October 26: AWANBC Conference 2019

Conference: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Networking Reception: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Keynote Speaker:
Kate Hurley, DVM UC Davis: “From One Sneeze to a Million Lives”

Guest Speakers:
Marc Peralta, Best Friends Animal Society: “Communities Unite”
Debbie Widolf, Author: TBD
Inga Fricke, Humane Society of the United States: “Building Humane Communities”
Christine Robinson, Canadian Animal Assistance Team: “Pet Population Management Programs”
Joanne Caldwell, Spirit’s Mission: “Animal Wellness in Remote and Under-Served Communities”


October 27: AWANBC Training Sessions (choose one)

Training Session A: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
“Behaviour and Assessment for shelter and rescue workers” with Claudia Richter, DVM

This one-day seminar will provide shelter and rescue workers with tools on:
– Handling and assessment of shelter animals (cats, dogs and small mammals)
– Handling and care of fearful or feral animals
– Environmental enrichment for shelter and foster animals (cats, dogs, and small mammals)

Training Session B: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
“The Magnetic Workplace”

Perhaps you find you spend much of your days in crisis mode, dealing with trauma and toxicity. Others judge what you do and often question your choices. It’s a difficult and draining environment to work and volunteer in.

What you really want is to settle things down and be proactive in your role, organization, and community. You want to be able to do your job passionately. As well, you really do want to do meaningful, enjoyable and rewarding work – while making a difference for those you serve. To do that, you need to step into leadership and change the culture of your organization, team and community, regardless of your place, title or role.

In this interactive and fun session, you will discover:
– How to bring back the joy in what you do, so that you feel recharged and motivated
– How to positively impact the feel, vibe or mood of where you work or volunteer
– What it means to take a lead role in professionalizing your sector, and the motivation to do just that


Registration Options

Date AWANBC Members Non-AWANBC Members
October 26th $100 $125
October 27th (one of two training sessions) $100 $125
October 26th & 27th (one of two training sessions) $150 $200
Online Stream of October 26th $50 $75

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