Upcoming ONLINE Wing/Region conferences

Started by JC004, May 05, 2020, 04:58:32 am

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Eclipse

^ Assuming it's not a personal account tied to a Juno email and the person
who "owns" it hasn't quit.



shuman14

One would think, that if the Conference met the requirements for Professional Development, they would provide a certificate of attendance or at least a memorandum for record as proof to the attendees.
Joseph J. Clune
Lieutenant Colonel, Military Police

USMCR: 1990 - 1992                           USAR: 1993 - 1998, 2000 - 2003, 2005 - Present     CAP (National Patron) 2013 - Present
INARNG: 1992 - 1993, 1998 - 2000      Active Army: 2003 - 2005                                       USCGAux: 2004 - Present

PHall

Quote from: shuman14 on May 08, 2020, 11:50:36 pmOne would think, that if the Conference met the requirements for Professional Development, they would provide a certificate of attendance or at least a memorandum for record as proof to the attendees.

One would think...

arajca

Quote from: PHall on May 08, 2020, 11:54:26 pm
Quote from: shuman14 on May 08, 2020, 11:50:36 pmOne would think, that if the Conference met the requirements for Professional Development, they would provide a certificate of attendance or at least a memorandum for record as proof to the attendees.

One would think...

That's a very bad habit...

Mitchell 1969

Quote from: SarDragon on May 07, 2020, 08:30:56 pm
Quote from: Mitchell 1969 on May 07, 2020, 04:12:34 pmI think I'll "attend" as well and not feel guilty about it at all. I've been to four National conferences, two Region conferences, and eight Wing conferences, as both attendee and presenter, without being given credit for any. I don't have any proof of having attended, as proof was neither required nor given at the time. (I even tried submitting affidavits from firmer Wing Commanders and Directors who were there with me - no dice).


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That must have been way back in the Dark Ages. Conference attendance has been a requirement since at least 1986. That was one of the items I needed to back fill in order to promote to Major. Every conference I've been to in CAWG has provided a participation letter or PA to document attendance.
Definitely a while back. I think the last one was around 1997 or 1998, but, still no proof given. Ever since then, I've not had the time availability.


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CAP has been bery, bery good to me.

shuman14

So I attended the South Dakota Virtual Wing Conference, and I have to say I was impressed.

The system they had set up for tracking and attendance went off without a hitch and all of the presentations I viewed were all well presented and easy to follow online. Information present was on point and on topic. There was means for discussion, dialog and questions that was fair to everyone present.

CAP personnel from all fifty States were in attendance and at least two overseas Squadrons (Germany and Japan) as well.

Excellent job and was well worth a Saturday to participate in.

Even the virtual social rooms on Friday and Saturday night were fun and informative.
Joseph J. Clune
Lieutenant Colonel, Military Police

USMCR: 1990 - 1992                           USAR: 1993 - 1998, 2000 - 2003, 2005 - Present     CAP (National Patron) 2013 - Present
INARNG: 1992 - 1993, 1998 - 2000      Active Army: 2003 - 2005                                       USCGAux: 2004 - Present

shuman14

Quote from: TheSkyHornet on May 06, 2020, 12:55:28 pm
Quote from: NIN on May 06, 2020, 12:20:58 pm
Quote from: TheSkyHornet on May 05, 2020, 08:28:10 pmIs this something that is assured to be accepted for PD credit?

Who certifies whether any conference meets the requirements?



Good point.

This just seems as one of those unprecedented eras where we're moving virtually everything to virtual.

I just don't want to see NHQ come back later and go "Hang on a sec...that doesn't count." That's happened before with wings when holding conferences with professional development courses (SLS, etc.) and not casual breakout sessions/non-PD workshops.

They were tracking of attendance by providing a changing log-in page for each session/break-out you attended to track the 80% attendance for credit. These said a Memorandum of Record would be provided to all attendees that completed 80% or more of the Conference.

Now, you could log-in and go play with the kids for and hour and no one would know...YES... but is at any different then physically signing in, then going to the latrine and coming back an hour latter at an actual conference?

There were speakers from CAP-USAF and multiple from National, including Brigadier General Phelka, Vice Commander of CAP so I'm taking a solid guess that National approved this and will approve credit needed for a Wing Conference Attendance.
Joseph J. Clune
Lieutenant Colonel, Military Police

USMCR: 1990 - 1992                           USAR: 1993 - 1998, 2000 - 2003, 2005 - Present     CAP (National Patron) 2013 - Present
INARNG: 1992 - 1993, 1998 - 2000      Active Army: 2003 - 2005                                       USCGAux: 2004 - Present

shuman14

I also just like to say, hearing about the Changes to the Professional Development Program, now the Education and Training Program, the Volunteer University and it's alignment with Air University from the incoming National Director of Education and Training was great.

