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Professional Education

  

St. Hubert's Shelter Partner Workshop Professional Education series and other hosted training opportunities bring valuable educational opportunities to shelter/rescue personnel at convenient and rock-bottom cost to participants.  The sessions are designed to fit into the busy schedules of shelter staff and provide excellent networking opportunities.  Workshops are generally scheduled September through May and break for the summer.

Upcoming Sessions

 

 

 

SECOND CHANCE FOR FEARFUL DOGS II
Kristen Collins, Senior Director
ASPCA Anti-Cruelty Behavior Rehabilitation 

Wednesday, June 15    10:30 am-1:00 pm
Community Room    575 Woodland Avenue    Madison, NJ
$10.00 includes continental breakfast

For many fearful dogs in shelters, especially those with hoarding or puppy mill backgrounds, time and love simply aren’t enough. The groundbreaking work at the ASPCA Behavioral Rehabilitation Center at St. Hubert’s has expanded and evolved in the two years since Kristen presented SECOND CHANCE FOR FEARFUL DOGS for us. In response to multiple requests for another session with her, Kristen will discuss how to identify, better understand and respond to the most common problematic behaviors seen in fearful shelter dogs. Based on the successes at the Center, she’ll delve into what you can do to best ready fearful, undersocialized dogs for placement in homes, focusing on enrichment strategies, low-stress handling tips and behavior modification techniques designed to improve adoptability and quality of life for these neediest of dogs. 

Register by phone or email:  Nora Parker 973-377-7094 nparker@sthuberts.org 
 



Professional Dog Training Skills Workshop:
Build Any Behavior, Get Lasting Results
Hands-On at St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center with
CATCH Canine Trainers Academy
APRIL 25–29, 2016--SOLD OUT 
JUNE 20-24, 2016-- SOLD OUT 
AUGUST 15-19, 2016--SPOTS AVAILABLE, REGISTER NOW! 
OCTOBER 3-7, 2016--SPOTS AVAILABLE, REGISTER NOW!

  
  “Impeccable curriculum and hands-on experience with dogs and mentoring – I give it a 10.”
– Greg S., Fall 2015 Graduate

  One-week of learning the dog training skills that professionals use. For dog lovers and anyone that works in the dog industry who wants:

   Hands-on study in the complete process of training any behavior from getting the dog to learn the first moves to fading lures and generalizing performance to all situations, including distracting environments

   A Certificate highlighting that your work has been evaluated by a Certified Mentor Trainer

   A very productive week of hands-on training with in-person coaching from accomplished professionals

   To close gaps in your knowledge and refine/refresh your skill set by teaching a wide variety of behaviors to dogs of all sizes and personalities

   To learn innovative professional, science-based training techniques with force-free, positive reinforcement methods

              To enrich the lives of shelter dogs and help their chances of finding a great home

We provide the dogs, expert coaching, study materials, and equipment. You bring your passion to learn and make a difference in the lives of dogs!
 
  Enrollment limited to only 12 slots for an intimate learning experience.
 For more information click here:
One-Week Hands-On Workshops
 Or contact Student Support:
877.752.2824 (877.75.CATCH) | studentsupport@catchdogtrainers.com
To apply now click here:
Quick Application

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, February 19, 2013       Noon-2 pm or 6-8 pm

Humane & Effective Resolution to Conflicts with Canada Geese

 

Goose droppings in your neighborhood, recreation area or workplace creating uproar?  The problem    CAN be resolved without harming the geese and you can lead the way in your community.

Garner the tools you need to assist in undertaking the humane approach:

·        How to use egg addling to limit population growth

·        Proper techniques/timing for nonlethal harassment to discourage geese from an area

·        Everything you need to comply with U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service registration/data-keeping.

 

ST. HUBERT’S COMMUNITY ROOM   575 WOODLAND AVENUE, MADISON

$10 Registration includes refreshment/handouts

Presented by Lynsey White-Dasher, Director, Human Wildlife Conflict Resolution

Humane Society of the United States

 

REGISTER:  email nparker@sthuberts.org or telephone Nora 973-377-7094 Ext. 226                              mail--with check payable to St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center, P.O. Box 159, Madison, NJ 07940

Please indicate session noon-2pm or 6-8pm

 

CANADA GOOSE EGG ADDLING TRAINING WORKSHOP

Wednesday, February 19, 2013       Noon-2 pm or 6-8 pm

Humane & Effective Resolution to Conflicts with Canada Geese

 

Goose droppings in your neighborhood, recreation area or workplace creating uproar?  The problem    CAN be resolved without harming the geese and you can lead the way in your community.

