Writing Mentorship

  • Overview

  • Required

  • Schedule

  • Prerequisites

  • CEUs & Pricing

  • About Your Instructor

Course Begins: July 14, 2024

Duration: 8 weeks

Instructor: Eileen Anderson

Course type: Mentorship


  • Auditors do not attend online meetings
  • Meetings are not recorded
  • Meetings take place on Sundays at 1:00 pm Eastern (first meeting July 21st)
  • Meetings are 1 hour in duration
  • There are 7 meetings for this mentorship


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.


Personalized help and guidance for:

  • The blog posts you’ve been wanting to post.
  • That book you’ve been meaning to write.
  • The handouts you have GOT to get done.
  • The grant that’ll pave the way for the next adventure.
  • Client reports—so many client reports!
  • Your website’s content and business voice.

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 mentees’ 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.

There are no required materials for this course.

This eight-week mentorship will begin on the specified start date and includes 7 weekly online meetings. Students will have access to the course for 1 year from the date of your most recent IAABC Foundation purchase.

There are no prerequisites for taking this course.

Full Student:

CEUs: 21 (CCPDT); 24 (IAABC, KPA)

Cost: $600



Cost: $360 **

Cancellation Policy: We will refund 90% up to 30 days pre-event. A 50% refund will be available up to 15 days pre-event. After these deadlines, no refunds will be issued.

Instructor: Eileen Anderson

Eileen Anderson writes about her life with multiple 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 $5 million. She has a long-standing interest in making technology accessible to women, people with limited literacy skills, and other under-served populations. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music performance and a master’s degree in engineering science.