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  • 05/15 Your Data Counts!

    1 credit offered Recorded On: 05/15/2019

    Learn how your shelter can benefit from participating in Shelter Animals Count – and how to use data to tell the story of your organization.

    How many animals enter our nation’s shelters? How many animals are moving among American shelters and rescues as transfers? What can we learn from other communities where there are more or fewer animals? These, and so many other questions, can only be answered if shelters and rescues join Shelter Animals Count.

    Learn how your shelter can benefit from participating in Shelter Animals Count – and how to use data to tell the story of your organization. Rise above the day-to-day through data visualization tools that allow for easy identification of trends. Even the most basic data collection is valuable in making decisions, steering operations, raising funds, and more. Your shelter’s data becomes even more powerful when it is part of the National Database.

    In this webinar we’ll explore:

    • the basics of quality data collection in an animal shelter
    • the basic data matrix, a nationally recognized tool for data collection and sharing
    • how to sign up for Shelter Animals Count and begin entering data

    This webinar has been pre-approved for 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit.

    Sara Kent

    Chief Executive Officer, Shelter Animals Count

    Sara Kent was named Chief Executive Officer of Shelter Animals Count in September 2017. She is the first CEO and paid staff member, leading Shelter Animals Count’s evolution from a collaborative project to an independent organization, with a strong focus on shelter engagement and industry presence.

    Before joining Shelter Animals Count, Sara spent over 17 years with Petfinder.com as one of the adoption site’s first employees. As the Director of Shelter Outreach for Petfinder, Sara and her team managed relationships with 14,000 animal adoption organizations. She led the creation of Petfinder Pro, the professional side of Petfinder, dedicated to providing tools and resources to animal shelters and rescue groups. During her tenure at Petfinder, Sara visited hundreds of shelters nationwide and was a frequent presenter at national and regional animal welfare conferences.

    Sara serves as a board member for the Animal Welfare Federation of New Jersey, a statewide collection of professional animal welfare advocates working together to improve the lives of animals. She is the founder of FIVER Cats, an online resource dedicated to community cats and FIV+ cats. 

  • 05/22 Decisions, Decisions — All the Tools You Need to Make the Tough Calls

    1 credit offered Recorded On: 05/22/2019

    Meet an easy-to-use, balanced, three-pronged decision-making model that considers what is in the best interests of the animal, the organization, and the people engaged.

    We must consider many factors when making animal care, treatment and outcome decisions to meet the needs of all our stakeholders.

    In this webinar, we introduce an easy-to-use, balanced, three-pronged decision-making model that considers what is in the best interests of the animal, the organization, and the people engaged.  When we make decisions that meet each of these critical needs areas, the whole community benefits. The presentation is interactive and fast-paced, and uses real-life examples to help participants from agencies of all sizes and philosophies easily relate. Join us if you’d like barrier-busting strategies to conquer nay-sayers. We will expand your critical thinking and boost your leadership skills. Bonus! Attendees will receive the model overview, tips and tricks for incorporating the model, and tools for implementing.

    This session is designed to reach people at all levels of any size organization. 

    This webinar has been pre-approved for 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit.

    Rachel D.K. Finney, CAWA

    Chief Executive Officer, Columbus Humane, OH

    Rachel D.K. Finney is a Certified Animal Welfare Administrator with 15 years of experience in animal sheltering. Finney has degrees in nonprofit management, psychology, political science and sociology from Indiana University. She began working in animal welfare as the Executive Director of the Union County Humane Society in Marysville, OH and serves as the CEO at Columbus Humane, formerly the Capital Area Humane Society in Columbus, Ohio. Rachel operates under the philosophy that we should "never be afraid to do the right thing."   


  • 06/05 How Healthy Is Your Organization?

    Product not yet rated 1 credit offered Includes a Live Event on 06/05/2019 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

    Are you looking to increase team performance, streamline processes and drive employee engagement to the highest levels?

    Are you looking to increase team performance, streamline processes and drive employee engagement to the highest levels? Do you want to help make your organization the healthiest it has ever been? Then this webinar is for you!
     
