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EOT Faculty at ACA Nationals

Hagai Maidenberg | February 20, 2019

At Expert Online Training, we are very proud of our faculty who consistently give back to the camping community and to our EOT community. We are thrilled to announce that many of our faculty are presenting at the American Camping Association National Conference in Nashville this week. Below we have posted their times and topics, be sure to catch a few! (Come swing by our booth at the Exhibitors Expo as well!)


Tuesday Sessions

4:00 pm to 5:15 pm
Chris Thurber – Homesickness Fails: Five Things People Do That Sabotage Adjustment 
Dr. Deborah Gilboa – Intergenerational Communication that Makes Camp Stronger
Michelle Cummings – Interactive Staff Training Activities

Wednesday Sessions

8:30 am to 9:45 am
Chris Thurber –   Intelligent FailureDr. Deborah Gilboa – The Why of Camp: Explaining Why You Do What You Do to Get More Campers, More Staff Support and More Money
Michelle Cummings –  Effective Debriefing Tools and Techniques  
Catherine Scheder – Believe it or Not: Bob, the Gang, the Sister Cousin and the Prison Pastor — Lessons Learned from Crisis in Camp

1:15 pm to 2:30 pm
Dr. Deborah Gilboa – Leadership Development at Camp: Putting People in Charge Who Aren’t Quite Ready

2:45 pm to 4:00 pm
Chris Thurber – The Phone Call

4:15 pm to 5:30 pm
Dr. Deborah Gilboa – Challenge Staff to Do Hard Things, and to Stop Damaging Behaviors
Kurt Podeszwa – Leadership Essentials: Communication Strategies  

8:00 pm to 9:00 pm Night Cap Session – 
Niambi Jaha-Echols – Teambuilding Activities to Promote Cross-Cultural Agility

Thursday Session

8:30 am to 9:45 am 
Chris Thurber and Dr.  Edward (Skip) Walton – Ben Appelbaum Medical Issues Forum — XVIII

10:30 am to 11:45 am
Scott Arizala – New Ways To Think About Old Ideas: Staff Training Strategies

1:00pm to 1:45 pm – Commerce Session
Evan Heltay and Josh Gadad – Initiating Staff Training Prior To Arrival

2:00 pm to 3:15 pm
Scott Arizala –  Can I Talk to You for a Minute? Difficult Management Conversations Update

Friday Sessions

8:00 am to 9:15 am
Catherine Scheder – Creating a Cushion of Safety for your Camp Waterfront
Scott Arizala – When The Learning Curve Is Almost Vertical: New Bosses, Camps, and Jobs

With that many of our superstar faculties’ sessions to choose from, you can’t go wrong. We hope all of our EOT subscribers and camp community have a great conference. Don’t forget to stop by our EOT both and say hello. We also are hosting the 11th Annual Night Off Party – click here for the facebook event. Join us for a night of live music in downtown Nashville on Wednesday. Happy Conferencing to all attendees! 


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