I know people don't like changes but these seem like good changes that will benefit the membership at large.
Joseph J. Clune
Lieutenant Colonel, Military Police

USMCR: 1990 - 1992                           USAR: 1993 - 1998, 2000 - 2003, 2005 - Present     CAP (National Patron) 2013 - Present
INARNG: 1992 - 1993, 1998 - 2000      Active Army: 2003 - 2005                                       USCGAux: 2004 - Present

JC004

Quote from: shuman14 on May 10, 2020, 04:44:16 pmI also just like to say, hearing about the Changes to the Professional Development Program, now the Education and Training Program, the Volunteer University and it's alignment with Air University from the incoming National Director of Education and Training was great.

I know people don't like changes but these seem like good changes that will benefit the membership at large.
The PD update/Education and Training seminar was VERY helpful to understand what's changing and how.

You were the "spy," yes?

Eclipse

Quote from: JC004 on May 10, 2020, 11:25:56 pmThe PD update/Education and Training seminar was VERY helpful to understand what's changing and how.

Not that I'm calling out anyone here, not ja yob, but one could certainly ask why this information
isn't available for the general membership?

When it's been decided it should be pub'ed, not held for a conference.



GroundHawg

Quote from: shuman14 on May 10, 2020, 04:18:33 pmSo I attended the South Dakota Virtual Wing Conference, and I have to say I was impressed.

The system they had set up for tracking and attendance went off without a hitch and all of the presentations I viewed were all well presented and easy to follow online. Information present was on point and on topic. There was means for discussion, dialog and questions that was fair to everyone present.

CAP personnel from all fifty States were in attendance and at least two overseas Squadrons (Germany and Japan) as well.

Excellent job and was well worth a Saturday to participate in.

Even the virtual social rooms on Friday and Saturday night were fun and informative.

I was equally impressed as well. I had no problems logging in, the information was good stuff, discussions were relevant to the topic at hand, and was very well run.

Big props to South Dakota for leading by example!!!

shuman14

Quote from: JC004 on May 10, 2020, 11:25:56 pmThe PD update/Education and Training seminar was VERY helpful to understand what's changing and how.

You were the "spy," yes?

Yep, that was me. ;-)
Joseph J. Clune
Lieutenant Colonel, Military Police

USMCR: 1990 - 1992                           USAR: 1993 - 1998, 2000 - 2003, 2005 - Present     CAP (National Patron) 2013 - Present
INARNG: 1992 - 1993, 1998 - 2000      Active Army: 2003 - 2005                                       USCGAux: 2004 - Present

NEBoom

Quote from: Eclipse on May 10, 2020, 11:47:24 pm
Quote from: JC004 on May 10, 2020, 11:25:56 pmThe PD update/Education and Training seminar was VERY helpful to understand what's changing and how.

Not that I'm calling out anyone here, not ja yob, but one could certainly ask why this information
isn't available for the general membership?

When it's been decided it should be pub'ed, not held for a conference.

This has most/all of what was discussed at the SDWG conference (as is frequently the case with the CAP website, it's not super-easy to find):

https://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/members/cap-university/education-and-training

I would recommend spending the hour to watch the SDWG presentation as it helps clarify everything.
Lt Col Dan Kirwan, CAP
Nebraska Wing

JC004

Quote from: NEBoom on May 17, 2020, 04:11:23 pm
Quote from: Eclipse on May 10, 2020, 11:47:24 pm
Quote from: JC004 on May 10, 2020, 11:25:56 pmThe PD update/Education and Training seminar was VERY helpful to understand what's changing and how.

Not that I'm calling out anyone here, not ja yob, but one could certainly ask why this information
isn't available for the general membership?

When it's been decided it should be pub'ed, not held for a conference.

This has most/all of what was discussed at the SDWG conference (as is frequently the case with the CAP website, it's not super-easy to find):

https://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/members/cap-university/education-and-training

I would recommend spending the hour to watch the SDWG presentation as it helps clarify everything.


I posted that video, as well as Cliff Notes and the essentials on a separate thread (for those who may have missed it):

New Education and Training (Professional Development) Presentation Video