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.
The Canine Science Symposium is a two-day conference, April 13 and 14, at San Francisco State University, geared specifically towards animal shelter staff and volunteers. This year, you’ll be learning from the best canine scientists as they discuss their latest applied research about shelter dog playgroups, behavior assessments, dog behavior, canine sociability, adoption best practices, olfaction training, shelter co-housing, shelter dog welfare and enrichment, veterinary care accessibility, and much more!
This EBI course is the 16 hour required course for certification in most states. The instructor is a retired Physician Assistant and 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. This state approved certification course is licensed by Humane Society of the United States and the second day does include a lab during which animals are euthanized. Students have the opportunity to observe and participate.
You’re great at your job. People like you. Things are changing. And voila! You’re a manager now. Sound familiar? Lots of us have been there – some recently and some more than a few moons ago. The missing element in our path? Training! And that’s why this seminar exists. These two days are for folks who are new to managing people or who’ve been at it for awhile but are yearning for a little skills refresh.
This two-day seminar will teach veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and clinic operations managers how to increase their spay/neuter efficiency and volume without sacrificing quality and safety. The seminar will include time in the clinic and in a classroom setting, and will provide step-by-step, actionable plans for increasing efficiency and volume. Participants will walk away with a complete toolkit for implementing changes back at their clinics. The seminar is limited to 14 attendees per session.
(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.