Dear Colleagues, If you are an animal welfare professional with a strong desire for continuous improvement in your leadership skills, New Orleans is the place to be this November. Join hundreds of your colleagues in The Big Easy where you’ll be treated to an incredible roster of presenters who will exercise your mind and help you grow as an executive leading your team toward achieving your critical, lifesaving mission.
Jim Tedford, CAWA, is President and CEO of The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement.
Friends, you may recall our excitement last Fall as we prepared to gather IN PERSON in New Orleans. We had such high hopes that we’d finally be able to visit with people we’ve only seen in tiny on-screen boxes for nearly two years.
The year was 2004… The Boston Red Sox won the World Series for the first time since 1918. Shrek 2 was the highest grossing movie of the year.
I hope this message finds each of you healthy and happy and enjoying what’s left of a wonderful summer. There’s still plenty of time for getting out on the water or into the woods…or just in your backyard…to capture a few rays of sun and to stop and smell the roses.
Dear Friends & Colleagues, We know how invested you are in making animal welfare a more equitable and diverse profession. We are right there with you.
Dear Friends & Colleagues, My uniform during the pandemic has been a T-shirt emblazoned with these words: I miss hugs and live music. And I certainly miss connecting with all of you.
Dear Animal Welfare Professional, As our name clearly states, we are all about advancing animal welfare. We value our strategic partnerships with other leaders in the field, including The Association of Shelter Veterinarians (ASV).
Dear Friends & Colleagues, Happy New Year! I wish all of our members and friends in the animal welfare world a happy, healthy, prosperous 2021. But this year in particular, I’m feeling the need to also do a reality check.
Dear Colleagues, As we in the United States find ourselves amidst a racial reckoning, I will tell you that my vision for animal welfare has never been clearer: The animal welfare mission needs to be fueled by opportunity for and access to all. Our shared calling must equally represent the well-being of all the people who comprise animal welfare – our employees, peers, volunteers, adopters, donors, partners, sponsors, clients and all citizens of our communities.