Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Self-Paced Training

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The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement is committed to action on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in animal welfare and we want you with us on this journey. As part of our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Commitment to Action, The Association will continue offering resources and learning opportunities designed to further the eradication of systemic discrimination and racism in animal welfare.

We thank The Life of Riley at Spring Point for their support of The Association's DEI initiatives.

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  • Our partner, MindEdge, offers this 12-hour certificate, made of 3 courses. These courses have been pre-approved for CAWA CEs and HRCIs.

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    Our partner, MindEdge, offers this 12-hour certificate, made of 3 courses. These courses have been pre-approved for CAWA CEs and HRCIs. 

    Developed in accordance with the International Organization for Standardization's guidance on diversity and inclusion for organizations (ISO 30415:2021), the Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion in HR Management provides a foundation for creating a workplace where all employees are respected and appreciated as valuable members of the organization, are able to participate in work-related opportunities, can follow career paths that use their skills and knowledge to the fullest, and receive fair compensation. The courses explain how diverse and inclusive workplaces are more productive, innovative, creative, and profitable, and that fostering an inclusive culture produces higher employee engagement, satisfaction, and retention rates. The certificate explores the responsibilities of leaders, the workforce, and other stakeholders in recognizing diversity, working and communicating inclusively, reducing unconscious biases, acting accountably, and assessing diversity and inclusion initiatives using qualitative and quantitative methods.

    *** For full details and to register, see The Association's MindEdge Catalog here. MindEdge courses are available to all of your staff and volunteers, so share this link to all!

    The three courses in this certificate:

    Fostering an Inclusive Culture 
    To achieve diversity and inclusion, organizations need to create an inclusive culture where all employees are respected and appreciated, have equal access to workplace opportunities, and are fairly compensated. In this course, you will learn about how to create, encourage, and develop an inclusive culture. You will explore the 7 Pillars of Inclusion, traits of an inclusive leader, strategies to assess employee buy-in, professional development opportunities, and workplace accessibility. You will examine how to uproot workplace toxicity and address and prevent harassment and discrimination. The course illustrates the many benefits of an inclusive culture, including higher levels of employee engagement, productivity, employee satisfaction, and retention rates.

    Assessing Diversity and Inclusion 
    Organizations are accountable for their diversity and inclusion goals. In this course, you will learn about HR metrics, predictive analytics, diversity training, diversity scorecards, and other tools that organizations use to identify biases, track the progress of initiatives, and gauge the effectiveness of policies. This course will explain how to use both soft and hard metrics to formulate, update, and implement diversity and inclusion goals. You will also learn about the importance of employee buy-in, diversity leaders, and C-suite support in achieving a diverse and inclusive workplace.

    Hiring and Retaining Diverse Talent
    Increasing workplace diversity necessitates strategies that foster more inclusive and equitable workplace practices. In this course, you will learn how leaders who want tangible, measurable results from diversity and inclusion initiatives must take an active role in supporting and implementing these strategies. You will explore how to use talent management systems and performance metrics to create a diverse workplace. This course illustrates that providing equal opportunities for continued engagement, including flexible work arrangements, mentorship programs, and employee benefits, is paramount for an organization's diversity and inclusion efforts to succeed.

  • Includes a Live Web Event on 02/27/2024 at 4:00 PM (EST)

    Join us for a discussion with industry leaders about recruiting and onboarding talent through a lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

    Join us for a discussion with industry leaders about building a fair and just workforce. Learn how they’re recruiting and onboarding talent through a lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Panelists will share highlights and challenges they experienced along the way, while attendees will walk away with next steps for updating their recruitment and onboarding initiatives. 

    Panelists will share ways they have:

    • Widened their talent pool to make opportunities accessible to a broader range of candidates
    • Minimized unconscious bias in the interviewing process, ensuring all applicants are evaluated based on consistent criteria

    This session will benefit hiring teams and hiring managers who are preparing to recruit new talent at their shelters and organizations.

     The Roundtable Panel:

    • Meshia Burrell, Vice President of People and Culture, The Anti-Cruelty Society 
    • Aubrey Daniels, HR Manager, Pasado's Safe Haven 
    • Mark Neff, Executive Director, Forsyth Humane Society   

    Moderated by:

    • Jasmin Robinson, Director of DEI Initiatives, The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement

    This roundtable has been approved for 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit.

