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USPS University Education on the Move. 2007 Spring District Conference Presentation. >>. At Issue. Educational Dept Challenges: Turning around membership Giving our members solid programs USPS financial stability. >>. The Reality. We will revitalize membership.

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usps university education on the move

USPS UniversityEducation on the Move

2007 Spring

District Conference

Presentation

Boating is fun… we’ll show you how

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at issue
At Issue
  • Educational Dept Challenges:
    • Turning around membership
    • Giving our members solid programs
    • USPS financial stability

Boating is fun… we’ll show you how

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the reality
The Reality

Boating is fun… we’ll show you how

we will revitalize membership
We will revitalize membership
  • New, upgraded programs
  • Current topics, material
  • Attract recreational boaters

Boating is fun… we’ll show you how

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we need more
We Need More
  • Public Programs
    • Attract new members
    • Educational Membership
  • Member Programs
    • Selling point to join
    • Reason to stay

Boating is fun… we’ll show you how

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public programs
Public Programs
  • Consolidated Boating Course
    • Better Material
    • National Safe Boating Week Promotion
  • USPS University Seminar Series
    • Hot topics
    • Easy to give
    • Recruit

Boating is fun… we’ll show you how

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boat operator certification
Boat Operator Certification
  • Recognized Credential
  • Solid Acceptance
    • Boating community
  • Roll Out
    • Starting this Spring

Boating is fun… we’ll show you how

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level qualification matrix
Inland

Rivers, canals, small lakes, bays <2 mi offshore

Level Qualification Matrix
  • Boat to 26ft, Fair weather, daylight, good visibility, F4, 1m
  • Coastal
  • Local waters, coastal areas<5 mi offshore
  • Boat to 40ft, Fair weather, moderate seas, F5, 1.5m
  • Extended coastal waters, < 50 mi of shore
  • Advanced Coastal
  • Any boat to 65ft*, up to F6 winds, 3m waves
  • Offshore

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*With endorsements

  • Any boat to 65ft*, most conditions
  • All waters

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requirements matrix
Inland

Seamanship

Marine Electrical

Engine Maint

Requirements Matrix

Courses

Seminars

Skill Demos

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

Coastal

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

Adv

Coastal

  • Adv Piloting
  • Marine Electronics
  • Weather

Offshore

  • JN
  • Navigation
  • Passage Making*
  • Offshore Series
  • (2) optional

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* US Sailing or equivalent experience

on the water
On-the-Water
  • MOU in process with US Sailing
      • Safe Powerboat Skills
        • Train USPS Certifiers
      • Bareboat Cruising
      • Passage Making

Boating is fun… we’ll show you how

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better programs
Better Programs
  • New Seamanship
  • New JN
  • New Engine Maintenance
  • Split/New Marine Electronics
    • Marine Electrical Systems
    • Marine Communications
    • Marine Electronics
  • New Navigation
  • New Squadron Boating Course

Boating is fun… we’ll show you how

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seamanship
Seamanship
  • Seamanship 07
    • Student Manual at HQ
      • 174-page color manual
    • Wing’s book
    • Practical boating skills
      • Boat handling – various conditions
    • Guide for USCG License
      • Case study – one who did

Boating is fun… we’ll show you how

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engine maintenance
Engine Maintenance
  • Totally rewritten
    • Up-to-date information
    • All-types of engines
    • Single text
    • Available at HQ

Boating is fun… we’ll show you how

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JN
  • Record-breaking beta
    • Almost 300 students
  • Books at HQ
    • End of March
  • Practical offshore navigation
    • 12-week
    • Celestial – sun
    • Lots of info

Boating is fun… we’ll show you how

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marine electronics
Marine Electronics
  • 3 new courses
    • Marine Electrical Systems – almost done
    • Marine Communications Systems
    • Marine Electronics Systems
  • “Boatowner’s Guide to Marine Electronics”
    • In works – McGraw-Hill book
    • Used for two courses

Boating is fun… we’ll show you how

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navigation
Navigation
  • Beta – begin 2008
  • Aligned with JN 07
    • Stars, moon, planets
    • NASR
    • Practical skills
    • Open book exam only
    • Sight folder

Boating is fun… we’ll show you how

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boating course
Boating Course
  • Consolidated Text
    • Squadron Boating Course
      • 8-hr and 12-hr, supplement, Maptech CD
      • PowerPoint, exams for both
    • Why?
      • One, quality text
      • Students realize more to learn
    • 2008
      • New, graphics-based version

Boating is fun… we’ll show you how

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seminars
Seminars
  • How to Use a Chart
  • Using GPS
  • Using VHF & VHF/DSC Marine Radio
  • On Board Weather Forecasting

Boating is fun… we’ll show you how

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seminars coming in march
Seminars – coming in March
  • Boat Handling Under Power
  • Knots, Bends, and Hitches
  • Sail Trim

Boating is fun… we’ll show you how

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seminars in the works
Seminars in the Works
  • Now in Command (Skipper Saver)
  • Using Digital Charts
  • Anchoring
  • Diesel Engine Care & Repair
  • Trailering
  • Marine Compasses
  • Marine Radar

Boating is fun… we’ll show you how

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seminars more to come
Seminars – more to come
  • Advanced GPS
  • Rivers, Locks
  • Paddle SmartTM
  • Marine Maintenance Series
  • Marine Mechanical Systems Series
  • Offshore Seminar Series

Boating is fun… we’ll show you how

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growing membership
Growing Membership
  • Recruit
    • Boating Courses
    • Seminars – reason for ‘exam’ waiver
  • Attract
    • Boat Operator Certification
  • Retain
    • New Courses
    • Topical Seminars
    • Boat Operator Certification

Boating is fun… we’ll show you how

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financial health
Financial Health
  • Sell more courses/seminars
    • Increased sales to public
    • Increased member courses
  • Control inventories, costs
    • Shorter print runs
    • Careful design of materials
  • More Dues Collected

Boating is fun… we’ll show you how

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wrap up
Wrap-Up
  • Exciting New Programs
  • Reason to Join/Stay
  • Increased Educational Contribution

Boating is fun… we’ll show you how

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