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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. 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 and Rescues

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. Each webinar in this series 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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  • The Homes for Horses Coalition Presents: The Importance of the 990: Putting Your Best Financial Foot Forward
    Wednesday, June 1, 1:00-2:00 p.m. EST
    What are the administrative things that funders look at when considering a grant? We will give insights into making a good impression and instilling confidence in grant makers and other stakeholders through solid and transparent financial reporting. This webinar will benefit anyone who runs a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
    Presenter: Adam Leibling, Director of Grants Management, the ASPCA
    This webinar has been pre-approved for 1 CE point of continuing education credit toward the Certified Animal Welfare Administrator credential.

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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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  • Assessing Children's Relationships with Animals
    Wednesday, May 25, 1:00-2:00 p.m. EST
    This second webinar in our Animal Abuse and Children series will focus on assessing children’s relationships (both positive and negative) with animals. We will discuss what professionals should look for and the types of questions that might be asked about animal-related experiences. Using case examples, we will discuss the importance of individualized assessment and review factors to consider in assessment. This webinar series is presented in partnership with Animals & Society Institute and sponsored by the InMaat Foundation.
    Presenter: Lisa Lunghofer, Human-Animal Programs Director, Animals & Society Institute
    This webinar has been pre-approved for 1 CE point of continuing education credit toward the Certified Animal Welfare Administrator credential.
  • Intervening with Children who Witnessed or Engaged in Animal Abuse
    Wednesday, June 22, 1:00-2:00 p.m. EST
    In the third webinar in our Animal Abuse and Children Series, we will describe and discuss the range of intervention resources available for children who have witnessed, engaged in, or are at risk of engaging in animal abuse. These include psychological intervention using the AniCare Child approach and psycho-education programs such as the Children and Animals Together (CAT) Assessment and Treatment Program. We will also discuss prevention programs for children who are at risk of engaging in animal abuse. This webinar series is presented in partnership with Animals & Society Institute and sponsored by the InMaat Foundation.
    Presenter: Lisa Lunghofer, Human-Animal Programs Director, Animals & Society Institute
    This webinar has been pre-approved for 1 CE point of continuing education credit toward the Certified Animal Welfare Administrator credential.

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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 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

Each webinar in this series has been pre-approved for Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit.

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Meatless Monday

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Pets for Life

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Sheltering and Rescue

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Wildlife Protection

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