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    • Education Standards Panel BLA Workshop Update
      • Pamela Dillon, ESP Chair
      • September 12, 2011
      • Provide national agreement and consistency in boating education program content and course delivery for the nation’s boaters .
      Education Standards Goal
      • Gauge efficacy of Standards based on risk assessments, accident and participation data analyses, other research studies and scientific resources
      Education Standards Panel Primary Objectives
      • Implement a process for standards development that conforms to A merican N ational S tandards I nstitute Essential Requirements
      Education Standards Panel Primary Objectives
      • Openness
      • Lack of dominance
      • Balance
      • Coordination and harmonization
      • Notification of standards development
      Standards Development Process ANSI’s Ten Essential Requirements
      • Consideration of views & objections
      • Consensus vote
      • Appeals (procedural)
      • Written procedures
      • Compliance
      Standards Development Process ANSI’s Ten Essential Requirements
      • Openness
        • Participation open to all persons directly and materially affected by the Standards
      Standards Development Process ANSI’s Ten Essential Requirements
      • Lack of dominance
        • Process not dominated by any single interest, individual or organization
      Standards Development Process ANSI’s Ten Essential Requirements
      • Balance
        • Process has participants from diverse interest categories to achieve balance
      Standards Development Process ANSI’s Ten Essential Requirements
      • Coordination and harmonization
        • Good faith effort to resolve potential conflicts between and among existing standards and candidate standards
      Standards Development Process ANSI’s Ten Essential Requirements
      • Notification of standards development
        • Standards development activity must be announced in suitable media to give opportunity for participation
      Standards Development Process ANSI’s Ten Essential Requirements
      • Consideration of views & objections
        • Prompt consideration of written comments on proposed standards – and effort to resolve all expressed objections
      Standards Development Process ANSI’s Ten Essential Requirements
      • Consensus vote
        • Procedures for reaching consensus must be stated
        • Evidence of consensus vote on standards by ‘consensus body’ must be documented
      Standards Development Process ANSI’s Ten Essential Requirements
      • Appeals
        • Written procedures to afford due process
        • Center on procedural issues – actions or inactions of Panel – not content/substance of the standards
      Standards Development Process ANSI’s Ten Essential Requirements
      • Written procedures
        • Govern methods used for standards development
        • Must be made available to any interested person
      Standards Development Process ANSI’s Ten Essential Requirements
      • Compliance
        • With normative policies and administrative procedures established by ANSI
      Standards Development Process ANSI’s Ten Essential Requirements
      • NASBLA Executive Board authorized ANSI-based approach to standards development (Sept. 2010); clarifies goals (Nov. 2010)
      • Board appoints Panel chairperson (Nov. 2010) Draft ESP Rules (Dec. 2010 – March 2011)
      • Panel member candidate applications solicited, received, reviewed, appointed by Executive Board (April – June 2011)
      • First meeting (conference call) - July 2011 ; Second meeting (conference call) - August 2011
      Developing the Panel & Operating Guidance
      • ESP Rules (available at www.nasbla.org): define Panel’s objectives, authority, organization, interest categories, and all procedures governing standards development and procedural appeals
      Education Standards Panel
      • Panel serves as ‘ consensus body ’
      • Panel members appointed by Board for 3-year terms , with chance for reappointment. Term limits. (Staggered terms for those first appointed).
      • Maximum 15 members , including chairperson.
      • Application process open to all persons directly & materially affected by standards
      Education Standards Panel – Key features
      • Stakeholder representation across ‘interest categories,’ with no category represented by more than 1/3 of total Panel members. State Boating Agency – maintained at 5 members.
      • Panel participation not conditional on NASBLA or other organizational membership
      • Members must comply with attendance, balloting, conduct, performance requirements stated in Rules
      Advisory Panel – Key features
    • 5 Interest Categories Interest Category Definition/Example Commercial Any person or representative from a for-profit company or organization offering NASBLA-approved/sanctioned courses. Also covers boat and boat accessory manufacturers, insurance companies, boat dealers, marina owners, towing and salvage companies, trade association representatives, etc. Non-Governmental Organization Non-profit organizations offering boating safety courses or having an interest in boating and water safety. Federal Boating Agency U.S. Coast Guard, international government agency, etc. State Boating Agency (5 seats) Members of the state boating agencies Public Boaters, researchers, boating writers or others that have an interest in boating and water safety.
    • 5 Interest Categories Interest Category Member Commercial Cindy Kalkomey, Boat Ed Kerry Moher, Boater Exam Non-Governmental Organization John Adey, ABYC Joseph Gatfield, Canadian Power & Sail Squadrons Terry Leitz, NMMA Federal Boating Agency Robin Freeman, USCG Aux John Malatak, USCG State Boating Agency (5 seats) Anthony Cordoza, New Hampshire Ed Huntsman, Arizona Jeff Johnson, Alaska MariAnn Koloszar, Oregon Betsy Woods, Tennessee Public Joseph Connolly, II Robert Sweet Pamela Dillon (Chair)
      • Part V. General (1)
        • Members shall “ function independently as individuals and not as agents or representatives of organizations with which they are or may be associated or employed when engaged in the work of the Panel.”
      Conflict of Interest & Ethical Conduct
      • Panel organizing its work:
        • Instruction in ANSI Essential Requirements
        • Training on consensus decision making/ development of decision criteria for assessing the proposal an approval of Standards
        • Gather/review boating accident and participation data and relevant scientific resources and research studies
        • Prepare for implementing a ‘call for proposed revisions’
      Standards Development – First Cycle
      • Initiate ‘ call for revisions ’ – Winter 2011-12, effective 90 days
      • Use most currently approved version of the National Boating Education Standards (with effective date Jan. 1, 2012) as basis for first review
      • 5-year cycle for standards review
      Standards Development – First Cycle
      • Instructions for submission , availability of the document containing the most currently approved standards will be announced in suitable media outlets.
      • Submissions encouraged from panel members, NASBLA members, non-members alike.
      Standards Development – First Cycle
      • We anticipate the process will simplify national boating education standards, emphasizing those based on risk analysis and accident data.
      • Planned/formatted to achieve ANSI certification in the future.
      Moving Forward……
      • Most importantly, this process will result in a heightened level of national agreement and consistency in boating education program content and delivery for the nation’s boaters .
      Moving Forward……
      • Thanks to NASBLA Executive Board,
      • Jim Graybeal, President
      • Questions?