Dear Friends & Colleagues, I’ve often opened workshops by saying, “Loving animals is the easy part.” Over the past 5 months, we have been living and persisting through the hard parts.
Jim Tedford, CAWA, is President and CEO of The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement.
Don’t worry, this one’s easy and fun! If you’re a conference attendee, exhibitor, sponsor, or speaker, Jim Tedford, CAWA, President & CEO, kindly requests that you please grab your digital badge and let everyone know where you’ll be tomorrow and Wednesday! Starting tomorrow, more than 900+ colleagues will be gathering virtually at The Spring Conference for Animal Welfare. Resilience is the theme, and did you know that connection is key to building it? The Association is committed to creating opportunities for connection, and these….
Dear Colleagues, We were saddened as animal welfare conferences across the country were cancelled due to COVID-19. As a show of support and collaboration for our colleagues, we are offering registrants of these cancelled events a special discount to our Spring Conference for Animal Welfare.
COVID-19 and the quarantine are pushing us all to re-evaluate our fundraising efforts and find new ways to keep donors engaged. The Association’s Katherine Shenar discussed this with Jim Tedford, CAWA, President and CEO for The Association, and fundraising guru Trish Dewald.
Dear Colleagues: It is during times like these that I am most honored to be a part of the animal welfare movement. As President and CEO of The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement, I am proud of the work our network is doing to address the ever-changing reality of this pandemic while simultaneously elevating the profession.
Dear Friends and Colleagues: As your professional association, we are committed to supporting you with vital resources you can trust to be accurate, timely, and relevant. Today we’re sharing information on how you can support your community, employees and volunteers in preparation for public inquiries regarding COVID-19.
Dear Colleagues, Good news! After an extensive retooling of the Certified Animal Welfare Administrator (CAWA) program, The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement is relaunching the CAWA exam this March! The exam will be in a secure online, proctored format available anywhere 24/7. Our CAWAs love that their exclusive credential expanded their skills AND is furthering their career every day.
This year, let’s focus not on the bile around us, but on our resilience – both personally and organizationally – and our ability to overcome adversity and build support..