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Animal Shelter Management Certificate: Lifesaving-Centered ~ ONLINE!


New Online Cohort Starts April 17, 2017.

Society's relationship to pets continues to evolve. The majority of people consider their pets to be beloved family members and expect their local animal shelter to work diligently to save the lives of the dogs and cats that enter the facility. This program will provide the knowledge you need to assume a management or leadership role at an open-admission animal shelter. You'll learn how to maximize a shelter's lifesaving potential through program management, community engagement, and shelter operations while at the same time preparing yourself for an exciting career.

Who will benefit from this program?

  • Professionals seeking a career change to something more personally fulfilling

  • New shelter directors

  • Shelter directors or managers wishing to dramatically improve their live-release rate

  • People working in the animal welfare field who wish to advance into management roles

  • Board members of animal shelters

  • Activists who wish to see a change in their local community shelter

  • Those wanting to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

New Cohort Starts April 17, 2017.
Download program brochure here!

Five Courses included are:

Leadership Training

  • Strategic Planning for Impact
  • Analyzing Operations and Decision Making
  • Managing People & Processes to Achieve Results
  • Organizational Responsibilities, Structure, and Board of Directors

Date: August 29 - October 9, 2016 (6 weeks)
Course Code: UNSM 005 51 (6CEUs) $299

Shelter Operations

  • Adoptions
  • Animal Care Fundamentals
  • Enrichment
  • Animal Behavior
  • Customer Service

Date: October 10 - November 20, 2016 (6 weeks)
Course Code: UNSM 010 51 (6 CEUs) $299

Community Program Development

  • Community Relations
  • Volunteers
  • Foster Care
  • Spay/Neuter
  • Help Desk
  • Events

Date: November 21, 2016 - January 8, 2017 (7 weeks)
Course Code: UNSM 015 51 (6 CEUs) $299

Animal Health and Clinic Operations

  • Understanding Shelter Medicine
  • Basic Animals Health Considerations and Care
  • Euthanasia Decisions
  • Clinic Operations

Date: January 9 - February 19, 2017 (6 weeks)
Course Code: UNSM 020 51 (6 CEUs) $299

Marketing and Development

  • Development Fundamentals
  • Fundraising Strategies
  • Marketing Fundamentals
  • Adoption Promotion
  • Social Media and Websites
  • Media Relations

Date: Febuary 20 - April 2, 2017
Course Code: UNSM 025 51 (6 CEUs) $299

Individual courses (6 CEUs): $299
Certificate/all courses (30 CEUs):
$1,395, if you register for ALL courses up front ($100 discount)

Important! This certificate program is not eligible for financial aid. Payment can be done all up front for a discounted tuition of $1,395 or can be paid as classes are taken for $299/course.

New Cohort Stars August 29, 2016. Click Here to Register!

Questions? Comments? Download program brochure here!
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