Garner the tools you need to assist in undertaking the humane approach:

·        How to use egg addling to limit population growth

·        Proper techniques/timing for nonlethal harassment to discourage geese from an area

·        Everything you need to comply with U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service registration/data-keeping.

 

ST. HUBERT’S COMMUNITY ROOM   575 WOODLAND AVENUE, MADISON

$10 Registration includes refreshment/handouts

Presented by Lynsey White-Dasher, Director, Human Wildlife Conflict Resolution

Humane Society of the United States

 

REGISTER:  email nparker@sthuberts.org or telephone Nora 973-377-7094 Ext. 226                              mail--with check payable to St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center, P.O. Box 159, Madison, NJ 07940

Please indicate session noon-2pm or 6-8pm

 

CANADA GOOSE EGG ADDLING TRAINING WORKSHOP

Wednesday, February 19, 2013       Noon-2 pm or 6-8 pm

Humane & Effective Resolution to Conflicts with Canada Geese

 

Goose droppings in your neighborhood, recreation area or workplace creating uproar?  The problem    CAN be resolved without harming the geese and you can lead the way in your community.

Garner the tools you need to assist in undertaking the humane approach:

·        How to use egg addling to limit population growth

·        Proper techniques/timing for nonlethal harassment to discourage geese from an area

·        Everything you need to comply with U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service registration/data-keeping.

 

ST. HUBERT’S COMMUNITY ROOM   575 WOODLAND AVENUE, MADISON

$10 Registration includes refreshment/handouts

Presented by Lynsey White-Dasher, Director, Human Wildlife Conflict Resolution

Humane Society of the United States

 

REGISTER:  email nparker@sthuberts.org or telephone Nora 973-377-7094 Ext. 226                              mail--with check payable to St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center, P.O. Box 159, Madison, NJ 07940

Please indicate session noon-2pm or 6-8pm

 

CANADA GOOSE EGG ADDLING TRAINING WORKSHOP

Wednesday, February 19, 2013       Noon-2 pm or 6-8 pm

Humane & Effective Resolution to Conflicts with Canada Geese

 

Goose droppings in your neighborhood, recreation area or workplace creating uproar?  The problem    CAN be resolved without harming the geese and you can lead the way in your community.

Garner the tools you need to assist in undertaking the humane approach:

·        How to use egg addling to limit population growth

·        Proper techniques/timing for nonlethal harassment to discourage geese from an area

·        Everything you need to comply with U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service registration/data-keeping.

 

ST. HUBERT’S COMMUNITY ROOM   575 WOODLAND AVENUE, MADISON

$10 Registration includes refreshment/handouts

Presented by Lynsey White-Dasher, Director, Human Wildlife Conflict Resolution

Humane Society of the United States

 

REGISTER:  email nparker@sthuberts.org or telephone Nora 973-377-7094 Ext. 226                              mail--with check payable to St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center, P.O. Box 159, Madison, NJ 07940

Please indicate session noon-2pm or 6-8pm


Previous Sessions 
 

HUMAN RESOURCES TOPICS FOR ANIMAL WELFARE EXECS., MANAGERS/SUPERVISORS

April 20, 2016
St. Hubert's Community Room
Presented by Lawrence Bertorelli, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, HR Business Consultant

Managing staff with a variety of styles and personalities in the performance of their daily duties is challenging and brings with it the management of a host of human resources procedures and issues.  In many organizations managers and supervisors have to tread the HR waters without much experience and adequate knowledge/training in the key areas.   Through lecture, example and interactive exercises Larry helped participants to navigate HR and increase your ability to both manage daily HR concerns and tackle/prevent typical problems. Areas addressed include: 

  • Driving your organizations mission through your talent
  • Defining and driving your organizational culture
  • Applying Best Practices on people selection, development and accountability
  • Properly applying rules governing staff, volunteers, young adults
  • Understanding compliance & risk management to help protect your resources, including investigation and documentation tips
  • Finding accurate information on State and Federal HR regulations/procedures
  • Developing workplace policies and procedures for the safety and security of your staff

Larry Bertorelli has over 14 years of Human Resources experience in employee relations/risk management, organizational development, talent acquisition and compensation/benefits, among others. He has provided HR support to small and large organizations in various states. He is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), and currently serves as an HR Business Consultant. He has worked in a variety of industries including companion animal, proprietary education, contract packaging, and general merchandise retail. He holds an M.S. in Human Resources Management from Nova Southeastern University as well as a B.S. in Business Administration from New York Institute of Technology. 

