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AEROSPACE EDUCATION

AE01

Aerospace Education Program Guidance and Regulations Friday, 12 Aug, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM, Hermitage A

Presenters: Lt. Col. Mike McArdle, Aerospace Education Manager Dr. Jeff Montgomery, CAP/AE This learning lab will provide an update on the status of all AE regulations and pamphlets, as well as, how changes impact the AE mission. Additionally, this lab will discuss the recent changes to the AE Plan of Action (AEPOA) and Activity Reports, including discussing the online version of both the AEPOA and Activity Report. Discussions will also include AEO responsibilities and progression in the AE Specialty Track. This presentation will provide participants with a solid understanding of where AE is now and where it is going. New and experienced aerospace officers will benefit. Questions and discussions will be encouraged. AE02

CAP STEM Kit Program Friday, 12 Aug, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM, Hermitage A

Presenters: Dr Jeff Montgomery, CAP/AE Lt Col Mike McArdle, Aerospace Education Manager Lt Col Randy Carlson, AE Curriculum & STEM Coordinator, California Wing Lt Col Sherwood Williams, GLR Regional Director of AE, Wisconsin Wing This learning lab will discuss CAP’s STEM Kit program and will provide demonstrations on using the kits. The lab will review the current kits as well as new kits being developed. We will also cover the procedures for ordering kits, the expected feedback and the requirements for receiving more kits. The kits and the accompanying educational materials for each kit will be on display at the lab. AE03

Model Rocketry and Advanced Rocketry in CAP Saturday, 13 Aug, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM, Hermitage A

Presenter:

Lt. Col. Gary Dahlke, Director of Aerospace Education, Florida Wing

This learning lab will discuss the newly revised Model Rocketry program including specifics about all the changes. It will also cover the Advanced Rocketry program, which is a continuation of the basic rocketry program and represents phases four and five of rockets. Participants will be provided with the requirements and expectations of all phases. This lab will be a thorough review of rocketry in CAP. New and experienced AEOs are encouraged to attend.

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Unmanned Aerial Systems Saturday, 13 Aug, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM, Hermitage A

Presenter:

Lt. Col. Randy Carlson, Aerospace Education Curriculum & STEM Coordinator, California Wing

Remote control aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles, and drones; these are all names of what is now being referred to as unmanned aerial systems. These topics and what CAP is doing in these areas will be discussed in this lab. Attendees will learn how CAP units can integrate RC flying into their AE programs. Through a partnership with the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), their flying clubs and CAP, units can work together to introduce the next generation of pilots to the enjoyment of remote control flying and unmanned aerial systems. At least one hands-on activity will also be conducted during this lab. AE05

AE Workshop Friday, 12 Aug, 3:15 PM - 5:30 PM, Hermitage A

Presenter:

Lt. Col. Dave Garner, Tennessee Wing

This lab will cover all aspects of how to plan and present an aerospace teacher workshop ranging anywhere from one day to two weeks long. The lab will also cover how to obtain graduate credit for students upon completion of the workshop. AE06

Satellites and Systems Tool Kit (STK) Saturday, 13 Aug, 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM, Hermitage A

Presenter:

Lt. Col. Mike McNeely, Colorado Springs Cadet Squadron Commander, Colorado Wing

Attendees to this lab should bring their own laptops. This lab will be a seminar and a workshop in which attendees will learn more about satellites and STK and then be afforded the opportunity to work activities/lessons using STK on their laptops. How we rely on satellites daily, as well as, the critical role they play in national defense for tomorrow’s challenges will be discussed. There will also be discussions related to career possibilities. STK teaches people about satellite operations, the space shuttle and the International Space Station. The session will include discussion of such topics as how a satellite’s orbit affects what it can do, the types of satellites and their missions and the STK program’s ability to enhance any officer or cadet AE mission. Time will also be devoted to demonstrating some of the STK scenarios on the CAP/AE website. AE07

Astronaut Presentation Friday, 12 Aug, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM, Tennessee C

Presenter: Dr. Rhea Seddon Immediately following the General Assembly, Dr. Seddon (A former NASA Astronaut and Author) will be presenting a lecture and doing a book signing. Dr. Seddon was one of the first six women to enter the Astronaut Program. She served on three space flights during her career as a Mission Specialist and Payload Commander. After leaving NASA, Dr. Seddon was the Assistant Chief Medical Officer of the Vanderbilt Medical Group in Nashville. After her presentation, Dr. Seddon will be doing a book signing of her book “Go For Orbit.”

