Learn how to use AUXINFO to build powerful and flexible reports, presenting richer information than your IS Officer can pull from AUXDATA! We’ll learn about the information available in AUXINFO, “cubes”, “nesting”, exporting data, and presenting live web reports that other members can “drill down” into for the information they want to track through the course of a program year. Be sure to bring your laptop and attend the lab course afterwards for hands-on experimentation!
Build on the “Mastering the Power of AUXINFO” course and receive coaching on creating your own AUXINFO reports. A laptop computer with Wi-Fi connectivity is required for participation in this Lab course. Have your specific questions regarding the AUXINFO system answered. Participants will have the opportunity to create their own AUXINFO queries and reports and work with instructors to choose the best filters, and then optimize, improve, and package them for use.
People learn differently and have different wants/needs in the modern Digital Age. The USCG Auxiliary is changing the way we do Public Education and address our other RBS missions in order to remain relevant to the modern boater. This course will provide attendees the tools necessary to lead Flotillas in transforming their Public Education and other RBS programs to take advantage of this change, while reaching more boaters and bring in more donations than was possible with the old classroom/lecture-based programs. This session will include a review the new developments in Auxiliary on-line training and the techniques and that Flotillas must apply to take advantage of them for a source of donations. The course will also examine how learning is changing in the Digital Age and how our educators must adjust to make classroom sessions relevant and engaging.
We’ll have a paddle craft on site! Build familiarity with the 7012A, various types of paddle craft, and the unique aspects of paddlecraft VSCs and human powered vessels. Talk best practices with other VEs and building relationships within the paddling community.
Come find out what’s new for 2017. We’ll review the VE & RBS priorities for 2017, how to meet those objectives, and discuss your questions.
How does that distress button on a radio work? What happens? Rescue 21, MMSI, GPS, GMDSS, DSC, EPIRB, PLB, AIS, Synthetic ATON, and Virtual ATON - come learn what it all means. Great for OPS and VE.
Spring is upon us, and that means boating season will be starting up soon. Knowing the weather before you head out on patrols is a must! The AUXWEA course was redone and sent out in October 2016. While the course is available for self-paced learning on the Coast Guard website, come to this class and we’ll go over some of the main points to remember with this AUXOP course. If you’re ready to take the test, bring a computer and I can proctor the test for you as well!
The Diversity Officer is a newer- appointed position in the Auxiliary, and there are often a lot of questions. What does the FSO/SO-DV do, what is the Three Star Best Practice, and how can I help achieve diversity? Come to this presentation, and we will go over some of these items as well as learn some of the best practices.
The OPS workshop would cover information pertinent form the BCAB discussion then go through the PPT from National. Following that, Mr. Haslam could cover some navigation items. I am thinking about "quick conversion to decimal minutes” and plotting coordinates on the chart, then navigating to the "commence search point" and then selecting a search pattern, plotting the first leg, etc.
Since it is a "refresher workshop", I think that we have enough TCTAUX providers to cover the divisions in their areas. The 1hr workshop would just be to assist flotillas that cannot get it done.
To participate in Coast Guard Auxiliary communication programs and/or offer their radios for use as Auxiliary radio facilities, members must have completed AUXCOM prior to August 1, 2008 or be TCO (Telecommunications Operator) certified. AUXCOM is a communications specialty course that is required for AUXOP status. A three hour introduction to TCO and AUXCOM class will be offered at D9WR D-Train this year. The TCO PQS (personal qualification standard) will be introduced with recommendations on how to complete the requirements. TCO operations will be demonstrated. The required syllabus and sign-off sheets will be provided. Similarly, the AUXCOM course will be introduced and suggestions on how best to complete the course by self study, on-line, and/or classroom study will be presented. Successful completion of this introduction should prepare you for the TCO PQS and lead to success with the AUXCOM exam. All attendees are requested to pre-register.
This year will have an increasing emphasis on having Auxiliarists train in new programs to enhance their value to the Auxiliary. Consider the area of Marine Safety. This course will introduce you to the various programs available as well as the benefits of contributing to these programs.
Brand new in the Auxiliary? Wondering what the alphabet soup of PB, OP, AV, VE, etc are? Which uniform do I wear and where do I get them? This class is for you! In addition, this will give the new member a solid foundation on expectations and policies of the Auxiliary.
Whether you are a newly elected Flotilla Commander/Vice Flotilla Commander or entering your second year, you are strongly encouraged to attend this content-rich class designed to help maximize your effectiveness. Even Division Commanders and Vice Division Commanders can attend if they have the interest. In addition to existing elected leadership, please consider high performing members as candidates for this class as well, especially if they are interested in running for bridge positions. It’s never too early to develop potential future leaders. The purpose of this class is to prepare & develop skills for Flotilla Commanders to properly and effectively run their Flotillas.
Note: Members interested in attending the FC Academy must sign up for the course and speak to Bob Auchinleck.
4 hour class providing instruction on how to properly perform Cardio-Pulmonary Respirations. Successful completion of this course will prove the student with a 2 year certification from the American Heart Association. Note: In order to attend these two courses, you must preregister.
Three hour class providing instruction on providing 1st aid to individuals who require it. Successful completion of this course will prove the student with a 2 year certification from the American Heart Association. Note: In order to attend these two courses, you must preregister.
All too frequently, the news concerns a story involving people inadvertently entering an active shooter situation. Knowing how to deal with this situation can help you survive. This course will be taught by experts in the field.
Short courses in Navigation Rules appear in About Boating Safely as well as Crew Member training. It is important for any member who spends significant time on the water to have a firm understanding of the many situations for which NavRules may apply and this requires frequent refresh instruction.