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inclusive hiring skills program


Let’s come together to make the world a better place for animals by making the workplace better for people.

The Inclusive Hiring Skills Program is a series of workshops designed for hiring professionals, providing a unique opportunity to enhance your knowledge and skillset in creating a more inclusive and diverse working environment.

Gain Insights from Top Hiring Leaders in Animal Advocacy

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Animal Advocacy Careers

AAC speeds up the end of unnecessary animal suffering by matching people to roles that help animals most.


We empower animal advocacy organisations with top talent, enabling them to make a greater impact.

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Tania Luna

Co-author of the bestselling leadership book The Leader Lab: Core Skills to Become a Great Manager Faster


Co-founder of LifeLabs Learning and Scarlet Spark, a new nonprofit dedicated to amplifying leadership and organizational effectiveness in the animal protection movement.

Recruitment is easier with the right strategies

As a hiring professional, you know how challenging it can be to find the right people for your organisation. With limited resources and a limited pool of mission-aligned and qualified candidates, it's easy to feel overwhelmed and frustrated. Sometimes there are too many great people applying and it can be hard to make a good decision within the limited hiring time.


The consequences of making a bad hire can be devastating: You could end up wasting time, money, and resources on an employee who isn't a good fit. Making a poor hire can cost nonprofits anywhere from $10,000 to $100,000 and this doesn’t even include hiring time.


That's why we've created this online workshop series specifically designed for professionals involved in or interested in hiring in the animal advocacy movement.


We will share proven strategies for successful talent acquisition and DEI practices that work for animal advocacy organisations. You'll gain the skills, knowledge, and connections needed to build a strong team that supports your mission.

This hands-on, research-backed program includes three workshops:


How to Minimize Bias & Maximize Inclusion in Your Hiring Process


How to Run an Effective Hiring Process


How to Design a Great Candidate Experience

Who this series is for:

  1. HR managers (both new and experienced professionals)

  2. Talent Acquisition and DEI specialists

  3. Executives and founders

  4. Anyone involved in or interested in hiring

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Each workshop is 90 minutes and taught virtually via Zoom.

You'll leave with:


Practical tools and tactics you can put to use the very same day


Sharpened skills that will make you a better hiring manager and leader


Important insights that will make it easier for you to build and scale an inclusive and effective hiring process


Connections to passionate peers in the animal protection movement

Let’s come together to make the world a better place for animals by making the workplace better for people.

Workshop descriptions


How to Minimize Bias & Maximize Inclusion in Your Hiring Process

Summary: We all know hiring is one of our best opportunities to grow workplace diversity and effectiveness and also one of the biggest danger zones for perpetuating societal inequities. In this workshop, we’ll share a simple but powerful framework to assess and improve your hiring practices to create a more just and joyful world for animals and the people who work to help them. 

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Outcomes: You’ll leave with a clear understanding of the biggest hiring mistakes to avoid when it comes to equity and inclusion, an idea bank for evidence-based alternatives to common problematic practices, and an audit tool you can share with your team and apply right away. 

No prep work required.

More info about this workshop

How bias can prevent you from hiring the best candidate:

  1. A poorly written job description can put off diverse candidates.

  2. A lack of universal criteria can lead to the best candidates being overlooked due to bias.

  3. Lack of provision for inclusion during test task can miss out on some of the best performers

  4. A process that's not inclusive can lead to candidates dropping off

  5. And many more!

We can't afford to be biased when hiring, especially considering our movement's limited resources.

Together we will look at the following:

  1. The FAIR model of hiring

  2. How to create a job ad that attracts the most diverse audiences

  3. Hidden ways we can introduce bias in hiring unknowingly

  4. How not to introduce bias via reference checks

  5. How to remove bias from test tasks

  6. Design the most and the least biased hiring process and spot the differences

We are confident that everyone, experienced and new hiring managers alike will come out with actionable takeaways from this important workshop.


How to Run an Effective Hiring Process

Summary: In this workshop, we’ll cover all the most important touch points (and error points) of an effective, inclusive, and scalable hiring process, from job descriptions to interview questions to candidate assessment. You’ll discover common pitfalls to avoid and learn evidence-based practices that will help you make great hiring decisions every time.

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Outcomes: You’ll leave with clarity and confidence about what it takes to build a great hiring system from beginning to end, answers to your biggest hiring questions, and a full toolkit you can use right away. You’ll practice implementing what you learn and get real-time feedback from your peers to create an even stronger hiring process. 

