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IAABC and Maddie's Fund Announce Conference Scholarships for Shelter Staff
10 #ThanksToMaddie Scholarships for the IAABC 2019 Animal Behavior Conference
This is a fantastic opportunity for shelter staff to learn from expert presenters on topics related to animal sheltering, including director of Maddie's Fund Dr. Sheila D'Arpino, shelter and adoptions researcher Dr. Alexandra Protopopova, IAABC Shelter Division Chair Dot Baisly, shelter behavior expert and educator Trish McMillan, behavior consultant and presenter on separation anxiety and sensory impairments in dogs, Terrie Hayward, dog bite authority Jim Crosby, and many more!
The scholarship includes:
- Full IAABC conference registration for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 5-7, 2019
- Hotel room nights (if needed) for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.
- Up to $500 in travel expenses
To qualify, applicants need to:
- Currently work in a shelter
- Attach a letter of support from a supervisor or other employee on record at their shelter.
- Enclose a statement or short essay (no more than 600 words) describing what they hope to accomplish by learning more about animal behavior in sheltering.
For full details of the scholarships, to learn about the IAABC Conference, and to start an application, go here: http://iaabcconference.org/
About the Conference
The IAABC Conference is a multi-species, multi-track event taking place over four days. We bring together presenters from across the world of animal behavior, from veterinary behaviorists and behavior consultants to researchers, geneticists, trainers, business and marketing experts, and zookeepers. This creates a unique environment for our attendees to learn from people they may never otherwise have come into contact with, and who can challenge them to think differently about how they work with their human and animal clients, wherever they are.
This year we are reaching a wider audience than ever through our online livestreams!
About the IAABC
The International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants' mission is to elevate the standard of animal behavior consulting worldwide by promoting continuing education, peer support and development, ethical practices through the use of Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive (LIMA) principles, and the provision of quality resources for animal professionals and the pet-owning public. The IAABC believes that our strength is in our community, and we strive to provide a supportive learning and networking environment for animal behavior professionals. To learn more and join us, go to https://iaabc.org.