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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

How to deal with criticism on the internet

What:  Seminar Presentation
Date: Wednesday 11/14/18
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Where: N256
Who: John Bentley
Description: The internet is an awesome place for divers to learn more and travel easier. For some instructors and dive shop owners dealing with the internet isn’t easy. Telling the difference between trolls, people that aren’t good communicators and plain mean people can be daunting for people who haven’t been involved with the internet long. Let’s take a look at dealing with awkward comments, crushing trolls, and focusing on what matters -education and conversion.

Instagram is the #1 social media platform for 2019. Come find out how you can win more business with it.

What:  Seminar Presentation
Date: Wednesday 11/14/18
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Where: N256
Who: Darren Pace
Description: Did you know that Instagram combines the best parts of Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat into one easy to use platform? This is one of the reasons I feel Instagram is the #1 social media platform. Come to find out more about Instagram and how you can use it to capture more business. Sound Good? 

Members Update

What:  Seminar Presentation
Date: Wednesday 11/14/18
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Where: N256
Who: Sean Harrison & Stephanie Miele
Who should attend: All SDI, TDI, ERDI members.
Why should you attend: We have added a lot of new products, translated a lot of existing products and made some changes to standards. We’re excited to tell you all about it and answer all of your questions. We would also like to like to go over some of the changes and new features and services to our website. This is also a great time to meet members of our team, other SDI, TDI, and ERDI members and ask questions. A must-attend for all MEMBERS!

Brrr! Using rebreathers under ice – Testing in Antarctica

What:  Seminar Presentation
Date: Wednesday 11/14/18
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Where: N265
Who: Jeff Bozanic

You ask We answer. Transparency – Q&A with Brian Carney

What:  Seminar Presentation
Date: Wednesday 11/14/18
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Where: N256
Who: Brian Carney
Description: This sit-down question and answer session with Brian Carney, the President of SDI/TDI/ERDI touched on a range of topics last year. Items like the health of the diving industry, Insurance issues facing professionals, the overall quality of dive education today were just some of the few highlights from last year. Participants are encouraged to ask any question they would like in an open forum discussion designed specifically to allow transparency into our views and operation of the organization. Come talk with another owner and discuss the challenges our respective businesses are having.

Deco for gold – Using decompression procedures for shipwreck discovery

What:  Seminar Presentation
Date: Wednesday 11/14/18
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Where: N256
Who: Jimmy Gadomski
Description: Blue Water Ventures Dive Team members Jimmy Gadomski and Pat Murphy will explain how decompression diving is impacting the salvage industry, as it relates to their recovery efforts of the Steamboat Pulaski off the coast of Wilmington, NC. While this forum will briefly cover the history and recovery of The Pulaski, the primary focus of this discussion will center around how technical diving is reshaping today’s salvage efforts, and how dive teams prepare to face existing and anticipated challenges in a fluid environment.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

What is a real public safety dive team made of?

What:  Seminar Presentation
Date: Thursday 11/15/18
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Where: N256
Who: Thomas Powell
Description: When we think of emergencies, flashing lights, sirens, and fear are things that come to mind. For many people, there exists a happy assumption that when trouble strikes, there are people in the world who are well-trained and down-right similar to “superheroes” who will be there to save the day. Essentially, they are mysterious individuals who we forget about until we need them. The reality is that these heroes may be the lady next to you in the grocery store, or the man fixing your sink when it decides to leak. Public safety dive teams are like any other public service group. They are often made up of community members who have decided they want to provide service to others. Sometimes they are paid for their work, but often they volunteer. They give time on weekends, learn interesting skills, and they work hard to be successful. In contrast, they are not always specialists in the subject matter you would expect. In the past year, we have seen rescue scenarios take place on the world stage. The world community sometimes provided praise, but also offered criticism of who was sent to help, how help was provided, and even simple actions that were, or would be, performed. Everyone seemed to be the “leading expert” on all things associated with helping others. The truth is that sometimes helping others requires different backgrounds from different people. When these unique people are put together, their knowledge, history, and abilities can help to solve problems. Sometimes, the person needed most by a public safety dive team may be a physician, and engineer, or a technical diver with no background in true public safety operations. In turn, these specialists may need the experience of others who understand subject matter such as submerged encapsulation so that everyone involved can maintain safe operational activities. These realities have changed the definition of “public safety dive team.” In 2018, public safety diving evolved into a larger spectrum of capability and potential service. As a dive community, we have to foster this growth and make sure that education, safety, and skill development are established and maintained to support better service to our communities and regions. We must continue to IMPROVE what may be defined as a PUBLIC SAFETY DIVE TEAM.

 

First Aid Program – How to use it outside the scuba industry and be successful with it.

What:  Seminar Presentation
Date: Thursday 11/15/18
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Where: N256
Who: Sean Harrison
Who should attend: Anyone interested in teaching first aid outside the scuba industry.
Why you should attend: Teaching first Aid which includes: CPR, AED, Oxygen Administration, Basic First Aid, and Bloodborne Pathogens, in the SCUBA industry, is straightforward, it’s a prerequisite to a course. Opening outside the SCUBA industry is a completely, and lucrative, deal. Learning who your customer is, what they need, and where to find them is what will be covered. There’s a whole new world of opportunity out there, and we want to help you discover it!

