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USPS Education. Shifting Gears. DEO Meeting Governing Board Detroit, MI September 5, 2008. . Remarkable Progress. By the End of Next Year… Every single course will have been totally rewritten 8 of 12 are complete now Three new courses will be completed 1 of 3 is complete

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usps education

USPS Education

Shifting Gears

DEO Meeting

Governing Board

Detroit, MI

September 5, 2008

remarkable progress
Remarkable Progress
  • By the End of Next Year…
    • Every single course will have been totally rewritten
      • 8 of 12 are complete now
    • Three new courses will be completed
      • 1 of 3 is complete
    • We will have 18 seminars
      • 12 of 18 are complete
    • Boat Operator Certification continues
      • 1 of 4 levels complete

quality
Quality…
  • Our material is EXCELLENT
      • We’ve tested it on multiple audiences
      • We have solid instructor material
      • Costs remain low to moderate

outreach to boating world
Outreach to Boating World
  • We’ve validated our approach
    • With the boating safety community
    • With outside markets
      • Example: Trawler Fest
  • We’ve begun initiatives with the boating industry

on the water
On-the-Water
  • We’ve resolved liability issues with new insurance
    • On the water training
      • Borrowed boat program
        • USPS Insurance become primary for boat
    • Resolved potential liability issues
  • We’ve started “on the water” with BOC
    • 24 members – master instructor trained

challenges
Challenges
  • Now, we must:
    • Promote and Offer them!
      • Urgent need for quality, trained instructors
      • We must reach out to new…
        • Audiences
        • Venues
        • Approaches

shifting gears
Shifting Gears
  • While maintaining our product momentum…
    • We will emphasize instruction
      • Instructor outreach and training
      • Communications
        • BLOGs for each course
        • Get to know each other
        • Share ideas and techniques
        • Instructor training on specific programs

public boating safety courses
Public Boating Safety Courses

Must reverse downward trend

62 squadrons not reported any boating course as of 7/31/07

what s new
What’s New?
  • America’s Boating Course
  • New Seminars
  • New/updated Courses
  • Boat Operator Certification

america s boating course 3 rd edition
America’s Boating Course 3 rd Edition
  • Nov 1st
  • 1 book
    • Classroom, internet – same book
    • Professional layout, graphics
    • High-quality, color printing

advantages
Advantages
  • We will have one course
      • Can be delivered in three ways
  • Book, CD, and PowerPoint
      • All coordinated
  • Emphasis on quality & value
      • Clearly the best
      • Extra content, CD’s

internet abc
Internet ABC
  • 2008
    • Continue with existing ABC
      • USPS – sole owner
  • 2009
    • Internet will match classroom course
      • Exam – on-line or squadron
      • Recruiting opportunity
      • Transition potential to classroom

student package
Student Package
  • ABC Book
    • Two parts – incremental
      • Boating Safety & Seamanship (8hr)
        • 4 logical chapters
      • Introduction to Navigation (4hr)
        • Piloting: GPS, charts, compass
  • Student CD’s
      • Animated courseware
        • Study at home, refresher, reference
      • Digital Charting – software & charts

instructor tools
Instructor Tools
  • PowerPoint
      • Excellent graphics
      • Animations
  • Instructor Manual
      • Slide notes
      • Supporting examples
      • Exercises

new seminars
New Seminars
  • Seminar format
    • A major success
  • More Titles
    • 12 titles, more to come…
  • Addition of Seminar Series…
    • Mini-Courses

seminars success
Seminars Success
  • Attracting “experienced” boaters
    • Hot topics of interest
    • Opportunity to recruit
  • Easy to deliver
    • Shorter format
  • Unique to USPS
  • Field tested

current titles 1
Current Titles - 1
  • How to Use a Chart
  • Using GPS
  • Using VHF & VHF/DSC Marine Radio
  • Onboard Weather Forecasting
  • Boat Handling
  • Sail Trim

current titles 2
Current Titles - 2
  • PaddleSmart™
  • Marine Knots
  • Anchoring
  • Marine Radar
  • Trailering
  • Hurricanes

reaching out new markets
Reaching Out – New Markets
  • Paddle Smart®
    • Largest & fastest growing market segment
  • Trailering
    • Largest powerboat segment

first mini course
First Mini-Course
  • Advanced Powerboat Handling
    • 6-8 hr Course
      • Close Quarters Maneuvering
      • Know your Boat and Seas
      • Handling in Open Waters
    • Animated presentation
      • Detailed techniques
      • Visualize actions
    • Clear target market
    • Combine with on-the water training (option)

partner in command
Partner In Command
  • Seminar Series
    • Coming this Fall
  • Designed for
    • Partners, spouse
    • Crew
  • What do you do
    • If you take the helm
    • Fill in as skipper