 
 

Keeping Your Animals AND Your Shelter Healthy

March 30, 2016
St. Hubert’s Community Room          

Presented by Larry Feldstein, Senior Shelter Manager, Merck Animal Health

Recognizing, treating and preventing illness in the shelter is key to the performance of all animal welfare organizations’ missions.  In this session Larry will covered a number of areas that address good practice in both keeping the animals themselves healthy and making sure that their environment supports, rather than works against, that goal.  Topics covered include:Compassionate Care of Pets/ Proper Sanitation in the Facility, Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex, Feline Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex, and Parasites.

Larry is well known to many in animal welfare, having been working with shelters in the NY/NJ/Eastern PA marketplace for eight years. He provides a variety of educational presentations on timely topics  including but not limited to sanitation, disaster preparation and canine & feline diseases.  He also provides Merck Animal Health goods and services pharmaceuticals exclusively to nonprofit accounts. 
                      

Speak dog! how to interpret dog body language and know how dogs see you

January 27, 2016
St. Hubert's Community Room

Presented by David Muriello, CPDT-KA, School Director of CATCH Canine Trainers Academy.

Dogs are constantly communicating and interpreting. In this workshop, David Muriello taught participants how to become better communicators and handlers by imparting insight into body language--both dogs' and humans'.  This workshop featured live demonstrations with shelter dogs, and all attendees participated in this interactive format, making observations and interpretations of the behaviors seen.



Adoption options 2014

October 10, 2014

Petfinder's multi-city, full-day animal welfare workshop tour across North America brings nationally recognized speakers to local venues at no cost to the registrants. Petfinder's popular free one-day seminar series came to St. Hubert's this year!  Timely topics include USING SOCIAL MEDIA TO RAISE MONEY, RECRUIT VOLUNTEERS AND SAVE MORE LIVES, SHELTER MEDICINE 101 and TRAINING SHELTER DOGS.  The session included vegetarian lunch and networking time.   About 100 animal welfare/rescue personnel from the tri-state area attended.

 

free tnr workshop

September 26, 2014

Presented by Valerie Wilson, People for Animals, in St. Hubert's Community Room.  Together we can do more for community cats--reducing births and lowering euthanasia rates.  Participants learned the most up-to-date information on TNR --"how to, do and don't."  Valuable information for shelter/rescue personnel and community members on starting trap banks, loaning traps, funding targeted TNR projects and obtaining low cost services, as well as garnering community support and involvement .   Time and guidance for networking among participants was included. 

 

improving outreach to Spanish-speaking communities

September 5, 2014

Presented by Mary Saavedra, Community Outreach Assistant, in St. Hubert's Community Room, this interactive session helped participants better provide the community outreach services offered in Spanish-speaking communities.  Fluent in both Spanish and English, Mary provided a crash course on the most important things participants need to be able to communicate well- in the way that real conversation actually occurs.    Discussion topics included:

  • Cultural practices that should influence your approach to general pet care and spay/neuter conversations and recommendations
  • Why the way you present yourself, including even the way you are dressed, can influence the reception you’ll receive
  • How to identify the existing community resources this population already trusts and effective ways to partner with them 
  • Make sure your recorded messages aren’t missing a segment of the community that really needs your help.  
  • Increasing your reach by engaging key clients to join your team

a second chance for fearful dogs

May 21, 2014

Presenter Kristen Collins, Director, Anti-Cruelty Behavior Rehabilitation, ASPCA Behavioral Rehabilitation Center at St. Hubert's, explored and explained problematic behaviors commonly seen in fearful, severely undersocialized  dogs and how to recognize and implement the behavior modification protocols appropriate for individuals.    She shared the treatment programs and research underway at the ASPCA® Behavioral Rehabilitation Center and discussed some of the Center’s discoveries that can benefit these neediest of homeless dogs.   

basic animal sheltering and management

October 16, 17, 21, 2013

Some of the most experienced experts on animal sheltering in New Jersey covered NJ statutes & regulations related to shelters, pet shops, kennels, pounds, rescues, pet owners, feral cat caretakers, adoptions, spay/neuter requirements, exotics and more.  Participants learned about best practices in care and sanitation, interacting with NJ agencies and organizations, animal behavior, safe animals handling, disease recognition and prevention and a host of other pertinent topics for anyone working in the animal care field.      

