PADI Programs at the 2017 DEMA Show

DEMA16_banner02_600x200Course Director Update

Tuesday, 31 October – 7:00am – 12:00pm
Room: Rosen Centre Hotel Grand Ballroom A, B, C

IDC Staff Instructor Update

Friday, 3 November – 7:00am – 12:00pm
Room: Orange County Convention Center – S330 A, B, C, D

This year’s Course Director and IDC Staff Instructor Updates center on the highly anticipated revision of the Instructor Development Course (IDC). Get a sneak peek at some of the IDC components in development including the “Think Like an Instructor” concept and the enhanced knowledge development, confined water and open water evaluation criteria.

The update will feature breakout sessions to cultivate interaction and engagement with colleagues and PADI® staff.

Renewed, Teaching status Course Directors and renewed, Teaching status IDC Staff Instructors qualify to attend the half-day program. Topics include:

  • What’s New: IDC Revision – a preview of this PADI flagship program
  • Evaluation Training Workshop and the New Evaluation Criteria
  • Risk Management in Instructor Development

At the Course Director Update, don’t miss the PADI Frequent Trainer Program award ceremony recognizing PADI Platinum Course Directors.

To register for the program, contact Yvonne Lara at 800 729 7234 (US and Canada only), or +1 949 858 7234, ext. 2296.

Emergency First Response® Instructor Trainer

Thursday, 2 November – 8:00am – 1:00pm
Room: Rosen Centre Hotel Salon 7/8

EFR_CPR_Chest_Compress_Mannequin.tifThis half-day program is open to Emergency First Response Instructors who have completed the preparatory online component and conducted at least five Emergency First Response courses or issued at least 25 Emergency First Response course completion cards. This program includes access to online presentations, an Emergency First Response Instructor Trainer Manual (digital version), Emergency First Response Instructor Course Lesson Guides, Emergency First Response Instructor Course exam booklet and the Instructor Trainer application fee. Please bring a current or updated Emergency First Response Instructor Manual.

To register for the program, contact Yvonne Lara at 800 729 7234 (US and Canada only), +1 949 858 7234, ext. 2296.

PADI Business Academy: Mastering Online Advertising

Saturday, 4 November – 8:00am – 12:00pm
Room: Rosen Centre Hotel Salon 5/6

A step-by-step interactive guide to implementing the latest online ad trends

Learn how to tackle and master the most important online advertising trends during this hands-on workshop. Stay ahead of the curve by learning how to use online advertising to acquire new divers and keep your existing ones coming back.

What will you learn to implement?

  • Facebook ads, including custom and look-alike audiences
  • Instagram ads
  • Google AdWords
  • Google display ads
  • Google call-only ads

Note: CDTC applicants can earn three seminar credits by attending this workshop.

To register for the program, contact Lisa Joralemon at 800 729 7234 (US and Canada only), or +1 949 858 7234, ext. 2552.

New PADI Adaptive Techniques Specialty Programs Orientation

Wednesday, 1 November – 8:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Orlando YMCA

This half-day program introduces the new PADI Adaptive Techniques Specialty Program to PADI Instructors and PADI Course Directors. If you want to learn techniques and effective approaches for teaching and supervising divers of varying abilities and physical challenges, this program is for you. Many of the concepts discussed apply to all diver training, but this focused practice will also raise your awareness and strengthen your student-centered teaching ability. Completion of this orientation results in certification as a PADI Adaptive Techniques Specialty Program Instructor (or Instructor Trainer if you’re a PADI Course Director), once additional experience is documented. The PADI Adaptive Techniques Specialty Program qualifies you to teach two courses: PADI Adaptive Teaching Techniques Specialty course to dive leaders, and the PADI Adaptive Support Diver Specialty course to divers.

To register for the program, contact Yvonne Lara at 800 729 7234 (US and Canada only), +1 949 858 7234, ext. 2296.

Basic Freediver Course

Saturday, 4 November – 8:00am-12:00pm
Location: Orlando YMCA

Have you tried the PADI FreediverTM program yet? You can learn more about it, give freediving a try and get started on the PADI Basic Freediver course rating in just a few hours while at 2017 DEMA Show.

Freediver_poolThis half-day event covers the knowledge development and confined water portions of the PADI Freediver course, and successful completion result in certification as a PADI Basic Freediver. Complete the two remaining open water sessions to become certified as a PADI Freediver at a later date.

The program costs $199 US and registration incudes the PADI Freediver TouchTM, confined water session and certification as a PADI Basic Freediver. Please register no later than Monday, 16 October, to receive the Touch code to complete independent study in time for the confined water session on Saturday, 4 November.

You don’t need special freediving equipment to participate – just bring your regular fins, mask and snorkel. It’s a great, fun way to learn by doing. Find out why so many PADI Pros are jumping into PADI Freediving.

To register for the program, contact Yvonne Lara at 800 729 7234 (US and Canada only), or +1 949 858 7234, ext. 2296.

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