Jim Tedford, CAWA, is President and CEO of the Society of Animal Welfare Administrators.
You may already know that SAWA hosts two conferences each year — and in my humble opinion, they’re great! But we do much more than just conferences, and in the years ahead, we have plans to go even further. One of those plans is professional development for executive-level leaders.
Dear Friends, This likely won’t be the first time you’ve heard me talk about (brag about?) SAWA’s network and the tremendous value it brings to our members each and every day. I don’t apologize for my pride in the group because, quite frankly, I have built a 32-year career with my network at its foundation.
“SAWA is an Association made up of professionals in the fields of Animal Welfare and Animal Care & Control – the people who “walk the talk” each and every day to make communities better for animals and people alike. And, as always, we welcome your feedback.
Dear friends, In any organization or association, cooperation and collaboration are two vital elements to the success of the whole. Because we don’t really compete with each other, sharing our successes, near successes and well, the things that didn’t even sniff success make us all better.
Dear friends, For those of you who were able to join us for the 2016 SAWA Management Conference in Detroit, it was great to see you! And, for those of you who couldn’t make it, we missed you! You missed a FANTASTIC conference in a WONDERFUL city. Our Conference Committee put together an outstanding program with an amazing lineup of presenters.