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BOARD OF GOVERNORS (BOG) BOG

Meet the Board of Governors (BOG) Friday, 12 Aug, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM, Cheekwood B

Presenters: CAP Board of Governors We all learn about the Board of Governors (BoG) in our Level 1 training, but few of us know much more than the name of that body. This is an opportunity to actually meet the BoG members and get a more in-depth idea of how CAP is governed. This will be an open discussion with opportunity to ask any questions you like.

CADET PROGRAMS CP01

Cadet News and Innovations Friday, 12 Aug, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM, Hermitage D Saturday, 13 Aug, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM, Hermitage D

What’s new and what’s being proposed in Cadet Programs? This seminar is your #1 opportunity to learn about exciting developments and contribute to the discussion on how to improve the Cadet Program. If you can attend only one cadet-related seminar, make “Cadet News and Innovations” the one. Offered in two sessions for your convenience. Presenters: Curt LaFond, National Cadet Team Col Ned Lee, National Cadet Team National Cadet Team Members CP02

Cadet Fitness Officers 101 Friday, 12 Aug, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM, Hermitage D Saturday, 13 Aug, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM, Hermitage D

Presenter:

Joanna Lee, National Cadet Team

The Active Cadet Fitness Program has completed field tests and is preparing to launch. This seminar will provide detailed information about the multi-faceted program of Activities, Academics, Attitudes, Assessments, and Awards. Come learn how to put an exciting new emphasis upon fitness in your squadron. Offered in two sessions for your convenience.

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CP03

Getting Involved in Cadet Cyber Programs Friday, 12 Aug, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Hermitage D

Presenter:

Maj Jacob Stauffer, National Cadet Team

How do you get your squadron involved in Cyber Patriot, or cyber more generally, if you’re not a technical person? How can you use the new cadet cyber badge program to motivate your cadets to take an interest in a field that’s incredibly vital to our national security? In this session, you’ll collect best practices from the experts, have opportunities to ask lots of questions, and learn about the exciting plans to increase cyber’s presence in the Cadet Program. CP04

Grow Your Cadet Program Friday, 12 Aug, 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM, Hermitage D

Presenter:

Curt LaFond, National Cadet Team Lt Col Darin Ninness, National Recruiting & Retention Manager

How can you recruit new cadets and get them trained while simultaneously continuing to meet the needs of your existing cadets? There’s so much involved in recruiting and orientation, you need a system that works. Participants will take a guided tour of the Cadet Great Start program and learn about pipeline or cohort recruiting. It’s a proven way to turn a small town squadron into a large, flourishing unit. CP05

Cadet Practical Clinic Friday, 12 Aug, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM, Hermitage D

Presenter:

Wendy Hamilton, National Cadet Team Lt Col Margarita Mesones, National Cadet Team National Cadet Team Members

If you came to the Annual Conference to obtain practical tools that can improve your squadron’s Cadet Program, this session is for you. We’ll present a new tool for planning squadron meetings using the Cloud, show-and-tell with a new Quality Cadet Unit Award tracker, suggest a new way to use special cadet ribbons (AFA, VFW, American Legion & AFSA) to incentivize cadets, and share a new model for progressive discipline. CP06

Be an Ally: Supporting LGBT Cadets Saturday, 13 Aug, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Hermitage D

Presenters: Ms. Eva Walton Kendrick, Human Rights Campaign Curt LaFond, National Cadet Team Col Ned Lee, National Cadet Team All across America, social dynamics are changing and we’re seeing an increasing number of openly lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender cadets. Yet many adult volunteers lack experience mentoring LGBT youth and have questions on practical matters affecting their full inclusion. This session is an opportunity to ask questions, learn about best practices, and become a more effective ally for all cadets, especially LGBT cadets.

