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SESSIONS & SPEAKERS

TUESDAY, MARCH 1

Unleashing Laughter: The Benefits of Humane Humor

Daniel Ettinger, Law Enforcement Training Institute

General Session | 1:30pm-3:00pm

Farm Animal Care

Alex Daehnrich, Blind Spot Animal Rescue

Track Session | 3:30pm-5:00pm

Planning and Developing Your Career - Certification and Accreditation from the Individuals Perspective

Daniel Ettinger, Law Enforcement Training Institute
Jerrica Owen, National Animal Care Association
Ellen Taylor, Humane Society of Charlotte
Jim Tedford, The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement

Track Session | 3:30pm-5:00pm

High Volume Spay/Neuter and How to Manage

Dr. Lucy Fuller, Charleston Animal Society
Dr. Staci Kehir, Greenville County Animal Care

Track Session | 3:30pm-5:00pm

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2

The Future of Animal Sheltering - Human Animal Support Services

Kristen Hassen, American Pets Alive!

General Session | 8:30am-10:00am

There has Never Been a More Criticial Time to Solve the Problem

Evans Kerrigan, Integris Performance Advisors

General Session | 10:15am-11:30am

Verbal De Escalation: Stepping Back from the Edge

Daniel Ettinger, Law Enforcement Training Institute

Track Session | 11:45am-1:00pm

Staff Retention and Onboarding

Katherine Shenar, Association for Animal Welfare Advancement

Track Session | 11:45am-1:00pm

Taking the ‘Crazy’ out of Cat Programming: Confessions of a Professional Cat Lady

Leah Massey, Humane Society of Charlotte

Track Session | 11:45am-1:00pm

Investigations and Prosecuter Partnterships

Leigh Anne Wilson, ASPCA

Track Session | 2:00pm-3:15pm

Workshop: CREATING THE TEAM WE WANT

Evans Kerrigan, Integris Performance Advisors

Track Session | 2:00pm-3:15pm

Rescue and Human Compassion

Shane Gentry, Sally Said So Professional Dog Training

Track Session | 2:00pm-3:15pm

HUMANEizing the Badge

Daniel Ettinger, Law Enforcement Training Institute

General Session | 3:30pm-5:00pm

THURSDAY, MARCH 3

Horry County Case Study

Captain Wyatt, Horry County

General Session | 8:00am-9:00am (Breakfast provided by Best Friends)

Building Community Based Animal Care (Unsheltering)

Dr. Josh Fisher, Charlotte-Mecklenberg Animal Care & Control
Kristen Hassen, American Pets Alive!
Bobby Mann, American Pets Alive!
Jorge Ortega, Guilford County Animal
Shelly Simmons, Greenville County Animal Care

General Session | 9:30am-11:00am

Community Cat Management for Animal Control Officers

Danielle Bays, HSUS

General Session | 11:30am-1:00pm

Appointment Based Pet Intake into Shelters

Dr. Josh Fisher, Charlotte-Mecklenberg Animal Care & Control
Kristen Hansen, American Pets Alive!
Jerrica Owen, NACA

General Session | 2:00pm-4:00pm

The Pitch, the Hit = a Home Run for your Story! Working WITH media.

Melissa Knicely, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department

General Session | 4:15pm-5:30pm

FRIDAY, MARCH 4

State Meetings

Track Session | 8:00am-8:45am

Boots on the Ground Disaster Response and Planning

Eric Thompson, Code 3 Associates

General Session | 9:00am-10:30am

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