Prep-work: Come to this workshop with a role in mind you’re hiring now or would like to hire in the future.


How to Design a Great Candidate Experience

Summary: Many companies focus so much on making good hiring decisions that they forget to consider the experience of their candidates. This oversight can lead you to lose promising candidates and earn a bad reputation as an employer, making hiring even harder to do. In this workshop, you’ll learn the most important mistakes to avoid and practice techniques that create a standout candidate experience.

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Outcomes: You’ll gather ideas and feedback on your current candidate journey from peers at other animal protection organizations. And you’ll leave with a checklist to build an inclusive, efficient, and delightful candidate experience.

Prep-work: Come to this workshop with a role in mind you’re hiring now or would like to hire in the future.

Meet Your Facilitator: Tania Luna

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Tania is the co-founder of LifeLabs Learning, author of The Leader Lab and Surprise, cohost of the podcast Talk Psych to Me, partner at Columbia University's eLab, and founder of Scarlet Spark.


Tania is a researcher, writer, and educator. She writes for Psychology Today, Harvard Business Review, Faunalytics, and some others. Her TED talk on the power of perspective has over 1.8 million views.

Tania lives in a micro-sanctuary with 20+ animals, including her husband. She does lots of things, but each is an attempt to give people research-backed and play-packed tools for being kinder to ourselves, each other, and all living beings.


There will be a recording at all events, which will be sent to you in the follow up email after the event.

  1. How to Minimize Bias & Maximize Inclusion in Your Hiring Process — Thursday 6th April 16:00 BST 17:00 CEST 10:00 EST 08:00 PST 

  2. How to Run an Effective Hiring Process — Thursday 4th May 16:00 BST 17:00 CEST 10:00 EST 08:00 PST 

  3. How to Design a Great Candidate Experience — Thursday 1st June 16:00 BST 17:00 CEST 10:00 EST 08:00 PST 


When you sign up for a workshop, you'll automatically receive a recording of it in the next few business days along with all the tools and materials (regardless of whether you attend it or not).


We have done our best to select the times that the majority of advocates will be able to attend live. We highly recommend attending live as the participatory element of the workshop will be very valuable. If some of your cannot attend due to a difference in time zones, you’ll still be able to ask your follow-up questions either via email or in our Q&A session.


Each event is $99 per person to attend and a package of three events is $249 per person.

We are happy to offer a 10% discount for organisations on all their tickets if they buy more than one. All the payment goes towards AAC’s programmes.

We also offer early bird discounts for purchases made before the 21st of March (see the table below).


We are pricing the events like this to cover our overheads and to continue to provide valuable services to the movement. This pricing allows for most animal advocacy organisations’ training budgets. We are confident that the skills you’ll learn in the workshop are highly effective.


With an average cost of $10,000 to $100,000 per bad hire, the value of this workshop far outweighs its cost and has the potential to deliver significant long-term benefits to your organisation.

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We don’t want the price to be the reason why the organisation doesn’t benefit from these workshops. We are happy to provide a limited number of concessions for organisations who don’t have a training budget due to low funding (such as grassroots or volunteer organisations).


Please email with a note about your organisation’s name, your most recent annual budget and how much you can afford to pay and we’ll consider these on a case by case basis. If your organisation has a budget of more than $500,000, you’ll normally not be eligible for concessions.

Why we recommend you attend the complete workshop series

Attending one workshop can be helpful, but attending all three will give you a comprehensive understanding of how to create a more inclusive and diverse working environment for your team. Here are some benefits of attending all three workshops:

  • You will learn best practices and strategies for inclusive hiring that go beyond a single workshop.

  • You will have access to expert speakers who will share their insights and knowledge in all areas of hiring, talent acquisition, and DEI strategies.

  • You will have the opportunity to network with other professionals and build connections that can help you in your career and hiring efforts.

  • You will receive a discount for purchasing all three workshops together.

By attending all three workshops, you'll be equipped with the knowledge, skills, and connections to make better hiring decisions and build a stronger team that supports your mission.

We are also unlikely to offer concessions to non-animal advocacy organisations, with some exceptions given to meta organisations that benefit animals in some way.

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If you would like to register for 2 events, select "1 event", and then choose "2" on the quantity field that will appear below the pricing options.

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