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The AKC Education Webinar Series provides an opportunity for Clubs to learn more about the resources AKC has to offer.

The last Wednesday of every month will bring a new topic covering misconduct, making your show an event, social media and marketing, tax laws and much more. There is no limit to the number of club members that may attend. During the webinars, you will be able to ask questions and participate in open discussion.

Register for Webinars Below:

Breed Preservation

September 26 at 8:00pm EDT

Mark Dunn, Executive Vice President, will share registration data contrasting the growth in numerous breeds against the decline of others. Mark will be available to answer questions and engage in discussion with attendees.

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Judge-Exhibitor Eligibility and Conflicts of Interest

October 16* at 8:00pm EDT

Tim Thomas, Vice President of Dog Show Judges, will review and discuss conflicts of interest and conditions based on AKC rules and policies which impact exhibitor eligibility at AKC conformation dog shows, with specific attention to judge and exhibitor relationships.

*Please note that this webinar takes place on a Tuesday and not Wednesday as usual.

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Evolution of Dog Sports

October 29 at 8:00pm EDT

Doug Ljungren, AKC Executive Vice President of Sports and Events, will review the evolution of dog sports and will discuss the importance of reaching new generations of audiences. Doug will be available to answer questions and engage in discussion with attendees.

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Show Secretary Responsibilities

November 7 at 3:00pm EDT*

Bri Tesarz, Manager of Dog Show Rules & Programs, will discuss the responsibilities of a Show Secretary before, during, and after the event.  Bri will be available to answer questions and engage in discussion with attendees.

*Please note that this webinar takes place earlier than the typical webinar time.

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Website Best Practices

November 28 at 8:00pm EST

Steve Pessah, Director of Digital Product, will discuss best practices for your club’s website. Steve will be available to answer questions and engage in discussion with attendees.

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Using the Online Event Management System (OEMS)

January 29 at 3:00pm EST

Bri Tesarz, Manager of Dog Show Rules & Programs and Sue Richards, OEMS Specialist will discuss and demonstrate how to best utilize the Online Event Management System.  Bri & Sue will be available to answer questions and engage in discussion with attendees.

*Please note that this webinar takes place on a Tuesday and not Wednesday as usual.

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Misconduct

January 30, 2019 at 8:00pm EST

Wanda Forlines, Director of Compliance, will discuss an Event Committee’s handling of allegations of misconduct at AKC licensed events and procedures for holding Event Committee hearings regarding the alleged misconduct. Wanda will be available to answer questions and engage in discussion with attendees.

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Government Relations

February 27, 2019 at 8:00pm EST

Sheila Goffe, AKC Vice President of Government Relations, will give an overview of the current efforts of the Government Relations team to protect the rights of dog owners. Sheila will be available to answer questions and engage in discussion with attendees.

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Archiving

March 27, 2019 at 8:00pm EST

Brynn White, AKC Archivist, will share information about archiving your club’s history. Brynn will be available to answer questions and engage in discussion with attendees.

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Please Note:

Topics and/or presenters may change due to presenter availability and/or other unpredictable events. Registered attendees will be notified of any changes in advance.

  • Frequently Asked Questions +

    What is a webinar?

    A webinar is a live, web-based video conference that connects the individual hosting the webinar to an audience. The host will deliver a live presentation at which participants may ask questions and interact with the host. Attendees will be emailed a link with directions on how to access the webinar after registering.

    What types of things will I learn?

    Our webinars will cover a variety of topics that will be of interest to Clubs. You may suggest a webinar topic by emailing education@akc.org.

    Will I be able to ask questions?

    Yes. You will be able to raise your virtual hand and ask a question verbally. You may also choose to type your question to the host.

    How will I know what to do when I arrive?

    The first few minutes of every webinar will review how to navigate. Attendees will be shown how to raise their virtual hand, type in the chat box and respond to any live polls offered.

    How much does it cost?

    The AKC Education Webinar Series is offered free of charge.

    How do I log in?

    Once you have registered for the webinar, you will receive an email with information regarding how to access the webinar.

    What if I can’t make it?

    If you have registered for the webinar, a link to the recording will be emailed to you following the webinar. Additionally, links to the webinar recordings will be available under “Previously Aired Webinars.”

    How long will the webinar last?

    The webinar will last approximately one hour.

    How do I register?

    Click the button on the webinar webpage for the webinar you would like to attend.

    Will I receive a reminder?

    Once you have registered, you will receive an emailed reminder one week prior to the webinar, they day before and an hour before it begins.

    If I sign up for one webinar, am I signed up for the entire series?

    No. You must register for individual webinars.

  • Previously Aired Webinars +

    Click on the webinar date and time below to view the recording.

    Please Note: You will be asked to submit your name and email address and click “register” in order to view the recording.

    Club Development June 27, 2018

    Public Education July 25, 2018

    Dog Show Rules August 29, 2018

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