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Hands-on…

    • and fun for all audiences

in the works
In the Works
  • Rules of the Road
  • Crew Overboard
  • Emergencies On Board
  • Heavy Weather Sailing
  • Diesel Engine Care & Repair

in the works coming soon
Marine Compasses

River Boating & Locks

Marine Maintenance Series

Using Chartplotters & Digital Charts Series

Autopilots

Depth Sounders & Fishfinders

Coast Guard License Prep Series

In the Works – coming soon!

seminar advantages
Seminar Advantages
  • Up-to-date content
  • Quicker, easier to deliver
  • Attract potential members
  • Refresher for trained boaters
  • Flexible venues
    • Great for marine trades
  • Credit toward certification
  • Contribute operating funds

totally revised member courses
Totally Revised Member Courses
  • Navigation
    • Inland and Coastal
    • Offshore
  • Seamanship
  • Marine Equipment
    • Engine Maintenance
    • Marine Electrical Systems
  • Weather - Sept

new updated courses
New/Updated Courses
  • Navigation ‘08
    • Beta – in process, final ‘09
    • Advanced Celestial Navigation
    • Navigating offshore with Electronics
    • The CAPN software & charts
  • Weather ’08
    • Release – this month
    • One book – extensive color graphics
    • Comprehensive and practical

in the works1
In the Works
  • Marine Electrical Systems ‘08
      • 1st of new courses – ready now
      • Comprehensive and practical
  • Marine Communications Systems
      • End of year
  • Marine Electronic Systems
      • Mid next year
  • Sail
      • Early next year
  • Instructor Development
  • Cruise Planning

boat operator certification boc
Boat Operator Certification (BOC)
  • Ready to Go - Sept
    • Inland Navigator Certification
      • Resolved on-the-water insurance/liability
  • In process
    • Coastal Navigator Certification

inland navigator
Inland Navigator
  • Seamanship, Engines, Electrical
    • Boat handling, rules of the road
    • Boat equipment
  • Seminars
    • How to use a Chart
    • Using GPS
    • Using VHF & DSC Radio
    • Onboard Weather Forecasting

inland navigator skills
Inland Navigator Skills
  • Demonstrate:
    • Safe Powerboat Handling
      • Program based on partner – US Sailing
      • On-the-water demo
    • Handling Fire Extinguishers

levels of certification
Levels of Certification
  • Inland Navigator
    • Local: rivers, small lakes, bays
  • Coastal Navigator
    • Local: coastal waters
  • Advanced Coastal Navigator
    • Extended coastal cruising
  • Offshore Navigator
    • Global

requirements matrix summary
Inland

Seamanship

Marine Electrical

Engine Maint

Requirements Matrix Summary

Courses

Seminars

Skill Demos

  • Use a Chart
  • Using GPS
  • Using VHF
  • Onboard Wx
  • Safe Powerboat*
  • Firefighting

Coastal

  • Compass
  • Radar
  • Maint Series
  • Piloting
  • Marine Comm
  • Cruise Planning
  • GPS & Wpt
  • Distress Signal
  • Mech Sys Series
  • Emerg Onboard
  • First Aid/CPR

Adv

Coastal

  • Adv Piloting
  • Marine Electronics
  • Weather

Offshore

  • JN
  • Navigation
  • Passage Making*
  • Offshore Series

* US Sailing or equivalent experience

credentials
Credentials
  • Passport
    • Shows progress
  • Certificate
    • Completed level
      • Wallet Card
      • Certificate

a view to the future
A View to the Future
  • We have taken a clear and commanding lead in boater education
    • Our core strength
    • Route to recruit and retain members
  • Remaining…
    • Building the Instructor Team
    • Promoting our programs
    • Outreach to new venues

usps university helps usps
USPS University helps USPS
  • Continuing education
  • Membership growth
  • Income for the future
  • Truly the finest boaters

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