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New Webinars from the PetSmart Charities EDUcation Team

Watch and learn to strengthen your animal welfare efforts

August 27, 2012

Just in time for fall, PetSmart Charities introduces a new series of webinars designed to help your organization improve overall performance. Better performance = more help for animals!

All webinars in the series are free of charge but advance registration is required.

The Power of Stories in Developing Empathy and Inspiring Humane Thinking
Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Time: 1:00 pm (EST)
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Presented by: Karly Noel MA Ed., CHES, Educational Manager, RedRover; Stephanie Itle-Clark MS Ed., CHES, Humane Society University

In this webinar presentation, attendees will learn why stories are ideal for teaching values, how to select age- and content- appropriate stories, and how to develop discussion questions that promote humane decision-making. Attendees will not only gain practical ideas, tips and resources that can be implemented into any humane education lesson plan; they will also learn effective reading strategies and how to foster empathy and humane thinking through questioning techniques.


Using Research to Avoid Wasting Your Precious Dollars (and Time and Energy!): What You Don't Know CAN Hurt You: Part 1
Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Time: 3:00 pm (EST)
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Presented by: Caryn Ginsberg, Priority Ventures Group

This is part one of a two-part series. Both high-energy webinars offer valuable tools and insights for directors, board members, program managers, client contact personnel and anyone else trying to motivate people to take animal-friendly action. Attending both parts is encouraged, but not required. 

Why don't people do what seems obvious to hard-working animal protection professionals?

Maybe you're barking up the wrong tree with the public, businesses and government agencies. Do you know if your programs and communications are on target? They may be missing the mark with the audiences you're trying to reach. 

Discover the power of research to dramatically improve your impact. You'll learn simple ways and free sources to get the information you need to be more influential. You'll also see why research can be one of the very best investments you can make for animals.

In part one you'll learn: Why research can make the difference between success and failure. Findings you can put to work right now for better results. Free sources of must-have information. What to do when you can't find what you want. The easy, no-cost way to gain powerful insight into how to influence people. You'll see examples for spay/neuter, adoption, anti-tethering and more!


Using Research to Avoid Wasting Your Precious Dollars (and Time and Energy!): What You Don't Know CAN Hurt You: Part 2
Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Time: 3:00 pm (EST)
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Presented by: Che Green, Executive Director, Humane Research Council

In part two of the series you'll see more examples of research to support your organization's internal operations and external programs for companion animals. Get the confidence you need to use research by learning:

  • How research can be used to improve your operations and programs
  • When and how much to invest in new research
  • Do-it-yourself research techniques and tools for limited budgets
  • Research challenges and where to go when you need help
  • Case studies and examples of research for companion animals

To register for these free webinars please visit http://petsmartcharities.webex.com