    Meshia Burrell

    Vice President of People and Culture

    The Anti-Cruelty Society

    Meshia Burrell has nearly 20 years of human resources generalist experience with non-profits in health care and broadcasting. Prior to joining The Anti-Cruelty Society in 2009, she worked in human resources for a retirement community where she was directly responsible for the overall administration, coordination and evaluation of human resource functions. 

    Meshia holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Management with a concentration in Human Resources, PHR (Professional Human Resources) certification, SHRM – CP (Society of Human Resources Certified Professional) certification and is a certified Caliper Expert. She continues to work hard to strengthening connectivity and engagement at all levels and develop successful leaders through various HR initiatives.

    Aubrey Daniels

    Senior Human Resources Manager

    Pasado’s Safe Haven

    Aubrey Daniels is the Senior Human Resources Manager for Pasado’s Safe Haven. She has over ten years of experience in Human Resources in the nonprofit, manufacturing, and retail sectors. She brings her personal passion for equity work to her professional endeavors and strives to continuously find ways to improve the employee experience and create a more diverse and inclusive work environment. 

    Mark Neff

    President & CEO

    Forsyth Humane Society

    Mark Neff is the President and CEO of Forsyth Humane Society, bringing over a decade of experience within the organization to his leadership role. Starting as the Director of Operations and Human Resources, he has consistently focused on recruitment, onboarding, and exploring ways to integrate Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) into their operations. His tenure at Forsyth Humane Society showcases a commitment to animal welfare and organizational growth, reflecting his dedication to both the mission of the humane society and the well-being of its team members.

     

    Jasmin Robinson

    Director of DEI Initiatives

    The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement

    Jasmin M. Robinson is The Association's Director of DEI Initiatives. She is also the CEO and Founder of I.D.E.A.L. Education, LLC., and a consultant with MSM Global Consulting. She has over 10 years of experience leading efforts to foster and maintain inclusive work environments that welcome, embrace, empower, and celebrate people. She is actively pursuing a doctorate in Higher Education Leadership at Indiana State University.

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    Learn how Marin Humane partnered with a consultant to align their DEI programming with their strategic plan and priorities.

    Toward a Culture of Belonging and Inclusion in Animal Welfare

    Would your leadership like to start or expand your DEI initiatives? Having trouble getting buy in from your staff, board, or community? Learn how Marin Humane partnered with a consultant to align their DEI programming with their strategic plan and priorities. Marin Humane found by connecting the dots, they began thinking more creatively about addressing critical needs in their community.

    The presenters will share examples of projects and programming implemented during a nine-month capacity-building engagement. You will walk away with a menu of projects and programs plus sample project charters, including a job description review with revision and plans for board diversification. 

    Session Objectives:

    • Understand the key factors that drive organizational effectiveness through DEI goals and objectives
    • Develop DEI plans that integrate with organizational strategies and priorities
    • Deploy viable short, mid, and long-term DEI projects and programming to address improvements to talent acquisition, engagement, and retention; organizational morale; mission-driven programming; and board development

    This webinar has been pre-approved for:

    • 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit
    • 1 NACA CE
    • 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)

    Tom Hayashi, MS Ed, PhD

    Chief Capacity Building Officer, Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership

    Tom Hayashi brings over 25 years of professional expertise in the nonprofit and government sector as a former CEO, Executive Director, and Chief Development Officer.  In his role at the Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL), he heads the consulting, membership services, executive search, and learning & leadership portfolio.  Tom also contributes as an Adjunct Associate Professor and researcher in Human Resource Management for the University of Southern California and the OD Network. Tom earned his MS in Education from the California State University East Bay, and PhD in Human and Organizational Systems from Fielding Graduate University.

    Nancy McKenney, MNPL, CAWA

    CEO/President, Marin Humane

    Nancy McKenney has been working as the CEO/President of Marin Humane since March of 2011.  Her career in animal welfare and nonprofit management began in 1983 and includes working for the Humane Society for Seattle/King County (22 years), the Petfinder.com Foundation, King County Animal Care and Control (WA), and consulting.  She has a Masters in Nonprofit Leadership, is a Certified Animal Welfare Administrator, and a fan of the core values at Marin Humane, especially the pursuit of learning, courage with compassion, and celebrating differences.

