Upcoming events

    • 18 Mar 2021
    • 1:00 PM
    • 31 Dec 2021
    • 5:00 PM
    • Online

    The G2Z webinar series has been developed as an alternative to the 2021 in person National G2Z Summit.

    This series will cover a wide variety of companion animal managment and sheltering topics and you are welcome to suggest topics and speakers by emailing us. 

    Local and international experts will share their experiences, successes, skills and learnings with us all.

    Click here to find out more and register for upcoming webinars and online events.

    • 16 Dec 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Zoom webinar
    • 73
    • Workplaces function best when mental health and wellbeing are supported but the COVID-19 pandemic has tested even the most resilient teams and individuals. In this webinar, Vanessa provides an overview of mental health and wellbeing and outlines an evidence-based framework to assist flourishing in individuals and teams so that you can get back to your happy place. 

      At the end of the webinar, attendees will understand:
      - Concepts and definitions of mental health and wellbeing

      - Be able to identify signs of mental health difficulties   

      - Seligman's PERMA model and how to use it to promote wellbeing in the workplace

      Webinar presenter:

    • Dr Vanessa Rohlf: 

      Dr. Vanessa Rohlf is a consultant, counsellor, and educator to those who work with, and care for, animals. She has a Ph.D. with a specialisation in psychology (human-animal interactions), a Masters degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy, and a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Psychology. She has blended her practical and theoretical knowledge of human psychology and human-animal interactions in a number of previous roles over the last 20 years. These include veterinary nursing, psychology lecturer at Monash University, and researcher at the Animal Welfare Science Centre, The University of Melbourne. 

      She is an associate member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and has registration with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA), as well as further qualifications in mindfulness, animal bereavement, and certification as a compassion fatigue educator and therapist with the Green Cross Academy of Traumatology. In addition to her private practice, Vanessa is a research fellow in the School of Psychology & Public Health at La Trobe University. Her research areas include compassion fatigue, human-animal interactions, and human wellbeing. She regularly publishes her work in peer-reviewed journals and presents at international and national conferences.

      Vanessa works with a range of animal care industries including animal shelters, veterinary clinics, zoos, and research facilities. She also provides individual counselling and support to companion animal owners and professional animal caregivers from a range of industries.

    • This webinar is only available to members and is free.

Past events

22 Oct 2021 The Aggression in Dogs Conference
20 Oct 2021 Annual General Meeting and webinar presentation from PIA Companion Animal Rescue Awards finalists, City of Ballarat
15 Sep 2021 2021 WA Rangers Conference
20 Aug 2021 Understanding and working safely with dogs - VICTORIA
19 Aug 2021 Cat Management for Local Government - webinar
31 Jul 2021 Aggression in Dogs Workshop: Defensive Handling and Training for Australia
23 Jul 2021 Understanding and working safely with dogs - NSW
21 Jul 2021 Upping your BA game: Behaviour assessments for poundies! - webinar
20 May 2021 South Australian Local Government Authorised Persons Association Annual Seminar 2021
17 Mar 2021 Dog bite Emergency department presentations in Brisbane metro south: Exploring targeted interventions - webinar
23 Feb 2021 Preventing stray and abandoned cats and dogs through Council NDN Cooperative Desexing Programs - webinar
21 Dec 2020 AIAM 2020 Research updates - webinar
24 Nov 2020 Animal Management 2021 style with Human Animal Support Services - webinar
27 Oct 2020 Annual General Meeting and Doggone Webinar
13 Oct 2020 AIAM Annual Workshop 2020
02 Oct 2020 Aggression in Dogs Virtual Conference
17 Sep 2020 COVID-19 and Animal Management in the USA - webinar
20 Aug 2020 Quick and Dirty Dog Behaviour webinar
14 Apr 2020 Cat Management for Local Government
21 Oct 2019 AIAM Annual Workshop 2019
18 Sep 2019 2019 WA Rangers Conference
10 Sep 2019 G2Z 8th National G2Z Summit
30 Jul 2019 2019 NSW Rangers Conference
23 May 2019 South Australian Local Government Authorised Persons Association Annual Seminar 2019
18 Oct 2018 AIAM Inc Annual General Meeting
17 Oct 2018 AIAM Annual Workshop 2018
16 Oct 2018 AIAM Workshop 2018 - Airport Transfers
17 Sep 2018 New Zealand Companion Animal Council Inc - Conference
06 Sep 2018 Australian Disaster Resilience Conference
24 Jul 2018 Australian Institute of Local Government Rangers, NSW 2018
24 May 2018 South Australian Local Government Authorised Persons Association Annual Seminar 2018
23 May 2018 Behaviour, Welfare & Wellbeing Seminar - People & Animals in the Workplace
18 Oct 2017 AIAM Annual Workshop 2017
20 Sep 2017 WA Rangers Association Conference 2017
12 Sep 2017 G2Z
25 Jul 2017 Australian Institute of Local Government Rangers, NSW
25 May 2017 South Australian Local Government Authorised Persons Association Annual Seminar 2017
20 Oct 2016 Annual General Meeting
19 Oct 2016 2016 AIAM Workshops
21 Sep 2016 West Australian Rangers Association Annual Training Conference
26 Jul 2016 Australian Institute of Local Government Rangers (Inc)

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