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  • Product not yet rated Includes Credits Recorded On: 01/21/2015

    Using stochastic modeling, Roger Haston logged the impact of local community policies on the animals we serve.

    During the Society of Animal Welfare Administrators (SAWA) 2014 Annual Meeting, SAWA leaders presented, Beyond Labels: Understanding the True Impact of Live Release Rates and Intake Policies, which received 98% positive accolades and a standing ovation! Using stochastic modeling, Roger Haston gave an in-depth view of metrics, sheltering and a systemic view of  animal welfare, and presented a holistic picture of the effects of intake and euthanasia policies on community outcomes.

    Please share this content with staff, board of directors, and community collaborative partners.

    Approved for 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit. (No certificate of completion offered for this recording.)

    Roger Haston

    President, The Institute for Animals

    With nearly 20 years of experience in animal welfare, Dr. Roger Haston has become an internationally recognized leader in data, trends, and metrics. He is now the founder and president of The Institute for Animals which focuses on strategy, research, and thought leadership in the industry. He has served on the boards of Humane Society of Boulder Valley, Colorado Pet Overpopulation Fund, PetAid Colorado, Catalyst Council, Emancipet, Animal Grant Makers, the National Council on Pet Population, and Shelter

    Animals Count.

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  • Includes Credits Recorded On: 01/10/2018

    Learn how a strong shelter enrichment program will help give your animals more freedom from discomfort, freedom to express normal behavior and freedom from fear and distress.

    A strong shelter enrichment program will help give your animals more freedom from discomfort, freedom to express normal behavior and freedom from fear and distress. The Association recruited subject matter experts on animal behavior to develop a best practices document on animal enrichment in shelters. This webinar is the first in a four-part series to dig into that document and answer your questions.

    Participants will walk away understanding:

    • What animal enrichment is and its limitations
    • Why enrichment is important
    • How enrichment helps increase adoptions and save lives
    • The distinction between enrichment and behavior modification

    The 4-part series will benefit any animal shelter professional interested in understanding how enrichment can enhance and maintain behavioral health.

    Approved for 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit. (No certificate of completion offered for this recording.)

    Brad Shear, CAWA

    Executive Director, Potter League for Animals

    Brad Shear is the Executive Director of the Potter League for Animals.  Brad is one of two Certified Animal Welfare Administrators (CAWA) in the state of Rhode Island.  In addition to his work at the Potter League, Brad serves on the board of The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement, chairing their Best Practices and Emerging Trends Committee for The Association and representing The Association on the board of the National Animal Rescue and Sheltering Coalition.  Brad also serves on the Hill’s Pet Nutrition Shelter Advisory Council, and the board of the Ocean State Animal Coalition.  Brad was a founder of the New York State Animal Protection Federation where he served as Board President for 7 years and continues to serve as the President of the Federation’s education foundation.  He previously served on the board of Community Works of New York State and is a past chair of the Tech Valley Nonprofit Business Council. Prior to leading the Potter League, Brad served for ten years as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society in Albany New York.  Brad was the Director of Operations for the Atlanta Humane Society, managed the Brooklyn Shelter for New York City Animal Care and Control, and began his animal protection career at the Humane Society of Boulder Valley in Colorado. 

    Allison Hartlage

    Manager of Animal Training & Behavior, Humane Society of Boulder Valley

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  • Includes Credits Recorded On: 01/24/2018

    Discuss what you need to create and run an effective enrichment program in an animal shelter.

    The success of any enrichment program hinges on how it is implemented. In session two of this four-part series, authors of SAWA’s Animal Enrichment Best Practice document will discuss what you need to create and run an effective enrichment program in an animal shelter. Participants will walk away knowing the right strategies to set individual shelter goals, plus how to monitor and track the program to maximize effectiveness and sustainability. This webinar will benefit any animal shelter professional interested in understanding how enrichment can enhance and maintain behavioral health.

    Approved for 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit. (No certificate of completion offered for this recording.)

    Kelley Bollen

    Owner/Director, Animal Alliances, LLC

    Lisa Pedersen, MS, CABC

    CEO, Humane Society of Boulder Valley

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  • Product not yet rated Includes Credits Recorded On: 02/07/2018

    Learn how a strong shelter enrichment program will help give your animals more freedom from discomfort, freedom to express normal behavior and freedom from fear and distress.

    A strong shelter enrichment program will help give your animals more freedom from discomfort, freedom to express normal behavior and freedom from fear and distress. The Association recruited subject matter experts on animal behavior to develop a best practices document on animal enrichment in shelters. This webinar is the first in a four-part series to dig into that document and answer your questions.

    Participants will walk away understanding:

    • What animal enrichment is and its limitations
    • Why enrichment is important
    • How enrichment helps increase adoptions and save lives
    • The distinction between enrichment and behavior modification

    The 4-part series will benefit any animal shelter professional interested in understanding how enrichment can enhance and maintain behavioral health.

    Approved for 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit. (No certificate of completion offered for this recording.)

    Kelley Bollen

    Owner/Director, Animal Alliances, LLC

    Brad Shear, CAWA

    Executive Director, Potter League for Animals

    Brad Shear is the Executive Director of the Potter League for Animals.  Brad is one of two Certified Animal Welfare Administrators (CAWA) in the state of Rhode Island.  In addition to his work at the Potter League, Brad serves on the board of The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement, chairing their Best Practices and Emerging Trends Committee for The Association and representing The Association on the board of the National Animal Rescue and Sheltering Coalition.  Brad also serves on the Hill’s Pet Nutrition Shelter Advisory Council, and the board of the Ocean State Animal Coalition.  Brad was a founder of the New York State Animal Protection Federation where he served as Board President for 7 years and continues to serve as the President of the Federation’s education foundation.  He previously served on the board of Community Works of New York State and is a past chair of the Tech Valley Nonprofit Business Council. Prior to leading the Potter League, Brad served for ten years as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society in Albany New York.  Brad was the Director of Operations for the Atlanta Humane Society, managed the Brooklyn Shelter for New York City Animal Care and Control, and began his animal protection career at the Humane Society of Boulder Valley in Colorado. 

