The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement Learning Center
03/06 Groundwork for Adoptions: Staff Training and Marketing
Includes a Live Event on 03/06/2019 at 3:00 PM (EST)
Adoption staff and volunteers are an organization’s primary point of contact with the public. Therefore, it is of vital importance that these individuals are well trained and well suited for the position. Learn about the components of getting an animal adopted, including training staff, marketing, and innovative ways to get animals adopted faster. This webinar, the first in the Adoption Best Practices series, will discuss:
- Key elements of a training program for staff and volunteers who facilitate adoptions
- Creative and fun ways to promote available animals
- Best practices for processes that support animals going home, including tips for fast tracking animals and request lists
Anyone in animal welfare who is involved in some aspect of adoptions will benefit from this study of ways to ensure a successful pathway to adoption.
This webinar has been pre-approved for 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit.
Jan McHugh-Smith, CAWA
President and CEO, Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Humane Society, CO
Jan McHugh-Smith is the President/CEO of the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region, an open-admission organization that adopted more than 12,000 animals in 2018. Jan’s animal welfare experience over the past 34 years also includes being President of the San Francisco SPCA; CEO of the Humane Society of Boulder Valley, Boulder CO; 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. She is the past Chair of the Society of Animal Welfare Administrators (SAWA) and served as Chair of CATalyst Council which works to raise the level of care and welfare for cats. She is a Certified Animal Welfare Professional (CAWA) and started her career as an adoption counselor.
Beau Archer, CAWA
Vice President, Animal Welfare, San Diego Humane Society, CA
Beau Archer is the Vice President of Animal Welfare for San Diego Humane Society. With a strong background leading shelter operations, he was most recently at the Humane Rescue Alliance in Washington, D.C., where he served as Vice President of Strategic Operations, and prior to that he worked for The Humane Society of the United States both in the companion animals department and on its puppy mills campaign. Beau received a B.A. degree in Environmental Studies from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY and he is a Certified Animal Welfare Administrator (CAWA).