We are excited to announce the inaugural Shelter Playgroup Summit!
Where? Sacramento SPCA, 6201 Florin-Perkins Road, Sacramento, CA 95828
When? June 2nd and 3rd, 9am to 5pm
This event will be a collaboration among shelter staff and behavior experts. Our intention is to develop a framework that supports safe and “healthy play” and limits the use of aversives to manage playgroups.
This inaugural event is invitation-only. Attendees are shelter staff who have significant experience in sheltering and playgroups and can provide valuable input for this effort.
We have secured a discounted room rates at the following hotels (click on the hotel name for a link to book directly):
To take advantage of this special rate, you will need to book your room by Monday, April 30, 2018 at noon. The group code for this discount is: SPC.
The Courtyard by Marriott Sacramento MIdtown ($129 + $10 nightly parking fee)
Make your reservation by calling (800) 321-2211 or booking at this link no later than Friday May 11, 2018. The group discount code is: SPCR.
Hampton Inn and Suites Sacramento ($145 + $8.50/day parking fee)
The group code for this discount is: CHHSPC.
We have a “secret” facebook group for participants so that we can coordinate rides to the shelter from hotels and airports, and other fun stuff!
Click on this link, and ask to join: Shelter Playgroup Summit Facebook Group
Day 1, Saturday, June 2, 2018
8:30 am Optional breakfast social
9:00 am Welcome
9:10 am Selecting dogs for playgroups presentation and discussion
10:00 am Dog - dog introductions presentation and discussion
10:30 am BREAK
10:45 am Playgroup management (tools, strategies) presentation and discussion
11:40 am Utilizing information from playgroups presentation and discussion
12:15 pm LUNCH
1:00 pm Staff and volunteer training presentation and discussion
2:00 pm BREAK
2:20 pm Using play groups for behavior modification presentation and discussion
3:00 pm Sacramento SPCA shelter tour
4:00 pm Wrap-up of day and preview of tomorrow’s topics
Day 2, Sunday, June 3, 2018
9:00 am Welcome back and transition to playgroup observations
9:30 am Play group observations and discussion
12:30 pm LUNCH
1:30 pm Discussion: What does good look like for playgroups that limit the use of aversives?
3:10 pm BREAK
3:30 pm Moving LIMA-based playgroups forward: How, who, what to share with other shelters?
4:30 pm Wrap-up and next steps