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

Engaging Our Collective Strengths is the theme for the 2021 conference, join us Sept. 15-17 in Black Hawk!

Upcoming Training Events

Click on an event below to learn more and register:

APRIL 28th at 2:00PM - Socially Conscious Sheltering

This virtual training is offered by the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region and addresses Socially Conscious Sheltering and Socially Conscious Animal Communities

APRIL 29th at 9:00AM - Socially Conscious Sheltering

This virtual training is offered by the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region and addresses Socially Conscious Sheltering and Socially Conscious Animal Communities

May 5th at 8:30am - Coffee & Collaboration

Topic for this event is Multilingual Programming.

AWAC Training Videos

Below are recordings of past AWAC training events

De-escalation in Critical Situations

Learn strategies for de-escalating conflict.

Current Scholarships Available:

The AWAC Scholarship Subcommittee offers scholarships for a variety of training opportunities offered by the association or by other organizations. Watch this space for scholarship opportunities and where and how to apply.

Applications should be emailed to: [email protected].