The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement Learning Center
NEW - 2019 Compensation & Benefits Survey
More than just a biennial survey, it is an online benchmarking platform which you can visit anytime, either to add data or to run reports!
This comprehensive resource is designed to give you anytime access to on-demand insights related to compensation and benefits across nearly 60 job descriptions, representing organizations across the U.S, Canada and even beyond. Access will be available through December 31, 2020. Learn more.
Use this library of common animal welfare job descriptions (for Members only)
Create a Professional Learning Plan
Download this guide to start creating your own learning plan.
SeeDS (Shelter Employee Engagement & Development Survey)
The SDS (Shelter Diagnostic System) is now SeeDS (Shelter Employee Engagement & Development Survey). SeeDS is an assessment tool designed to help private and public animal shelters run better by surveying employees and making specific recommendations based on the results. SeeDS analyzes employee attitudes, perceptions, and opinions on key issues related to organizational health and well-being, such as: Peer Support, Euthanasia Practices, Communication Effectiveness, Employee Morale, Supervision, Job Stress, Teamwork, and Training.
SeeDS was developed using data collected from animal shelter staff across the country by a team of professors now at UNC-Charlotte. These researchers have been investigating workplace issues among shelter employees since 2001. SeeDS combines current information from this research and practical experience from the sheltering field with extensive knowledge from the field of industrial-organizational psychology, which focuses on workplace health and effectiveness.
The Association is now a sponsor of this important work. We recognize the positive impact this kind of research can have. Learn more about how your organization can participate in a SeeDS assessment.
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