Day 2 - December 8, 2021

1:00 pm EST - 3:15 pm EST
Assessing the State of DEI in Animal Welfare; Innovation Awards

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Assessing the State of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in Animal Welfare: Where Do We Go from Here?

Leaders from the DEI Committee of The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement will share results from the first animal welfare sector survey conducted regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion in our profession. With more than 2,600 respondents, the survey provides insights on where the animal welfare industry is currently, along with recommendations to further the eradication of systemic discrimination and racism in animal welfare. The panel will focus on what’s next in this important work and identify paths for animal welfare professionals to strengthen their DEI journey.  

Sponsored By Boehringer Ingelheim 

Panelists:

  • Johnny Jenkins, DEI Advisory Committee Co-Lead & The JyOba! Project
  • Shannon Martin Roebuck, DEI Survey Committee Chair
  • Maria Morukian, MSM Global Consulting
  • Zimife Umeh, MSM Global Consulting

This session, both live and the recording, has been approved for:

  • 1.5 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit 
  • 1.5 CFRE CE
  • 1.5 NACA CE
  • 1.5 CE towards ACO CE requirements per Ch. 829 of the Texas Health and Safety Code by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)

Congratulations to Arizona Humane Society and Maricopa County Animal Care & Control for being named first and second place winners, respectfully, in the 2021 Diane & Bob Hoover Annual Innovation Award. Thank you to Pethealth Inc. for sponsoring the award and promoting innovation in animal welfare.  Learn more about the winners.

3:15 pm EST - 3:30 pm EST
Break

3:30 pm EST - 4:30 pm EST
The Future of Talent Acquisition and Retention

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The Future of Talent Acquisition and Retention

The talent shortage we are all facing is not short-term or cyclical, and it won't be solved by traditional recruiting means. Tom will discuss the current and future state of the labor market, what that means for businesses and the economy, and how you can gain a significant competitive advantage by fundamentally changing the way you approach the recruiting function.

Keynote presented by Tom Erb, Tallann Resources

Sponsored by Best Friends Animal Society

This session, both live and the recording, has been approved for:

  • 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit 
  • 1 CFRE CE
  • 1 NACA CE
  • 1 CE towards ACO CE requirements per Ch. 829 of the Texas Health and Safety Code by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)

4:30 pm EST - 4:40 pm EST
Break

4:40 pm EST - 5:30 pm EST
Happy Hour & Unmuted Sessions

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“Never Have I Ever - Animal Welfare Style…” Happy Hour Sponsored by Merck
Meeting ID: 862 8863 3249

Unmuted Discussions:

• Talent Acquisition & Retention Discussion Sponsored by Best Friends Animal Society
Meeting ID: 824 8357 7402

• DEI in Animal Welfare Discussion Sponsored by Hill's Pet Nutrition
Meeting ID: 838 3405 9607