The bridge to SDI – Change is hard, but you’re finally ready to make it. These are all the reasons why.

What:  Seminar Presentation
Date: Thursday 11/15/18
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Where: N256
Who: Cris Merz
Description: For otherwise successful business leaders, change is literally a pain. You have to “see and feel” new ways of doing things, not just read about them. Experiential learning is critical. We want to help you do that and build confidence for you and your staff on why your choice to join the SDI family was the right choice. If you are still unsure, join us anyway, ask questions and pick our brain.

Instructor Trainer (IT) Update

What:  Seminar Presentation
Date: Thursday 11/15/18
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Where: N256
Who: Sean Harrison & Stephanie Miele
Who should attend: All SDI, TDI, ERDI Instructor Trainers
Why should you attend: We have added a lot of new products, translated a lot of existing products and made some changes to standards. We are excited to tell you all about it and answer all of your questions. We’d also like to like to go over some of the changes and new features and services to our website. This is also a great time to meet members of our team, other SDI, TDI, and ERDI members and ask questions. A must-attend for all Instructor Trainers!!

Hyperlocal marketing: Top 10 strategies on how to do it right

What:  Seminar Presentation
Date: Thursday 11/15/18
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Where: N256
Who: Darren Pace
Description: Have you ever found yourself looking for a very specific type of business? Maybe one that is right around the corner or one that has a very distinct product or service? If so, you’ve already conducted a hyperlocal search. In this presentation, we are going to talk about how you can get your business in front of more local prospects who are searching for very specific results so you can win more business in your community. 

Mental models and ‘stupid divers’: The need to understand how decision-making in diving really works.

What:  Seminar Presentation
Date: Thursday 11/15/18
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Where: N256
Who: Gareth Lock
Description: We navigate the world and all its complexity and uncertainty through the use of mental models. They allow us to turn across traffic without crashing, they allow us to ‘guesstimate’ how much gas we are using at depth and they allow us to work out what others are going to do in certain circumstances. However, sometimes those models break down and we end up with a surprise – an incident, accident or a near-miss. Knowing how these models work is essential if we want to improve our diving safety. This presentation will challenge how you think you make decisions and what you can do to improve them while you are preparing your equipment to go diving, while you are diving and how to review dives so that lessons are truly learned and not just identified.

New First Aid Program – Crossover or upgrade to First Response Training International

What:  Seminar Presentation
Date: Thursday 11/15/18
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Where: N256
Who: Sean Harrison
Who should attend: First aid Instructors with other equivalent agencies and SDI first aid instructors.
Why you should attend: First Response Training International has developed the latest in first aid training materials using the most current teaching strategies and international guidelines for lay rescuers. This suite of courses: Adult and Child Emergency Care, Child Emergency Care, Workplace CPR/AED, Bloodborne Pathogens, and Oxygen Administration is unlike anything currently of the market. The materials (instructor and student) have been developed to maximize the learning experience and convey complicated procedures in a way lay rescuers can understand. The potential for becoming a First Response Training International Instructor is unlimited.

 

Friday, November 16, 2018

2019 Dealer Conference and Workshop Sneak Peak

What:  Seminar Presentation
Date: Friday 11/16/18
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Where: N256
Who: Cris Merz
Descriptions: Join us and find out why this is a conference and workshop that you don’t want to miss. We will focus on current methods your business needs to practice to stay relevant in today’s social and digital market.

Tips & tricks for new or seasoned instructors. An open discussion on how people learn to dive

What:  Seminar Presentation
Date: Friday 11/16/18
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Where: N256
Who: Sean Harrison
Who should attend: As the title says…any instructor, or as we prefer to call them, educators. Why you should attend: The minute you think you know everything there is to know about teaching or have seen it all, “that student” comes along. We’re going to explore and share the experiences with that student and how eventually we taught them. Come join us for a guided discussion with some old salts and some new ones, to hear old tried and tested techniques as well as some fresh new perspectives.

Rebreather Panel – Recent changes and what that means to you

What:  Seminar Presentation
Date: Friday 11/16/118
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Where: N256
Who: Sean Harrison & Brian Carney
Who should attend: anyone currently teaching rebreathers or anyone thinking about teaching rebreathers. Also, divers looking to take their next rebreather course.
Why you should attend: To keep it simple some of these changes could affect how you teach or how the course you want to take will be changed. Rebreathers have been the buzz now for several years, and with time comes progress and change. The recent changes to standards were a result of years of learning of what worked and what didn’t. Come hear it from the people that assembled all the information.

Members Update

What:  Seminar Presentation
Date: Friday 11/16/18
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Where: N256
Who: Sean Harrison & Stephanie Miele
Who should attend: All SDI, TDI, ERDI members.
Why should you attend: We have added a lot of new products, translated a lot of existing products and made some changes to standards. We’re excited to tell you all about it and answer all of your questions. We would also like to like to go over some of the changes and new features and services to our website. This is also a great time to meet members of our team, other SDI, TDI, and ERDI members and ask questions. A must-attend for all MEMBERS!

