Best Friends Professional Development Symposium

The Best Friends Professional Development Symposium is a dynamic online learning event for animal services professionals and students devoted to creating lifesaving innovation and revolutionary change for pets and people. Our very first online symposium was held on September 16-17, 2020

See 2020 Schedule

Here’s what a few attendees had to say:

“It was well put together and the speakers kept me engaged. I liked the bite-size shorter presentations. I also liked the opportunities to see who the leaders in animal welfare are, and to hear about how they are successfully running programs to save more animals. It was inspiring.”
– Vicki, Massachusetts

“The speakers were great and the session length was perfect. Lots of great info!”
– Bethany, West Virginia

“Exploring these subjects was mentally stimulating. This kind of information is going to influence and bring a new light to animal welfare.”
– Robert, Louisiana

Be sure to check back here as we plan our events for 2022. We will update this page as soon as more information is available.

Earn a continuing education unit (CEU) and academic credits

Your successful participation in the symposium will result in one Southern Utah University continuing education unit (CEU) and one certificate of completion (80% minimum attendance at the live online event is required).

Plus, if you choose, you can earn three professional development (PRODEV) credits that can be applied toward a bachelor’s degree or master of interdisciplinary studies (MIS), master of public administration (MPA) or master of business administration (MBA) at SUU. This option offers a significant cost savings to those with educational goals.