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Upcoming Trainings

Below are our upcoming shelter and rescue staff training opportunities, including live webinars, self-paced e-learning courses, and Townhall events. We continuously add new training and education opportunities to this page, so check often for the latest information. Opt-in to our emails to ensure you receive updates for future offerings.

Ask your advocacy questions

Tuesday, June 13 at 1:00 PM EDT

Pre-submit or ask your questions live during A lobbyist, a lawmaker, and an advocate walk into a dog park on Tuesday, June 13, at 1:00 PM EDT. Registrants for the live panel, and those that have watched Part 1 and Part 2 of this series, will also get access to the grant application for one of five $1,000 grants.

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2020-2022 data trends: A national perspective

Tuesday, June 20 at 3:00 PM EDT

Like many industries, animal sheltering was significantly impacted by COVID, and the last three years of data reflect that. Your organization is likely aware of its own data, but how does it compare to other organizations in your community or across the country? How can we use this data to better plan for the future of animal welfare?  

Join us from 3 to 4 p.m. EST Tuesday, June 20, for a panel discussion on national animal sheltering data from 2020 through 2022. The event will be hosted by the Best Friends Network and moderated by Whitney Bollinger, director of strategy and network operations. 

Panelists will include:

  • Steve Zeidman, senior vice president of software solutions at Pethealth, Inc. 
  • Brent Toellner, senior director of lifesaving programs at Best Friends
  • Dr. Julie Levy, Fran Marino endowed distinguished professor of shelter medicine education at the University of Florida Shelter Medicine program
  • Kristen Hassen, principal of Outcomes Consulting

Register now