Professional Development

Gain and Share Expertise

The Animal Welfare Association of Colorado is committed to providing a variety of professional development opportunities to those who serve in the animal welfare agencies throughout the state. A cutting-edge conference is offered annually each fall and other training opportunities are offered throughout the year. Sharpen your skills or share your expertise with the AWAC Professional Development Committee.

Co-chairs of the committee are Kari Kishiyama and Marissa Martino

Save the date! The 2022 Colorado Animal Welfare Conference will be held at Great Wolf Lodge in Colorado Springs, Sept. 21-23, 2022!

Upcoming Training Events

Click on an event below to learn more and register:

Feb. 13, 2022 - 10 a.m.-2 p.m. - Resiliency Training for Animal Responders virtual training offered by First Responders Resiliency, Inc. Susan Farren, published author and retired paramedic will lead this workshop.

Feb. 23, 2022, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. In Person training by Birds of Prey Foundation - Raptor Rescue, Capture, and Transport for Animal Control Officers. Training in Broomfield, Call 1.303.460.0674 to reserve your spot

June 6-10, 2022 - Essential Animal Services Training (EAST)

Module A of Credentialed Animal Control and Cruelty Investigations Training. This will be held at El Paso County Emergency Services, 4755 Mark Dabling Blvd. Colorado Springs.

AWAC Training Videos

Below are recordings of past AWAC training events

Current Scholarships Available:

Scholarships are available for AWAC members to attend training events. Watch for notifications about application processes and timelines.

Applications should be emailed to: [email protected]