02/05/20 Going Through Hell? Keep Going!

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Our work evokes an emotional response that drives donations, volunteer engagement, advocacy—and sometimes attack.  We'll share what animal sheltering leaders can do to prepare their staff and organization for challenging, emotionally charged situations.  We’ll explore the nature of attack, both online and in person, and strategies for preparing for, responding to, and recovering from these circumstances.

This webinar has been pre-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

This session is part one of the five-part Going Through Hell? Keep Going! webinar series.

Jodi Buckman, CAWA

Jodi Lytle Buckman most recently was the Vice President of National Outreach & Grants for the ASPCA.  She works closely with The Association as Chair of the Certification Council, and with Shelter Animals Count, currently serving as Chair of the Board of Directors. With nearly 30 years of experience working in nonprofit animal welfare and protection at local and national levels, including service as the chief executive for shelters in Maine, Minnesota, and Ohio, Jodi’s areas of interest include governance, leadership, data-driven strategy, and work in support of pets and their people. She achieved the Certified Animal Welfare Administrator (CAWA) designation in 2006.

Jan McHugh-Smith, CAWA

President and CEO, Humane Society of Boulder Valley, CO

Jan McHugh-Smith, CAWA is the CEO of the Humane Society of Boulder Valley, an open-admission organization that serves 7,000 animals annually.  Jan’s animal welfare experience over the past 35 years includes being President & CEO of the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region, President of the San Francisco SPCA; and Director of Eagle County Animal Control, Eagle CO.  Jan is the Chair of Shelter Animal’s Count, creating a national database for shelter statistics and Chair of Coloradan’s Protecting Animal Welfare. She is the past Chair of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Welfare and served as Chair of CATalyst Council which works to raise the level of care and welfare for cats.

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 nearly 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 34 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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