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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









Boating completions
Boating Completions

By District


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


    Usps education


    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

    END