Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Fwd: NDPA 2017 Conf - Gateway Clipper Opening Reception

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From: "National Drowning Prevention Alliance" <>
Date: Feb 1, 2017 10:34 AM
Subject: NDPA 2017 Conf - Gateway Clipper Opening Reception
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NDPA Opening Night 
Networking Reception 
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
 Join the NDPA for our Educational Conference's Opening Night Reception. This year our opening night networking reception will be a 2-hour cruise through Pittsburgh's three rivers (the Ohio, the Monongahela, and the Allegheny). This very unique cruise will take our networking to the water. Take in Pittsburgh's beautiful city skyline at night, see local sites and landmarks, all while meeting other professionals, reconnecting with friends, making new connections, and extending your network. Lifejackets will be available or you can bring your own!
*No additional cost (Included in Registration Price).
*Not included in Student Registration
NDPA Safe Debate Series  

Join the NDPA as we launch a new collaborative debate series. The NDPA "Safe Debate Series" is a forum where participants can discuss controversial topics in the drowning prevention community. We deal with the death of children and adults by drowning. As such, this subject matter is emotionally charged and incites passionate advocates. Often, this passion has polarized our community which ultimately harms the cause overall. The NDPA conference is place for all of these advocates to meet, collaborate and unite to stop drowning. The "Safe Debate" will be hosted by a moderator and all questions will be vetted prior to the debate. Participating parties will have ample opportunity to prepare. The moderator will take questions from the audience, allow time for each opinion to be heard. Attendees will leave the debate feeling fully educated and informed on all facets of the topic discussed. There are no "winners or losers" in the "Safe Debate." The goal is to foster collaboration and to further discussion surrounding the topic in a formal and safe environment where all opinions are encouraged. Ground rules will be detailed to participants prior to the session and explained by the moderator at the beginning of the session. This year's topic will be Infant and Toddler Swimming and Rescue Training.
Breakout Session: 
ABC's to Water Safety Event Planning
Michelle Long and Lela Hinds-Peterson, Mesa Fire and Medical Department
This program is for new and existing 
program coordinators who are looking to improve their 
drowning prevention events. Skills taught include A-Awareness of community resources; B-Budgetary restraints and how to work around them; C-Challenges when planning and executing events and D- development to continue positive outcomes with your programs.

Michele holds a B.S. in Public Relations/Marketing from Northern Arizona University. Her background with corporate marketing has been successfully adapted in to developing numerous volunteer and educational programs that have received national recognition for the Department. She is the Mesa Fire and Medical Department's division director for the Fire and Life Safety Education division. She serves on advisory boards for the National Drowning Prevention Alliance and Vice President of the Drowning Prevention Coalition of Arizona.

Lela Hinds Peterson is from San Diego, California and moved to Mesa, Arizona after being recruited to do research for Phoenix Children's Hospital's Neurology department. She completed her Masters Degree in Business Leadership/Disaster Preparedness and Crisis Management from Grand Canyon University. Lela has been working for the Mesa Fire and Medical Department since April 2014, coordinating the Drowning Prevention Programs and School Program that reaches over 35,000 students in K-6th grades.
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