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Population Management II Webinar Series: Communication Part 1, Managing Animal Programs - Communication and Networking are Key to Success - Shared screen with speaker view
Association of Zoos & Aquariums
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Kristine Schad Eebes
AZA Program Handbooks: https://www.aza.org/animal-program-handbooks
Kristine Schad Eebes
AZA SSP Communication Guide: https://assets.speakcdn.com/assets/2332/ssp_program_communication_guide.pdf
Kristine Schad Eebes
If you have questions or comments, feel free to share them here, send them to me directly, or raise your virtual hand.
Erica Royer
For #15: I would love to hear what "system" others feel work best to keep track of recommendations, conversations, emails, interim recs etc. Excel? Your inbox? Other systems?
Tina Cloutier Barbour
I use Excel, but it gets pretty complicated at times. Would also love to hear what software others use/recommend!
Danielle Hessel
I agree, I'd love to hear some suggestions for organization or maybe some examples to see. What I'm doing definitely could use some improvement.
Jessica Martinho
I’m interested in organizational tips as well. As a keeper, I don’t have a desk/office, and I find myself sometimes swimming in post-its and scraps of paper in bags, in my car, and in my couch cushions. Help.
Libby Hayes
I have separate folders for ssp emails that need looked at it things I want to be able to reference to in the future. I think the biggest thing I've learned is that I can and should delete emails when I'm done with them. I was initially scared to delete any ssp conversations, but it has helped so much to fully close things that are completely done and handled.
Sheila Wojciechowski
*I save every "completed" e-mail in one folder.
Kristine Schad Eebes
Population Management II Webinar Series: Communication Part 2, Get Organized for SSP Planning and Discover Helpful Tools for Virtual Planning Meetings Thursday, July 22, 1-2:30 PM EDT
Kristine Schad Eebes
Amanda Dailey
I created a google account specifically for my ssp. Using google docs/sheets/forms has helped me keep everything somewhat organized and in the same place.
Sheila Wojciechowski
*I have a separate folder for e-mails that need follow-up on.*I also use excel to keep track of each time I communicate with a zoo. *My favorite thing is a large-screen computer monitor so that I can see a lot of information at one time and my excel spreadsheets are easier to read. *3 greaseboards in my office- one is used as "scratch paper," one is used for short-term follow-up reminders, and one is for longer-term projects I am working on.
Andrea Putnam
As Kristine mentioned, the July webinar will go into some detail about organizing emails and interim requests. Here’s the sign up link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAtfuuvrTMqHNwSqGM-RIXNi9MxI-ZFpprZ
Erica Royer
I will also share what Joe said when I asked him this question as well that I thought was a helpful tip: "My only other wisdom is to not file/organize for yourself. Create the system that, if you won the lottery tomorrow, you could give to anyone else and they could navigate it with just a bit of understanding. That is how I’ve approached stuff also and it has helped me... no long explanations, no crazy key or map system."
Danielle Hessel
I was curious about the mention of mentoring. I wasn't clear if it was for program leaders or if it is for institutions new to the species. If the latter can you suggest how to go about that, politically?
Sheila Wojciechowski
Question about communication needs … with the studbook module in zims now, information automatically comes to you. What is the requirement for contacting a zoo to get an update before publishing a studbook, when you know their info is up to date on zims? I have contacted some zims and asked for a taxon report, but I can get all that info from zims myself now????
Andrea Putnam
For the Tamandua SSP, the Program Leader added liaisons experienced in breeding to the Breeding and Transfer Plans for each new breeding institution to help pair up experienced institutions with less experienced institutions.
Jay Hemdal
Thanks folks!
Jodi Stirk
Thank you!
Chandra David
Thank you!
Danielle Hessel
Thank you