2018 Innovation in Certification Post-Conference Resources

24th Annual Conference

 

From "Ah-Ha!" to Action

With more than 30 content leaders and nearly 1,200 poll votes over four days of technical sessions, Innovation in Certification 2018 left attendees with scores of Ah-Ha! Moments. Download session slides, poll results, and handouts below to get started on your personal action plan.

Trainers Workshop – Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Education Standards for a New Generation of Water and Wastewater Professionals 
Joe McClary, EdS, CAE – International Association for Continuing Education and Training

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

SlidesPoll ResultsHandout: OWP Flash Cards

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

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Case Studies in Training Diverse Operators
Mary L. Howell – Backflow Management Inc.

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Training in Twitter Bites
Paul Krauth, PE – Statepoint Engineering

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How Do We Adapt to the Digital Age?
Jeff Oxenford, MSE – Rural Community Assistance Partnership

SlidesPoll Results

Conference Day 1 – Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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

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Accommodations Answered
Katharine F. Meyer, ESQ – GKG Law
Larry Flint – PSI Services LLC

Poll ResultsHandout: ADA Testing Accommodations

Regulatory Strategies to Improve your Training Ecosystem
Joe McClary, EdS, CAE – International Association for Continuing Education and Training

SlidesPoll Results

USEPA Update
Leslie Temple – US Environmental Protection Agency
An overview of projects and plans from the national workforce development workgroup, and ongoing operator certification initiatives.

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Solutions Showcase
Bill Edgar – CEU Plan
Joe McClary, EdS, CAE – International Association for Continuing Education and Training

John Solvie – Certification Commission for Environmental Professionals
Paul Spina – New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission

Tanushree Courlas, PE – Ohio Environmental Protection Agency

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Tech Tools for the Certification Process
Megan Baker, CAE  Association of Boards of Certification
Rajesh Balasubramanian, MCA  LaunchIT

Patrick Gallagher, MBA & Brice Rockers – PSI Services LLC

SlidesVideo: Professional Operator Program

Conference Day 2 – Thursday, January 18, 2018

Looking Forward 2018
Dean A. West, FASAE – Association Laboratory Inc.

SlidesHandout: Environmental Scan Discussion

Setting the Certification Standard
George Haynes II – Florida Gateway College

SlidesPoll Results

Emerging Specialties
John Rowe, PhD – CSUS Office of Water Programs
Eddie Gonzalez, MS – National Green Infrastructure Maintenance Certification Program
John Solvie – City of Las Vegas
Ramzi J. Mahmood, PhD, PE – CSUS Office of Water Programs

Tim Worley, PhD – California-Nevada Section, American Water Works Association

SlidesPoll Results

From the Headlines: Hurricane Harvey & Disaster Response
Peter Brooks, MPP, MBA – waterTALENT

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There’s No Cheating on Exam Security
Brice Rockers – PSI Services LLC

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Draft Agenda:  Conference Day 3 – Friday, January 19, 2018

DC Beat
Adam Carpenter, MS – American Water Works Association

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Regional Response to Workforce Challenges
Cheryl Davis – BAYWORK

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Workforce Strategy Roundtables 
Adam Carpenter, MS – American Water Works Association
Deni Gray – Washington Operator Certification Program
George Haynes II – Florida Gateway College
John Solvie – Certification Commission for Environmental Professionals
Kalpna Solanki, MBA – Environmental Operators Certification Program
Pam Murawski, MA – CSUS Office of Water Programs
Peter Brooks, MPP, MBA – waterTALENT

Rick Pfleiderer, MBA – Greenville Water
Steve Harrison – Water Environment Federation

Poll ResultsHandout: BC EOCP Workforce Strategy Link: Washington Workforce Development Site