Pressing reset: rethinking your role in disaster

October 19, 2013

Some of the most experienced experts on animal sheltering in New Jersey covered NJ statutes & regulations related to shelters, pet shops, kennels, pounds, rescues, pet owners, feral cat caretakers, adoptions, spay/neuter requirements, exotics and more.  Participants learned about best practices in care and sanitation, interacting with NJ agencies and organizations, animal behavior, safe animals handling, disease recognition and prevention and a host of other pertinent topics for anyone working in the animal care field.  Presenters included: Tim Rickey, VP of Field Investigations and Disaster Response, ASPCA; Joel Lopez, Director of Planning and Field Operations, ASPCA; Diane Robinson, Consultant and Trainer, Disaster Animal Shelter Education and Reponse, LLC; Erika Mathews, VP of Development, St. Hubert's; Jenny Coffey, Program Coordinator, Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals

novel approaches to community cat management

September 23, 2013

Shelter and rescue personnel representing organizations in NJ, NY, PA and DE were inspired by Dr. Kate Hurley, Koret Shelter Medicine Center, UC Davis.  The group was informed and challenged to institute some innovative practices to elevate care and increase adoptions.  

RESOURCE GUARDING

February 27, 2013

Thirty-seven animal welfare professionals, representing St. Hubert’s and 12 other organizations, gathered in the Community Room for “Resource Guarding” presented by VP of Training and Behavior Pia Silvani.  Through oral presentation, video and hands on demonstrations with shelter dogs the group got sound, usable instruction on helping dogs in their care overcome behaviors that could hinder adoption.  So many animals will benefit from this one session.

 
 
 
 
 

3-day Basic Certificated Course for NJ Animal Facility Staff & Volunteers

May 17, 2013

 

St. Hubert's Community Room - Certificates awarded to 30 grads of the 3-day Basic Certified Course for NJ Animal Facility Staff - the only course of its kind in our State.  President/CEO Heather Cammisa was one of the instructors and four of our own-Shelter Ops. Director Colleen Harrington, Shelter Managers Becky Burton and Cliff Brescia and VP Vanda Angelillo-were among the graduates.

 

 

SHELTER ENRICHMENT ON A DIME

January 29, 2013

Thirty-two participants representing seven animal welfare organizations attended our first Shelter Partner Professional Education workshop of 2013, held in our Community Room.  Shelter Manager Becky Burton shared--including hands-on construction by the attendees--many innovative and inexpensive ways in which we can all ensure the physical and mental health of the pets depending on us.  Participants left with materials and ideas that can be put to immediate use in their facilities.

3-day Basic Certificated Course for NJ Animal Facility Staff

March 25, 2013

St. Hubert's Community Room--President Heather Cammisa and Career Development Institute's John Saccenti congratulate the 16 grads of the 3-day Basic Certificated Course for NJ Animal Facility Staff. Heather Cammisa was one of the instructors and our own Mary Saavedra was among those who earned a certificate. CONGRATS TO ALL!

FOCUS ON ALL THINGS PIT BULL!

November 15, 2011

St. Hubert's was proud to host the experts from Animal Farm Foundation, Inc. for a riveting, three part presentation entitled: Breaking The Cycle of Discrimination, KennelEnrichment and Handling and Turbo-Charging Pit Bull Adoptions. There were close to 70 representatives from private and municipal shelters, rescue groups, and our entire St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Staff.  We learned about the history of breed discrimination, simple low or no cost ideas for enrichment and handling common, but unappealing, kennel behaviors.  And most importantly, the experts at Animal Farm Foundation taught us super easy (and cheap!) ways to shamelessly market our pit bull dogs!  A wonderful day for New Jersey’s animal welfare field and pit bull type dogs throughout the state!

Animal Facility Management

June 10, 2011

St. Hubert's is proud to announce that 41 animal care professionals, health officers, and volunteers completed the inaugural Basic Course in Animal Facility management. The main focal points were on how to effectively manage and how to best deal with the challenges in an animal facility setting. The 3-day course was an exciting and rewarding experience for all those who continue to strive to help all animals in need!

Behavior Modification Training

March 31, 2011

Our own, Pia Silvani held a workshop about resource guarding and techniques for modifying the behavior for all breeds. There were 8 different shelters represented at the workshop and left with a better understanding on behavior modification. With a great mix of lecture, video, and hands on demonstrations; everyone had a chance to get in on the fun. The various techniques displayed emphasized how effective and important behavior modification is for all dogs!

Customer Service and Shelter Facility Review

March 2, 2011

Todd Cramer, Executive Director of Noah's Ark Animal Welfare Association delivered a special "two in one" workshop entitled Customer Service and Shelter Facility Review. St. Hubert's was honored to host the workshop and thoroughly enjoyed Todd's dynamic and interactive presentation. All in attendance certainly appreciated his emphasis on the true value of great customer service. The workshop also provided a profound look into a shelters need for self examination and the importance of properly representing itself to the community.

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