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August 13, 2014

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.

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:

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

Disaster Preparedness Tips for Shelters and Rescue Groups

Recorded webinar available now
Presenter: Wanda Merling, Senior Manager, Disaster Response, The HSUS
Description: For the animal care professional, it is essential to consider all types of disasters when developing a plan for your animal population. We will go talk through strategies while taking into consideration not only those animals in your shelter but those also in foster care. Whether your facility is located in hurricane prone areas, tornado alley, or in location with a low propensity for disaster, having a plan is essential. You never know when there may be breech in a water supply or power outage that can impair you daily operations. Having a plan and practicing your plan make these events less freighting for you and your staff or volunteers.

Disaster Preparedness for People and Pets in the Home

Recorded webinar now available
Presenter: Wanda Merling, Senior Manager, Disaster Response, The HSUS
Description: In the wake of tornado outbreaks, flash flooding, recent mudslides, water breaches, and hurricane season in swing, have you thought that you should be more prepared to evacuate your home quickly? Then you think: where do I start? It is too expensive? What do I really need? In this webinar we will take you through the steps of getting started on a personal and family disaster preparedness plan and developing a kits for you, your family members, and pets. We will also touch on strategies for developing a preparedness plan should your family not be together when disaster strikes and if communication channels are limited.

Equine Protection

End Horse Soring – How to Take Action for Horses

Recorded webinar available now
Presenter: Keith Dane, Vice President, Equine Protection, The HSUS
Description: The HSUS is working to protect horses from a cruel and illegal practice called “soring,” which involves the intentional infliction of pain to a horse's legs or hooves in order to force the horse to perform an artificial, exaggerated gait called the “Big Lick.” Learn the basics of this issue, how The HSUS is advocating for change and what you can do today to help bring this abuse to an end.

First Strike© - Ending Violence

Join us for the First Strike© webinar series and 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.

An Introduction to the Connection Between Animal Abuse and Interpersonal Violence

Recorded webinar available now
Presenter: Dezarae Jones-Hartwig, MFA, CHES
Description: Research shows a strong link between animal cruelty and interpersonal violence. Learn more about the connection and how it is applicable to work in humane education. Presented in partnership with the Association of Professional Humane Educators.

Pets and Domestic Violence: Preserving the Human-Animal Bond

Date and time: Wednesday, September 3, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. EST
Presenter: Esperanza Zuniga
Description: Up to 65 percent of domestic violence victims stay in abusive situations out of concern for their pets. In this webinar, we will explore solutions to help families with pets safely escape abusive environments and we will learn how pets can be included in safety planning. Presented in partnership with the Association of Professional Humane Educators.

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, the business reasons for adding more plant-based foods to your menus, 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 integration into institutions.

Meeting the Growing Demand for Plant-Based Foods

Date and time: Wednesday, September 24, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. EST
Presenters: Ken Botts, food service consultant, speaker, and plant-based lifestyle blogger at ecoveggy.com and Randall Smith, System Wide Executive Chef for Adventist Health Care
Description: learn why more diners are opting for plant-based options, the business reasons for increasing meat-free options at your operation, and how to respond to this booming segment.

Cooking Meals for Meatless Monday – Tips from Two Classical Chefs

Date and time: Wednesday, October 1, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. EST
Presenters: Alexandra Bury, classically trained chef and Wanda White, classically trained certified executive pastry chef
Description: The demand for plant-based food is on the rise, with guests from meat lovers to vegans seeking more healthy, meat-free options. Learn practical tips and tricks on how you can make small changes to your menus to meet this growing demand and leave with cooking ideas and recipes from two seasoned, professional chefs.

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.

Meatless Monday

Why Meatless Monday? The Impact and Benefits

Recorded webinar available now 
Presenters: Kristie Middleton, Food Policy Manager, The HSUS and Joseph Gonzales, R.D.
Description: Meatless Monday is sweeping the nation with millions of people and thousands of institutions taking a once-a-week holiday from meat. Find out why Meatless Monday is gaining in popularity; learn the positive impact on health, and the environmental benefits you can support by going meat-free on Mondays.

Cooking Meals for Meatless Monday – Tips from a Classical Chef

Date and time: Wednesday, September 17, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. EST
Presenter: Alex Bury, Classically Trained Chef and Senior Director, Council & Grassroots Outreach, The HSUS
Description: Meat-free eating is growing in popularity. Learn practical tips and tricks on making small changes and walk away with cooking ideas and recipes from a professional chef.

Pets for Life

Pets for Life: Building Capacity and Infrastructure for Program Success

Recorded webinar available now
Presenters:
Amanda Arrington, Director, Pets for Life, The HSUS, Kenny Lamberti, Program Manager, Pets for Life, The HSUS, and Victoria Strang, Strategic Initiatives Manager, Outreach and Engagement, The HSUS
Description: Partner identification and engagement is critical when creating and implementing a community outreach program. Learn how to connect with other organizations, veterinarians, volunteers, donors and more to make your work effective and sustainable.

Pets for Life: A New Community Understanding

Recorded webinar available now
Description: Poverty has a large impact on dogs and cats every day. Develop a better understanding of what this means for companion animals in your community, learn how to reach this audience of pet owners, and find out how best to provide information and resources. Discover how community outreach can be part of your organization and how reaching out to under-served areas and building positive relationships with pet owners can improve your work and the quality of life for pets in your community.

Pets for Life: Strategic Community Outreach

Recorded webinar available now
Presenters: Amanda Arrington, Director, Pets for Life, The HSUS and Kenny Lamberti, Program Manager, Pets for Life, The HSUS
Description: Discover how community outreach can be part of your organization and how reaching out to underserved areas and building positive relationships with pet owners can improve your work and the quality of life for pets in your community. We’ll share ideas and techniques on how to be focused, purposeful and effective in incorporating community outreach into your work.

Sheltering and Rescue

Orphaned Kitten Care

Recorded webinar available now 
Presenter: Renee Harris, Founder, Top 2 Cats Consulting
Description: Learn the necessary daily steps associated with overseeing a program focused on orphaned kittens to assure that each kitten's physiological and behavioral needs are met. Take away innovative development and implementation plans for a kitten nursery program, including lifesaving tips on how to successfully hand-rear orphans. All early life stages, including neonatal (0-14 days), transitional (2-4 weeks), and socialization (4-8 weeks) groups will be reviewed. The webinar will wrap up with a review of the challenges that may be associated to this type of program.

Wildlife Protection

Buyer Beware: The Risks and Welfare Concerns Associated with the Fur Trade

Date and time: Wednesday, October 1, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. EST
Presenter: PJ Smith, Corporate Outreach Manager, Wildlife Public Policy, The HSUS and Pierre Grzybowski, Research and Enforcement Manager, Fur-Free, The HSUS
Description: Beyond general awareness about how animals are raised and killed for fur fashion, this webinar will cover relevant fur labeling and advertising laws, welfare and environmental concerns related to trapping and fur farms and global and domestic industry trends including faux-fur. Walk away armed with knowledge about laws and techniques allowing you to tell the difference between real and faux fur.

This webinar is sponsored by Imposter.

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