The Effects of Mandatory Training

Track: Instructor Development Conference

Session Number: 7
Date: Sat, Sep 29th, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Description:

Think back over your years of training and recall an "ah ha" moment that you experienced. That moment when you experienced a true understanding of a topic. What was it that triggered that sudden understanding? Regardless of training content, training may only be effective long-term if the content is learned, resulting in behavior change.
Operation of emergency vehicles is often performed under stress where time is of the essence and lights and sirens are used to expedite response. All fifty states allow emergency vehicle operators privileges beyond normal traffic laws with the intent of enabling assistance to be rendered in an expedited manner to the general public. Authorized Emergency Vehicles, especially fire apparatus due to their size, pose special risk to both their occupants and motoring public. Many fire apparatus qualify as commercial vehicles under the Federal Commercial Motor Vehicle Act and must meet the minimum Federal standards for knowledge and skills testing in Subpart G and H of 49CFR283 or be exempted by the state. This session will discuss a study of mandatory driver training conducted by the presenter and its findings which show the impact of mandatory driver training on crash rate reduction. This interactive program will allow attendees to leave with a better understanding of the effects and limitations of making training mandatory and innovative ways to connect with today’s learners.
Session Type: Educational Session

Learning Objectives: 1. Become familiar with various research performed on training
2. Understand the limitations of mandatory training
3. Develop an awareness of new techniques used in the modern classroom
Session Type: Educational Session

Learning Objectives: 1. Become familiar with various research performed on training
2. Understand the limitations of mandatory training
3. Develop an awareness of new techniques used in the modern classroom