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Cadet Activities: New Way Forward Saturday, 13 Aug, 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM, Hermitage D

Presenters: Wendy Hamilton, National Cadet Team Lt Col Raj Kothari, National Cadet Team Let’s maximize the number and variety of opportunities available to cadets. In this session, participants will discuss a new strategy for bringing more wing and region cadet activities to a wider audience, while improving the outcomes of National Cadet Special Activities. Although this session is targeted primarily at DCPs and activity directors, it will be of interest to the cadet community at large. CP08

Office Hours with the National Cadet Team Saturday, 13 Aug, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM, Hermitage D

Presenters: Curt LaFond, National Cadet Team Col Ned Lee, National Cadet Team National Cadet Team Members This unstructured, drop-in session is your opportunity to receive personalized assistance on any cadet-related challenge you’re facing. Come with your questions, or come with ideas you want to share with the National Cadet Team.

CHAPLAIN CORPS HC01

Chaplain Corps Forum Friday, 12 Aug, 10:15 AM - 12:30 PM, Cheekwood H

Presenters: Ch., Col. James Hughes, Chief of the Chaplain Corps Ch Charlie Sattgast Ch Paul Ward This is an open forum for all CAP members to interface with CAP's Chaplain Corps senior leadership. CAP members are encouraged to come and participate in a discussion of issues facing the chaplaincy while sharing their concerns and getting their questions answered. HC02

Chaplain Corps IT Issues Friday, 12 Aug, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM, Cheekwood H

Presenters: Ch., Col. James Hughes, Chief of the Chaplain Corps Ch Tim Miner Ch Charlie Sattgast Ch Paul Ward Over the past year there have been many changes in the IT resources available to Chaplains and CDls. This includes the resources connected to character development, the use of social media in the Chaplain Corps and the new developments that are in the process of being created and implemented. Chaplains and CDls need to attend.

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HC03

Update on Mission Chaplain Requirements Saturday, 13 Aug, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM, Cheekwood H

Presenters: Ch., Col. James Hughes, Chief of the Chaplain Corps Ch Marcus Taylor Ch Linda Pugsley This learning lab will provide a comprehensive overview of the new Mission Chaplain opportunities and requirements. Also, the new roles that CDls may play in Chaplain support missions will be discussed.

E-LEARNING EL01

Online Courses and Webinars Friday, 12 Aug, 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM, Cheekwood H

Presenter:

Col Stan Skrabut, e-Learning Coordinator Ron Olienyk, CAP/EL

Learn the advantages of the Wing offering distance learning courses to advance the educational opportunities of its members. This learning lab will examine the requirements to start and maintain on-line courses at the Wing. The lab will also provide an overview of ways to reach members via Webinars and GoToMeeting applications.

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT FM01

What’s New in FM? Friday, 12 Aug, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM, Cheekwood G

Presenter:

Lt Col Robin Vest

The new Financial Management regulation addresses issues new to Financial Management. FM02

Managing Mission Fuel with Corporate Credit Cards Friday, 12 Aug, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Cheekwood G Saturday, 13 Aug, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM, Cheekwood G

Presenter:

FM Staff

CAP/FM in has been implementing a program to provide each aircraft with a corporate card to simplify mission payments, 108 processing, and out of pocket expenses for CAP members. The session will focus on the reporting requirements to ensure this program is successful.

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FM03

Fundraising at the Region and Wing Levels Friday, 12 Aug, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM, Cheekwood B

Presenter:

Maj James Fogal, HQ CAP Chief of Development

This learning lab will provide tips on how to be successful at raising funds at the Wing and Region levels. FM04

New Innovations of Fundraising at the National Level Saturday, 13 Aug, 11:30 PM – 12:30 PM, Belle Meade CD

Presenter:

Maj James Fogal, HQ CAP Chief of Development

CAP will need experienced charitable fundraisers from each region to be a part of the NHQ development team. This open session is available to all members wishing to know more about fundraising at the National level.

FOUNDATION FD01

Estate Planning without Taxes Saturday, 13 Aug, 10:15 AM - 12:30 PM, Cheekwood H

Presenter:

Dr. James E. “Skip” Dotherow, Executive Director, CAP Foundation Lt Col Ron Hanson, CAP

This lab will explore various ideas and strategies that can be employed to assist in income tax planning and charitable estate planning. Presentations include "Rate Your Estate Plan"; 4 TimeTested Ways to Reduce Your Income Tax; Your CAP Legacy. Examples of estate planning documents will be shared with attendees in addition to practical ways to use your estate to further the ideals and programs of Civil Air Patrol. This is not a legal presentation but a practical approach to providing support to those organizations that are important to CAP members.

