Education Tracks

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Ellis & Associates Lifeguard Instructor Licensing Program (Day 1 of 3)


Original ILTP™ Instructor Training Dates: Three Days:  Sunday, Oct. 17: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM; Monday, Oct. 18: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM; Tuesday, Oct. 19: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM Renewal ILTP™ Instructor Training Date: One Day: Monday (Oct. 18):  9:00 AM – 9:00 PM Course information: Jeff Ellis & Associates (E&A) will conduct this Lifeguard Instructor […]

Executive & Senior Officials All Hazards Preparedness Workshop


This full day workshop is presented by the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service, and funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Emergency Management Agency. This course provides a forum for attendees to understand strategic and executive-level issues related to all-hazard disaster preparedness, to share proven strategies and best practices and to enhance […]

Costly Lessons Learned From Aquatics Incidents


This session will take the attendees through real-life learnings gained from actual events. Elements of causation, misconceptions and practical solutions will be discussed to help make the operation as successful as possible. Warning, this session will contain sensitive material and topics.

From Crisis To Critical Path: What’s Your Back-Up Plan?


What do you do when you don’t know what to do? Do you have a “Plan B” in place? How do we get from crisis to success? Operators and individuals alike have had the unique opportunity to ask themselves this question time and time again over the course of the last two years. Collectively, we […]

Safety Committee Meeting (Active Committee Members Only)


Employee Injury Reduction Panel


Safety is important in any workplace and a vital part of an organization’s culture. This panel will explore how to keep employees engaged in a safety program and why rewarding positive safety behavior works. The panel with feature both current park operators and insurance industry professionals. You’ll leave this panel discussion with tips and methods […]

Chat With Committee Members – Public Sector, Safety And Technology & Innovations


Stop by the WWA Booth and meet with WWA Committee leaders! They’re looking forward to chatting with you on a variety of topics.

Chat With Committee Members – Education And Marketing


Stop by the WWA Booth and meet with WWA Committee leaders! They are looking forward to chatting with you on a variety of topics.

Industry Standards Update – ASTM, CMAHC, PHTA & ICC


Hear from industry experts on the latest waterpark industry standards activity in ASTM, CMAHC, PHTA and ICC. Activity in these organizations drive the design, development and operation of our facilities through the creation of industry consensus standards. This session will spotlight the recent work of ASTM, CMAHC, PHTA and ICC and its impact on your […]

Preventing Sexual Abuse At Waterparks


Learn specific best practices for managing the risk of sexual abuse in the waterpark environment. Take steps to make your facility safer, and understand what you can do to protect your guests. Discover how to detect red-flag behaviors in adults and youth, how to supervise high-risk activities and locations, and how to interrupt suspicious interactions […]