The AAWA Presents: This session will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to provide compassionate and effective case management for any program working with vulnerable pets. You will also learn how to collaborate with the human services sector in your community to improve outcomes in keeping people and pets together.
This calendar is a listing of webinars, other learning opportunities, online meetings and other upcoming national events related to animal sheltering and related areas of interest.
Only some of these events are produced by the UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program. Most are being created and sponsored by other groups and agencies. Being listed here does not mean that we have reviewed the material contained. We are trying to provide a variety of resources to hopefully help make your life a little easier. For additional information on any of these items before or after the event please contact the organizer directly (listed in the item description).
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Best Friends Presents: In Raise More from Your Community: Peer to Peer Fundraising and Virtual Day of Giving Campaigns, two of our digital fundraising experts share best practices and examples, tips on choosing the right tool for you, and how to run a virtual campaign. Register to receive the recorded webinar on September 28.
ACVB Presents (fee applies): During this webinar we will explore the most reported health changes that occur in our aging pets from a medical and cognitive aspect. A review of the neurophysiological causes of cognitive dysfunction syndrome (CDS) will be reviewed and considerations for treatment and prevention. The aim is to help caretakers anticipate and care for the health of senior pets and identify clinical signs of CDS.
The AAWA Presents: In this session, we explore why messaging challenges are happening, how they shape the realities we experience every day, and what we can do about it. You will hear about SPARC (Supporting People and Animal Relationships for Change) and the program’s messaging principles and practices that can help us do our most impactful work for people and animals.
Fear Free Presents: Many dogs experience reactivity or are categorized as "difficult" because of fear, anxiety, and stress-based (FAS) behaviors. Fear Free's Lead Trainer, Mikkel Becker will share the prevalence of FAS-based behaviors, how to identify the triggers of a pet's FAS, and quick ways to manage these behaviors on walks.
From animal care attendants to RVTs and beyond, everyone in the shelter has the power to have a big impact on animal health. Does it seem like animals keep getting sick no matter what you do, especially right now with intake numbers climbing in many shelters? Does URI have to be status quo for summer? Is parvo inevitable? Have you wondered what else you can do to get ahead of these vicious cycles? This webinar is for you!
The AAWA Presents: One of the most important skills for leaders to develop is the ability to receive feedback from others, but leaders often miss important insights when they do not listen to their staff's concerns, or fail to take them seriously. Leaders and future leaders, this webinar will help you identify typical barriers to receiving honest feedback. You’ll walk away with tips for eliciting and more effectively responding to your employees’ feedback.
Maddie's Fund Presents: Catherine Kisavi-Atatah Ph.D. will share the findings of her publication, Examining the Relationship between BIPOC Communities and Their Companion Animals. Findings suggest that public and private policy decision-makers should develop and implement holistic, across-the-board, companion animal policies that are user-friendly to all.
Best Friends Presents: Join director of Enterprise Analytics Michelle Dunivan and data scientist Maureen Gillespie for our three-part series, which will cover how to navigate your data, identify opportunities for improvement, make decisions about resource allocation, monitor progress toward even the most ambitious lifesaving goals, and talk about what’s on the horizon with Shelter Pet Data Alliance (SPDA).
NACA/Justice Clearinghouse Presents: We will review how to be successful in a prosecution of a pet store in your locality. We will hit the highlights of investigations and the pitfalls which can be avoided. We will also illustrate how to get a jury or judge to take cruelty to pocket pets seriously and how to frame your case and arguments in a way to be successful in a cruelty case against a reptile or parrot.
National Kitten Coalition Presents: Join us for a presentation on the current protocols and best practices for cleaning and sanitization when handling and caring for kittens. We will discuss effective products and procedures for disinfecting rooms, cages, bedding, and litter boxes to help keep your kittens safe.
NACA/Justice Clearinghouse Presents: Animal cruelty is often linked to underlying mental health issues or illnesses, trauma, addictions, or other treatable conditions. Forensic presentence evaluations examine all of the factors surrounding an animal cruelty crime, and provide valuable information to the sentencing court in order to craft tailored sentences and reduce rates of recidivism.
The AAWA Presents: In this session, we will explore some of the nuances between safe spaces and brave spaces, and identify skills and actions for leaders to create thriving environments that are both safe and brave. Leaders who wish to establish an inclusive work environment will especially benefit from this webinar.