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Eastern Division’s new Management Event Site

“Eastern Division NSP” is starting out as a website property for management event information. Thre division maintains two other website properties for membership benefits:

1) NSPeast.ORG is the traditional membership information website
2) PatrollerSchool.ORG is Eastern Division’s new educational courses event website

Eastern’s Management Events is not meant to attract a large volume of traffic because it is intended for the organization’s managers and staff members to have a place to keep current with meeting activities. Time will tell how much business the division begins to move to digital oriented services. Organizing, automating and managing meetings is the beginning, as digital technologies continue evolving, more features will be added to this platform.

Eastern Division is spread out over a very large distance. Our members from Maryland often drive six hours to attend meetings. Pittsburg Pensylvania members drive seven. Its a 14-hour drive between the two furthest ski resort patrol units: Canaan Valley West Virginia to Saddleback Maine. We cover a broad span of the Northeastern United States, look at the Live Weather Radar image in the right-hand sidebar, and you get an appreciation for how large NSP’s most significant member division might be.

Advisors, Instructor Trainer’s, program staff members, all working hard to educate Ski Patrollers and NSP members — attend planning and management meetings both offseason and during the winter months. Many are in-person meetings, many are conducted by telephone conference and now, gaining popularity, are video and remote computer desktop conferences. As technology changes, Eastern Division’s digital services are changing to keep up. The goal of this website is to accommodate meeting and event technology for Eastern Division’s needs.

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Simplifying the Customer Experience is “Patroller School’s” Mission

On Sunday, April 29th the Eastern Division Board of Directors inaugurated Patroller School as the official Event Registration website for members seeking Division level training events. PatrollerSchoool.ORG will now be the centralized website where Eastern Division NSP Programs will be able to post their course offerings and event registrations on a single easy to navigate website.

The goal of the new Patroller School site is to help members and the public to review course choices, select options, and experience a simplified purchasing experience. Integrated with a modern e-commerce system, the website is designed to guide Patrollers, offer suggestions for travel and lodging, then send customers to a credit card payment system when ready to purchase.

An email confirmation accompanies each Patrollers purchase. It includes all information required before arrival and sends each student the direct contact info for reaching the Instructor of Record (IOR). Questions about preparation or textbook studying can be answered directly by the teachers and organizers.

Printing your confirmation and bring it to the event to streamline morning registration. If you are participating in an OET Patroller School weekend event with over a hundred other NSP members, check-in could be an easy as bar-code scanning

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