Fall Training September 10&11, 2019 Mt. Pleasant Comfort Inn & Suites Hotel and Conference Center
September 10, 2019 8am-5pm Effective Communications DESCRIPTION Of all the things you’re trained to do in your job, one of the most important is one nobody has ever trained you to do.
Brad Wurfel from BJW Strategies will provide a session where the group can discuss its top challenges and work on simple techniques to make interacting with the public, the media and any other audience a more manageable, welcome experience.
Wurfel brings 25 years of experience in public relations for government, non-profits, and private sector clients. He has trained thousands of state employees, agency heads and corporate leaders. He regularly trains Michigan’s public health officials all over the state.
From dealing with upset pet owners to addressing media while you’re doing your job to reporting to county government leaders about your local operation’s challenges and needs, the difference between success and headaches often comes down to how effectively you can communicate your role, your work, your objectives and more. This session will help you hone your command of tough moments.
September 11, 2019 8am-10am Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development (MDARD) DESCRIPTION Update with question and answer session
September 11, 2019 1pm-2pm Investigative Basics & Identifying Key Indicators of Cruelty (part #2) DESCRIPTION This course covers investigative principles when addressing animal cruelty. It discusses animal neglect along with non-accidental cruelty. The course outlines key indicators investigators will recognize when handling cruelty complaints.
September 11, 2019 2pm-5pm Identifying and Collecting Evidence of Animal Cruelty This block of instruction will focus on identifying evidence, the collection of evidence, and handling evidence in animal cruelty cases.
September 10 & 11, 2019 Animal euthanasia-by-Injection Course DESCRIPTION Dr. CathyAnderson, a Michigan licensed veterinarian who has a master’s degree in shelter medicine, will teach the two-day workshop for staff of Michigan registered animal shelters. Topics covered will include: understanding how euthanasia drugs work, calculating dosages, humane restraint techniques, appropriate administration, managing euthanasia related compassion stress, etc. This training meets and exceeds the minimum requirement for euthanasia technician training as outlined inMichigan law(Public Health Code Act738 Section 733). NOTE:This course does NOT require participants to euthanize an animal. Additional practice under the direction of a veterinarian is strongly recommended before applying for certification.
The delivery of painless and humane death is a great responsibility to those who must do it. There can be no confusion or uncertainty that the euthanasia technician’s first (primary) responsibility is to the animal; to assure that the animal is treated with compassion and respect, no matter what. The purpose of this Euthanasia-by-Injection work shop is to teach, encourage and model this primary purpose. It is sponsored by Jackson County Animal Shelter.
Reservations can be made at Mt. Pleasant Comfort Inn & Suites Hotel and Conference Center 2424 South Mission Mt.Pleasant, Michigan 48858 Phone: 989-772-4000 please let them know you are with MAACO Rooms start at $85+tax
You will need to choose either ACO Training or Euthanasia Course Both days will be a full 8 hours of training Lunch will be provided both days MAACO Banquet & Annual Meeting on September 10, 2019 is also included MAACO membership is included Cost is $150 Please fill out attached registration
You can print and mail, email your registration or register online (see the downloads below).