Membership Levels

Please note: the membership process is on hold until 12/1/18, for continuing and new members for our 2019 fiscal year

Starting with the fiscal year 2019, Synergy will have 2 levels of network memberships available: Networking and Marketing

All Members

  • Will complete the Synergy Membership Form (starting 12/1/18)
  • Will receive preferential attendance opportunities for sponsored workshops/events by external professionals, organized by Synergy
  • Understand that based on the network's financial situation at the time of the future event, all members may be asked to purchase a ticket to an event, at a reduced rate from the public, in order to supplement their attendance if they would like to attend

Networking Member

  • Cost: $30 annually (as of 2019, due 1/31/2019 for existing members)
  • Expectations:
    • Sign: Sign and abide by the Bylaws and Volunteer Policies and Procedures of Synergy
    • Invite all Trainers: Networking members are not required to sign and embody the Mission and 'Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct Guiding Principles' of Synergy - we would like to invite those who are interested in learning more about the force-free side of training to join us for networking opportunities, workshops, etc. in hopes that we can include you as a Marketing Member with signed Mission and 'Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct Guiding Principles' in the future
    • Participate: Participate in at least 2 events a year, in some capacity (via physical attendance or support behind the scenes) (when participating you must abide by the Code of Ethics and Processional Conduct Guiding Principles)
    • Participate in meetings (1 a quarter) - in person, via live online meeting or review the recorded meeting
      • We will hold 4 meetings a year - each one designed to grow and enhance our knowledge, skills and abilities as animal professionals
      • For 2 of these meetings an educational speaker will be brought in
      • For 2 of these meetings we will focus on a topic (via webinar, activity, other)
    • Advertise: Include the Synergy logo and membership level on social media of business, where possible (website, email signature, Facebook, etc.)

Marketing Member

  • Cost: $50 annually (as of 2019, due 1/31/2019 for existing members)
  • Expectations:
    • Networking Member expectations, plus...
    • Sign: Sign and embody the Mission, Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct Guiding Principles, Bylaws and Volunteer Policies and Procedures of Synergy
    • Participate: Participate in at least 1 event in person per year
    • Uphold Standards: Uphold the Synergy Animal Behavior Network standards daily in their training and professional representation as board members
    • Consult: Abide by the LEIBI6 hierarchy - at step #4 we consult with internal or external network professionals for assistance, using a proper functional assessment process
    • Advance the Mission: Continue to help the organization advance our mission, open up the conversation, break down the walls and educate others on the humane, force-free options available for training

Board Member

  • Cost: $50 annually (as of 2019, due 1/31/2019 for existing members)
  • Expectations:
    • Marketing Member expectations, plus...
    • Physical Presence: A minimum of 1 board member physically present at each of the 4 major events per year