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Title: USPS Education


1
USPS Education
  • DEO Meeting
  • Governing Board
  • Detroit, MI
  • September 5, 2008

Shifting Gears
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2
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

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3
Quality
  • Our material is EXCELLENT
  • Weve tested it on multiple audiences
  • We have solid instructor material
  • Costs remain low to moderate

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4
Outreach to Boating World
  • Weve validated our approach
  • With the boating safety community
  • With outside markets
  • Example Trawler Fest
  • Weve begun initiatives with the boating industry

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5
On-the-Water
  • Weve resolved liability issues with new
    insurance
  • On the water training
  • Borrowed boat program
  • USPS Insurance become primary for boat
  • Resolved potential liability issues
  • Weve started on the water with BOC
  • 24 members master instructor trained

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6
Challenges
  • Now, we must
  • Promote and Offer them!
  • Urgent need for quality, trained instructors
  • We must reach out to new
  • Audiences
  • Venues
  • Approaches

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7
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

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8
USPS Membership
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9
Public Boating Safety Courses
Must reverse downward trend
62 squadrons not reported any boating course as
of 7/31/07
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10
Summary
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Advanced Grades - Completions
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Electives - Completions
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Electives - Completions
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Electives - Completions
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Percent of Members with Courses
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Number of Member with Courses
17
Boating Completions
By District
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Whats New?
  • Americas Boating Course
  • New Seminars
  • New/updated Courses
  • Boat Operator Certification

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19
Americas Boating Course 3 rd Edition
  • Nov 1st
  • 1 book
  • Classroom, internet same book
  • Professional layout, graphics
  • High-quality, color printing

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20
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, CDs

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21
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

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22
Student Package
  • ABC Book
  • Two parts incremental
  • Boating Safety Seamanship (8hr)
  • 4 logical chapters
  • Introduction to Navigation (4hr)
  • Piloting GPS, charts, compass
  • Student CDs
  • Animated courseware
  • Study at home, refresher, reference
  • Digital Charting software charts

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23
Instructor Tools
  • PowerPoint
  • Excellent graphics
  • Animations
  • Instructor Manual
  • Slide notes
  • Supporting examples
  • Exercises

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24
New Seminars
  • Seminar format
  • A major success
  • More Titles
  • 12 titles, more to come
  • Addition of Seminar Series
  • Mini-Courses

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25
Seminars Success
  • Attracting experienced boaters
  • Hot topics of interest
  • Opportunity to recruit
  • Easy to deliver
  • Shorter format
  • Unique to USPS
  • Field tested

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26
Current Titles - 1
  • How to Use a Chart
  • Using GPS
  • Using VHF VHF/DSC Marine Radio
  • Onboard Weather Forecasting
  • Boat Handling
  • Sail Trim

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27
Current Titles - 2
  • PaddleSmart
  • Marine Knots
  • Anchoring
  • Marine Radar
  • Trailering
  • Hurricanes

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28
Reaching Out New Markets
  • Paddle Smart
  • Largest fastest growing market segment
  • Trailering
  • Largest powerboat segment

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29
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)

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30
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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31
  • Hands-on
  • and fun for all audiences

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32
In the Works
  • Rules of the Road
  • Crew Overboard
  • Emergencies On Board
  • Heavy Weather Sailing
  • Diesel Engine Care Repair

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33
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

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34
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

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35
Totally Revised Member Courses
  • Navigation
  • Inland and Coastal
  • Offshore
  • Seamanship
  • Marine Equipment
  • Engine Maintenance
  • Marine Electrical Systems
  • Weather - Sept

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36
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

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37
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

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38
Boat Operator Certification (BOC)
  • Ready to Go - Sept
  • Inland Navigator Certification
  • Resolved on-the-water insurance/liability
  • In process
  • Coastal Navigator Certification

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39
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

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40
Inland Navigator Skills
  • Demonstrate
  • Safe Powerboat Handling
  • Program based on partner US Sailing
  • On-the-water demo
  • Handling Fire Extinguishers

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41
Levels of Certification
  • Inland Navigator
  • Local rivers, small lakes, bays
  • Coastal Navigator
  • Local coastal waters
  • Advanced Coastal Navigator
  • Extended coastal cruising
  • Offshore Navigator
  • Global

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42
Requirements Matrix Summary
Courses
Seminars
Skill Demos
  • Inland
  • Use a Chart
  • Using GPS
  • Using VHF
  • Onboard Wx
  • Seamanship
  • Marine Electrical
  • Engine Maint
  • 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
  • Offshore Series
  • Passage Making

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US Sailing or equivalent experience
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Credentials
  • Passport
  • Shows progress
  • Certificate
  • Completed level
  • Wallet Card
  • Certificate

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44
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

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45
USPS University helps USPS
  • Continuing education
  • Membership growth
  • Income for the future
  • Truly the finest boaters

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