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS GVR01

Government Relations Update Friday, 12 Aug, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM, Belle Meade CD

Presenter:

John Swain, CAP/GVR Lt Col Gerald Marketos, National Legislative Coordinator

Learn the latest about CAP government relations, legislative affairs and the status of key legislation. Special updates include CAP's FY2017 defense appropriations, 75th Anniversary and the new Government Relations Specialty Track. This lab is open to all who are interested in government relations especially commanders, government relations advisers, legislative liaisons, state legislative squadron commanders and public affairs officers.

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HISTORICAL HI01

Seven Decades of Honor and Service Saturday, 13 Aug, 10:15 AM - 12:30 PM, Belle Meade AB

Presenter:

Lt Col Phil Saleet, Historical Projects Division Head

CAP members from any position will be provided with a 7 decade journey of service to our nation. This Learning Lab will present stories of Civil Air Patrol from both the CAP perspective and from those we helped. HI02

Conducting an Effective Oral History Interview Saturday, 13 Aug, 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM, Cheekwood G

Presenter:

CH, Lt Col Marvin Owen

Learn how to prepare for, conduct, and follow-up with a good oral history interview. This will go beyond the basics, and will include tips and techniques interviewers need to know. New and experienced interviewers will find practical suggestions that will help them ensure better interviews. INSPECTOR GENERAL IG01

Discrepancy Data Trends Saturday, 13 Aug, 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM, Cheekwood H

Presenters: Col Steve Miller, CAP/IGI Lt Col Craig Gallagher, CAP/IGT This lab will explore where we are seeing the most discrepancies in the Wing and Sub-Unit inspections. We will discuss and explore possible next steps that may include regulation changes and/or training emphasis where most problems are occurring. This lab is designed for wing commanders, region and wing IGs and all CAP members.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IT01

eServices Administration Friday, 12 Aug, 10:15 AM - 12:30 PM, Davidson A

Presenter:

National IT Staff

Come see what is available in eServices for all members. We will demonstrate how to maintain your account information, upload your photo for a CAP Picture ID card, unit information, record operationsqualifications, specialty tracks, duty assignments, transfers, promotions and complete course work in LMS. You will see all this and more. We will end with a question-and-answer session.

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eServices Commander’s Corner Friday, 12 Aug, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Davidson A

Presenter:

National IT Staff

Attention, all commanders: Come and learn about your Commander’s Corner eService module and all the other tools available in eServices to help you manage your unit. This is the place to come to discuss ideas you have to make it better. IT03

Putting the “Information” in IT Saturday, 13 Aug, 10:15 AM - 12:30 PM, Davidson A

Presenter:

Maj Jeff Gebhart, TNWG/CS Maj Rob Borsari, TNWG/CV

Many people working in IT focus on the "Technology" part of the job, and lose site of the "Information" part of IT. This lab's focus will be on finding data available to units, and applying technology to turning that data into information and action. We will look at tools like CAPWATCH, MySQL, Google Apps Script and Google Docs, Sertifi and Twilio. Specific topics will include: - Using CAPWATCH to provision user accounts for other Google Apps - Using Google App Script to query and present data from CAPWATCH and MySQL - Automatically populating spreadsheets with information from CAPWATCH or other databases - Building automated approval workflows with Sertifi and Google App Script - Using Google Forms, CAPWATCH and Twilio to build a voice/e-mail/SMS alerting system

LOGISTICS AND MISSION RESOURCES LG01

Property Management Saturday, 13 Aug, 2:00 PM - 4:15 PM, Belle Meade AB

Presenters: Gary Schneider, Director, CAP/LG KC Jones, Chief, CAP/LGS This lab is directed toward commanders and property management officers. Gary Schneider and KC Jones will discuss resource management in terms of ORMS and the impact of property management on CAP’s contributions to national defense. This session will focus on a review of recent enhancements to ORMS and the resulting changes to CAPR 174-1. They will discuss in detail changes made to ORMS to better aid in managing low value property items. Real property management will also be a topic of discussion. This session will address lessons learned and observations from recent compliance inspections, survey audits and wing financial analyst visits. The lab will conclude with a question-and- answer period.

