PSIA/AASI’s relationship with industry partners is stronger than ever and continues to be a major focus moving forward. Visitations to divisions last season has helped re-establish trust and fostered better communication, collaboration and consolidation (three Cs).
Although the Children’s Specialist (CS) program continues to be well-received, the program’s growth was flat this past season compared to previous years. In analyzing trends, we’re still only seeing a 31 percent conversion rate of Level 1 members into CS1. If you are new to PSIA/AASI, and want to increase your earning potential, please consider taking one of our valuable educational programs. For the 2017/18 season, we will continue to offer a number of Children’s clinics and lectures as well as CS events, and can accommodate pop-up events with advance notice. Please contact the office for more details.
Education Leadership Council
I am part of a new national group called the Education Leadership Council and we recently met at the national office in Lakewood, CO for our first face-to-face meeting. The group consists of educational leaders from each of the nine divisions, the coaches of the four National teams (Dave Lawrence, Scott Anfang, Geoff Krill, and Michael Rogan), Dave Schuiling (PSIA Director of Education) and Jeb Boyd (National Teams Manager).
Board of Directors
But in our Intermountain Division ski world, there are lots of reasons to celebrate!
We may be a small division with only 2500 members, but we certainly have some very bright stars!
The Instructors EDGE
The Instructors EDGE, official publication of the Professional Ski Instructors of America – Intermountain Division and the American Association of Snowboard Instructors – Intermountain Division, is scheduled to be published three times a year at a nonmember subscription rate of $15.
Opinions presented in the EDGE are those of the individual authors and do not necessarily represent the opinions or policies of the Professional Ski Instructors of America, Intermountain or the American Association of Snowboard Instructors, Intermountain. Submission of articles and photos is encouraged. Contact the editor.
Rodger Renstrom, Editor
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