OEC Hybrid Online
1. Patrollers must complete both the OEC Refresher B – Hybrid Online Part and OEC Refresher B – Hybrid – Mountain courses to receive credit for completion of the refresher.
2. Patrollers (both from the local patrol and any visitors) must bring their certificate of completion from the online portion to the mountain portion of the course.
3. To access the OEC Refresher Cycle B hybrid online course, log into www.nsp.org. Click on the Member Services button at the top and there is a link to the Refresher B login page.
4. Patrollers click on the OEC Refresher Cycle B 2015 hybrid online course registration link on the NSP Member Services web page where they will be taken to the Knowledge Direct web login page https://nsp.knowledgedirectweb.com/kd/10.cfm .
5. Patrollers who completed the OEC Refresher A online course should already have a Knowledge Direct USER NAME AND PASSWORDand may log in using those credentials. The default user name and password that was loaded in 2014-15 was the patroller’s email address so that may work for most patrollers. Because the request was made to move the course out of the NSP store, OEC Refresher login credentials are not the same as NSP member services or store login credentials.
6. Patrollers who did not complete the Refresher A online course are NEW STUDENTS. New students should use the ACCESS CODE: NSPONLINE. If necessary, previous students can click on the Forget Password link to have their user name and password sent to their email.
Where do I find the electronic version of the Refresher B workbook? To get a PDF version of the Refresher B workbook, log into www.nsp.org, click on Member Resources, select Education Resources from the drop down on the left, click on OEC Resources. The workbook is the first PDF listed named, 2015 Refresher Workbook Cycle B.pdf.
IMD Patrols using the Online Refresher for Cycle B
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Fresh Tracks from Kevin J
I would like to apologize for not reaching out to all of you before now. As the new Division Director, I want to first, thank all of the IMD Patrol Representatives for voting my assistants, John Keith, Stephan Birkel, and me in. I have taken a strong interest in, not only our division, but national level issues that affect our division, and our organization for several years now. I am continuing to represent you on a national level by being appointed to serve on the Selection Committee to help narrow the field of applicants for the position of National Education Director. We have recently lost Darcy Hanley, and will be looking for a qualified replacement.
Our division is in a bit of a flux. We have several mountain resorts going through transitions, that directly impact some of our very dedicated patrols. I am monitoring these transitions and am offering any assistants that may help answer any questions that might arise.
I would like to remind all our members that it is your right, and responsibility to vote in the ongoing, National Board elections. Voting ends on December 1. Log in to NSP.org and sign in. Voting is very easy, Bill Sinykin is running for the National Board and deserves your vote. He's on several national committees and has served as the Chair of the Division Director's Committee. He represented our division for 6 years and did a great job. Vote as you feel appropriate , and take the time to learn about the other candidates from the publication that you received with your last ski patrol magazine.
I'm looking forward to visiting all your mountains , and supporting all of your education , and administrative needs.
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THANK YOU from your Past Division Director”. I want to thank all of you for your support and allowing me the opportunity to serve this fine Division as your Division Director. I wish the new Leadership of the Division the best of luck and know that we are in good hands. I look forward to seeing all of you on the snow and making a few turns in the soft white stuff.
I believe that change can be a good thing and it is usually inevitable. There are certainly changes afoot in the Ski Industry. Large companies are continuing to move toward dominating the ownership aspect of our Ski Areas. Vail Corp. now owns Park City and the Canyons along with its many other holdings. An article I just read talks about new lifts that will connect five Utah Areas on the Wasatch Front. I am anxious to see what all of this means to the NSP and patrolling in the Intermountain Division.
We have a great new Team in the leadership role of the IMD. Kevin Johnson (new DD), John Keith (new Southern Assistant), and Stefan Berkel (serving a second term as Northern Assistant) are poised to lead the Division into the future. I applaud these outstanding individuals for stepping forward and offering their services to the members of this outstanding Division. document
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