Tuesday 12th February 2019
'Involve me and I understand' - developing participatory exercises with Suzanne Rogers

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Venue: The event is kindly hosted  by Battersea, London


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 1st February. Refreshments included, please bring 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).

Facilitator: After an initial career in scientific publishing, Suzanne re-qualified and in animal behaviour and welfare, gained extensive practical experience with several animal welfare organisations, worked as an equine behaviour consultant and founded Learning About Animals. She is active as an IAABC-certified horse behaviour consultant.


Suzanne is also co-founder and Programmes Director of Change For Animals Foundation (CFAF) and co-founder and Trustee of the Aquarium Welfare Association and of the World Cetacean Alliance (WCA). In 2007 she became the Programmes Manager of the Companion Animal Unit at WSPA (now World Animal Protection) managing dog population and working equine programmes. A key part of this role was to develop and test participatory methodologies. Suzanne led the move away from a heavy focus on mobile clinics towards prevention through participatory approaches. To reflect the broad applicability of the approach to other species she became the Technical Advisor for Human Behaviour Change Programmes.


Since 2011, Suzanne has worked as an international consultant for animal welfare and human behaviour change, working with many key animal organisations. In 2016 she co-founded Human Behaviour Change for Animals CIC with Jo White.

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​The saying 'Tell me and I forget, show me and I remember, involve me and I truly understand' resonates with many people but how can we truly involve people when facilitating change? This day workshop will explore the different tools and exercises we can use in 1-1 contexts with pet owners, in meetings, community outreach work, educational workshops and other contexts. We will try out some typical exercises and invent some brand new ones using the key principles and frameworks of tried-and-tested exercises as a starting point. Following the workshop you will be more confident in planning activities and training sessions and have some tools you will be itching to try at the first opportunity! 


A 90 minute version of this workshop was held at the 2018 HBCA workshop event. This is a day version where we will go into further detail and have more time to practice the exercises.


This workshop will be relevant for people working on any animal issue but most of the examples will relate to companion and working animals. 


CEU credits will be available for IAABC members.