  • Includes Credits

    Discover tangible ideas that your organization can implement to create more trans-inclusivity, equity, and belonging.

    Toward a Culture of Belonging and Inclusion in Animal Welfare

    How can we ensure inclusion, safety, and belonging for transgender* people in our organizations? 

    Webinar attendees will unpack the importance of DEI work concerning transgender, non-binary, and gender-fluid people in the animal sheltering and well-being movement, and how this work is inherently anti-racist and anti-oppressive. This webinar will cover a brief history of gender, the intersectional, Black Feminist roots of queer theory, and unpack some of the most asked questions about transgender and non-binary identities. 

    Attendees will walk away with tangible ideas that your organization can implement to create more trans-inclusivity, equity, and belonging, and will understand how these actions can contribute to your overall DEI efforts. 

    Presenter: Rory Adams, Senior Manager of Adoption Initiatives. PetSmart Charities

    This webinar has been pre-approved for:

    • 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit
    • 1 NACA CE
    • 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)

    Rory Adams

    Senior Manager, Adoption Initiatives

    PetSmart Charities, Inc.

    Rory Adams utilizes feminist frameworks to honor the connection between people and animals. As a transgender person with an education in feminism, gender, and literature, Rory is most comfortable leading from the margins; working at the intersections of social justice and animal welfare to create equitable and inclusive change for people, animals, and the planet.

     Before joining PetSmart Charities, Rory worked for over 16 years in animal well-being at the local and national levels, including American Pets Alive and Maddie's Fund, where he created, developed, and implemented Maddie’s Apprenticeship and Fellowship programs.  Rory is passionate about ensuring all shelter animals are valued and given a chance at life. Rory’s areas of expertise include connecting people and pets, creating learning opportunities for the field, increasing community engagement, removing barriers to foster care and adoption, and teaching shelter directors and advocates how to access, understand, and utilize shelter data.

    Rory believes that people are the solution to creating a world where animals and people thrive. Rory is committed to expanding programs that grow future leaders, heal injustices, facilitate the inclusion of historically marginalized people, and celebrate the love between people, animals, and our habitats.

  • Product not yet rated Includes Credits Recorded On: 12/08/2021

    Leaders from the DEI Committee of The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement will share results from the first animal welfare sector survey conducted regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion in our profession.

    Leaders from the DEI Committee of The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement will share results from the first animal welfare sector survey conducted regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion in our profession. With more than 2,600 respondents, the survey provides insights on where the animal welfare industry is currently, along with recommendations to further the eradication of systemic discrimination and racism in animal welfare. The panel will focus on what’s next in this important work and identify paths for animal welfare professionals to strengthen their DEI journey.  

    Sponsored By Boehringer Ingelheim. This session was presented at Looking Forward: The Future of Animal Welfare virtual conference in December, 2021. 

    Panelists:

    • Johnny Jenkins, DEI Advisory Committee Co-Lead & The JyOba! Project
    • Shannon Martin Roebuck, DEI Survey Committee Chair
    • Maria Morukian, MSM Global Consulting
    • Zimife Umeh, MSM Global Consulting

    This session, both live and the recording, has been approved for:

    • 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit 
    • 1 CFRE CE
    • 1 NACA CE
    • 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)

    Johnny L. Jenkins Jr.

    President, The JyOba! Project

    Johnny Jenkins is an experienced grant making professional with expertise in strategic grant-making and program management. He has managed multi-million-dollar grant portfolios to advance racial and economic justice, LGBT equality, and animal welfare. Johnny provides leadership to multiple DEI initiatives in animal welfare including The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement (DEI Advisory Committee Co-Lead) and the Human Animal Support Services (HASS) Project DEI Advisory Committee.

    Shannon Martin-Roebuck

    Chair, The Association’s DEI Survey Committee

    Shannon Martin-Roebuck is chair of The Association’s DEI Survey Committee. She was previously the Executive Director of Capital Humane Society in Lincoln, NE. Before that, Shannon served as Research Faculty at Colorado School of Mines, focusing on DEI and college access. She was also Director of Operations for Higher Education Resource Services, a nonprofit dedicated to creating and sustaining a diverse network of women leaders in higher education at the University of Denver. 

