Writing Mentorship with Eileen Anderson
Each 8-week mentorship provides mentees with ongoing online chat, video exchanges, documentation, links, and scheduled weekly live chats via video meeting.
Mentees can discuss their own cases or any others, ask questions about application and theory, ask for tips and advice on overcoming specific challenges, and be guided toward even higher levels of professionalism and effectiveness. The mentors are there for the mentees, and offer all help and discussion that each mentee finds useful.
Auditing is also available Auditors may observe and learn about topics under discussion between the mentor and full mentees. Auditors do not attend the weekly live chats, may not introduce their own cases or ask for specific input on their own work. Auditors may participate in ongoing topics and discussions, and their questions will be answered if time allows. Auditing is simply an opportunity to observe and learn from the mentees' and mentors' experiences. Auditor Spots are all 8 CEUs for CCPDT.
Starts January 14th, 2018, meets online Sunday evenings at 8:00 pm Eastern
- Do you need expert help with writing blog posts, handouts, grants, reports, or even a book?
- Are you struggling to represent your business in the best way possible on your website?
- Do you need to produce clear and detailed instruction sheets for your clients?
What you've got to say is important, and your writing skills can help make—or break—your credibility. Get help with any writing project in IAABC's Writing Mentorship for Trainers and Behavior Consultants.
Author Eileen Anderson will review your work, editing and discussing real-life written projects of your choice in this 8-week mentoring workshop. Along with individual review of each mentee's work, Eileen will offer examples of her own and other written pieces.
Course materials will include instructions on six major categories of writing relevant to trainers and animal behavior professionals. There will be presentations about motivation, organization, and the development of a personal voice. You'll also learn about basic search engine optimization for websites and resources for self-publishing. Worksheets, resources, and strategies will be provided for future reference, and you'll meet weekly for face-to-face live, on-line group support.
Writing is an essential business and communication skill. This workshop offers a unique opportunity to improve your writing with a coach who is familiar with the challenges specific to the training and behavior fields.
Eileen Anderson writes about her life with three dogs with a focus on describing positive reinforcement-based training to pet owners and beginner trainers. Her well-known Eileenanddogs blog has been featured on Freshly Pressed by Wordpress.com and won the award, "The Academy Applauds" in 2014 from The Academy of Dog Trainers. She published a book on canine cognitive dysfunction in 2016 that won a Maxwell Award from the Dog Writers Association of America. Her articles and training videos have been incorporated into curricula worldwide and translated into several languages.
Eileen has worked professionally as a writer and academic editor, an orchestral musician, a network administrator, a remedial college math instructor, a bookkeeper, a social work caseworker, and a trainer of computer skills in academic and workplace settings. She has co-written successful grant applications totaling $4.4 million. She has a long-standing interest in making technology accessible to women, people with limited literacy skills, and other underserved populations. She holds bachelor's and master's degrees in music performance and a master's degree in engineering science.
Full Mentees: $449 for IAABC members; $499 non-members
Auditors: $150 for both IAABC members and non-members
IAABC and KPA – Full Students: 24 CEUs
CCPDT – Full Students: 22 CEUs