Trainings

Staff Webinars

Webinar trainings are a great way to provide team members with introductory overview of various topics. GRAZE offers webinar trainings on the following topics:

  • Supporting Mental Wellness for Animal Professionals
  • Understanding the Human Animal Bond
  • Supporting Mental Wellness of your Teams- for Leaders and Managers

Program Highlights

Supporting Mental Wellness for Animal ProfessionalsThis webinar covers basic terminology related to mental wellness; how mental wellness can impact safety and quality of animal care as well as provides basic tools and strategies that can be implemented at multiple level within an organization.

Understanding the Human Animal Bond This webinar dives deeper into the human animal bond, benefits as well as potential challenges and stressors connected to HAB. This webinar also discusses basic tools and strategies for managing the common stressors and emotions that come from working with animals.

Supporting Mental Wellness for your Team- Leaders and Managers – Leaders of an organization or team can have a profound impact on the overall mental wellness of their team. This webinar will cover basic terminology related to mental wellness, how the overall wellness of your team can impact safety, work culture and quality of animal care as well as tools and strategies that you as a leader or manager can implement to support your team.

Training Courses

Completing the Cycle: Tools for Health Stress Management (3.5 hour training)

Stress is a survival mechanism that in the short term can be helpful, however cumulative or chronic stress can potentially impact an individual’s resiliency and ability to handle stressful or traumatic situations. Strongly encourage program to be in-person training, however virtual training can be offered

Program Highlights

  • Understand basic terminology
  • Short-term and Long-term impacts of stress
  • Evidence based tools and strategies for managing stress

Caring for the Caretaker: Tools for assessing and improving how those in charge of animal care take care of themselves. (3.5-hour training)

People in the industry practice excellent animal care, being attentive and mindful of what is best for those in their care. However, too often these same individuals neglect to make or take the time to attend to themselves. As a result, their self-welfare is put in jeopardy. In order to give care, we must be willing to receive it, this increases our resiliency and allows us to do more than just survive, it permits us to thrive. Strongly encourage program to be in-person, however virtual training can be offered.

Program Highlights

  • Understanding of what personal well-being (self-care) is 
  • Impacts of self-care on resiliency 
  • Assess current self-care practices 
  • Basic self-care inputs and outputs 
  • Implementation of practices 

Workshops

Thriving Animal Professional Workshop: Develop and implement tools to thrive in the aquarium and zoo profession. (6- hour training)

Identifying the tools that are accessible is the first step. But the most important step is being able to individualize methods for implementing those tools into action. Can be offered in-person or virtual. Training can be completed in one 6-hour session, two 3- hour sessions or six 1-hour sessions.

Program Highlights:

  • Discovering your why 
  • Creating guideposts for success 
  • Time management for animal professionals 
  • Opportunities to Thrive 
  • Manage your Mindset and emotional health 
  • Maintaining momentum 

Certification Courses

Coming soon:

Critical Incident Stress Management Certification- Group

Critical Incident Stress Management Certification- Individual

Phycological First Aid Certification

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