An expert in organizational development and a long-time lead volunteer for Austin Animal Center’s cat adoption team, Carla J. Penny, MSSW, presented “Eureka! Wheels on Suitcases: How Organizations Both Promote and Stifle Innovation and What a Leader Should Do.
Fundraising can be frightening. In his session, “Taking the Fear Out of the ‘Ask’ (What would John Wayne do?),” Daniel Neel of The Fundraising Resource Group, demonstrated the importance of conquering the fear of courting potential donors, and instead, replacing it with a dynamic storytelling confidence.
SAWA president and CEO Jim Tedford, CAWA and National Animal Care and Control Association Executive Director George Harding, joined forces to lead a networking discussion about the relationship between shelters and animal care and control. The discussion emphasized the need for collaboration for the overall success of our industry.
Armando Zumaya is a nationally-noted trainer, lecturer and development officer. He focuses on helping non-profits bridge the gap between prospect research, management teams and the field development officers with which they work.
Dr. Solange Charas is president of Charas Consulting and teaches courses in human resources and human capital at New York University.
In her session, “21st Century Animal Welfare: Using Technology to Save Lives,” Cynthia Kopec, V.P.
Within a packed room of animal welfare leaders, Paul Terry, SPHR, ACC, delivered his SAWA session, “Your Role in Developing Your Leadership Team.” Terry, an ESTJ from Boulder, Colorado, founded his firm, Paul Terry Consulting Group, in 2013 after 20 years in corporate HR.
Three animal welfare leaders led a general session about the changing dynamics between animal shelters and the veterinary community. Gary Weitzman, DVM, MPH, CAWA, President and CEO of the San Diego Humane Society, Michael Moyer, VMD, Director of Shelter Animal Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and owner of Bridgewater Veterinary Hospital and Sharon Harmon, CAWA, Executive Director of the Oregon Humane Society, led the session.
Dr. Maura Cullen opened the second day of the SAWA Annual Conference with a discussion on diversity, “Align Cultural Diversity to the Community You Serve.