With current staffing shortages, and a shared vision to create a more equitable and just industry, the time to assess your hiring and retention practices is, well, NOW. That’s why we’re excited to have staffing and recruiting guru Tom Erb join us this spring for two webinars, The Future of Talent Acquisition and Retention and Finding and Recruiting a Dream Team.
Next Friday, March 4, marks Employee Appreciation Day—a day to honor staff achievement and contributions across all industries. And what amazing contributions so many of your teams have made in the past year! We asked your colleagues in the field what they were planning, and here’s a quick rundown.
Big congratulations and a warm welcome to Shannon Martin-Roebuck as The Association’s new Director for Strategic Initiatives. Martin-Roebuck has been a part of the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee from the very beginning, and served most recently as the DEI Survey Committee Chair.
We Heart You, Members The month dedicated to love is the perfect time remind you how much we appreciate you. As a thank you, we’re offering members of The Association a 20% discount on the cost of a SeeDS assessment through February 28.
Could starting a community program actually be destroying trust? In-person clinics during a pandemic: hero move or selfish martyr complex? As community initiatives become a larger focus in the sheltering field, leaders are constantly faced with questions about how to ethically develop and implement programming. Join Dr.
Ever wonder if you could pass the 100-question exam to become a Certified Animal Welfare Administrator (CAWA)?More than 225 of your colleagues have, and they now hold the only leadership credential in the animal welfare profession. Each question on the online exam is based on this outline of five core knowledge areas— Administration Human Resources Management Leadership Communications, Advocacy and Development Animal Management —all crucial to perform as a successful animal welfare administrator.
Building a culture in your organization where people are being intentionally prepared to lead requires leaders who have made an intentional commitment to doing just that. Following are ten strategies and specific actions for building and sustaining an organizational culture where leaders are identified, supported, stretched, and developed.
In the wake of Betty White’s passing, fans and supporters are calling for donations to shelters and rescues on January 17, what would have been her 100th birthday. Many shelters are already reporting thousands of dollars in donations.
Last year, on this very blog, Dr. Steven Hansen, Arizona Humane Society (AHS)’s President & CEO, challenged the field to the Great CAWA Throwdown, with his goal for AHS to achieve the distinction of the organization with the most CAWA-certified team members on staff.