March 2, 2023
Categories: Announcements, Continuing Education

If you’re looking to create change at your shelter, but unsure on where to begin, Maddie’s® Million Pet Challenge Learniverse Spring 2023 Shelter Summit and Fast Tracks may be the opportunity you’re looking for.

The half-day, live online summit on March 14, 2023 from 9AM PT – 12:30PM PT, will focus on five topics: Coordinated Care, Capacity for Care, Shelter Software & Data, Barrier Busting and Outcome Decisions. After the Summit, you can choose one or more of the five topics to continue learning and start implementing through its eight week coach-led Fast Tracks (with minimal time commitment each week).

These five high-impact programs will surely benefit your shelter, no matter its size or budget. Here’s a preview from the speakers themselves about some of the different topics!

Hidden Gems: How to Make Your Shelter Software Help You Work Smarter, Not Harder

“Without data we’re left guessing—or worse, making assumptions—about when and how to make changes that are most likely to be effective and economical. We developed this track so all shelters can tap into the power of their software and communicate about their work using data, no matter the number of paid staff or budget size.” — Lead Coach Becky Stuntebeck, DVM, Facility Design Veterinarian at the UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program

Are You Staying Within Your Capacity for Care? (You Might Be Surprised!)

“We developed this track because we’ve experienced the absolute difference it makes for people and animals when shelters shift gears to operate in the groove that is their capacity for care, and we want all shelters, regardless of staff size or intake numbers, to experience this difference too. I’m excited to coach participants from curiosity to clarity around what C4C looks like for them, so that they’ll leave not only hoping their work can be different, but knowing it can be.” — Lead Coach Cindy Karsten, DVM, Director of Outreach at the UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program

Proven Barrier-Busting Strategies That Send Animals Home

“This track is for all shelter leaders, managers and frontline staff who want to call in their communities to send more animals home but aren’t sure how to weave inclusive practices into their programs. Together, we’ll operationalize community engagement and inclusivity through a barrier-busting lens, working step-by-step to identify and remove barriers with one ultimate goal: create more welcoming practices that lead to more live outcomes. By the end of our time together, you’ll have already started dismantling barriers, and you’ll have the tools to assess and remove barriers across your organization so you can focus on building lasting bonds instead.” — Lead Coach Nadia Oseguera, California Program Manager at the UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program

Feeling Overwhelmed with Making Outcome Decisions? We can help!

“Yes, it is possible to make more timely outcome decisions while remaining thoughtful about each animal. By the end of our time together, you’ll have started drafting a tool, whether it’s a pathway planning flowchart or decision-making guidelines, to help you make decisions that are right for everyone—animal, shelter team, community, adopters, and transfer partners.” — Lead Coach Chumkee Aziz, DVM, Outreach Veterinarian, at the UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program

Learn more about the offerings and register today!