By Michelle Coutu
Were you too late to get a seat at this year’s Ignite session? Maybe you were double (or triple!) booked for meetings and were unable to attend. Don’t worry! AIHA has you covered, all 16 of this year’s Ignite presentations are now available on YouTube (in fact you can watch ALL the past AIHA Ignite sessions on YouTube). You can find the videos by visiting this link https://www.youtube.com/user/IHValue or by searching google for “AIHA Ignite 2015”).
The Ignite presentation style was formalized by a couple of technology innovators, and the first ignite session took place in Seattle in 2006. The format is simple, one speaker is given 5 minutes to present on any topic they are most passionate about. The catch is presenters are limited to 20 slides that auto advance every 15 seconds (no clicker needed for this presentation!). This style forces presenter to bring thoughtful, high energy ideas to their presentations that immediately engage and entertain their audiences. While primarily developed to get audiences excited about new ideas, the style has also been adapted for education purposes. Many groups now use this format for their safety moments before meetings or as an introduction to a boarder topic. To learn more about the Ignite presentation style check out: http://igniteshow.com/
Since 2012 AIHA has been hosting an Ignite session at the annual AIHce. The first year eight brave participants stepped up to explore this new medium and show their passion for IH. This year 16 speakers put together presentations and shared their triumphs, failures, learnings, and hopes about their professional lives. Each presentation brings a unique and personal touch to the profession while building a strong sense of community. This has been a standing room only event since it began and YouTube is an excellent platform for ensuring all that want to ignite their passion for IH can catch that spark.
By Justin Klavan
We here on the Communications Team thought it import to spotlight certain sessions during the AIHce that we are particularly proud of and we thought deserved some attention. This issue, we wanted to make sure to focus on the Mentoring Committee’s session (arranged by Melissa Rupert) The Mentoring Circle: A 360 Degree View of Mentoring Programs and Relationships. The session was well attended and showcased the key aspects of mentoring and being a mentee. Particularly insightful for myself was the presentation of a mentee, who detailed how the relationship affected her and her career. As a mentor myself, it definitely gave me pause to remember how my actions can influence my mentees and how helpful just a simple phone call can be.
“It was very successful, presentations on how to be a better mentor, how to be a better mentee, how to mentor multiple mentees, a pair presented perspectives on their relationship together.”
“The mission of the American Industrial Hygiene Foundation (AIHF) is to advance the profession by awarding scholarships for students in industrial hygiene and related disciplines.
In 2015, AIHF will award $167,200 in total scholarships to 42 students; scholarships range from $1,600 to $7,800. Of the 42 students receiving a scholarship, 32 registered to AIHce this year.
Since 1982, AIHF has distributed $1,784, 926 to 591 students studying industrial hygiene and related disciplines at 54 different schools and universities. These scholarships have enabled talented students to complete their education and have encouraged the most promising scholars to enter or remain in the industrial hygiene profession.”
– AIHA Quick Takes AIHce 2015
The Mentoring and Professional Development Committee will be receiving the AIHA Volunteer Groups Rising Star Award. The SECP Communications Project Team will be receiving the AIHA Volunteer Groups Outstanding Project Teams Award. Both groups will be receiving their awards at the Mark of Excellence Breakfast!
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