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Comprehensive Calendar 2017-02-21T12:32:10+00:00
Aug
29
Wed
Succession Planning Webinar
Aug 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Time : 2:00–3:30pm ET/1:00-2:30pm CT/11:00am-12:30pm PT
Presenter : Carol Wright Kenderdine, ESPA Consulting
Registration Fee: $45

Managers do not only have the responsibility to build the best transportation program possible, but to make sure that steps are taken to sustain this effort and set the stage for additional growth once we and our key personnel have retired or moved on to other projects.  Through establishing a strong succession plan, a program is given every opportunity to thrive into the future. This webinar will address various approaches to succession planning and give participants a start on establishing or modifying a succession plan for their agency.

 

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Sep
10
Mon
ADA Complementary Paratransit Management Essentials
Sep 10 – Oct 19 all-day

Instructors: Kristi McLaughlin and Donna Smith, ESPA Consulting
Registration Fee:
$195

ADA Complementary Paratransit Management Essentials will address key elements related to relationship building with passengers, the public and governing boards. Content highlights customer service management, effective communication, public engagement strategies, building effective relationships with governing bodies and policy development, amendment and implementation. The course is self-study with no scheduled meeting times.  All homework assignments must be submitted on or prior to the end date of the course.

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Community Connections & Your Role as a Travel Trainer
Sep 10 – Oct 12 all-day

Instructors: Julie Dupree, Allie Donnelly, and Kristi McLaughlin, ESPA Consulting
Registration Fee:
$195

Travel trainers are in a unique position to make connections within their communities to increase the potential for independent mobility. This course starts with an overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act and public transportation and how this important piece of federal legislation connects with travel training, followed by information about building a good working relationship with local transportation providers. The remaining two modules explore connections across similar professions such as mobility management and ADA complementary paratransit eligibility programs. The course is self-study with no scheduled meeting times.  All homework assignments must be submitted on or prior to the end date of the course.

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Elements of a Travel Training Program
Sep 10 – Oct 12 all-day

Instructors: Julie Dupree, Allie Donnelly, and Kristi McLaughlin, ESPA Consulting
Registration Fee:
$195

This course provides information about different aspects of travel training programs including variations in programs, scope, people served, data collection and reporting, and program evaluation. Learners will have the opportunity to fully explore and assess their own program.  The course is self-study with no scheduled meeting times.  All homework assignments must be submitted on or prior to the end date of the course.

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Introduction to ADA Complementary Paratransit Management
Sep 10 – Oct 19 all-day

Instructors: Kristi McLaughlin and Donna Smith, ESPA Consulting
Registration Fee: $195

This online training course is designed for ADA complementary paratransit managers who are new to the field. Content highlights the history of the the disability movement, paratransit eligibility, human resources management, key considerations in paratransit operations, and the basics in financial management that all paratransit managers need to know. The course is self-study with no scheduled meeting times.  All homework assignments must be submitted on or prior to the end date of the course.

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Taking ADA Complementary Paratransit Service to the Next Level
Sep 10 – Oct 19 all-day

Instructors: Carol Wright Kenderdine, Kristi McLaughlin and Donna Smith, ESPA Consulting
Registration Fee: $195

This online training course is designed for ADA complementary paratransit managers who are ready to improve the service offered to their customers by taking paratransit service to the next level. As an advanced level course, it will not cover basic requirements of running a paratransit system.  Course content highlights using performance measures to improve service, going above and beyond the ADA, social media, training strategies for preparing your staff, strategic management and leadership skills. The course is self-study with no scheduled meeting times.  All homework assignments must be submitted on or prior to the end date of the course.

 

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Sep
12
Wed
ADA Complementary Paratransit: Responding to Emergencies
Sep 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Time : 2:00–3:30pm ET/1:00-2:30pm CT/11:00am-12:30pm PT
Presenter : Carol Wright Kenderdine, ESPA Consulting
Registration Fee: $45

ADA Complementary Paratransit: Responding to Emergencies will address considerations to be made when the paratransit preparedness plan must be put into action.  Topics will include coordinating with other agencies; methods of communication; emergency communication; locating and assisting people with disabilities; what to do with pets and service animals and other considerations. Connection information and the webinar presentation will be emailed to registered participants the day before the webinar. Participation can be achieved by connecting to the webinar room or by connecting by phone and following along with the emailed presentation. Closed captioning will be provided for those in the webinar room.

 

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Sep
17
Mon
Introduction to Travel Training Workshop – Reno, NV @ RTC Transit Office
Sep 17 – Sep 19 all-day

Location: RTC Transit Office, 1105 Terminal Way, Reno, NV 89502
Registration Fee:
$300

 

Introduction to Travel Training is an intensive three-day workshop with classroom and field instruction. The workshop offers an environment where travel trainers will acquire knowledge in the classroom and in the field, obtaining constructive feedback from trainers and colleagues. Travel trainers will receive a workbook and access to a collection of useful electronic resources ready to use when they return to work. The workshop consists of ten modules and covers strategies for training on rail systems and in rural communities in addition to the traditional fixed-route bus material.  It also covers the role of travel trainers and ADA complementary paratransit service, ADA rights and responsibilities and the process of assessing ongoing progress throughout training.

Registration each day begins at 8:00 a.m. with the workshop beginning promptly at 8:30 a.m.  The workshop ends at 4:30 p.m. on days 1 and 2 and at at 3:00 p.m. on day 3.  Please plan to stay until the end of day 3 when planning your travel.  There is not a pre-determined workshop hotel.  Select your own lodging, but please consider your commute time when choosing.  All meals, refreshments, and travel costs are the responsibility of the participant with the exception of coffee and bottled water which will be provided.   There is no dress code for the workshop.  Please dress comfortably. Outdoor activities will occur rain or shine.

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Sep
20
Thu
Advanced Travel Training Strategies Workshop – Reno, NV @ RTC Transit Office
Sep 20 – Sep 21 all-day

Location: RTC Transit Office, 1105 Terminal Way, Reno, NV 89502
Registration Fee:
$195

 

This 1.5 day, in-person workshop will cover advanced travel trainer strategies including working with trainees with psychiatric disabilities and other less common disabilities, behavioral strategies and techniques from a trainer perspective, using physical strategies safely, advanced street crossing techniques, and more.  Also covered are any updated or current requirements for bus operators for assisting people with disabilities in accessing public transportation.

Registration each day begins at 8:00 a.m. with the workshop beginning promptly at 8:30 a.m.  The workshop ends at 4:30 p.m. on day 1 and at 12:00 p.m. on day 2.  Please plan to stay until the end of day 2 when planning your travel.  There is not a pre-determined workshop hotel.  Select your own lodging, but please consider your commute time when choosing.  All meals, refreshments, and travel costs are the responsibility of the participant with the exception of coffee and bottled water which will be provided.   There is no dress code for the workshop.  Please dress comfortably. Outdoor activities will occur rain or shine.

 

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Sep
26
Wed
Travel Training and Transition Services for Students with Disabilities Part 2
Sep 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Time : 2:00–3:30pm ET/1:00-2:30pm CT/11:00am-12:30pm PT
Presenter : Allie Gunderson, ESPAC Consultant
Registration Fee: $45

 

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