2017 Innovation in Certification Post-Conference Resources

24th Annual Conference


Post-Conference Resources

Make the most of everything you learned at Innovation in Certification 2017!  From great conversations and new ideas, to the presentation of awards and even a few highly competitive yard games, a variety of Conference resources and memories are here at your fingertips.

  • Review your colleagues' Ah-Ha! Moments for important takeaways.
  • Relive the excitement with event photos on Facebook.
  • Revisit the presentations that inspired you the most by browsing the slides and related resources below.

Trainers Workshop – Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Curriculum Based Approach for Developing and Delivering Training to Small Systems
Jeff Oxenford – Rural Community Assistance Partnership

Reconsidering Operator Eductation
John Rowe – Coastal Pines Technical College

Preparing for Tomorrow’s Employee Today
Daniel "Rick" Pfleiderer, MBA – Greenville Water

Resource Rapid Fire

Online Training Development Dos and Don'ts
Ramzi J. Mahmood, PhD, PE – Office of Water Programs - Sacramento State

Top 10 Ways to Overcome Challenges When Obtaining Credit Approvals for Online Operator Trainings
Lisa Star & Chad Weikel – American Water Works Association
Matt Jones – Water Environment Federation

The Alignment of Certification, Functional and Hands on Training
George Haynes II – Division of Compliance Assistance State of Kentucky

Training Successes and Lessons Learned
Pam Murawski, MA – Florida Gateway College

Conference Day 1 – Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Legal Aspects of Certification 
Katharine F. Meyer, JD – GKG Law

Credentialing Lessons from the National Board for Respiratory Care 
Lori Tinkler, MBA – National Board for Respiratory Care

What’s New in Water Research and How Can It Impact Operator Certification?
Christine H. Radke, PMP & Justin Mattingly – Water Environment & Reuse Foundation

The Arduous Road of Broadening Your Certification Requirements 
John Solvie – Nevada Water Environment Association 
Kalpna Solanki, MBA – Environmental Operators Certification Program

2017 Standardized Exams 
Megan Baker, CAE Association of Boards of Certification
Andrew Falcone, PhD – AMP, a PSI Business

ABC Exam Development Volunteers

Conference Day 2 – Thursday, January 12, 2017

Looking Forward 2017
Dean A. West, FSAE – Association Laboratory

Innovations in Testing 
Rory McCorkle, PhD – PSI Services, LLC

Effectiveness of Online Training 
Ramzi J. Mahmood, PhD, PE – Office of Water Programs - Sacramento State

Is It Time for a New Facility Classification Model? 
Kalpna Solanki, MBA & Mike Gosselin, PO – Environmental Operators Certification Program

Ready to try out the models for yourself?  Start with these documents, and contact Kalpna Solanki with any questions.

The Aliens Attacked ...Again! 
Margaret Doss, PO – Georgia State Board of Examiners for the Certification of Water & Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators & Laboratory Analysts

Conference Day 3 – Friday, January 13, 2017

Washington Update 
Adam Carpenter, MS – American Water Works Association

EPA Operator Certification and Workforce Development Update 
Matthew Reed – US Environmental Protection Agency

Workforce Strategy in British Columbia - Planning as an Industry for the Future 
Kalpna Solanki, MBA & Pat Miller – Environmental Operators Certification Program

A New Groundwater and Wells Class for Non-Community Systems 
Steve Wilson, MS – University of Illinois – WaterOperator.org

Operator-In-Training Models 
Deni Gray – Washington State Department of Health
Bill Sullivan – Connecticut Department of Public Health
Martin Nutt – Arkansas Water Operator Licensing Program