Helpful Hints and Ideas
My Academy Helpful Hint: Animal Care Training Fundamentals Prerequisites
At San Diego Zoo Global, we require any employee who will be working with animals to take and pass four required courses on their first day of work. Many times I will set up their account and load the required courses, which are:
- Zoonotic Disease and Biosecurity
- Government Regulations and Inspection Readiness
- Fundamentals of Animal Learning
- Working Safely with Dangerous Animals
Here is a sample introduction to an e-mail that we send to our new or recently promoted employees, prior to their first day of work. I also provide instructions for signing on and accessing the courses. "Welcome to San Diego Zoo Global! You can begin taking your required Animal Care courses after you complete any necessary paperwork with the Human Resources Department. If this changes, you will hear back from our Human Resources team."
Have questions regarding the helpful hint? Ask Stephanie Crise, My Academy, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer Connection Helpful Hint: Blended Learning Webinar in Academy Catalog
Check out the Blended Learning webinar in your Academy course catalog! How do you effectively take a tired old lecture series or outdated formalized training and turn it into a vibrant and engaging program perfect for your audiences? For most organizations, blended learning is a MUST. In this webinar, follow our journey from investigation to implementation of training for a variety of volunteer assignments. Explore a multitude of techniques to teach a broad range of learners effectively and efficiently. Once you complete the webinar, be sure to inquire about the Academy's DIY options, so you can tailor your own personal training and add it to your SDZGA repertoire.
Have questions regarding the helpful hint?Ask Tammy Rach, The Volunteer Connection, at email@example.com
Safety Training Helpful Hint: Bloodborne Pathogens Course in Academy Catalog
In the Bloodborne Pathogens course created by Michael W. Keefe, CSP, MBA, CWCP Environmental, Health, and Safety Professional, you will learn about the characteristics of bloodborne pathogens such as HIV, diseases caused by these pathogens, and how they are transmitted. You will also learn the elements of an exposure control plan and how to prevent contact with or infection from contaminated body fluids. In addition, you will learn how to handle exposure incidents involving blood, as well as the signs, labels, and color-coding used to warn of biohazards and bloodborne pathogens. This training is provided to help employers provide a safe and healthful work environment for their employees and minimize the possibility of employee exposure to bloodborne pathogen.
Bloodborne pathogens are infectious microorganisms in human blood that can cause disease in humans. These pathogens include, but are not limited to, hepatitis B (HBV), hepatitis C (HCV), and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Needle sticks and other sharps-related injuries may expose workers to bloodborne pathogens. Workers in many occupations, including first aid team members, housekeeping personnel in some industries, nurses, and other healthcare personnel may be at risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens.
Have questions regarding the helpful hint? Ask John Liken, Health and Safety Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org
San Diego Zoo Global Academy's Idea Hatchery
The Academy's collaborative learning environment is already "hatching" innovative ideas: let's continue to make it easier to do so. You've got the ideas—let's collaborate on innovation! Please share your online training ideas at: email@example.com