CSIA Town Hall - Shared screen with speaker view
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Luc - Your audio is very faint and muddled. FYI
On entend très mal Luc.
FYI - being Humble or having Humility is the same thing
Does this include individual pro days? if so won’t that make it look bigger
That is a a 4 year gap
That's pretty impressive!
Je ne comprend pas tout, mais avons-nous le détail des certifications par provinces ?
Yeah! I'm in the second youngest group! That just made my day! ;)
Me too, Ed :)
Yes! Peter ;)
Pourquoi les membres associés ne peuvent faire les pro days ?
the heart of the CSIA is in the Ski School. I believe this to be our grass roots.
Pro days - you have no idea what the focus is going to be when you sign up for one. The old theme focused modules like bumps, teaching children etc have all disappeared. The pro days I attended were good but the days focus was up to the leader ...
You are correct Ritchie, but our ProDays here were Awesome!
Pro Days are very fine on a personnel level, mostly for those are level 2 wanting to go for a 3 or a 3 wanting to go for their 4. but for a level 1 were they are teenagers and me as a ski school director would like it for the PDP program, which would help the level 1 to aspier to a level 2 and more.
Thank you Ritchie! - consideration of a more specific menu within prodays will be on the table this spring.
Can you tell us more about the level 3 academy please?
The level 3 academy is an Albert pilot program and the regional board will be providing information to the national board
Thanks for your comment Eric - One of the pro days that we offer is a "snow school custom" with which we can tune the content and focus for your specific needs as a snow school. please reach out to me at email@example.com and I can get you more info.
Our pro days are too expensive especially for younger or lower level members. This fee needs to be included in our membership we want no barriers for people to participate in a pro day for so many reasons.
Tank you jmarks
My thoughts exactly @Beverly! Bring back the free PDP as a means to help our younger instructors gain access to participation and keep them in the system and encourage them to further their education.
What has been the impact of the new pro day Policy replacing PDP and $100 rates on participation?
Is there going to be a new level 3 academy?
Can Snow Schools purchase ProDays directly from the CSIA for their staff?
@beverly and @Sue Markus I believe we need to relook at this I have been a member for 18 years And this has dramatically increased my membership costs
please don't get me wrong, I'am all for the the level 4 academy and now level as it seems. The AMSC/CSIA must not forget that without a level 1 there is no level 2, 3 and 4.
Est-ce qu'il y aura un retour des formations thématiques ? (tout terrain avancé, etc.), les journées pro sont trop générales, et les groupes trop hétérogènes.
under 20 free
for associate members we not allowde to attemp
What's the relationship or accountability between the CSIA and the individual ski schools in terms of meeting requirements for maintaining education and training to ensure the end product reflects most up to date skiing and teaching?
Does it not make sense that if you enter the academy you still might not become a level 4 or the new level 3 acadamy
I would like to speak on the topic of Pro Days. Please invite me and I will unmute/add video
There have been some great changes in the past couple of years but in some ways the CISA seems more remote and centralized to me than it used to be. The national and BC magazines have both disappeared and there are few ways that members can communicate and share ideas in their region.
Can you share how the membership fees fund other programs
With out ski schools promoting, recruiting individuals for level 1, there is no other level for the CSIA
This problem has been around forever
Ive attended Alberta events too from BC. They were super ...
Clinics tend to attract more committed members. Pro days offer more of a pedestrian feel.
My point here his that all we hear about in the past 2 years is the level 4 academy and the Inter ski, but we don't here much about what and how the AMSC/CSIA plans on helping the ski schools across the country.
Brian's comments are right on.... the Alberta Clinics were great not only from a technical point of view but also Commaraderie among the members
Well said Brian, I agree!
I also liked themed days, corridor training, GS training, bumps etc.
Why not having just ski improvement days ?
Asking again: Can Snow Schools purchase ProDays directly from the CSIA for their staff?
PSIA Magazine is 32 Degrees
Are we (membership and course conductors) going to have access to standards videos like we did in the past that show a clear standard we can evaluate ourselves against?
Nakiska did organized a pro day in Feb 2021, but individual members paid for the pro days to CSIA directly.
Christine Davidson are you asking if we could offer a special pro day rate for snow schools? As in trianing?
Convince me that the ski school mater’s for the CSIA
@nathanReece, no just asking if it is possible for a Snow School to purchase a pro day for their staff.
Look at the L3 boxes on the graph. Not very impressive!
The magazines are essential to engage the total membership. The communique’s did NOT replace the mags and the website no where near replaces the info the magazine provided
As a Snowschool director of 20 years plus , My opinion is that it is not the Csia’s job to help the ski schools. We employ csia instructors they can take our input and alter the training of certified staff for us but ultimately the Snowschool should do it’s own stuff.
Thank you for noticing my statement and question.