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LG02

Transportation Management Friday, 12 Aug, 10:15 AM - 12:30 PM, Belle Meade AB

Presenter:

Gary Schneider, Director, CAP/LG

Transportation officers and wing personnel involved with CAP vehicle procedures will want to attend this learning lab. NHQ personnel will discuss CAP vehicle management procedures and provide an update on the status of the FY15 vehicle buy. Topics will include vehicle maintenance and procedures for requesting reimbursement for major and routine vehicle repair, procedures for using the new WEX credit card for service and repair, vehicle paint requests, emergency repairs, new vehicle acquisition, wing-purchased or -donated vehicles, screening vehicles and vehicle disposal procedures. The lab will conclude with a review of the current fleet status. LG03

Aircraft Management Friday, 12 Aug, 2:00 PM - 4:15 PM, Belle Meade AB

Presenter:

Nelson “Dan” Daniel, Chief, CAP/LGM

Dan Daniel will present and lead discussions on aircraft maintenance activities, including the WMIRS maintenance discrepancy log, maintenance-related findings from recent compliance inspections, recent applicable Airworthiness Directives and Service Bulletins, aircraft rehab, avionics upgrades and nav data updates. This lab will provide commanders and maintenance officers an opportunity to discuss aircraft maintenance issues and concerns, maintenance best practices status of the CAP aircraft fleet and the overall role aircraft maintenance plays in supporting national defense.

NCO NCO1

NCO Seminar Saturday, 13 Aug, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM, Cheekwood H

Presenter:

Chief Frank Eldridge, CAP/CCC

CAP recently expanded the role of the NCO in the active adult program. This learning lab will provide an overview of the changes to duty assignments as well as promotion opportunities and requirements. It is designed for unit commanders as well as members who are interested in retaining their previous military NCO rank.

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OPERATIONS DO01

What’s New in Operations? Friday, 12 Aug, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM, Hermitage C

Presenters: John Desmarais, CAP/DO and other National Operations Team Members CAP’s missions continue to change, especially as we take on more missions in support of the Air Force, other Department of Defense agencies, the Department of Homeland Security and their state and local counterparts. New and evolving missions will be discussed to help participants learn about potential opportunities for their wings. Recent and developing changes in regulations, mission requirements, equipment and training will also be discussed, followed by a question-and-answer period. DO02

CAP National Operations Center Saturday, 13 Aug, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM, Hermitage C

Presenter:

Terry Raymond, CAP/NOC

CAP members involved in Emergency Services, Counterdrug, Homeland Security and Defense or any other operational mission will learn about current and developing mission processes and the National Operations Center. We will also review the past year and see the great work CAP has done for America. DO03

WMIRS Update Saturday, 12 Aug, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Hermitage C

Presenters: Terry Raymond, CAP/NOC; Joe Hall, CAP/IT; and National IT Staff WMIRS remains the backbone for supporting mission management from beginning to end. This learning lab will explore the new and developing modules in WMIRS as well as future plans. DO04

Aircraft Operations & Stan/Eval Friday, 12 Aug, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM, Hermitage C

Presenters:

Joe Piccotti, CAP/DOV

This presentation will focus on CAP Aircraft Operations and flying related topics to include a look at the CAP flying year in review, CAPR 60-1, Standardization & Evaluations, flight evaluation tends, training, and aviation safety. CAP aircrews are supporting more homeland security, national defense, and disaster assistance missions; all requiring standardization and well-trained aircrews to effectively execute these critical missions. Standardization is the pillar of safe, effective and efficient flight operations; this lab will examine CAP’s standardization and other flight related topics essential to CAP’s mission success.

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DO05

Airman Certification Standards & Pilot Professionalism Friday, 12 Aug, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Hermitage C

Presenters: Capt Susan Parson, CAP National Stan/Eval Officer This lab will provide information on using the new Airman Certification Standards (ACS) for the private pilot airplane certificate and the instrument-airplane rating, which will replace the corresponding Practical Test Standards (PTS) in June 2016. Because the ACS defines task-specific elements for knowledge and risk management and integrates them with the skill elements in today's PTS, it provides a comprehensive standard for what an applicant must know, consider, and do for each Area of Operation and Task. Since CAP uses the PTS as the baseline for performance on the CAPF 5 proficiency check, as well as for cadets receiving flight training, the ACS is relevant to all CAP pilots. DO06

Best Practices for a CAPF 5 Flight Evaluation Friday, 12 Aug, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Hermitage C

