New program focuses on advocacy for animals

The Humane Society of the United States and George Washington University are partnering to offer a new graduate certificate in community advocacy.

Offered by the Humane Society University, the humane society’s educational arm, and the Graduate School of Political Management at George Washington University, the program is aimed at students preparing to become leaders of community activism or change agents for public policy in any area of animal welfare.

The program will offer six courses, including leadership styles; grassroots politics; state and local government and politics; focus-group research; media relations in the new media world; and an advanced practicum.

All courses are given online and can be completed in one calendar year.

Students must be on the Washington, D.C., campus for four days, two days at the start of the program and two days before completing the final course.

The deadline for applying for the spring 2009 semester is Nov. 1.

For information, visit the Humane Society.

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