The National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI Worldwide) is experiencing one of its largest growth periods in more than a decade and has its “eye,” or in this case the Orlando Eye, on the 2017 DEMA Show in Orlando, Florida, to showcase the value and quality of its membership and efforts from November 1 to 4.
“We’re extremely excited about everything that is happening with NAUI,” said Dallas Edmiston, NAUI’s Executive Director.
“With new products, affiliates, destinations and opportunities, there really hasn’t been a more rewarding and thrilling time to be a NAUI member. This year we have nearly 40 presentations and events available for our members, designed to express our gratitude for their service and support and to enhance their training and business capabilities.”
Enrich Your First Aid Training
NAUI’s First Aid program has been completely revised. Experienced NAUI instructors are dedicated to dive safety and education. This update is essential to ensuing they are aware and proficient in the latest NAUI and International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) standards for First Aid instruction and return those who require it to active First Aid teaching status.
“Fortunately, most of us aren’t required to put our First Aid skills and training into practice on a regular basis,” said Edmiston. “However, if you don’t regularly practice or use a skill, it starts to erode. This workshop will not only provide great tools and materials but will ensure we’re up-to-date on the latest techniques and procedures in First Aid.”
Essentials for Leadership Development
“Effective leadership is the cornerstone of NAUI membership,” said Edmiston. This four-hour workshop discusses best practices for NAUI leadership and instructor development. Topics include review of the revised leadership standards and training requirements, conducting the new NAUI Familiarization-Instruction-Testing (FIT) program, applying Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) in NAUI training programs, and using the new NAUI Candidate Packets, Instructor Guides and materials. Workshop participants will receive a new NAUI FIT Candidate Packet for use with future NAUI candidates and more.
Navigating the NAUI CORE
The new NAUI CORE is the gateway to the most current information on Certifications; Online training programs; leadership Resources and Educational material. During this session, NAUI members learn how to manage their account and students, order material, communicate with their students and teach their students how to continue their diving education in this new secure and convenient information hub offering the latest in NAUI knowledge and news.
“As NAUI members, we’ve all been waiting for this day to come,” said Edmiston. “This is just another step in the evolution and revitalization of NAUI products and services.”
Assessment of Public Safety Diving
This seminar provides documentable ways to evaluate Public Safety Diving (PSD) instruction, standards, procedures and operations, and it teaches dive leaders how to begin the process of increasing training and operation safety and effectiveness. “NAUI has longed to be associated with some of the world’s leading public safety diving trainers,” said Edmiston. “We’re delighted to have NAUI Course Director Walt “Butch” Hendrick (NAUI 1724) provide and discuss some of the most up-to-date PSD information and issues.
Annual General Membership Meeting, Awards and Reception!
Unlike most certification agencies, NAUI dive leaders are truly members of NAUI. Learn what the Association has accomplished, where it is going, and recognize some of the outstanding accomplishments made by NAUI members at the Annual General Membership Meeting, Member Update and Awards session. Then, NAUI takes its members to the “top!” – not just in diving but in fun! Join fellow NAUI members at the Orlando Eye for a Member Reception from 6 to 9 p.m. (EST). on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017. This iconic, 400-foot tall observation wheel provides breathtaking 360 degree views of Central Florida, with sights of downtown Orlando’s skyline, theme parks, lakes and lush landscape, and on a clear day, views of Cape Canaveral on the Atlantic coast.
More Programs at the Orange County Convention Center
A virtual smorgasbord of stimulating and educational training and information sessions will be offered each day during DEMA Show 2017. Here are just a few highlights:
- Lead and Sell the Culture of Change – Two separate presentations focused on proven techniques designed to enhance your business internally and externally.
- Promoting NAUI and Your Business Through Social Media– Learn how to generate more fans and followers with a few tricks some politicians and big businesses use to grow their base.
- Diving Hazards with Rebreathers – A review of rebreather incidents, possible failure modes and how associated risks can be reduced.
- Breath-Hold Tips and Techniques – Explore tips and techniques taught in a more comprehensive NAUI Freediving course and gain a glimpse into the human potential that comes with proper training.
- Knot Tying and Rigging for Divers – Learn knots and rigging useful for rescue, advanced diving, site set-ups and more.
- Sharks, Turtles and Coral: Rescue and Restoration – Review conservation work to preserve genetic diversity in Caribbean coral reefs, rescue and rehabilitation of endangered sea turtles and reproductive research efforts with sand tiger sharks.
And there’s even more! Learn about ways to improve the level of rescue skills for diving leaders at the Leadership Rescue Primer; discuss gear configurations, training techniques and procedures designed to enhance diver skill and ability, leading to a more competent and confident diver in the Diving Foundations seminar; gain a better understanding of Diving Risk Management; and engage in many other exciting NAUI presentations that await you.
Find more information regarding the complete listing and registration requirements for NAUI courses, programs and seminars occurring during DEMA Show 2017 on the NAUI events page at www.naui.org/events/dema-show-2017/.
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