Presenters: Capt Susan Parson, CAP National Stan/Eval Officer This learning lab will present information on best practices for both conducting and receiving a CAP Form 5 Pilot Proficiency Check. It will help CAP pilots, check pilots, and check pilot examiners understand what is expected from all parties in terms of preparation, performance, and professionalism. DO07

CAPR 70-1, Flight Operations (replacing CAPR 60-1) Friday, 12 Aug, 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM, Hermitage C

Presenters: Col Mike Moyer, DEWG/CC This learning lab will focus on the new CAPR 70-1, Flight Operations (replacing CAPR 60-1). During this learning lab, all aspects of the new CAP regulation will be reviewed to include, format, content, changes, and the commanders intent. CAPR 70-1 will provide flight operations guidance leading CAP into the future. This learning lab will be of benefit to all CAP aircrew members. DO08

Glider Program Operations Friday, 12 Aug, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Cheekwood B

Presenters: Col. Jack Buschmann, CAP National Glider Program Manager This presentation will focus on the CAP Glider Program and glider related topics to include a look at the current status of the CAP Glider Program, CAP glider activities, and CAP glider program safety. CAP pilots and staff members consistently support cadet glider orientation flights and motivational glider related events nation-wide; all requiring standardized and well-trained pilots & ground crews to effectively execute these critical educational glider missions which positively support CAP’s recruiting and retention efforts. This learning lab will examine CAP’s standardized glider program and other glider related topics essential to CAP’s mission success.

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DO09

National Radar Analysis Team and Cellular Forensics Team Update Saturday, 13 Aug, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Hermitage C

Presenters: Lt Col John Henderson, Major Justin Ogden, Colonel Brian Ready, and other members of the teams supporting these operations. This Learning lab will review the latest activities for both teams as well as developing tools and technology planned and being fielded. DO10

Psychological First Aid (PFA) and Resiliency Training Saturday, 13 Aug, 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM, Hermitage C

Presenter: Lt Col Tom Janisko, Chief of CISM, and supporting staff This learning lab will provide an overview of PFA and Resiliency Training tools and the strategic vision for this program. DO11

National Incident Management System Saturday, 13 Aug, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM, Hermitage C

Presenter: Lt Col Robert Ditch, CAP IAEM and EMI Liaison This learning lab will provide an overview the changes in the National Incident Management System (NIMS) that are in development. DO12

FEMA Friday, 12 Aug, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM, Hermitage A

Presenters: Rich Smith, AmeriCorps NCCC, Deputy Region Director for Programming Meghan Curley, Program Specialist, FEMA Corps Section Learn about FEMA Corps, an opportunity for 18-24 year-olds to work in emergency management while serving the nation. In support of Federal Emergency Management Agency’s mission, teams live, work and travel together for 10 months. Members gain professional skills while assisting FEMA and communities through response, recovery, preparedness, and mitigation. Benefits include a living allowance, room & board, education award and travel expenses.

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DO13

Air Force CSOs - A Force-Multiplier for CAP Aircrews Friday, 12 Aug, 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM, Cheekwood B

Presenters: Lt Col Archie DeJesus, USAF Maj Brad Littleton, USAF Instructors, Air Force Combat System Officers School, NAS Pensacola, FL Air Force Combat Systems Officers (CSOs) are highly trained aviators specializing in weapon systems employment, electronic warfare, and navigation. They are trained experts on employing both kinetic and non-kinetic effects at the right place and the right time in support of military operations. Whether dropping ordnance, delivering humanitarian aid, carrying out Special Operations, jamming the enemy's electromagnetic spectrum, collecting intelligence or refueling other aircraft, CSOs are at the tip of the airpower spear. Many of these officers volunteer in CAP as Mission Observers and Mission Scanners, however those who fly with them are sometimes unaware or unfamiliar with their skills and capabilities easily marginalizing their value as "just another nonpilot." This presentation is aimed at aircrews (primarily Mission Pilots) who are unfamiliar with this Air Force career field and how it contributes to CAP's individual task requirements for Mission Observers and Mission Scanners.

