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  • 06 May 2018 4:33 PM | Anonymous

    AIAM is currently inviting abstracts for presentation at the upcoming AIAM Workshops. 

    The event theme is "Evolutionary Animal Management"

    Session themes will include (but not limited to);

    • Research
    • Planning and initiatives
    • Legislation updates
    • Human psychology and behaviour
    • Companion animal psychology and behaviour
    • Stakeholder and industry relationships
    • Major incidents 
    To find out more about submitting an abstract, click here.
    The closing date for abstract submissions is 1/7/18. 


  • 10 Apr 2018 7:12 PM | Anonymous

    People and Animals in the Workplace is a joint initiative from Kate Mornement, Vanessa Rohlf & Mia Cobb.

    Find out more and book your tickets here.

    adorable, blur, breed

  • 06 Apr 2018 1:43 PM | Elke Tapley (Administrator)

    Looking for inspiration?  Wanting to network and learn from others?

    Check out our calendar of events to see who is hosting what when across Australia and beyond!

  • 04 Apr 2018 12:32 PM | Anonymous

    Looking for training providers? Don't know where to start? 

    The new AIAM guide to finding training is out now. 

    Find out more on the training page of our website.

    chairs, classroom, college

  • 13 Feb 2018 8:31 PM | Anonymous

    The AIAM Committee from around Australia, met today to begin plans for our upcoming Workshops. Stay tuned for updates! 

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  • 16 Nov 2017 7:23 AM | Anonymous

    The Official newsletter of the Australian Institute of Animal Management

    PHOENIX E-NEWS



     





    #AIAM2017 Workshop Wrap


    Thank you to all the delegates who attended our recent national Workshops in Melbourne. We hope you have some valuable information to take back to your organisation and have new networks to throw ideas around with and learn from. 




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    The King rocked the AIAM Dinner!


    Thank you to all our generous Sponsors, Member Support Partners and Trade Exhbitors

     

     

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    We had some great weather for the AIAM Animal Transport Vehicle Showcase!

     





    Congratulations to our 2017 Award winners! 



    Each year we recognise and celebrate the achievement of dedicated Animal Management Officers and teams across Australia.


    These Officers and Teams inspire us through their achievements and challenge our thinking to make a difference in our own communities contributing to better animal management experiences for pets, their owners and neighbours. 


    Animal Management Officer of the Year winner
    Dani Scuteri City Of Charles Sturt.

    Animal Management Plan of the Year winner:
    Banyule City Council

    Australian Pet Welfare Foundation Award for Innovation and Leadership:
    Banyule Council
    “Cat desexing program”


    AIAM Commitee Updates


    During our recent AIAM Workshops, the Institute's Annual General Meetingwas held and an Election for all Commitee roles was determined. As such we are pleased to announce our Commitee for the next 12 months. 


    President: Elke Tapley

    Vice President: Stuart Harris

    Secretary: Nell Thompson

    Treasurer: Sharleen Jordan

    Membership Coordinator: Kurt Livens

    Marketing Coordinator: Steve Cook

    Committee: Sharon McTaggert, Nisha Ellawala and Melanie Dansie. 


    The Commitee warmly welcomes our newest Commitee members from Rockhampton Regional Council (QLD) Nishu Ellawala and Melanie Dansie. Welcome to the team! 


    We would also like to sincerley thank all the efforts of our former Commitee members. Including former President Mykel Smith, Peter Hall and John Hansen. We wish you all the best for the future and hope to see you at AIAM 2018!


    AIAM Membership Benefits


    We are pleased to announce that current AIAM members and sponsors now have access to all presentations from the AIAM 2017 Workshops. 

     

    To access the presentations, ensure you are logged in to the AIAM website, using your email address linked to your membership. You will be prompted to set a password, if you haven't set one already. 

    Click on the "hamburger" button then on Members. 




    As an AIAM Member you will also:

    • receive our electronic newsletter, The e-Phoenix
    • have the right to vote at our AGM
    • be involved with your professional colleagues
    • help formulate position statements that guide Animal Management issues
    • be given discounts for attending our Workshop
    • be able to propose papers for the Workshop

    Members also receive some great discounts from our Member Support Partners.

    If you aren't a member and want to join us, you can do it online with a Credit Card. 


    #AIAM2018 in New South Wales

    Planning for #AIAM2018 is already underway! Stay tuned for more updates. 


    If you are interested in expressing your interest in presenting at the Workshops next year, please email our Secretary.


    If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please email our President. 


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  • 29 Sep 2017 4:41 PM | Anonymous

    Each year we recognise and celebrate the achievement of dedicated Animal Management Officers and teams across Australia.

    Anyone can nominate fellow teammates or teams for one of the Awards. It may be someone who has influenced you, someone you work with or a team who implemented great work in another municipality, that has shown great results in their community.

    The winning Animal Management Officer of the year receives free workshop registration, including attendance at all social functions, three nights accommodation and $200 towards your airfare. 

    The Council of the winning Animal Management Plan of the year receives $500.

    Nominations close 30 September 2017, so get thinking on who you might nominate.

    To find out more, click the link below.

    Awards 2017 (1).pdf

  • 26 Jul 2017 8:38 PM | Elke Tapley (Administrator)

    The Official newsletter of the Australian Institute of Animal Management

    PHOENIX E-NEWS




    AIAM Awards - nominations now open


    Each year we recognise and celebrate the achievement of dedicated Animal Management Officers and teams across Australia.

