Pre-Conference Workshops

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"Epi-Ready" Foodborne Disease Epidemiology and Surveillance Training Workshop

Friday & Saturday, May 7 & 8 (8:30am-5:00pm)

Recently unveiled to acclaim in Atlanta, the Epi-Ready Workshop teaches passive surveillance, outbreak determination, environmental assessment, epidemiological investigation, laboratory guidance and concluding actions/report writing. This two-day workshop will include interactive group exercises, question and answer sessions, and lectures. The course was developed through the cooperative efforts of NEHA, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/National Center for Infectious Diseases (CDC/NCID), and the National Association for County and City Health Officials (NACCHO). NEHA will accept applications and select up to 30 health professionals to participate in the training. You may find further information about the application process at www.neha.org, or contact Tom Dickey at (563) 285-7870 or tdickey@neha.org.

From Fear to Fantastic--Presentation Skills for the Trainer in Us All Workshop

Saturday, May 8 (8:00am-5:00pm)

For the individual who is interested in teaching a nationally recognized food safety certification course, knowledge of the subject matter is only the first step. Effective, persuasive and inspiring trainer skills are essential. It is vital to provide information in a manner that not only encourages the participant to retain key messages but also motivates the participant to act on the information provided. This full-day, participant-focused agenda provides a variety of training essentials for establishing one's classroom presence, increasing adult learning retention through learner-focused involvement, developing and managing classroom sessions, overcoming presentation-related anxiety, and utilizing trainer techniques that add energy and emphasis to fundamental messages. The intended outcome is to provide the learner with new trainer skills, enthusiasm and confidence as a food safety trainer. …