    During this engaging session, you will be introduced to the healthiest donut you’ve ever seen and learn about the four levers that work together to drive real organizational health:

    • Emotional Intelligence
    • Team Behaviors
    • Operational Excellence
    • Leadership Practices

    These four levers form the basis of The Association’s new Certificate of Organizational Leadership program, which builds new skills in senior leaders and mid-managers, and demonstrates specific actions you can take to increase your organization’s effectiveness, efficiency, and engagement. This introductory webinar is a great opportunity for you to get a taste of the full certificate program that is set to launch late Summer 2019. 

    Live webinar attendees will learn about the program and receive a valuable discount off the Certificate program! 

    The Certificate program will open for registration on June 5, just after the free introductory webinar.

    This webinar has been pre-approved for 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit.

    Brett Cooper

    President & Co-Founder, Integris Performance Advisors

    Brett Cooper is the President of Integris Performance Advisors, a professional development firm he co-founded to expand the existence of healthy organizations and great places to work. By creatively bringing together concepts from The Five Dysfunctions of a Team (by Patrick Lencioni), The Leadership Challenge (by Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner), Everything DiSC and Lean Six Sigma, Brett and his team have influenced thousands of people in government, nonprofits and corporate America to work together in more productive, more effective and more human ways. Brett is the performance consultant for San Diego Humane Society. He earned an MBA in Finance from the Stern School of Business at New York University and a Bachelor's degree in Marketing from San Diego State University.

  • 06/19 Internal Communications: Informing and Engaging Your Staff & Board

    Product not yet rated 1 credit offered Includes a Live Event on 06/19/2019 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

    Learn how to turn your external communications skills inward and communicate more effectively with your board and staff. Part 1 in a 3-part series on great internal communications and team management.

    External communications work is much easier with consistent, frequent, and transparent internal communications.  During this webinar, you’ll learn how to turn your external communications skills inward and communicate more effectively with your board and staff. This session is Part 3 in a 3-part series on great internal communications and team management.

    This webinar has been pre-approved for 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit.

    This session will be part of a Certificate in Animal Welfare Communications & Marketing, coming in 2020.

    Kivi Leroux Miller

    Founder and CEO, Nonprofit Marketing Guide

    Kivi Leroux Miller is the founder and CEO of Nonprofit Marketing Guide, where she helps nonprofit communications professionals learn their jobs and love their jobs through a variety of training and coaching programs. She has personally mentored hundreds of nonprofit communications directors and communications teams as a certified executive coach.  She is a popular keynote, workshop, and webinar presenter, speaking dozens of times each year. Kivi is also the award-winning author of three books, as well as a popular blog:

    - CALM not BUSY: How to Manage Your Nonprofit’s Communications for Great Results (2018, published by Bold & Bright Media, which Kivi co-founded.)
    - Content Marketing for Nonprofits: A Communications Map for Engaging Your Community, Becoming a Favorite Cause, and Raising More Money (2013, Winner of the Terry McAdam Book Award)
    - The Nonprofit Marketing Guide: High-Impact, Low-Cost Ways to Build Support for Your Good Cause (2010, used as the textbook in many college and certificate programs on nonprofit communications)

    Because she can't get enough of nonprofits and entrepreneurship for good, Kivi also co-leads a Girl Scout troop and is vice president of the Lexington Farmers Market Association (Lexington, NC). She also co-founded Grow and Go Girls, a small baking and gardening business where all net profits go into a travel fund for a group of small-town girls to travel the big world, including one of her daughters.

  • 06/26 Managing and Overcoming Resistance to Change

    Product not yet rated 1 credit offered Includes a Live Event on 06/26/2019 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

    Learn about organizational change and how to increase readiness and buy-in while minimizing resistance.

    Change is important, even though it’s basic human nature to resist it! According to experts, 70% of change efforts fail.

