NEHA Announces 2021 AEC & Exhibition Three-Part Virtual Series Dates and Keynote Speaker
The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) has continued to closely monitor developments of the COVID-19 pandemic. After careful deliberation, the NEHA Board of Directors has made the difficult but necessary decision to transition the face-to-face 2021 Annual Educational Conference (AEC) & Exhibition scheduled for July 12-15, 2021, in Spokane, Washington, to a three-part virtual series. The dates for the three-part series are below.
Part One: April 20-21, 2021
Part Two: June 1-2, 2021
Part Three: July 14-15, 2021 (Preconference: July 12-13)
Registration opens March 1, 2021.
NEHA is excited to announce John Wilson as our 2021 AEC Virtual Series keynote speaker. “Our profession has recently endured painful, sometimes lethal, altercations as an outcome of our chosen vocation,” said Dr. David Dyjack, NEHA executive director. “Mr. Wilson will provide us tools and techniques to minimize risk, and frankly, this training could not come a moment too soon.”
“I know your jobs have been hard, especially during the past year. I personally want nothing more than to give you just one more tool to make your lives easier, safer, and better. Stay safe and healthy,” said Wilson. Work for environmental and public health professionals continues amidst a world of growing stress and anxiety for the professional and members of the public they serve. Never before has the ability to effectively communicate been more important. The capacity to maintain our own behavior and the ability to successfully gain compliance or create cooperation may be one of the most important contemporary skills of this decade. Wilson’s presentation, “Communication and De-escalation,” will provide attendees with guidance on how to foster these skills.
Wilson is the founder of CBL Training and Consulting. He has served as a sergeant in a major California law enforcement agency where he led a crisis intervention training unit and is a U.S. Army veteran. He is certified by the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc. in Assisting Individuals in Crisis and Group Crisis Intervention. Wilson has thousands of hours of domestic and international instructional experience with a diverse spectrum of audiences.
Environmental health professionals have been on the frontline of an unprecedented global pandemic. COVID-19 brought with it changes in our roles and increases in our responsibilities. Together we are working for a safer and healthier tomorrow.
The NEHA AEC is the premier environmental health conference that brings together professionals from around the globe, virtually in 2021, to learn and discuss current and emerging environmental health topics and issues. Discover how local agencies, industries, and levels of government are working to ensure the safety of the public and environment, and how they contribute to the advancement of the environmental health profession.