CPD SEMINARS – JOINT SESSIONS FALL 2022
SAVE THE DATES!
Hosted by the CSGA, ACMG and the CAA
The Canadian Ski Guide Association, the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides and the Canadian Avalanche Association have collaborated to bring you some topical continuing professional development seminars. Please visit the CSGA website for updates. All talks are open to members of all associations.
Virtual Session Details
You MUST register and pay a nominal fee to attend or view these sessions. Sessions will also be recorded but you MUST register to receive the recording.
All sessions are non refundable. Live sessions hosted by the CSGA will also receive a recorded version at a later date.
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Registration Opens September 15, 2022
There is the option to register for a recorded version of some presentations should you not be available for the set time. Please register for the ‘Recorded Version’ if this is the case.
NOTE: ALL TIMES ARE MT!!!
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 – Hosted by the CSGA, open to all CSGA, CAA and ACMG members
17:00 – 18:00
$20 Dr. Sydney White
Hypothermia: Current protocols, management and real world strategies.
Hypothermia – a review on the background principals of why hypothermia is a medical concern and isn’t just simply being cold. Followed by update on current hypothermia management and ECLS guidelines including the Hope Score. Plus a quick review of some of the strategies being used by various industry members at their operations.
Dr. Sydney White has worked as a pro patroller and with BC ambulance and SAR. She currently teaches AST 1 courses and tail guides for Retallack. Sydney is the Medical Director for both Retallack and PEAK. She has recently completed the CSGA Level 1 and CAA Level 2 and is working on her fellowship in Wilderness Medicine.
18:00 – 19:00
$20 Tony Walker
Scary or dangerous? Understanding the difference between emotion vs logic.
As a helicopter passenger performing as crew, you have a front seat to the action, relying on the pilot to get you there safely. But what does “safely” look like?
It comes down to understanding the difference between scary and dangerous. In the guiding world, scary for the uninitiated could be rappelling down a cliff face, a safe and secure endeavour. On the other hand, dangerous could be happily traversing across the glacier on a warm spring day with hidden snow bridges ready to collapse.
Feeling that a situation is scary makes us react with fear and emotion whereas danger is hazard, perceived with logic and awareness. This session will discuss what to look for and how to manage your responses to situations that could seen as either scary or dangerous.
Tony Walker has been flying helicopters for 34 years mostly in the Coast Mountains of Northwestern BC with 10 heli ski seasons. He has a Masters of Education and teaches a Helicopter Awareness Training course and Crew Resource Management education to BC Hydro.
19:15 – 20:30
$20 Don Schwartz
Beating the Impossible – Living, Managing and Moving Past PTSD
What is Trauma? How do our bodies deal with it and what are some techniques and resources to help us recover from a traumatic event? This is a great opportunity to learn that PTSD need not be a life long ailment and needing help to recover is normal and not a sign of weakness.
Don Schwartz has been a Helicopter Ski Guide for the past 28 years with MW Heliskiing and Powder Mountain Catskiing. Don has made a movie and written a book about his experiences with PTSD, which came to a head as he studied to become a helicopter pilot.
Wednesday, October 19, 2022 – Hosted by the CAA, open to all CSGA, CAA and ACMG members
09:00 – 10:00
Ortovox Avabag LiTRIC – A brand new airbag system to improve safety and ease of use
The new airbag system LiTRIC was designed in a unique development cooperation of the brands Arc’teryx and Ortovox. The presentation outlines the 3 main development targets of product safety, product weight and ease of use. Several steps were taken to improve functional features of this product for both the recreational user and professionals in the field… Get an inside look at the lightest electronic airbag system in the world!
Patrick has 18 years of expertise as product manager in the sporting goods industry designing freeride and touring skis. For the last 5 years he has been working for Ortovox and is responsible for the development of the new electronic airbag system LiTRIC in cooperation with the Canadian brand Arc’teryx. Born and raised in Oberstdorf, one of Germanys big ski resorts, Patrick now resides in Munich with his family and is still a true skier by heart.
11:00 – 12:30
$20 Kerry Ann Suteu
Developing Resiliency Through Life's Challenges
This interactive workshop will provide the participant with an understanding of mental health and well-being, and how to stay well in the avalanche industry. The program will cover ways to be more self-aware of our reaction to stress and traumatic events, how to assess our mental well-being, and provide practical tools and strategies to maintain resiliency. The instructor will provide a toolkit and resources to explore for managing mental health and well-being on and off the slopes.
Kerry Ann Suteu is a registered Occupational Therapist who practices psychotherapy at Gowan Consulting. Kerry Ann’s background is in kinesiology, health, and fitness. She completed her Occupational Therapy training at the University of Western Ontario.
2:00 – 3:00
$Free Stuart Smith
Info Ex: New App Launch
An introduction to the newly launched (planned to happen before Oct 19th) InfoEx desktop and mobile apps. The session should be relevant for all InfoEx users, or potential InfoEx users. Some content will be specifically for InfoEx operation administrators.
Stuart Smith is the InfoEx Manager at the Canadian Avalanche Association.
16:00 – 17:15
$20 Uwe Gramenn
Pattern Recognition in Meteograms
Meteograms, the display of multiple forecast weather parameters in time series, have recently become a very popular and useful decision making tool for avalanche operations worldwide. Traditionally, meteograms are evaluated based on the absolute numbers alone. In this presentation, we will look at the general behaviour and patterns of these parameters and how they interact with each other. We will unlock this additional information to increase the understanding of the underlying data and improve the weather related decision-making process in general.
Uwe Gramann is a professional meteorologist and the practice area lead for climate and weather at RWDI. Uwe started his career with Environment Canada, where he helped develop the currently operational high-resolution GEM LAM weather model, and then moved on to form his own weather consulting company, where he developed the AlpineFX. Uwe developed weather courses for a variety of applications including the Canadian Avalanche Association before joining RWDI, where he currently overlooks the technical development and innovation for the applied climatology and weather forecasting teams.
Sunday, October 23, 2022 – Hosted by the ACMG, open to all CSGA, CAA and ACMG members
18:30 – 20:30
$20 Queer Education Foundation Micro-aggressions
Join Victoria and Anda from the Queer Education Foundation to learn about micro-aggressions. They will describe what they are, their impact, and how to recognize these instances in your everyday life. After which they will share real-life experiences to provide context, and offer strategies to help address micro-aggressions in your communities and workplace, through bystander intervention.
Monday, October 24, 2022 – ACMG
18:30 – 20:30
$20 Calgary Centre for Sexuality Being an engaged bystander – Creating a Culture of Consent
Join Rachel from the Centre for Sexuality, for an engaging and interactive session aimed at furthering your awareness of workplace harassment and discrimination, and creating usable strategies for providing leadership and facilitating conversations about emotional safety and inclusivity in the workplace.
Tuesday, October 25, 2022 – ACMG
18:30 – 20:30
$20 Calgary Centre for Sexuality Creating and Culture of Respect for gender and sexual diversity, and working with 2SLGBTQ+ youth.
Join Rachel from the Centre for Sexuality, for an engaging and interactive session aimed at furthering your awareness of gender and sexual diversity, and creating usable strategies for working with 2SLGBTQ+ youth.