Are we measuring the things that matter to Council, our team, our community and our strategies and processes?
How will we know when we have arrived at our destination, or if we are even getting closer? How will we define success? Are we making progress, treading water or losing ground? How can we communicate to our community, provide meaningful education and guidance and put our minimal resources to the best use? We NEED data!
We cant rely on anecdotal information, confirmation bias and “how we have always done things”.
Come along and hear about the new Australian Institute of Animal Management metrics and data collection resources that are free for members. Learn why they might be helpful for your work and how to use them. You might find that statistics and data can help you, and your team, succeed in your roles and make your daily work less frustrating and more satisfying.
Nell Thompson was appointed as Coordinator of the Australian national Getting 2 Zero program in 2012. Her background in shelter/pound operations and management and animal health is a great resource for Councils, shelters and all groups and individuals involved in the program.
Nell has been on the Australian Institute of Animal Management Committee since 2013, she is currently the Secretary, and has worked in the animal welfare, care, and veterinary sectors for over 20 years. Nell is passionate about improving outcomes for pets who enter the shelter and pound systems and strongly believes that the best results occur when animal welfare and animal management are working together towards the same goals.
Nell holds the Animal Shelter Management Certificate from the University of the Pacific (USA) and became a Certified Animal Welfare Administrator (CAWA) with the Association for Animal Welfare Advancement (USA) in 2022.
Dr Diana Rayment:
Diana holds a PhD in Applied Canine Behaviour and a Bachelor of Animal Science.
Her primary research area was canine behaviour and assessments in applied settings, like animal shelters, and the welfare of companion animals within the shelter system.
She has also worked in a variety of academic and industry settings, including as a TAFE and university educator, as an applied scientist studying companion animal welfare and behaviour and working dog assessments, a dog trainer, a shelter nurse and most recently, leading the behaviour team at the Greyhound Adoption Program Victoria.
Diana is now working to integrate and improve animal welfare and animal management practices in Australia through a variety of roles, including as the Shelter Supervisor at Second Chance Animal Rescue. Diana has been an AIAM Board Member since 2019.
Diana also runs her own business, providing practical, evidence-based training and consulting on companion animal behaviour, management and welfare to people and organisations in the animal management and welfare field.
This webinar is only available to members and is free.