The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement Learning Center
05/08/19 Big Impact: An Intro to Social Change
Recorded On: 05/08/2019
This ain’t your grandpop’s local pound! With the field of animal welfare evolving, professionalizing, and ever coming up against the persistently “wicked” problems that extend well-beyond our discipline (think: poverty, homelessness, and economic instability in general), organizations and their leadership are being increasingly called on to innovate and to deepen the impact of their services. Lucky for us, our field is neither the first nor the only to tackle the intersections between the work we set out to do and the broader social context in which our organizations exist. And that means there’s plenty to learn from those who’ve come before.
In this webinar – meant for shelter executives, senior staff, and those responsible for program development – we’ll cover the basics of social change, how it differs from much of what we’ve always done (social good), how it applies to animal welfare, and what we can learn from other movements that have bridged the gaps and made change happen.
This webinar has been pre-approved for 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit.
B.J. Rogers, CAWA
Vice President, Training & Organizational Development, Emancipet
B.J. Rogers is the Vice President of Training & Organizational Development at Emancipet, an Austin, TX-based nonprofit on a mission to make high-quality spay/neuter and veterinary care affordable and accessible to all pet owners. B.J. oversees the Emancipet New School, leading public and private seminars, training, and consulting services to animal welfare professionals and organizations across the country. B.J. is a former shelter CEO, a Certified Animal Welfare Administrator, Certified Dialogue Education Teacher, and holds a Certificate in Public Leadership from the Harvard Kennedy School. Prior to Emancipet, B.J. served as Vice President, ProLearning at the ASPCA, overseeing the organization’s field-facing communications and online training.