Holding your breath is not bad. A look into our Freediving Program

What:  Seminar Presentation
Date: Friday 11/16/18
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Where: N256
Who:  Brian Carney 

How to shine on camera. Step out of your comfort zone and learn how to be a rock star on video

What:  Seminar Presentation
Date: Friday 11/16/18
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Where: N256
Who:  Diajesma Orozco
Description: Lights, Camera, Action! Step out of your comfort zone and learn how to create video content to help grow brand awareness, increase your website traffic and engagement on social media. Use video marketing strategies to inform, educate and entertain. Why wait any longer…. Let’s dive into the new digital media era and explore new opportunities for growth, and success with video.

Repeated failures. Lost opportunities: Do we really learn from social media, organisational incident reports, and continued litigation?

What:  Seminar Presentation
Date: Friday 11/16/18
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Where: N256
Who:  Gareth Lock
Description: Incidents and near misses happen all the time and many are reported in the social media. Fatalities, fortunately, don’t happen very often, but due to the fear of litigation and the lack of a consistently robust investigative processes, context-rich data and contributory factors often aren’t made available. And yet the same accidents are happening. This presentation will address a number of case studies and show how the industry and the community can make a difference in learning by embracing reporting and just cultures so the context is available. Without context, we can’t determine the ‘how it made sense to the diver at the time’ and if you can’t do that, you won’t be able to learn from the repeated failures which are happening

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Crossover to SDI/TDI/ERDI

What:  Seminar Presentation
Date: Saturday 11/17/18
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Where: N256
Who:  Sean Harrison & Jesse Iacono
Who should attend: any diving professional interested in hearing about a liberating way of teaching SCUBA and making divers.
Why you should attend: SDI, TDI and ERDI are not new, we have years of experience training divers at all levels. What we are, is a refreshing way to train divers through both our standards and the materials we use. If you’re happy with the agency you’re using and producing the divers you want to produce then we’re happy for you. If you’re looking for something new and want the chance to train divers from the beginning to technical, to public safety, then we are the agency for you. Join HQ staff in this DEMA crossover and start your journey on the path to becoming a member with one of the most innovative industry leaders in the world of scuba diving. To get the most out of the event, first complete the online Crossover Familiarization course. Some fees may apply. Please contact us for details.

New First Aid Program – Crossover or upgrade to First Response Training International

What:  Seminar Presentation
Date: Saturday 11/17/18
Time: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Where: N256
Who:  John Bentley
Description: First Response Training International Crossover
Join us to crossover your CPR/AED and First Aid instructor ratings to First Response Training International. Our new courses, materials, and agency bring eLearning, competitive pricing and flexible teaching to the layperson rescue world. This two-hour session is designed to train instructors in the updated teaching techniques, materials, and procedures for our new program. It is designed for existing CPROX1stAED (or equivalent instructors for CPR, AED, First Aid, and Oxygen Administration). Preregistration is required and certain prerequisites must be met for attendance. Certification is not guaranteed. Course price includes digital instructor materials.

How to set up your 1st Facebook Ad

What:  Seminar Presentation
Date: Saturday 11/18/18
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Where: N256
Who:  Darren Pace

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11:00 AM - How to deal with criticism on the internet12:00 PM - Instagram is the #1 social media platform for 2019. Come find out how you can win more business with it.1:00 PM - Members Update - learn about what changes, upgrades and new items are available2:00 PM - Brrr! Using rebreathers under the ice - Testing in Antarctica3:00 PM - You ask We answer. Transparency - Q&A with Brian Carney4:00 PM - Deco for gold - Using decompression procedures for shipwreck discovery

10:00 AM - What is a real public safety dive team made of?11:00 AM - First Aid Program - How to use it outside the scuba industry and be successful with it.12:00 PM - The bridge to SDI - Change is hard, but you're finally ready to make it. These are all the reasons why.1:00 PM - Instructor Trainer (IT) Update - Learn about changes and developments in leadership training standards, leadership teaching materials2:00 PM - Hyperlocal marketing: Top 10 strategies on how to do it right3:00 PM - Mental models and ‘stupid divers’: The need to understand how decision-making in diving really works.4:00 PM - New First Aid Program - Crossover or upgrade to First Response Training International

10:00 AM - 2019 Dealer conf and workshop sneak peak11:00 AM - Tips & tricks for new or seasoned instructors. An open discussion on how people learn to dive12:00 PM - Rebreather Panel - Recent changes and what that means to you1:00 PM - Members Update - learn about what changes, upgrades and new items are available2:00 PM - Holding your breath is not bad. A look into our Freediving Program3:00 PM - How to shine on camera. Step out of your comfort zone and learn how to be a rock star on video4:00 PM - Repeated failures. Lost opportunities: Do we really learn from social media, organisational incident reports, and continued litigation?

10:00 AM - Crossover - We are accepting new members… find out how12:00 PM - New First Aid Program - Crossover or upgrade to First Response Training International2:00 PM - How to set up your 1st Facebook Ad

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