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EDUCATIONAL EVENTS

Out of an abundance of caution around COVID-19 and with a focus on protecting the health and safety of our employees, members and brokers, we are modifying our upcoming events schedule. Please visit amequity.com/coronavirus for more information and a detailed list of affected events. 

 


 

If you want to keep employees safe and claims costs low, it's critical to stay educated. That's why AEU puts an emphasis on training our members and brokers on the latest trends in safety, claims, leadership, staffing and more.

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NATIONAL & REGIONAL Forums

National Forum

Please note, out of an abundance of caution around COVID-19 and with a focus on protecting the health and safety of our employees, members and brokers we will be rescheduling this event for a date later this year. Please visit amequity.com/coronavirus for more information. 

This annual event addresses leadership, safety and claims-related topics important to shipyards, stevedores, marine terminal operators, and marine construction companies. For a day and a half, ALMA members and their brokers learn from industry experts and peers about field-tested methods, emerging trends, and solutions to common issues. The forum is held in major U.S. cities and typically draws more than 100 maritime industry professionals from the field of safety, claims, HR, operations and executive management.

 

Houston, TX - April 13 - 15, 2020

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Regional Forums

AEU hosts one-day seminars throughout the year to provide educational information related to leadership, loss control, claims handling, safety culture development, and more. Held regionally and at no cost to ALMA members, these seminars are ideal for members of all sizes looking to learn new skills and network with others in their industry.

 

Lafayette, LA | June 2, 2020

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Jacksonville, FL | September 9, 2020

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Webinars

Members who cannot attend our in-person events may benefit from our ongoing webinar series, which covers topics of interest to the maritime industry.


Fit for Duty Testing | May 12, 2020 | 1:00pm CST

Presented by Dr. Richard Bunch, CEO of WorkSaver Systems

In this webinar, Dr. Richard Bunch, CEO of WorkSaver Systems, will share his 28+ years of experience in designing and administering hundreds of thousands of physical ability tests (PAT) on a nationwide basis to more than 200 industries. He will describe how PATs have saved employers hundreds of thousands, in some cases millions, of dollars annually by retaining well-qualified workers, reducing injuries and litigation, and improving work productivity. The PAT process will be addressed not only with new hires, but also with “for cause” cases, and with return-to-work cases.

The legal foundation for establishing an effective PAT program will be clearly described and explained, particularly in relation to compliance with ADA and EEOC requirements. Webinar attendees will be educated as to how a qualified individual with a disability must be properly accommodated and how a PAT program is designed to avoid unfair disparate selection based on age and/or gender. In addition, attendees will be educated as to the causes of disability magnification behavior (e.g., malingering) and how such illness behavior can be identified and managed using PATs.

Learning Objectives
1.) Incorporate a proper physical demands validation process to identify essential job functions that create the legal foundation for physical ability tests (PATs) and accommodations.

2.) Design PATs to be effectively used for hiring physically qualified new hires and for returning employees back to work with and without accommodations to ensure safety and productivity.

3.) Create PATs that can be used “for cause” to prevent serious on-the-job injuries.

4.) Bulletproof the physical abilities testing process to be in full compliance with the ADA, EEOC requirements, and all federal and state anti-discrimination laws.

5.) Utilize PATs and functional capacities evaluations (FCEs) to help identify and manage symptoms and disability magnifiers.

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AEU LEAD Webinar Series | 2020

Presented by Joe White, Director of AEU LEAD

In 2020, AEU LEAD is running a five-part webinar series for company owners, executives, and decision makers, breaking down the topic of Strategic Planning and Operational Change Management.


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Continuing Education

Brokers may obtain CE credit by attending our courses on USL&H or MEL (maritime employers’ liability). Four hours of CE credit is granted for full completion of each course (eight hours total if you complete both courses).

 

Lafayette, LA | June 2, 2020

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Jacksonville, FL | September 9, 2020

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TRAINING

AEU hosts periodic trainings in partnership with certified safety professionals. These trainings include OSHA certifications, Shipyard Competent Person training, and more.

 

AEU LEAD Supervisor Development Workshop: Front-Line Leadership Skills

Every supervisor deserves the opportunity to become a great leader. AEU LEAD helps them become one. Middle managers who participate in our workshops learn the skills to become highly effective leaders, which increases employee productivity, morale, and retention. This day-and-a-half workshop provides leadership development for front-line supervisors in labor-intensive industries. 

 

Who should attend: front-line supervisors, foreman, crew leads, and middle managers

 

San Diego, CA | March 24 - 25, 2020

Please note, out of an abundance of caution around COVID-19 and with a focus on protecting the health and safety of our employees and event attendees we will be rescheduling this event for a date later this year. Please visit amequity.com/coronavirus for more information. 

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Chesapeake, VA | May 12 - 13, 2020

Please note, out of an abundance of caution around COVID-19 and with a focus on protecting the health and safety of our employees and event attendees we will be rescheduling this event for a date later this year. Please visit amequity.com/coronavirus for more information. 

 

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