PERSONNEL AND MEMBER ACTIONS DP01

CAP Uniform Friday, 12 Aug, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Cheekwood G Saturday, 13 Aug, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Cheekwood G

Presenters: Col. Richard Greenwood, GAWG/CC & National Uniform Committee Chairman Susie Parker, CAP/DP This learning lab is designed to assist members in navigating the myriad CAP uniform combinations available today. A review of the uniform manual as well as specific badges and devices, general wear policy and grooming standards are just a few of the items to be discussed. DP02

CAP Awards and Promotions Saturday, 13 Aug, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Cheekwood G

Presenters: Col Alvin Bedgood, Chair, National Awards and Promotions Board Susie Parker, CAP/DP CAP awards and promotions are often the only recognition our members receive for their efforts and involvement. This learning lab will discuss eligibility criteria as well as how-to hints to get your award recommendation or promotion request approved.

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PD01

Professional Development Friday, 12 Aug, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM, Davidson A

Presenters: Bobbie Tourville, CAP/PD Col. Bryan Cooper, National PD Officer PD is much more than the Form 24! Discover how Professional Development directly supports CAP's missions as well as learn how to more effectively advocate, advise and administer PD programs and courses. Whether you are a new member, a new PD officer or a seasoned veteran, you will gain new insight into the critical role professional development plays in CAP today as well as in the future. PD02

The PD Leadership Series: Preventing Burnout Friday, 12 Aug, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Cheekwood H

Presenters: Bobbie Tourville, CAP/PD Burnout is a challenge for many members in CAP. Small units lead to few people having many jobs. Sometimes, members don't think they are making a difference. When that happens, they sink. This program helps you to diagnose and treat one of CAP's biggest foes: burnout. PD03

The PD Leadership Series: Mentoring Saturday, 13 Aug, 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM, Davidson A

Presenters: Bobbie Tourville, CAP/PD Mentoring appears to be a new tool for CAP; but in reality more seasoned members have always "shown junior members the ropes." In todays more complex and fast-paced world however, mentoring can be a forgotten, yet powerful tool that can be used with cadets, with staff, and with commanders. This session will discuss mentoring, its uses in teaching, supervision and in developing a sense of belonging among senior and junior members; designed to remove some of the stigma from the term, and to remind all of us of its powerful effect on the mentor, the mentee, and Civil Air Patrol. PD04

Effectively Leading in a Volunteer Environment Saturday, 13 Aug, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Davidson A

Presenters: Col Mark Smith, SWR/CC Members join CAP to do something they love. Yet part of membership in CAP requires members to do other things in order to accomplish the larger mission. How does one bring together a group of people, all of whom joined for different reasons, and move them in the same direction? How do we lead our fellow volunteers in a manner that helps them and our organization become highly successful? This learning lab is designed to provide you with practical tips and considerations to become a highly effective leader of volunteers.

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PD05

Cadet to Senior Retention Working Group Saturday, 13 Aug, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM, Davidson A

Presenter:

Capt Kathleen Crockett Capt Forest Allen

When a cadet turns 21 they face the choice of becoming a senior member or taking a break from CAP. With so many other changes and opportunities in their lives many chose to put their CAP career on hold at that time. The departure of these former cadets results in years of valuable knowledge and training lost from the organization. This will be a group discussion focused on the national initiatives to promote the retention of cadets into the senior member program.

PUBLICATIONS MANAGEMENT DA01

Publications Friday, 12 Aug, 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM, Davidson A

Presenters: Jeanne Stone, CAP/DA Paul Gloyd, CAP/XP Discussion of the genesis of the current regulation re-engineering.

RECRUITING AND RETENTION RO01

Retention Through Leadership and Program Management Friday, 12 Aug, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Belle Meade CD

Presenter:

Lt Col Darin Ninness, National Recruiting and Retention Manager

Retention management at all levels starts with leadership expectations and management of personnel objectives. Retention crosses many OPR boundaries and touches on training, scheduling, assignment and duty status, participation, personnel management, onboarding, follow up, communication, feedback and after- action review. In this Learning Lab, we will examine many of the factors that go in to assisting and advising your group, wing and region commander on retention trends, and the organizational factors that impact those trends. We'll also demonstrate methods and techniques for working collaboratively with your headquarters directorates to emphasize planning and management of their programs in ways that improve retention and member satisfaction.