    Maria Morukian

    President and Founder, MSM Global Consulting

    Maria Morukian is the President and Founder of MSM Global Consulting, the agency leading The Association’s DEI work. Maria is an organizational development trainer, coach, and consultant specializing in diversity and inclusion. Maria's passion lies in exploring stories that illustrate the intersection between leadership, identity, and culture.

    Zimife Umeh

    Senior Consultant, MSM Global Consulting

    Zimife Umeh is a Senior Consultant at MSM Global Consulting where she focuses on DEI survey design, data collection, and data analysis. Her interest in DEI issues stems from her commitment to producing research and strategies that eliminate barriers to racial equity and inclusion within the workplace. Zimife was born in Nigeria and lived there until she was eight when she moved to the U.S.

  • Includes Credits Recorded On: 01/18/2023

    We will explore 3 practices to broaden and diversify our social networks to make better decisions for our organizations.

    Whether we realize it or not, the polarization and uncertainty happening in society impacts every aspect of our lives, including the workplace. When we feel that a core part of our values or our identity is threatened, our instinct is often to contract, to seek what feels comfortable, predictable, and safe. Yet it is precisely in these times when we need to expand, to venture beyond the assumed safety of our comfort zones and echo chambers. We will explore 3 practices for expansion and how to broaden and diversify our social networks to make better decisions for our organizations.

    Presenters: Maria Morukian, MSM Global Consulting & Jasmin Robinson, The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement

    This webinar has been pre-approved for:

    • 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit
    • 1 NACA CE
    • 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 of The DEI Dozen package.

    Maria Morukian

    President and Founder

    MSM Global Consulting

    Maria Morukian, the president of MSM Global Consulting, has twenty years of experience as a facilitator, coach and consultant on leadership, diversity, equity, inclusion, and intercultural competence. Maria hosts a podcast on critical DEI issues called Culture Stew. She is author of the book, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Trainers: Fostering DEI in the Workplace and co-author of ATD’s Handbook for Training and Talent Development.

    Jasmin Robinson

    Director of DEI Initiatives

    The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement

    Jasmin M. Robinson is The Association's Director of DEI Initiatives. She is also the CEO and Founder of I.D.E.A.L. Education, LLC., and a consultant with MSM Global Consulting. She has over 10 years of experience leading efforts to foster and maintain inclusive work environments that welcome, embrace, empower, and celebrate people. She is actively pursuing a doctorate in Higher Education Leadership at Indiana State University.

  • Includes Credits

    Learn how to recognize common microaggressions, understand the impact of such actions, and develop techniques to respond effectively when they occur.

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    Have you ever heard the phrase, "death by a thousand paper cuts?" It's not only blatant acts of bias that exclude or discriminate against people from minoritized populations. It's often the more subtle acts of exclusion, also known as microinequities or microaggressions, that are equally if not more harmful. These behaviors  on the surface may seem insignificant, for example: 

    • frequently interrupting the same people during conversations
    • consistently forgetting or mispronouncing a person's name
    • using coded or stereotypical language
    • overlooking someone's work but praising another's 

    Regardless of the intentions of the message sender, the impact of such actions are often deeply felt by the receiver, especially if they have been on the receiving end of exclusionary treatment many times before. This session will help you recognize some common microaggressions, understand the impact of such actions, and develop techniques to respond effectively when they occur.

    Presenter: Jasmin Robinson, Director of DEI Initiatives, The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement

    This webinar has been pre-approved for:

    • 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit
    • 1 NACA CE
    • 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 of The DEI Dozen package.

    Jasmin Robinson

    Director of DEI Initiatives

    The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement

    Jasmin M. Robinson is The Association's Director of DEI Initiatives. She is also the CEO and Founder of I.D.E.A.L. Education, LLC., and a consultant with MSM Global Consulting. She has over 10 years of experience leading efforts to foster and maintain inclusive work environments that welcome, embrace, empower, and celebrate people. She is actively pursuing a doctorate in Higher Education Leadership at Indiana State University.

  • Includes Credits Recorded On: 02/15/2023

    Explore the key elements of psychological safety in teams and equip yourself with tips and techniques for fostering psychological safety in your organization.

