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Discover new ways to sharpen your skills or explore new areas of animal welfare in Animal Sheltering's Trainings calendar. Check out featured events, search upcoming trainings or simply scan the archives for webinars. All calendar listings are trainings specifically designed for shelter and rescue professionals and volunteers.

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Trainings and Events

  • 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.

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  • Webinar

    Missing Pet Consultant Certificate Program

    Mission Reunite

    April 1, 2019 - 6:00 PM to June 27, 2019 - 7:00 PM

    Every year, millions of pets go missing across the U.S. Many will never see home again. Why is that? In this nine week online training program, you will learn the scope of the problem, the societal impacts of missing pets, and what you can do to make a difference. You will learn steps your shelter can take to increase reunions and decrease length of stay as well as best practices around counseling and assisting the owners of missing pets. This training is valuable for any animal welfare professional, from management to volunteer. Visit our web site for more info and to register.

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    Euthanasia by Injection

    Adopt A Pet

    April 3, 2019 (All day) to April 4, 2019 (All day)

    EBI is a 16 hour course taught by a veterinarian licensed in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana. It is a 2 day HSUS course. It meets the new legal requirements in Michigan for training in premedication, and euthanasia. The course includes lecture, practical and self study. It will be offered at Adopt a Pet in Fenton Michigan on April 3 and 4th. Contact Jody Maddock for registration at

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  • Webinar

    Internal Communications: Informing and Engaging Your Staff & Board

    The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement

    June 19, 2019 - 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    External communications work is much easier with consistent, frequent, and transparent internal communications. During this webinar, you’ll learn how to turn your external communications skills inward and communicate more effectively with your board and staff. This session is Part 3 in a 3-part series on great internal communications and team management.

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  • Training

    Next Generation Leadership: Creating & Holding Space for Success

    Emancipet New School

    June 20, 2019 (All day) to June 21, 2019 (All day)

    (formerly Next Generation Leadership: Skills for Emerging Leaders) There’s no question that effective leadership is critical to the future of animal welfare. As our field evolves, organizations and people who nimbly manage change will realize greater impact, a more engaged workforce, and increased progress toward achieving their mission. By understanding and exercising adaptive leadership, managers, directors, and executives can position their teams and organizations for new levels of success. This seminar is for any leader and any organization that wants that edge.

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  • Major Event/Conference

    2019 Online Kitten Conference

    Community Cats Podcast

    June 21, 2019 - 6:00 PM to June 23, 2019 - 5:00 PM

    Join us June 21-23, 2019 for a kitten-focused event presented by The National Kitten Coalition and The Community Cats Podcast. This three-day virtual gathering will feature presentations by experts on raising and saving kittens, setting up and managing kitten-centered shelter programs, and more.

    Since this is a virtual event, you’ll have an opportunity to gain valuable insights and have your questions answered by some of the most knowledgable leaders in the animal welfare community without the expense and hassle of traveling. We can't wait to "see" you there!

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