    Anyone can nominate fellow teammates or teams for one of the Awards. It may be someone who has influenced you, someone you work with or a team who implemented great work in another municipality, that has shown great results in their community.

    The winning Animal Management Officer of the Year receives free workshop registration, including attendance at all social functions, three nights accommodation and $200 towards your airfare.

    The Council of the winning Animal Management Plan of the Year receives $500.

    Nominations close 30 September 2017, so getting thinking on who you might nominate.

    To find out more go to: AIAM Awards form

     


    Purchase your Workshop tickets now and SAVE!


    Take advantage of our great early bird specials and purchase your Workshop tickets now. 


    There are a number of different ticket options available, including day registrations, perfect for local delegates!


    Accommodation is available on site at the Mercure Caroline Springs. As well asQuest Apartments Caroline Springs, only a few minutes walk from our venue.

    To find out more and purchase your tickets go to:

    https://aiam.wildapricot.org/event-2480784


    Presenter profile  

    Trish Harris 

    Trish Harris has over twenty years experience as an obedience instructor and dog trainer/handler. This includes sixteen years experience managing all aspects of a medium-large sized and multi-location dog training organisation,Four Paws K9 Training in Melbourne. 


    Trish will be presenting at our upcoming Workshops in Melbourne, on the importance of performing dog behaviour assessments correctly. 


    Trish will be discussing:

    • Why assess? The debate for and against assessing dogs
    • The elements of assessing
    • The assessor and what is required from them
    • Recognising the various behaviours and traits of the dog you are testing
    • Wording for report writing
    • The importance of re-testing

     




    Memberships now overdue

    Membership renewals were recently emailed out. 

    Memberships were due for renewal by 1 July. 

    Please ensure you renew your membership, if you haven't already. 

    If you have any membership questions, please email our Membership Coordinator.

    Australian Pet Welfare Foundation Award for Innovation & Leadership

    The Australian Pet Welfare Foundation works to improve the health and welfare of companion animals for the benefit of pets and people.

    This award is for a municipality that has implemented a change which has substantially increased the number of dogs and/or cats released alive and decreased the numbers euthanased.

    Innovation may be in the area of decreasing intake of animals into the pound (or contracted shelter), and/or increasing the number of animals that are reclaimed or adopted.

    The award will be based on a case report. If judged suitable, the winner will be provided with editorial assistance to submit the case report to a peer-reviewed journal for publication. This would promote national and international recognition of the innovation.  The winner will also receive a framed certificate and free registration for the 2018 AIAM Workshop and funding up to $500 to be used for flights and accommodation.

    Submissions close 15 September 2017.

    If you have any queries about the award or the format of the report, please contact Emeritus Professor Jacquie Rand via info@petwelfare.org.au



    News update: South Australia

    Recent changes to South Australian dog and cat legislation, sees new standards and guidelines for breeders and sellers coming into effect in August 2017.

    To find out more go to:

    http://www.dogandcatboard.com.au/news/new-dog-and-cat-laws-handy-overview


    Compassion Fatigue survey

    La Trobe University is seeking feedback from animal care professionals, including law enforcement in regards to compassion fatigue. 

    To find out more or to complete the survey go to: 

    https://latrobe.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_001WaNgp7RuQBRX



    Social Media

    Don’t forget to share the AIAM Facebook page and Twitter account with your colleagues. 

    It’s a great way to keep up to date with what is happening and share information. We look forward to seeing you joining in the conversation.

      


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  • 05 Jul 2017 1:40 PM | Elke Tapley (Administrator)

    The Animal Management team from Loddon Shire Council in Victoria are hosting an online forum for colleagues in rural areas who are preparing their Domestic Animal Management Plans.

    The forum will be held on Thursday 6th July - 10.00am to 11.30am and you’re invited to attend from your desk! How easy is that!!

    The main focus will be on key topics in the team’s template document and will hopefully provide content and actions for your own plans. A recording of the session will be made available to all participants as a great resource.

    The purpose of the forum is to:

    •             look at common issues and opportunities relevant to rural councils

    •             identify and share successful strategies, actions and programs to address these

    •             consider partnership opportunities for rural councils to share resources and work together for success

    Please encourage colleagues from neighbouring councils and others from your organisation including staff from rec and open space, family services, and tourism to join the forum as this is a great opportunity to learn and support your colleagues even if you have completed your own Plan.

    Please click here to register for the forum and add it to your calendar now. Further info to log in will be sent out shortly  

  • 05 Jul 2017 12:57 PM | Elke Tapley (Administrator)

    On Friday the 16th June 2017 AIAM participated in a very successful partnership opportunity with the Municipal Association of Victoria, RSPCA Victoria and the Australian Veterinary Association Victorian Branch.

    A free forum on best practice domestic animal management was coordinated and attended by over 100 animal management officers, team leaders and supervisors.

    The forum was held at the Education Centre RSPCA Victoria and included the following presentations;

    • Opportunities to partner / collaborate with local vets – AVA Victorian Division
    • Update on Victorian Government animal management and animal welfare reforms – Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR)
    • Successful strategies from Council and RSPCA Victoria case studies to;
      • increase rates of registration
      • improve return home rates
      • reduce euthanasia of domestic cats and dogs

    Feedback from the day has been fantastic, in particular the use of an SMS Wall providing attendees the chance to ask questions and post comments throughout the day and it is hoped (and has been requested) that more days like this are forthcoming in the near future.


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