Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Train the Trainer with ASM









'Individuals who earn this designation are candidates to train other team members within their company on the verified knowledge they acquired while earning each certificate.'

  
By Phill Sexton
During the development phase of the Advanced Snow Management (ASM) training program, the train the trainer model was always part of the plan. Now that the first two of four courses has been released, we can begin to discuss how the program can be used beyond individual learning and introduced as a training program companies can utilize for teams of people.

Who are the trainers? 
Individuals who aspire to earn all four of the Advanced Snow Management training certificates will be awarded SIMA’s Advanced Snow Manager (ASM) designation. Individuals who earn this designation are candidates to train other team members within their company on the verified knowledge they acquired while earning each certificate.  

What to train?
Each of the four online courses provides the base curriculum to train individuals with. Utilizing the online course in a team setting will allow the trainer a base line curriculum to work with while also allowing the flexibility to teach at their own individual pace and requirements.  

  • Core Principles is a course designed to teach the safety and professional principles anyone who works in the industry should be aware of to be successful.
  • Plowing Operations is a course designed for anyone who is learning to operate plowing equipment or wants to advance their current knowledge.
  • Sidewalk Operations is a course designed for anyone entering the snow industry or who is managing a sidewalk operations crew.
  • Ice Management is a course designed to advance current knowledge of basic ice management philosophy and techniques, particularly the process of calibration and anti-icing versus de-icing.
When to train?  
Each course is self-paced, which means it can be taught in one session, or can be broken down into much shorter and more manageable short sessions, which could include toolbox or tailgate talks.


For more information how your company can utilize the Advanced Snow Management Training Program to help train your teams, contact SIMA at 414-375-1970  or email info@sima.org.

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