Leadership Accelerator: Effective Strategies to Make DEI Stick

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A four-hour accelerated course for leaders working towards an equitable and just profession.

The animal welfare field needs to change, and you play a crucial role in forging the path toward more diverse, equitable, and inclusive organizations. It can feel overwhelming and confusing. Where do we begin the journey? How do we know if we’re making progress? How do we get staff buy-in? 

In this executive level leadership online class, you will work together as a cohort of committed leaders. Participants will engage in self-reflection, explore a roadmap for making DEI a strategic goal in your organization, and identify core skills leaders need to model.

While we recognize the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion from multiple levels of an organization, this course is specifically designed to support senior leaders, including executives, C-level staff, directors of municipal animal services, and board members.


- Jasmin M. Robinson, Director of DEI Initiatives, The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement
- Maria Morukian, Founder & President, MSM Global Consulting

  • This online course will not be recorded.
  • Virtual break rooms will be used for small group activities and reflection.
  • This course requires pre-work. Additional details will be provided after registration, however, we ask that leaders interested in this course commit to a total of 5 hours of pre-work before our scheduled session. 
  • Participants who complete the course will receive a printable certificate of completion and access to office hours from Maria Morukian and Jasmin M. Robinson. 

Course tuition:

  • $49 for Professional and Student members of The Association 
  • $89 for Industry Partners
  • $99 for Learning Members

Become a member of The Association.

If your organization has a financial hardship that makes paying for this training difficult, please contact us at learning@theaawa.org to inquire about scholarships.

Limited to 20 participants. Please register by Monday, September 18.

This online course has been pre-approved for:

  • 4 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credits
  • 4 NACA CEs
  • 4 CEs towards ACO CE requirements per Ch. 829 of the Texas Health and Safety Code by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)

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.

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.


Required Pre-Work
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. The pre-work is integral to making our time together successful.
IDEA TO ACTION Personalized Insight Guide (Optional)
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. Use this document to help you identify goals before you attend a webinar, then use your ideas + the learning to transform insights into action and solutions. Print this out BEFORE the webinar, fill out what you can, and take notes during the session. Refer back to it after the webinar for inspiration and to-do's. This guide is a version of InspirED's Personalized Insight Guide.
Leadership Accelerator: Effective Strategies to Make DEI Stick
09/25/2023 at 1:00 PM (EDT)  |  240 minutes
09/25/2023 at 1:00 PM (EDT)  |  240 minutes Participate in this 4-hour online course to earn a certificate of completion.
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Agree to terms to continue.
Certificate of Completion
4.00 CAWA & NACA CE Credits credits  |  Certificate available
4.00 CAWA & NACA CE Credits credits  |  Certificate available
Texas DSHS Certificate
4.00 TX DSHS credits  |  Certificate available
4.00 TX DSHS credits  |  Certificate available If a participant wants to provide feedback on this course and/or its sponsor, the participant can mail comments to the Texas Department of State Health Services, Training Course Coordinator, Zoonosis Control, MC 1956, P.O. Box 149347, Austin, Texas, 78714-9347 or email them to The.Vet@dshs.texas.gov.