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July 9, 2015

Humane Society Academy: Webinar Series

  • Watch our recorded webinars online anytime and anywhere, or participate in our live webinars at scheduled times. iStockphoto

Participate in our free, innovative webinars, led by experts in the fields of animal policy and advocacy, animal welfare, humane education, leadership, shelter and volunteer management and wildlife issues. All webinars are recorded and available after the live event. Mac users may need to install the VLC player to view recorded webinars.

Interested in presenting a webinar? We invite proposal submissions for consideration in our webinar series. Contact us at hsa@humanesociety.org. We'll respond within 45 days of your submission. (We do not accept webinar proposals intended solely to promote commercial products.)

Webinars by Topic:

Adopters Welcome Series: Improving Adoptions for Animal Shelters

Gain practical tips that you can put in place now to achieve greater adoption success! Sign up for this free webinar series to find, engage and support more adopters in your community. Each of five webinars builds on the resources provided in Adopters Welcome, a new manual developed by The HSUS for shelters and rescue groups. Participants will learn the philosophy, research and practical implementation tips behind this exciting new approach to increasing adoptions. This course has been pre-approved for Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit.

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Advocacy

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Community Cats

Learn how to best help the outdoor cats living in your community with a joint "Supporting Community Cats" webinar series with PetSmart Charities and The HSUS. The webinars are free. 

Disaster Preparedness and Response

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Equine Protection

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  • Homes for Horses presents: Successful Outreach and Ideas for Community Engagement
    Wednesday, July 22, 1:00-2:00 p.m. EST

    What does successful outreach mean for a horse protection organization? You should strive to reach a variety of people, including those who know little or nothing about horses. Engaging the wider community can lead to more donors, volunteers and other supporters.
    Presenters: Karen Pomroy, Equine Voices Rescue and Sanctuary; Susan Peirce, Red Bucket Equine Rescue; Vickie Spears, Doris Day Equine Center; Karen Gustin, Kentucky Equine Humane Center

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First Strike©—Ending Violence

Learn more about childhood cruelty to animals, the link between animal cruelty and violence toward people and creating community coalitions and partnerships. The series contains webinars for parents, educators, social workers and those who prosecute and intervene on behalf of families at risk. This webinar series is brought to you by The InMaat Foundation.

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Food Forward: Institutional Food Service Series

Meat-free eating is getting a lot of attention these days, with 57 percent of Americans saying that they’re focusing more on plant-based foods. In this informational three-part webinar series, learn about the rapid growth in this sector and the business reasons for adding more plant-based foods to your menus. You'll also find easy and delicious recipe ideas and tried and true educational, marketing and publicity ideas from a panel of industry leaders. This series is designed specifically for food service professionals to provide continuing education on the topic of plant-based meals and their integration into institutions.

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HSVMA Veterinary Series

The Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association (HSVMA) is a home for veterinary professionals who care about and want to be more involved in animal protection. HSVMA offers a professional webinar series with most being RACE-accredited for veterinary CEUs. Webinars in this series are free for HSVMA members and cost $49 each for non-members.

Humane Backyard

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Humane Education

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Keeping Cats in Homes Series

Upcoming webinars:

  • Understanding Cat Behavior: Five Big Ideas About Cats
    Wednesday, August 12, 1:00-2:00 p.m. EST
    Many cats lose their homes because of behavior problems like inappropriate elimination, scratching and cat-to-cat aggression. But cat behavior problems are easier to solve than we think. This webinar will give you the insights you need to help keep cats in their homes and out of harm’s way.
    Presenter: Matt Wildman, Pet Care Issues Manager, HSUS
  • How to Be an Effective Cat Behavior Counselor
    Wednesday, August 19, 1:00-2:00 p.m. EST
    Cat behavior counseling is proven to help keep cats in homes, but it's underutilized in the sheltering world. This session will provide detailed and practical information on how to effectively communicate with clients and properly assess cat behavior issues.
    Presenter: Matt Wildman, Pet Care Issues Manager, HSUS
  • Retention through Resolution and Recovery: Strategies that Work!
    Wednesday, September 16, 1:00-2:00 p.m. EST
    St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center has been proactively keeping cats out of their shelters by providing free, behavior-based counseling to not only resolve issues in the home, but to also help reunite owners with their missing cats. Learn how their Pet Helpline is successfully reaching cats and their owners in need of practical advice before it’s too late.
    Presenter: Tara Sannucci, Pet Retention Coordinator, St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center
  • Five Steps Shelters Can Take to Increase Cat Reclaims
    Wednesday, September 23, 1:00-2:00 p.m. EST
    Did you know that each year fewer than five percent of lost cats in shelters are reclaimed by their owners? Fortunately, there are proven strategies to improve the odds of happy reunions. Shelter professionals will learn five steps they can take to improve cat reclaims and decrease intake.
    Presenter: Kat Albrecht and Brigid Wasson, Missing Pet Partnership
  • Cat Behavior in the Community
    Wednesday, October 21, 1:00-2:00 p.m. EST
    Good information on basic cat behavior and care can be hard to find, especially when cat owners don’t know what they don’t understand. Learn how PAWS is keeping more cats in their homes by sharing expert information and practical advice with cat owners.
    Presenter: Steph Renaud, PAWS Cat City
  • Starting Small, Going Big! Setting Up a Cat Behavior Helpline, Adoption Followup and More
    Wednesday, October 28, 1:00-2:00 p.m. EST
    Prevention programs play a crucial part in keeping pets in their homes, but organizations often think they’re too busy to divert resources to new tools. Creating a prevention program is within reach for every organization—no matter its size or budget.
    Presenter: Rachel Gellar, Gifford Cat Shelter & Our Companions Animal Rescue
Meatless Monday

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Pets for Life

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Sheltering and Rescue

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Wildlife Protection

Upcoming webinar:

  • Wildlife in Our Neighborhoods
    Wednesday, July 15, 1:00-2:00 p.m. EST
    Did you know many species of wildlife thrive in urban areas? This presentation provides an overview of wildlife in urbanized areas including discussion of their relevant natural history and information on how these different species operate in cities and towns using the food and shelter people knowingly and unknowingly provide.
    Presenter: John Griffin, Director Urban Wildlife Solution, The HSUS

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Mac users may need to install the VLC player to view recorded webinars.

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