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.
You can transform your knowledge of Trap-Neuter-Return from zero to hero at your own pace and in your own home! This course is geared towards caregivers and folks new to the world of humane cat management.
Learn the secrets of high-performing communications teams. Part 3 in a 3-part series on great marketing and fundraising communications.
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.
Emotionally evocative images and stories work. They also have the complicated potential side-effect of creating and supporting a narrative that might be our biggest obstacle in raising funds to do impactful work. As many of our organizations shift to serving more low-income pet owners and keeping pets healthy and at home, the stories we’ve told about people in the past might be presenting a challenge in the present – as our frequent focus on cruelty and neglect may have reinforced the idea that if you can’t “afford it,” you shouldn’t have a pet.
Designed specifically for veterinarians (from new grads to Medical Directors and shelter med experts) this 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.
With fairly recent recognition that animal welfare is truly a human service endeavor, our field has begun to recognize that increased investment in strategies to engage and serve people better will get us closer to achieving our mission – bringing and keeping people and pets together.
To succeed, we need to develop both our understanding and our skills in attracting, engaging, and serving people with empathy and impact. In Tools for Transformative Communication, we’ll explore:
You have been asking for more and we aim to please – three days of practical application in investigating animal cruelty cases for law enforcement, humane investigators, animal control officers and those teaming with law enforcement agencies to assist with cruelty investigations. This course covers from the initial complaint through the proper filing of your case with the prosecutor. Students will receive traditional classroom instruction accompanied by daily work processing one of four “cruelty scenes”. Coaches will be assisting through process and investigation with each scene.