miss our 2008 AEC & Exhibition Keynote Session:
"A Discussion Within the Profession: Who Are We and Who
Do We Want To Be?"
This year's keynote will be unlike any that NEHA has ever
presented. We will feature a panel of highly-respected
environmental health professionals who were specifically asked to
participate on this panel by NEHA's president, Rob Blake.
They have been charged with engaging the audience on the topic of
who are we and who do we want to be.
NEHA believes that this discussion within the profession is long
overdue. Currently, serious talk is taking place about the
creation of a new Food Protection Agency (FPA) - in the mold of
the EPA. It is crucial that NEHA facilitates this discussion now,
before any action to create a new institutional structure for food
safety is built.
For more information about the Keynote Session and to contribute
to the discussion, please visit our conference blog.
What's the 2008 AEC
& Exhibition going to offer? Check out the Radio
NEHA interview with Kristen Kuhar, Education Coordinator, for
some insight into plans for this year. Kristen highlights
the beautiful host resorts, Lecture Hall, Learning Laboratory and
other exciting events!
Scared of those cameras and microphones? Well, let us help you with your fear! Environmental health professionals are in the news now more than ever. At this year’s AEC & Exhibition, we’ve put together some exciting, interactive Learning Laboratory sessions to help you overcome these fears and learn how to communicate with the media and public effectively.
First, check out “Putting Your Best Foot Forward: A Communications Exercise.” In this session, attendees will participate in several different exercises geared at preparing them to communicate to the media and public, especially in times of an emergency or a crisis. Discussions will focus on what makes news, how to develop key messages, and how to handle interviews.
After you learn how to communicate effectively, put your new-found knowledge to the test! “Inspector Idol” is a fun, interactive session that will teach you how to deal with reporters and the media spotlight. Participants will even get to face an on-camera interview where they’ll have the opportunity to practice their skills and be evaluated by a panel of experts!
Finally, don’t miss “Inspector Idol Rewind,” a wrap-up of some of the best things attendees learned during the “Inspector Idol” sessions. With all the information, tools, and tips provided, attendees should be ready to go home and use their new-found skills in their day-to-day jobs!