​​Venue: TBC

Times: 10am (arrive for tea/coffee at 9.45am) to finish by 4.30pm 

Cost: £65 for the day early bird, increases to £85 after a certain period. Refreshments and soup and sandwich lunch (veggie and vegan) included, if you have other special dietary requirements we would recommend bringing a packed lunch.

​For more information please email info@hbcanimalwelfare.com. You can book via PayPal using the link below, or to pay by Bank Transfer or cheque please contact us by email. Places are strictly limited and not available on the door. You will be asked for registration details when you've booked, when you get confirmation (usually within a few hours).


Date TBC 2019
Habits: creating good ones, breaking bad ones as a sustainable answer to animal welfare problems with Jo White

​Habits are something we all share in common; good and bad their strength makes them resilient to change and more powerful than intention when looking to form new behaviours. So, could they provide the answer to the question of how to deliver lasting positive change for animal welfare? Habits have played a key role in our survival since the origins of existence, with great minds like Aristotle pondering their role and use, the fabric of society reliant on them to function, and our day-to-day routines comprised of many inter-connected tiny habits. However, it is only recently that social scientists have started to unlock habits amazing potential for good, with examples including developments in human health helping us to eat well and exercise more; technology making us more efficient and effective in our day-to-day lives, and, behavioural economics assisting us in planning for the future and old age. The time is right for those working in animal welfare to utilise this exciting opportunity to create sustained behaviour change through forming strong, pro-animal welfare habits and changing those that are negative. Join Jo for an interactive workshop, exploring how to practically implement evidence-based theories behind the formation of good, and the breaking of bad habits to make a lasting difference to the lives of animals.

A two hour version of this workshop was held at the 2018 HBCA workshop event. This is a day version where we will explore more detail and have more time to undertake practical activities and exercises. This workshop will be relevant for people working on any animal issue.

​​CEU credits will be available for IAABC members.

Facilitator: Human behaviour change is at the heart of the work Jo White undertakes in animal welfare. As co-founder of the social enterprise Human Behaviour Change for Animals alongside Suzanne Rogers, she is committed to making a difference. Her career spans over two decades working with and connected to animals; from its practical beginnings with horses who remain a constant, to developing and implementing international projects to deliver behaviour change to improve animal welfare; including the human animal. Jo recently completed an MSc in (Human) Behaviour Change, holds a Degree in Equine studies, a Certificate in Campaigns, together with varying practical equine qualifications. She runs the social enterprise Progressive Ideas which she founded in 2011; has worked with varying international organisations, including as a Director for World Horse Welfare leading the campaign to end the long-distance transport of horses and donkeys for slaughter; among other animal welfare and HBC work. Jo continues to provide advice and support covering the development and implementation of behavioural interventions to enable positive change to improve the wellbeing of animal; including strategy development, research and evidence collection, advocacy, campaigning and policy change, education and training, and communications to support change. Jo is committed to developing the field of HBC for animals, and is currently working on a number of projects focused on making positive change a reality, which includes building on her research into habit formation and change.