The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement Learning Center
09/02/20 Positive Perseverance: Leading During Crisis
The work we do in animal welfare is, by its nature, unpredictable and highly variable. In times of crisis, such as the COVID pandemic, these challenges are only enhanced. Team resilience in the face of adversity can be what differentiates effective teams who achieve positive outcomes from those who wither and stumble. Team resilience resources can be cultivated and leaders play a big role in enabling that. In this session we’ll learn about the science of resilience and explore effective leadership practices for cultivating, enabling, and leveraging resilience skills in our teams.
i. Understand the science of psychological well-being and the upside of building well-being resources
ii. Understand the concepts of psychological resilience and how it displays in teams
iii. Understand the three primary types of resilience factors
iv. An exploration into a variety of evidence-based practices leaders can utilize to enable resilient animal welfare teams
This program (both live and recorded) has been approved for:
- 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit
- 1 CE by NACA
- 1 CE towards ACO CE requirements per Ch. 829 of the Texas Health and Safety Code by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)
Part One in a two series. Also register for The Practices of Purposeful Leadership.
Josh Vaisman, CCFP, MAPPC
Founder, Flourish Veterinary Consulting
Leading animal welfare organizations is friggin’ hard work, and Josh understands the struggle first-hand. He has been a proud member of the veterinary community since 1998. In 2009, he took the leap into practice management and ownership, and continued in those roles in two small-animal hospitals until 2018.
A lifetime optimist and overall “happy guy,” Josh was shocked to find himself feeling spent, alone, and crying over breakfast while his surprised wife looked on with disbelief. Recognizing he had burnt himself out, he made the difficult decision to step away and recapture his authentic self.
Since then he’s dedicated his professional trajectory to elevating veterinary staff and teams so they can authentically flourish in their work. To that end he’s obtained certificates in areas such as Positive Psychology, Workplace Culture, and Building Effective Teams, and a Masters level education in Applied Positive Psychology & Coaching Psychology. He co-founded Flourish Veterinary Consulting LLC to bring the knowledge he's obtained to life.
Josh is a frequent speaker with The Association, most recently presenting the keynote at The Spring Conference for Animal Welfare Advancement in June 2022.
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