APU / Maritime Reporter WEBCAST Series Kicks off in February
First online installment of this unique partnership to focus on Maritime risk. Out in front of the premier edition of Maritime Professional print magazine, readers and online listeners will learn how to overcome uncertainty and meet compliance standards – by empowering their individual employees.
As the New Year moves into full swing on February 16th, an innovative WEBCAST series will kick off at 1100 hours EST to address the scourge of Maritime Risk. This interactive discussion between maritime experts Joseph Keefe (Maritime Reporter group) and Donald McKay (American Public University) will promote dialogue, heighten awareness and present solutions to these challenges. These will include:
* Standards of Training and Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) Compliance
* Cost-Effective Education of the entire maritime workforce
* Utilizing technology to more effectively deliver content
* Optimizing operational efficiency while minimizing vulnerability
This webcast will also include a Q&A session and a few twists that you might not expect. Also participating, appropriately enough – as one of many online choices available to industry – is the industry’s online STCW training leader, MEBA’s Calhoon MEBA Engineering School (CMES). CMES and its offerings are important in that they have developed, packaged and are now delivering the maritime industry’s first online, fully interactive U.S. Coast Guard approved STCW training course. Maritime Professional Managing Editor (and licensed mariner) Joseph Keefe has taken and passed both courses and will lead listeners through a discussion of what’s available, how that affects your bottom line and more importantly – why it is good for the maritime industry.
From APU, Professor Donald McCay will talk about Minimizing Maritime Risk using a Knowledge Management Framework. From the solid base of APU’s critically acclaimed expertise in online education (APU is the 2009 recipient of the Sloan Consortium’s prestigious Ralph E. Gomory Award), online participants will learn why Knowledge Management offers a strategic means to address risk management from different perspectives to provide broader coverage and balance, promotes and enables learning and knowledge sharing which leads to improved organizational performance.
Online delivery of educational materials is not a new concept. Arguably, the global maritime industry lags badly in its utilization of this increasingly important tool. The new Manila Amendments to the STCW Code directly address the possibility of expanding online education, blended learning and alternative ways to deliver content. Tune in as APU and the Maritime Reporter group address Maritime Risk in an interactive forum and then present an overview of how industry is supplying tools to stakeholders that enable them to better manage maritime risk.
Webcast participants can, upon request, take away tools to take away from the webinar that can assist them in their quest to improve employee knowledge and facilitate regulatory (think: Manila amendments to STCW code) compliance. This Webcast will quite possibly be one of the more important learning and interactive events for the global marketplace in the New Year. Make plans now to participate and stay tuned for additional details.
To get an idea of the objectives and outcomes of past webinars, MarPro readers can click on http://www.apu.apus.edu/lp/webcast. The webinars provide a forum on important topics in a fully interactive manner. The coming maritime webinar will be of benefit to maritime industry and educational stakeholders across the broad spectrum of the global waterfront.
* For more information, contact:
Irvin Varkonyi, CSCP, P.Log
Marketing Manager, Transportation and Logistics
American Public University System
American Military University | American Public University
10110 Battleview Parkway, Manassas, VA, 20109
T 703-334-3259 | M 703-595-7130 | [email protected] | www.apus.edu
Joseph Keefe – Managing Editor
Maritime Professional magazine