When: 01/14/2018 12:00am to 03/12/2018 11:59pm
|CPDT-KSA Knowledge:||4.00||CBCC-KSA Knowledge:||4.00|
|CPDT-KSA Skills:||0.00||CBCC-KSA Skills:||0.00|
Auditors are invited to observe and learn about topics under discussion between the mentor and full mentees, and their questions will be answered if time allows. Auditors do not attend the weekly live chats. Auditors will participate in mentor lectures, handouts and case review of full mentees' work if desired. Auditors can read along in the online forum and ask questions about ongoing conversations. Their questions will be answered by the mentor as time allows. In some cases, online meetings will be recorded and made available for auditors to watch after they have happened. Auditors cannot present their own cases or attend the weekly in-person video meeting. FULL COURSE TO BE AUDITED: •Do you need expert help with writing blog posts, handouts, grants, reports, or even a book? •Are you struggling to represent your business in the best way possible on your website? •Do you need to produce clear and detailed instruction sheets for your clients? What you've got to say is important, and your writing skills can help make—or break—your credibility. Get help with any writing project in IAABC's Writing Mentorship for Trainers and Behavior Consultants. Writer and blogger Eileen Anderson will review your work, editing and discussing real-life written projects of your choice in this 8-week mentoring workshop. Along with individual review of each mentee's work, Eileen will offer examples of her own and other written pieces. Course materials will include instructions on 6 major categories of writing relevant to trainers and animal behavior professionals. We will cover motivation, organization, and the development of a personal voice. We will also discuss basic search engine optimization for websites and resources for self-publishing. Worksheets, resources, and strategies will be provided for future reference, and you'll meet weekly for face-to-face live, on-line group support. Writing is an essential business and communication skill. This workshop offers a unique opportunity to improve your writing with a coach who is familiar with the challenges specific to the training and behavior fields. Eileen Anderson writes about her life with three dogs with a focus on describing positive reinforcement-based training to pet owners and beginner trainers. Her well-known Eileenanddogs blog has been featured on Freshly Pressed by Wordpress.com and won the award, "The Academy Applauds" in 2014 from The Academy of Dog Trainers. She has recently published a book on canine cognitive dysfunction. Her articles and training videos have been incorporated into curricula worldwide and translated into several languages. Eileen has worked professionally as a writer and academic editor, an orchestral musician, a network administrator, a remedial college math instructor, a bookkeeper, a social work caseworker, and a trainer of computer skills in academic and workplace settings. She has a long-standing interest in making technology accessible to women, people with limited literacy skills, and other underserved populations. She holds bachelor's and master's degrees in music performance and a master's degree in engineering science.