Category: Webinar

Coping Skills: When Life is Uncomfortable

Our presenter discusses coping skills to help enhance your ability to adapt to life’s stressors, including chronic stress, sadness and anxiety. Various coping techniques, strategies and skills will be discussed to help you better manage and navigate these entities in your daily life. Presented by: Ilene Kastel, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Conflict and Resolution

Are there difficult conversations that you’re avoiding or not conducting well? Could improving how you deal with emotional, high stake or controversial topics improve your career, persuasion or relationships? The answer is, yes! At the heart of problems within organizations, teams and relationships is a lack of communication and conflict resolution. We are either not… Read more »

Strategic Planning: the Process, the Document, the “Now What”

Every non-profit organization, including animal sanctuaries and rescue centers, should have a plan. Under the GFAS accreditation standards, organizations are required to have a written strategic plan in order to be accredited. If you have never done a strategic plan before, it may be hard to know where to start. If you have a plan,… Read more »

Understanding Zoonotic Disease

Zoonotic disease is a disease that can be passed between animals and humans. Zoonotic disease is actually more common than you might think. Scientists estimate that more than 6 in 10 infectious diseases in humans are spread by animals. This webinar covers the basic concepts that will help you understand and prevent the transmission of… Read more »

The Four Pillars of Environmental Enrichment

Environmental enrichment enhances the quality of captive animal care by identifying and providing the environmental stimuli necessary for optimal psychological and physiological well-being. Environmental enrichment helps maintain the physical and psychological health of captive animals by encouraging the expression of species-specific behaviors, increasing positive utilization of the environment, preventing or reducing the frequency of abnormal… Read more »

The Business Plan-The Foundation for Your Success!

Many sanctuaries/rescues start with heart but not with a sound business plan.  Essential to an organization’s success, a business plan shows your supporters that the operation is financially sound, well thought out, and has a concrete plan for the future.  Join us and put your vision into a simple plan that shows your supporters your road map to success and sustainability! Presented by:  Jo… Read more »

Succession Planning

Succession planning is one of the key components of sustainability for a sanctuary and for any non-profit organization. But each sanctuary is unique, and your planning should take into account the structure and needs of your organization. In this webinar, we will discuss considerations for both short-term and long-term succession planning, what the GFAS standards… Read more »

GFAS Certification: Promoting Excellence in Humane Animal Care

The GFAS standards for verified and accredited organizations promote excellence in areas of animal care including housing, diet, and veterinary care. Learn more about the standards, their intent, and how they apply to your facility. Presented by Jackie Bennett, Director of Accreditation – Africa and Asia

Risk Assessment: The Risky Business of Equine Rescue Organizations

Understanding the most common risks faced by equine rescue and sanctuary organizations, in order to be prepared to address them head on, and plan for success. Presented by: Valerie Taylor, Accreditation Director-Equine, Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

Public Contact: Public Handling, Public Viewing and Tractability

Sanctuaries have a powerful influence on public behavior, giving them an important responsibility to portray wild animals with respect, dignity and not as objects to be commercialized or owned. Presented by: Kellie Heckman, Ph.D., Executive Director, Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries