Pre-Conference Workshops (included with full registration)

Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 8:00am - 12:00PM

1.  Effective Communication Skills

In a recent study of 1000 employers, 81% of those surveyed believed that their perception of a person’s management ability is directly affected by the quality of the person’s participation in meetings. To increase your effectiveness in meetings and in other challenging situations in the workplace, join Nancy Singer of Compliance-Alliance, Dr. Daniela Drago from GW University, and prominent retired AFDO alumnae and current members* in an interactive session where you will learn skills and practice techniques to make you more effective in the workplace, and improve your chances for promotion. 

2.  Environmental Assessment at Retail
This half day workshop will focus on the role of an environmental assessment within the context of a foodborne disease outbreak investigation and food safety system.  The skills needed to participate in an outbreak investigation are different from those needed to inspect food service operations and the role of environmental health staff is critical.  You will learn when and how to use the National Environmental Assessment Reporting System (NEARS) environmental assessment tool and its components during the workshop.  It is recommended that before you take this half day workshop, you register and take CDC’s (free) e-Learning on Environmental Assessments of Foodborne Illness Outbreaks. It is available at