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RO02

Social Media and Recruiting Saturday, 13 Aug, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM, Cheekwood G

Presenter:

Lt Col Darin Ninness, National Recruiting and Retention Manager Col Stan Skrabut, NER Recruiting Officer

Tips, tricks and methods to leverage Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Slack, Instagram, etc.) as part of your squadron, group, or wing's targeted recruiting outreach, and how to use similar forms of social media to facilitate communication between recruiters at all echelons of the organization. Both free methods and some "paid" social media advertising methods will be examined and explained. Also, how to use Mail Chimp as well as other social media and email marketing tools to engage your prospective audience. RO03

Implementing Cohort Recruiting Saturday, 13 Aug, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Belle Meade CD

Presenter:

Lt Col Darin Ninness, National Recruiting and Retention Manager

Recruiting, training and retaining members can be a challenge. The cohort or "pipeline" recruiting method is a proven way to channelize membership, reduce the new-member onboarding and training overhead, improve resource use and ultimately improve your member retention at the unit level year over year. Big unit or small unit, this learning lab will illustrate how to implement, manage, iterate and succeed with cohort recruiting.

SAFETY EDUCATION SE01

CAP Safety – Then and Now Friday, 12 Aug, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Belle Meade CD

Presenters: George Vogt, CAP Chief of Safety Col Bob Castle, CAP Assistant Chief of Safety This will be an enlightening over-all look at Safety in the Civil Air Patrol. We’ll look at CAP’s safety culture and CAP’s safety programs of the past. We’ll take a look at the new “Safety Management System” approach to CAP Safety, integrating Risk Management into all CAP programs, planning, and events. You’ll get updates on what’s been done and up-to-the-minute information on what we’re working on in CAP Safety.

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SE02

Safety Risk Management Friday, 12 Aug, 3:15 PM - 5:30 PM, Belle Meade CD

Presenters: George Vogt, CAP Chief of Safety Col Bob Castle, CAP Assistant Chief of Safety Let’s take a look at Risk Management. The first hour will be a refresher course on risk management concepts. We’ll look at Safety Risk Management in general, and how safety risk relates to other risk factors corporations face. We’ll look at how CAP is integrating Safety Risk Management into everything from corporate decision making, to event planning, and into the processes for planning and executing all CAP activities and missions. The second hour will go into more depth on the “how to” with examples, tools, and exercises on how to implement risk management in our everyday CAP activities. SE03

Safety Mishap Reporting and Review Saturday, 13 Aug, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM, Belle Meade CD

Presenters: George Vogt, CAP Chief of Safety Col Bob Castle, CAP Assistant Chief of Safety This is a "must attend" for all Safety Officers and Commanders who work with mishap entry and management in the Safety Information and Reporting System (SIRS). We'll review how to enter mishaps, upload and manage documents in the system. Review officers will get some how-to help with conducting mishap reviews and entering them in the system. Review officers will get some how-to help with conducting mishap reviews and entering them in the system. Commanders will get some help with quality control of the mishap review process. The whole system is meant to look at what might have caused the mishap and what could be done to prevent it; we'll help you learn how to answer those questions. SE04

Safety Risk Management/Safety “Office Hours” Saturday, 13 Aug, 3:15 AM - 5:30 PM, Belle Meade CD

Presenters: George Vogt, CAP Chief of Safety Col Bob Castle, CAP Assistant Chief of Safety This lab will provide an overview of Risk Management covered in SE02 on Friday along with giving you the chance to talk "safety" with the National Chief and Assistant Chief of Safety. Bring us your issues, your suggestions and your questions. Come join us to "talk safety."

SPAATZ ASSOCIATION TSA01

The Spaatz Association (TSA) Overview Friday, 12 Aug, 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM, Cheekwood G

Presenter:

The Spaatz Association Members

Join the Spaatz Association and learn about the association’s activities. The lab will discuss issues involving: the TSA Aerospace Leadership Scholarship to include how to apply and eligibility criteria;

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the TSA leadership Grant to include who is eligible to submit for the grand; TSA Mentorship initiative, and the effort to locate missing Spaatz award recipients. SPONSOR SP01

Norwich University Office Hours with the National Cadet Team Saturday, 13 Aug, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Cheekwood C

Presenter:

Norwich University ** This is a sponsor presentation

Norwich University provides generous support to New Hampshire and Vermont Wing Civil Air Patrol cadets through scholarships and the hosting of encampments on their campus. Norwich University is now seeking to expand the partnership with Civil Air Patrol on a national level. This presentation will provide leaders from all CAP Wings with information on what Norwich can provide the Wing and the Wing’s cadets. The presentation will focus on the $5000/year scholarship and financial aid packages available along with the information on Norwich University’s Future Leaders Camp (FLC).