    Whether you are creating new programs, expanding operations, moving into a new shelter, or any other change, it can be tough for your staff and volunteers. This webinar will help increase understanding of the aspects of organizational change, increasing readiness and buy-in while minimizing resistance. We will draw upon research in neuroscience to help us apply evidence-based strategies in our daily work. We’ll arm you with key strategies for understanding resistance to change and provide effective tactics for moving people past it. 

    This webinar has been pre-approved for 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit.

    Laura Maloney

    Principal, Adisa

    Laura Maloney has held leadership roles in several organizations such as CEO of the Louisiana SPCA, Senior Vice President of the ASPCA, COO of The Humane Society of the United States, and COO of Panthera, a global wild cat conservation organization operating in 50 countries. In her role at HSUS, she also oversaw the organization’s five wildlife and equine sanctuaries across the nation. Laura holds an MBA degree from Tulane University and a B.S. in Secondary Science Education from West Virginia University. She’s a graduate of Georgetown University with certifications in Executive Coaching and Change Leadership with additional training in vertical development and compassion fatigue. Laura is a business coach for Top 6 Club, and is a member of the International Coaching Federation and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

    Betsy McFarland, CAWA

    Principal, Adisa

    Betsy McFarland has 25 years in animal protection, including 18 years at the Humane Society of the United States where she served in multiple roles in the Companion Animals department, including as Vice President for the last five years of her tenure. Betsy lead the development of policy and educational campaigns to eliminate gas chamber euthanasia in animal shelters in the United States, increase non-lethal solutions for managing cat populations, and keep pets in their homes. She has advised hundreds of shelters and rescues around the world on animal care and sheltering operations, policy, leadership, and volunteer engagement. Passionate about engaging the community, Betsy also has extensive experience in growing volunteers within organizations large and small. 

  • 07/10 The Power of Perspective:  Finding the Silver Lining When It’s Raining Cats & Dogs

    Product not yet rated 1 credit offered Includes a Live Event on 07/10/2019 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

    Find out how Columbus Humane leverages adversity and makes the best of difficult situations by shifting perspectives.

    Sometimes a set-back is really a remarkable path forward.  This is a story about shaping our best possible future by changing the lens through which we view our challenges.  Join Rachel D.K. Finney, CEO of Columbus Humane, for an inspiring look at how she and her team leverage adversity and make the best of difficult situations by shifting perspectives.  Conquer any challenge from catastrophic flooding to feline overpopulation with a journey to the bright side. 

    This session creates an opportunity to consider the “up side of down.”  Finney, a self-proclaimed “advantage-ist” teaches the audience to consider the advantages of experiencing hardship and the good that can come from otherwise bad situations.  Attendees will receive an advantage inventory and a reflection activity ready for immediate use. 

    This webinar has been pre-approved for 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit.

    Rachel D.K. Finney, CAWA

    Chief Executive Officer, Columbus Humane, OH

    Rachel D.K. Finney is a Certified Animal Welfare Administrator with 15 years of experience in animal sheltering. Finney has degrees in nonprofit management, psychology, political science and sociology from Indiana University. She began working in animal welfare as the Executive Director of the Union County Humane Society in Marysville, OH and serves as the CEO at Columbus Humane, formerly the Capital Area Humane Society in Columbus, Ohio. Rachel operates under the philosophy that we should "never be afraid to do the right thing."   


  • 07/31 Measuring the Effectiveness of Your Communications Work

    Product not yet rated 1 credit offered Includes a Live Event on 07/31/2019 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

    Talk about the best practices for measuring nonprofit communications success Part 2 in a 3-part series on great internal communications and team management.

    Does your communications work make a difference? How do you know? During this webinar, we’ll talk about the best practices for measuring nonprofit communications success, including how to select the right key performance indicators and benchmarks, what to measure and what to ignore, and how to report results to others. This session is Part 2 in a 3-part series on great internal communications and team management.  

    This webinar has been pre-approved for 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit.

    This session will be part of a Certificate in Animal Welfare Communications & Marketing, coming in 2020.

