2021 Ron Rhinehart International Aquatic Safety School®

2021 International Aquatic Safety School

February 8-11, 2021

Don’t miss the aquatics industry’s biggest educational event featuring live-recorded and on-demand programming, live Q&As, and a state of the industry update. Traditionally held in person each year, and open exclusively to E&A clients, IASS will be virtual in 2021 providing a unique opportunity for the aquatics industry to come together in support of our common goals.


SCHEDULE

All times are Eastern Standard Time

Monday, February 8, 2021

12:00 - 12:15pm
Introduction & Welcome
Presented by: E&A Staff
12:15 - 1:15pm
Opening Keynote
Presented by: Scott Carothers, Wild Island
1:30 - 2:30pm
COVID-19: Past, Present and Future
Presented by: Jason Freeman, Six Flags Entertainment Corporation
2:45 - 3:45pm
The Cause and Effect of Leadership
Presented by: Matt Heller, Performance Optimist Consulting
4:00 - 5:00pm
IAAPA Industry Update/J-1 Program & Legislative
Presented by: John Hallenback and Erika Scheffer, IAAPA/Denise Beckson, Morey's Piers
5:00 - 5:15pm
Daily Wrap-Up
Presented by: E&A Staff

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

12:00 - 12:15pm
Introduction & Welcome
Presented by: E&A Staff
12:15 - 1:15pm
Drowning - Mechanism/Strategies - Why Does it Happen - A study into the act of drowning
Presented by: Michael Oostman, Oostman Aquatic Safety Consulting, Inc.
1:30 - 2:30pm
Crisis Communication
Presented by: Debbie Evans, Evans Marketing Partners
2:45 - 3:45pm
So You Think You Can Dance – Imperatives for Service Excellence Delivery
Presented by: Shaun McKeogh, Attractions Academy
4:00 - 5:00pm
Waterpark & Resorts State of Industry
Presented by: Trevor Leonard, Six Flags Frontier City and Hurricane Harbor OKC/Nick Licastro, Great Wolf Lodge - Williamsburg
5:00 - 5:15pm
Daily Wrap-Up
Presented by: E&A Staff

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

12:00 - 12:15pm
Introduction & Welcome
Presented by: E&A Staff
12:15 - 1:15pm
State of Industry; a YMCA and Park & Rec Perspective
Presented by: Deric Clinton, YMCA of Delaware/Steve Neill, Arlington Heights Park District
1:30 - 2:30pm
The Inclusive Aquatics Inventory: Audit Your Aquatics Operations For Diversity & Equity
Presented by: Kate Connell, Equitable Aquatics
2:45 - 3:45pm
Ride Safety For Waterparks
Presented by: Erik Beard, International Ride Training
4:00 - 5:00pm
Closing Keynote - Servant Leadership
Presented by: Grant Goold
5:00 - 5:15pm
IASS Wrap-Up
Presented by: E&A Staff

On Demand Sessions

The Missing Page of your Management Playbook
Presented by: Shawn Welch, Shawn Welch Company (SWCo)
Normalization of Deviance
Presented by: Will Morey, Morey's Piers
The Importance of Personal Branding
Presented by: Heather Blair, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor - New Jersey
DIY Incentives
Presented by: Alfredo Vellarde, Palace - Raging Waters - Sacramento
Autism and the Amusement Industry
Presented by: Meredith Tekin, International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards
Recruitment
Presented by: Jill Steinke/Bethany Brown, JEM
Managing the Risks of Child Sexual Abuse In Aquatics Programs
Presented by: Audrey Oliver, Praesidium
Water Parks and Weather
Presented by: Theron Hodel, The Weather Company, an IBM Business
Human Trafficking: What you need to know
Presented by: Larinda Smith, Unbound