I do agree that that a level 4 and interski does influence.
Then consider having the Level 3s teach the Level 2 course (with appropriate training of course). This is successfully done in CASI. Also will free up Level 4 resources.
Exactly Jeff that is up to the Snowschool to request.
Do you have a plan for the future to make events like this one more accessible to French speaking members? These important conversation needs to be accessible to all our members and it is wrong to assume that all francophones speaks English. The current model of ‘’ask your question in French if you like’’ is not actually inclusive as it assumes everyone can follow the conversation in English, which is wrong.
But when your in a small ski school that has no level 4 un like other big hills that have 9, it has no impact.
Our ski school is in lock step with the CSIA!
Je suis d'accord avec Marie-Lou.
Then moving forward please listen to all voices.
Generally if something is organized through the ski school it is limited to ski school members. What about the many non-teaching CSIA members post teaching, taking a year off or just working on ski improvement
One thing that impacts Eastern Canada is the length of our season compared to the west. We need to get whatever done in a shorter time span and sometimes that limits us from attaining higher levels. This is just a comment.
you mentioned marketing. Years ago, we used to promote - Ski with a Pro". Does CSIA do any of this kind of marketing? - I'm not sure I have seen anything about the CSIA in the Ski Canada Magazine for example.
What is the CSIA’s plan with integrating with new technologies entering our market like CARV ?
I had to worked hard this pass season to recrute and convince 48 and get 45 of them certified AMSC/CSIA level 1 this season, in order to meet our needs.
Do we have budget for a microphone for LUC?
Luc, tu as amélioré beaucoup ton anglais...Félicitations!
Thanks Ed! I meant if there was some sort of criteria I.e. attended Academy as a minimum.
I could of just have our staff give a house cours, but because I believe in the AMSC/CSIA, I insisted that we went that way.
The academy system needs to move down to Level 3.
The Level 4 standard is 100% intactIt has NOT changed.
Can you briefly identify specific details or areas where the $114k budgeted towards the marketing department went to? Thank you.
Level 3 academy is a good idea even if it's expensive. It's really hard to contemplate level 3 if you don't work in a supportive ski school. I'm a CADS volunteer instructor and outside the ski school system.
totally agree @Ritchie Leslie
Hold on. What is “car”. This type of legalize excludes members.
Carve not Carb
What do you believe is your primary role? The ski school or Certification?
Congrats to Peter on having this town hall. A great idea and much appreciated.
Is there a process in place to allow people who have passed their level 4 teaching to be a CC above level 1? It would go a long way and the CSIA would benefit from embracing all available talented teachers
Good info overall.
great idea @bennett!
What's our plan for brining our course material back up to previous standards? In particular the video content is effectively nonexistent for level 1 & 2. I've had specific questions from ski school staff about where all the video content went, and don't have a good answer for them.
agreed, great session and nice to interact with everyone and see ideas coming across the country
Laura you need a ski school to support the CSIA if your ski school is doing a good job you will keep instructors invested in our great profession. I have a staff of 100 I have very small turn over. I have many staff members taking course and Pro day's.
I think on that list you should add Snow School Directors and ski area operators
Bring us winter 22-23 !
Before you close would you tell us what percentage of our dues go to interski?
I am asking my question of behalf of others as well as myself b
Do we have a national retention strategy?
Six team members and how many coaches?
Beverly 12 team members three coaches
I would like to see more women on our interski team.
Well said Neil!!
Thanks,,, stay well and stay safe this summer, all !!
I tried but only got as far as the HP team
4 women. Wonderful. Let’s go fix six!
Go for six
Bring it to Canada!
This was my 1st participation to a CSIA Town Hall meeting and I really appreciate that you're taking time to share all these informations and open the floor for questions like that! Well done!
Perhaps a ‘best of Interski' presentation offered in Eng/Fre for the members and how CSIA will apply the learnings or benefits from the conference.
Thank you guys! This was informative. I look forward to the future as we grow together! More is more - love it! Anyone know the count down to first chair next season?
Thank you for the opportunity
Thank you for your presentation, looking forward to our next ski season.
Thanks everyone for the exchange of ideas! Merci a tous 😊
Thank you. See you next season.
Thank you everyone for your collaboration, passion and involvement!
There is a translation feature available in Zoom, the only issue is it can’t be recorded in zoom. It could be recorded another way I suspect.
Thanks to all, merci tout le monde!
Good to see such a great turn out - thank you everyone. Thank you Perry and Team!
Thanks so much for tonight...good info.
simultaneous translation could also be an option!
Merci beaucoup tous le mondes
D Darren MacDonald
Thanks Perry and Jeff. great job\
Thanks Perry, Jeff and Luc!
Thanks for this. I really appreciate having the opportunity to ask questions and have them answered.