    What is the secret ingredient for high performing teams? 

    Research over the last few decades clearly indicates that teams with high levels of "psychological safety" consistently and dramatically outperform those that do not. Psychological safety refers to freedom from fear of being ridiculed or punished for speaking up about one's ideas, opinions, questions or mistakes. When individuals feel fully included and are able to speak honestly and without fear of social risk, teams are more innovative, make fewer errors, are more capable of complex problem solving, and are willing to give discretionary effort for the good of the group. This session will explore the key elements of psychological safety in teams. You will be equipped with tips and techniques for fostering psychological safety in your organization.

    Presenters:  Jasmin Robinson, Director of DEI Initiatives, The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement; Maria Morukian, Founder and President, MSM Global Consulting

    This webinar has been pre-approved for:

    • 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit
    • 1 NACA CE
    • 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 of The DEI Dozen package.

    Maria Morukian

    President and Founder

    MSM Global Consulting

    Maria Morukian, the president of MSM Global Consulting, has twenty years of experience as a facilitator, coach and consultant on leadership, diversity, equity, inclusion, and intercultural competence. Maria hosts a podcast on critical DEI issues called Culture Stew. She is author of the book, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Trainers: Fostering DEI in the Workplace and co-author of ATD’s Handbook for Training and Talent Development.

    Jasmin Robinson

    Director of DEI Initiatives

    The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement

    Jasmin M. Robinson is The Association's Director of DEI Initiatives. She is also the CEO and Founder of I.D.E.A.L. Education, LLC., and a consultant with MSM Global Consulting. She has over 10 years of experience leading efforts to foster and maintain inclusive work environments that welcome, embrace, empower, and celebrate people. She is actively pursuing a doctorate in Higher Education Leadership at Indiana State University.

  • Includes Credits

    This session will define what it means to be an ally and why allyship is important to the animal welfare profession. Together, we will explore actions to support diverse communities and become better allies.

    What is an ally? What does allyship look like in practice? Historically, allies use their agency to challenge systems that exclude minoritized communities. However, this term can often be misunderstood or misused in a way that perpetuates harm to the very communities we want to support.

    This session will define what it means to be an ally and why allyship is important to the animal welfare profession. Together, we will explore actions to support diverse communities and become better allies. 

    Presenter: Maria Morukian, President, MSM Global Consulting


    This webinar has been pre-approved for:

    • 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit
    • 1 NACA CE
    • 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 of The DEI Dozen package.

    Maria Morukian

    President and Founder

    MSM Global Consulting

    Maria Morukian, the president of MSM Global Consulting, has twenty years of experience as a facilitator, coach and consultant on leadership, diversity, equity, inclusion, and intercultural competence. Maria hosts a podcast on critical DEI issues called Culture Stew. She is author of the book, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Trainers: Fostering DEI in the Workplace and co-author of ATD’s Handbook for Training and Talent Development.

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    Learn how to use your data to evaluate whether the services you provide are truly reachable to your target audience.

    How often are you evaluating whether the services you provide are truly reachable to your target audience? Are you reviewing the data you collect to make informed decisions, even if it is illustrating tough realizations? Hear how Montgomery County (MD) Collaboration Council came to the difficult understanding that its target communities were not taking advantage of their services because of obstacles in their path and how the pandemic helped push them to re-evaluate how to use technology to increase their access to these emerging communities.

    Presenter: Dalbin Osorio, Managing Director of Public Affairs, Montgomery County Education Association (MD)

    This webinar has been pre-approved for:

    • 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit
    • 1 NACA CE
    • 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 of The DEI Dozen package.

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    Dalbin Osorio

    Managing Director of Public Affairs, Montgomery County (MD) Education Association

    Dalbin Osorio is the Managing Director of Public Affairs for the Montgomery County (MD) Education Association, but this is just the latest stop in a professional career dedicated to improving the lives of emerging communities. Dalbin was previously an educator working in Title 1 schools before transitioning to being a social worker working with everything from children who were medically fragile to unaccompanied refugee minors. Dalbin has a Master’s Degree in Social Work and a Master’s Degree in Education Policy and was both an Organizing for Action and Maryland Education Policy Fellow.

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