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  • Includes Credits Recorded On: 02/21/2018

    ​Walk away from this webinar with enrichment ideas you can try at your shelter.​

    Necessity is the mother of invention, and we are continuously amazed at the ingenious and affordable innovations shelters come up with to enhance enrichment in their facilities. We solicited ideas from the field and shared the bright ideas in this webinar, the final in the four-part Enrichment Best Practices series. Walk away with enrichment ideas you can try at your shelter. 

    This 75-minute webinar will benefit any animal shelter professional interested in understanding how enrichment can enhance and maintain behavioral health. Presentation developed by Kristen Collins, Vice President, Anti-Cruelty Behavior Rehabilitation, ASPCA.

    Approved for 1.25 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credits. (No certificate of completion offered for this recording.)

    Pia Silvani, CPDT-KA, CCBC

    Director, Behavior Rehabilitation, ASPCA Behavioral Rehabilitation Center

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    Four-part series walking you through the 2017 Animal Enrichment Best Practices.

    In this four-part recorded series, you will learn best practices for creating or expanding your shelter animal enrichment program, based on the 2018 Best Practices document developed by SAWA (now The Association).

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  • Product not yet rated Includes Credits Recorded On: 06/06/2018

    This session reviews the history of animal welfare and examine trends for the future.

    Dr. Haston explores data that highlights key trends in animal welfare and develops a vision for the future. In this session, you will:

    • Review the history of animal welfare 
    • Look at the key trends occurring around the country
    • Join a conversation about the meaning of these trends and what they mean for the future

    This recording is from the keynote at The Association's June 2018 conference and includes a 30-minute Q&A session with the audience.

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    Approved for 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit. (No certificate of completion offered for this recording.)

    Roger Haston

    President, The Institute for Animals

    With nearly 20 years of experience in animal welfare, Dr. Roger Haston has become an internationally recognized leader in data, trends, and metrics. He is now the founder and president of The Institute for Animals which focuses on strategy, research, and thought leadership in the industry. He has served on the boards of Humane Society of Boulder Valley, Colorado Pet Overpopulation Fund, PetAid Colorado, Catalyst Council, Emancipet, Animal Grant Makers, the National Council on Pet Population, and Shelter

    Animals Count.

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      • Learning Non-member - Free!
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      • Student Member - Free!
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    Happy Brain Science presents a self-paced,7-part course that helps teach you how to make positive changes in your daily actions.

    Happy Brain Science presents a self-paced,7-part course that helps teach you how to make positive changes in your daily actions. Would you like to be happier? Did you know that science suggests that happiness is a choice? This 7-part course helps teach you how to make positive changes in your daily actions. You'll learn how we often think about happiness in the wrong ways and how to change those beliefs. You'll be happier, more productive and less stressed. This is the same program, using brain science and positive psychology, that Happy Brain Science has been teaching live for years to thousands of employees. 

    Approved by The Association for CAWA CE credits. 

    Valued at $249, but The Association Member discount drops the price down to $55.30.  Members, learn how to access a coupon code.

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    Attendees will learn what makes PSAs not only memorable but, more importantly, actionable

    A public service announcement can be a powerful tool for raising awareness of your organization and your issues. This webinar will show you the differences between advertisements and PSAs, and help you decide which one to develop to meet specific goals. We will review the basic components needed to create a successful PSA. Attendees will learn what makes PSAs not only memorable but, more importantly, actionable – inspiring your adopters, donors or volunteers to act.  Bonus, you’ll enjoy viewing several award-winning PSAs produced by your peers.

    This webinar recording has been approved for .5 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credits.

    Tom Tholen, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Development

    The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement

    Tom Tholen is The Association's Senior Vice President of Marketing & Development. He has served as President of Companion Channel, a cloud-based digital screen media service that streamed into partner shelters. Tom is perhaps best known in the animal welfare industry as the former President & Chief Marketing Officer for Callahan Creek, which was the agency of record for Hill’s in the early days of their shelter program. Over the years, he has worked for several agencies, as well as major corporations including Hallmark, Sprint and General Electric. Tom received his BS in Journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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    Learn how to get the most from your team including tactics for leading by example.

    Would you rather be a boss or a coach?  Learn how to get the most from your team including tactics for leading by example.  We will cover the importance of incremental performance communication versus the standard once-a-year performance review.  We’ll talk about making the best hiring decisions and about making other tough HR decisions quickly yet humanely.  Hear some great advice from some of animal welfare’s most successful “coaches”.

    This webinar recording has been approved for 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit and 1 CE  by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) for Texas Animal Control Officers.

    Jim Tedford, CAWA

    President & CEO, The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement

    Jim Tedford accepted his dream job when he joined The Association as President & CEO in June of 2015.  But Jim is no stranger to the organization.  He has been a member for more than 30 years and served as our Board Chairman some twenty years ago.  Jim has been actively engaged in the animal welfare movement for more than 37 years having served as CEO for animal sheltering organizations in New York, Louisiana and Tennessee.  He served as a regional director for The Humane Society of the United States and then spent six years providing direct response marketing services to animal welfare organizations. Jim presents frequently at national and regional conferences on various animal welfare issues, organizational development and not-for-profit management. 

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