    Kivi Leroux Miller

    Founder and CEO, Nonprofit Marketing Guide

    Kivi Leroux Miller is the founder and CEO of Nonprofit Marketing Guide, where she helps nonprofit communications professionals learn their jobs and love their jobs through a variety of training and coaching programs. She has personally mentored hundreds of nonprofit communications directors and communications teams as a certified executive coach.  She is a popular keynote, workshop, and webinar presenter, speaking dozens of times each year. Kivi is also the award-winning author of three books, as well as a popular blog:

    - CALM not BUSY: How to Manage Your Nonprofit’s Communications for Great Results (2018, published by Bold & Bright Media, which Kivi co-founded.)
    - Content Marketing for Nonprofits: A Communications Map for Engaging Your Community, Becoming a Favorite Cause, and Raising More Money (2013, Winner of the Terry McAdam Book Award)
    - The Nonprofit Marketing Guide: High-Impact, Low-Cost Ways to Build Support for Your Good Cause (2010, used as the textbook in many college and certificate programs on nonprofit communications)

    Because she can't get enough of nonprofits and entrepreneurship for good, Kivi also co-leads a Girl Scout troop and is vice president of the Lexington Farmers Market Association (Lexington, NC). She also co-founded Grow and Go Girls, a small baking and gardening business where all net profits go into a travel fund for a group of small-town girls to travel the big world, including one of her daughters.

  • 08/14 High-Performing Communications Team: Taking Your Team to the Next Level

    Product not yet rated 1 credit offered Includes a Live Event on 08/14/2019 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

    Learn the secrets of high-performing communications teams. Part 3 in a 3-part series on great marketing and fundraising communications.

    What separates the third of nonprofits who rate their communications programs as effective from the two-thirds who say they are only somewhat effective or ineffective? It’s not a huge staff or budget. Instead, it is how people work together, including how they collaborate, make decisions, and create efficient workflows. During this webinar, you’ll learn the secrets of high-performing communications teams.  This session is Part 3 in a 3-part series on great internal communications and team management.

    This webinar has been pre-approved for 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit.

    This session will be part of a Certificate in Animal Welfare Communications & Marketing, coming in 2020.

    Kivi Leroux Miller

    Founder and CEO, Nonprofit Marketing Guide

    Kivi Leroux Miller is the founder and CEO of Nonprofit Marketing Guide, where she helps nonprofit communications professionals learn their jobs and love their jobs through a variety of training and coaching programs. She has personally mentored hundreds of nonprofit communications directors and communications teams as a certified executive coach.  She is a popular keynote, workshop, and webinar presenter, speaking dozens of times each year. Kivi is also the award-winning author of three books, as well as a popular blog:

    - CALM not BUSY: How to Manage Your Nonprofit’s Communications for Great Results (2018, published by Bold & Bright Media, which Kivi co-founded.)
    - Content Marketing for Nonprofits: A Communications Map for Engaging Your Community, Becoming a Favorite Cause, and Raising More Money (2013, Winner of the Terry McAdam Book Award)
    - The Nonprofit Marketing Guide: High-Impact, Low-Cost Ways to Build Support for Your Good Cause (2010, used as the textbook in many college and certificate programs on nonprofit communications)

    Because she can't get enough of nonprofits and entrepreneurship for good, Kivi also co-leads a Girl Scout troop and is vice president of the Lexington Farmers Market Association (Lexington, NC). She also co-founded Grow and Go Girls, a small baking and gardening business where all net profits go into a travel fund for a group of small-town girls to travel the big world, including one of her daughters.

  • Animal Enrichment Best Practices

    1 credit offered 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

  • Animal Transport: Vaccinations, Funding & Goals

    Product not yet rated 1 credit offered Recorded On: 03/08/2017

    Learn about core and other recommended vaccines and tests for transported animals in this fifth part of the series.

    The fifth webinar in the Transport Best Practices series focuses on core and other recommended vaccines and tests for transported animals. Tips are also provided on funding transport and creating transport goals.

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

    Please note the Transport Best Practices document was updated in March, 2019. Please see Handouts tab for details.

    Martha Boden

    CEO, SPCA Tampa Bay

    David Williams

    Senior V.P. and COO, Michigan Humane Society