

    Are you involved in an equine rescue or sanctuary organization or a safety-net program? Are you thinking of starting one? Are you an equine welfare advocate? Come to the only national conference designed for you!

    Not only will you meet like-minded people from every corner of the nation, you will learn valuable skills to take your rescue and advocacy work to the next level.

  • Training

    Euthanasia By Injection

    May 12 to 13, 2020

    Wyandot County Humane Society, Inc

    This EBI course is the 16 hour required course for certification in most states. The instructor is a retired Physician Assistant who has also worked in the animal care and welfare field since 1985, and the course reflects these many years of hands on experience. The course is adjusted as needed for all species depending on the needs of the attendees.

  • Webinar

    Hashtags and Hate Mail

    May 20, 2020

    The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement

    Do you dread putting a found dog on Instagram because the public will declare that you have him on death row? Do you struggle to respond to cranky questions about your agency in public forums? Do you find yourself on pins and needles when making a tough decision on a cat who is a Facebook favorite? Learn new approaches to dealing with abusive language, primarily in social media situations.

  • 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.

  • Training

    Disaster Preparedness training - Charlotte, NC

    June 17, 2020 - 10 am to 4 pm

    The Humane Society of the United States

    This training will focus on shelters working with their county administrators to build, prepare, present and ultimately execute an effective disaster preparedness plans in order to safely evacuate animals and respond to emergency orders.
  • Training

    Euthanasia By Injection

    August 25 to 26, 2020

    Wyandot County Humane Society, Inc

    This EBI course is the 16 hour required course for certification in most states. The instructor is a retired Physician Assistant who has also worked in the animal care and welfare field since 1985, and the course reflects these many years of hands on experience. The course is adjusted as needed for all species depending on the needs of the attendees.

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