2018 Trainers Workshop

24th Annual Conference

 

Innovation in Certification 2018: Trainers Workshop Program

Innovation in Certification is a two-part event. Explore the program for the pre-conference Trainers Workshop below, or view the Conference Program.

Programming incorporates interactive discussions, networking breaks, general sessions, and evening networking events, each offering opportunities to exchange ideas with attendees and presenters.

 

Draft Agenda: Trainers Workshop – Tuesday, January 16, 2018

8:30 AM
8:45 AM

Welcome
Paul Bishop, CAE – ABC President & CEO

8:45 AM
10:15 AM

Education Standards for a New Generation of Water and Wastewater Professionals
Joe McClary, CAE – International Association for Continuing Education and Training
Explore established standards for professional education as well as current training trends and issues with IACET, the developer of the original Continuing Education Unit (CEU) and the ANSI/IACET Standard for Continuing Education and Training.

10:15 AM
10:30 AM

Networking Break

10:30 AM
11:30 AM

Career Pathways
George Haynes II – Florida Gateway Community College
Pam Murawski, MA – CSUS Office of Water Programs

Identify pathways to inform and train a new generation of water and wastewater operators including the competency-based WaterPro Apprenticeship Program.

11:30 AM
12:00 PM

Hot off the Presses!
Tony Petrites – American Water Works Association
Sidney Innerebner, PhD, PE, CWP, PO – Water Environment Federation

Get a sneak peek of the newest operator training and certification preparation tools set to debut in early 2018.

12:00 PM
2:00 PM

Lunch Break
The San Antonio Riverwalk offers a variety of cuisines within easy walking distance of the conference hotel. Show Your Badge for discounts and special offers at many restaurants.

2:00 PM
2:30 PM

Case Studies in Training Diverse Operators
Mary L. Howell – Backflow Management Inc.
Follow the paths of operators from three diverse systems – a small system, a large system, and a Native American Tribal system – to understand how differentiated instruction breeds success from initial certification through career advancement.

2:30 PM
3:00 PM

Training in Twitter Bites
Paul Krauth, PE – Statepoint Engineering
In an age of noses glued to cell phones, complex ideas and discussions have been reduced to 140 characters or less. Sample techniques like microlearning and gamification to help you cope with 21st century attention spans in the training room.

3:00 PM
3:15 PM

Networking Break

3:15 PM
4:15 PM

How Do We Adapt to the Digital Age?
Jeff Oxenford – Rural Community Assistance Partnership
Join an interactive evaluation of our modern workforce and their training needs. With advances in technology, increasing automation, and shifting responsibilities, do qualifications still align with job demands? What role should innovative training design strategies like blended learning and augmented reality play in preparing operators?

4:15 PM
4:30 PM

Wrap-Up
Paul Krauth, PE – Statepoint Engineering

Conference – Tuesday, January 16 - Friday, January 19, 2018

The Trainers Workshop is followed by ABC's Annual Conference. View the Conference Program.