Hi,Foster Job-Alike meetings are for people interested in pet foster care. Everyone is welcome, whether or not you have have a foster-related job! You can register for the meetings here. Once you finish registration, a screen will pop up that will allow you to save the meeting invite to your calendar. This thread will be your destination for all updates and discussions related to the Foster Job-Alike meetings. Before each meeting, we'll update this post with the agenda and speaker(s). After each meeting, this thread will be updated within 48 hours with the video recording, presentation slides and any resources that were shared during the call.We also hope that you will use this thread to continue the conversation with other job-alike members. If you think of something after the meeting that you'd like to share with the group or an idea for a future topic, share it with us here!Click the "Follow" button at the top right of the thread to be notified of new comments, recordings and to continue collaborating outside of our monthly meetings. Here are the topics we'll be discussing at our next few meetings:
April 4th, 12:30-1:30pm ET
Session Topic: HASS Tier 1 shelters that increased foster placements exponentially in 2021
Amanda Graus, Foster Coordinator, Cincinnati Animal CARE
Kay Martin and Leanne Rinne, Foster Coordinators, Oakland Animal Services
May 2, 12:30-1:30pm ET
Session Topic: Feline Behavior Foster! In this meeting, we'll hear about behavior foster for cats at Operation Kindness and Erie Humane Society's Shadow Cats program
Caitlin Daly, President/CEO and Melanie Rushforth, Vice President of Veterinary Services, Erie Humane Society- Shadow Cats program; Stephani Coe, Sr. Operations Manager for Operation Kindness- feline behavior foster
Kay Martin and Leanne Rinne, Foster Coordinators, Oakland Animal ServiceRegister at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwoc-CvqjMuEtHyo31d1A7l87RB_v-Hz_tZ
Upcoming Foster Job-Alike Meetings12:30pm-1:30pm ETRegister athttps://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwoc-CvqjMuEtHyo31d1A7l87RB_v-Hz_tZ
Session Topic: Customer journey maps are used to map the relationship between a customer and an organization over time and across all channels on which they interact. Design teams use customer journey maps to see how customer experiences meet customers' expectations and find areas where they need to improve designs. In this meeting, you'll learn how you can do the same with foster processes.
Speakers: Mika Munch, Service Designer at Twilio; former Maddie's Customer Experience Consultant at Austin Pets Alive! and Technology Consultant at Lifeline Animal Project
Session Topic: The results and implications of a recent study, Increasing Engagement in Kitten Fostering Programs: Lessons Learned From High Kitten Intake Zip Codes in Los Angeles County
Speakers (all of ASPCA):
Upcoming Foster Job-Alike Meetings, 12:30-1:30pm ET
You can register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwoc-CvqjMuEtHyo31d1A7l87RB_v-Hz_tZ09/12/2022
Session Topic: Increasing Engagement in Kitten Fostering Programs: Lessons Learned From High Kitten Intake Zip Codes in Los Angeles County; The researchers will tell us all about the study and the takeaways for your foster programs!
Speakers (all ASPCA):
Link to study they'll be discussing: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fvets.2022.897687/full
Session Topics: Library Cat Foster Program and Flight Paths for Shelter DogsIn this meeting, we'll hear about Rusk Pets Alive!'s foster partnership with their local library and Austin Pets Alive!'s Flight Paths program.
Flight Paths is a volunteer program designed to give the APA! animals most in need of assistance their best and most immediate chance at securing a foster or adoptive home by creating teams (Flight Crews) around each of those animals to: ensure they develop the life skills they need to be successful in homes; create and distribute marketing and promotional materials; develop intimate knowledge of their histories, behavior and/or medical challenges; prevent psychological and physical decline by protecting their health, safety and emotional well being; and, field inquiries from potential fosters and adopters.
Speakers: Lana Lesley, Intake to Placement Coordinator, Austin Pets Alive!; Lisa Waugh, CoFounder, Rusk County Pets Alive!
Session Topic: With an increase in dog fostering of 73% this year, there's a lot we can learn from Memphis Animal Services. At this meeting they'll be talking about how their foster, volunteer and communications staff work together to inspire their community to foster, how pets are marketed from foster homes and how they make the program a priority at their organization.
Job-Alike Upcoming Meeting Information:
Speakers: Katie Curtis, Foster Manager, and Katie Pemberton, Marketing & Communications Supervisor, both of Memphis Animal Services
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