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Day 1
07 Nov 2017
Day 2
08 Nov 2017
Day 3
09 Nov 2017
Day 4
10 Nov 2017

Bringing It Home: From the Workshop to the Real World

You know the drill – great conference, compelling workshops, inspiring ideas. You return to your day-to-day eager and excited to share what you’ve learned and instigate change, only to be...
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3:30 pm-3:45 pm

Break

10:00 am-10:15 am

Break & Exhibitor Time

Making Title Trivial By Exercising Emotional Intelligence

Change is necessary, yet rarely easy. Leadership is essential, yet often risky. Few of us though, have received training in the tools that make exercising leadership and managing change possible....
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The Art of Saying No! Setting Boundaries to Manage Shelter Admissions

We are taught to “serve our customers”, but for many open admission shelters and animal control agencies this has manifested into “do everything for the customer”. When you allow every...
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11:15 am-11:30 am

Break & Exhibitor Time

Understanding the Strange World of Grantmakers

This will be an interactive session exploring the strange world of grant making. We will look at how grant makers review grant application, assess impact and communicate to grantees. We...
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12:30 pm-1:15 pm

Lunch

2:15 pm-2:30 pm

Break & Exhibitor Time

Don’t let No Kill Kill You

Let’s face it, people do not really know what “No-Kill” means exactly, but our community believes it to be positive. In this session, let’s talk about how to get your...
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3:30 pm-3:45 pm

Break & Exhibitor Time

Pet Redemption Toolkit

Saving lives isn’t just about adoption anymore! You can maximize your live release rate by getting pets back into their owners hand or keeping them out of the shelter in...
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5:00 pm-6:30 pm

Networking Reception with Sponsors & Exhibitors

The Emotional Impact of the Animal Care & Control Profession

This interactive Q & A class will include current self-care strategies and suggestions that can help both individuals and teams stay sane, positive, focused and successful. This session will take...
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10:00 am-10:15 am

Break & Exhibitor Time

Dangerous Dog Investigations

Dangerous dog cases and investigations are a integral part of an animal control officer’s duties throughout the nation. A good investigation and outcome leads to a better, safer community. This...
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Essentials of Heartworm Disease

This session will discuss a review of heartworm disease in general with an emphasis on treatment options. The goal of this session is to help shelters make the best possible...
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Using Innovative Technology to Redirect Owner Surrender

Learn about Rehome by Adopt-a-Pet.com and the Petco Foundation, a peer-to-peer pet adoption platform specifically targeted at reducing owner surrenders to animal welfare organizations. You’ll leave armed with an option...
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11:15 am-11:30 am

Break & Exhibitor Time

It’s Not Them, It’s You: Own Your Role in Making Partnership Work

Successful collaboration relies on strong relationships. And relationships require a few key components to work – namely, an understanding of shared goals and values, honest dialogue, and effective strategies to...
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The “Who, What, When and Why” of Veterinary Forensics

This presentation gives the basic tenets of veterinary forensic science and its use in animal crimes. It reviews the general principles of this science and field use when appropriate.  As...
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Shelter Rounds; Creating a Sustainable Routine

Shelter rounds are an important component in population management, but many shelters struggle to incorporate rounds into their daily routines. This session will discuss how an open admission municipal shelter...
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12:30 pm-1:30 pm

Lunch

Creating an Enrichment Program for Shelter Animals

When our shelter animals are emotionally and mentally healthy, their chances for adoption increase. A growing number of shelters are realizing the incredible value of an enrichment program and how...
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The “How” of Veterinary Forensics: Documentation for an Animal Crimes Case

This presentation discusses the principles of documentation of an animal case. It touches on most of the phases of the investigation: from the initial call, basics of crime scene documentation,...
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Beyond Labels: The true impact of live release rate and intake policies

In this session we will do an in-depth examination of live release rate and intake policies and gain a better understanding of the impacts of our decisions on animal welfare....
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2:15 pm-2:30 pm

Break

Mitigating Feline Nuisance

Dealing with feline nuisance complaints can be a challenge. Attend this session to learn the psychology behind the complaint and how to successfully mitigate it.
3:30 pm-3:45 pm

Break

Customer Service for Animal Welfare Professionals

Poor customer service can spread quickly on social media and impact every aspect of your agency. Delivering exceptional customer service only takes a little effort and can drastically increase adoptions...
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10:00 am-10:15 am

Break

Beyond the Dogcatcher: A Modern Look at Animal Care & Control

We’ve come a long way from the days of the dog catcher. We’ll take a brief walk down memory lane as we then move progressively forward. This class will explore...
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Community Cats

This session gives an overview of proven best practices for reducing intake and euthanasia of felines, and how to collaborate for maximum impact despite potential challenges.