Memo to: Animal Welfare CEOs, Executive Directors & Animal Services Department Directors
From: Amanda Arrington and Johnny L. Jenkins, Jr., DEI Committee Co-Chairs
Thank you to everyone who has been on the DEI journey with us since the committee started in 2019. It’s been overwhelming at times, it’s been uncomfortable at times, but it’s necessary and essential. As an industry, we have an obligation and responsibility to do this work in order to dismantle the systems and processes that perpetuate exclusion and inequity.
As we are at an important inflection point in the journey together, we are inviting animal welfare organizations’ top leaders to join us for a masterclass, Leading the DEI Journey: How CEOs Navigate This Culture Change, to be held on Friday, November 19, the last day of The Fall Conference. You’ll work together as a cohort of committed leaders to engage in self-reflection, identify core skills you’ll need to model, and come away with key strategies and techniques you’ll use to lead DEI efforts in your organization.
Separate registration and fee are required for this special four-hour session, which is limited to 75 seats. Learn more about the masterclass and how to apply for a seat.
We’ll see you there…
Amanda Arrington, HSUS, Pets for Life
Johnny L. Jenkins, Jr., The JyOba! Project
Health & safety update: The Association is monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely, and is prepared to make whatever changes necessary to deliver this Masterclass in the safest manner possible, including moving to a virtual format. So please know this event is happening this fall “rain or shine”—and if you’d like to join us on the DEI journey, be sure to apply for your seat by Wednesday, September 15.