Instructor Skills Conference VI

Moving Toward Instructional Excellence

September 15 – 17, 2015
Astor Crowne Plaza French Quarter, New Orleans, LA

New ISC VI Format this YEAR

The North American Process Technology Alliance (NAPTA) presents their annual Instructor Skills Conference VI with a new format for all attendees. Conference activities will kick-off on Tuesday, September 15th at noon with conference registration; followed by the opening of the General Session. You will not want to miss this informational evening that will end at 5:30 pm. Use the ISC VI Daily Schedule to participate and Move Toward Instructional Excellence with every networking opportunity available. Don’t miss one thing this year at the ISC VI!

Topic areas include:

  • Becoming a Better Instructor
  • Developing Both Operating Mechanics & Operations Mindset
  • Auditing Your PTEC Program
  • Attitude and its impact on your Effectiveness
  • Improving Presentations
  • Teaching Troubleshooting using Process Scenarios
  • Scenario Training...the Poor Man's Simulator
  • Overcoming Barriers to Effective Simulator Training
  • Effective Test Writing Skills
  • Shift Work: Learning to Cope
  • Enhancing Presentations Using Learner Preferences
  • Project Management Skills for Trainers
  • Heat Balance with Simulators and Heat Exchangers
  • Threading Technical Theory into PTEC Courses
  • Controlling the Learning Environment
  • Combining Paper Based and Simulator Exercises for Effective Troubleshooting Training
  • Training Development 101
  • Developing/Improving Online Training
  • Engaging the Millenials and Generation Z in Training
  • Videography in Training + A Drone
  • Creating Effective Lesson Plans
  • Top 5 Soft Skills an Operator Should Have (Oral, Written, Teamwork, Safety, Work Ethic)
  • Instructional System Design-Bridging the Academic-Industrial Divide
  • Teaching Troubleshooting, A Structured Approach
  • Training Analysis 101
  • Recruiting for Skilled Labor in the New Millenium
  • Using Personal Industry Knowledge to Enhance and Validate Classroom Experience
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    The following discussion group topics will be presented at the conference:

    • Oil and Gas in PTEC
    • Share Electronic Teaching Modules
    • Adjusting to Academia and Dealing with College Administration
    • Developing Workforce Soft Skills

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    2015 ISC VI Sponsors:

    Shell Oil Company - Conference Underwriter, $10,000

    Marathon Petroleum Company - Diamond Sponsor, $5,000

    INEOS - Gold Sponsor, $1,000

    Systran - Gold Sponsor, $1,000, Dedicated to Learning Journal costs

    Simulation Solutions - Silver Sponsor, $500, Dedicated to Educator Scholarships

    Read about the Conference Sponsors