From: Anne R Hawkins <AnneHawkins**At_Symbol_Here**FERRIS.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] *EXT* [DCHAS-L] CHAS workshop comments
Date: Thu, 23 Jan 2020 18:05:08 +0000
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Hi Russ,


I am more than willing to help!  However I cannot travel no budget for it. So if you and the others are willing to work with me on line I would be honored to help.


Maybe we can start out with something as simple as GoTo Meeting. The State of Michigan EGLE (Environment, Great Lakes and Energy) uses it for the training they supply. The cost per month is between $16-19 per month and that permits up to 250 participants.  We can talk more about it later.


I am willing to help but I cannot travel.


Have a wonderful day,





Academic Affairs Director of Laboratory Safety

Office of the Provost

Ferris State University

1201 S. State Street

Big Rapids, Mi 49307




From: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU> On Behalf Of rphifer**At_Symbol_Here**WCENVIRONMENTAL.COM
Sent: Thursday, January 23, 2020 12:29 PM
Subject: *EXT* [DCHAS-L] CHAS workshop comments


I appreciate all the comments, off-line as well as online, regarding our CHAS workshops at national meetings. The workshop program is not intended to be an answer to all continuing education needs; I certainly wish it could be, but fully understand the cost considerations that many, if not most of our members have to consider. When we started offering workshops at national meetings in 1995 (yes, it’s been 25 years), the economic and logistical considerations were completely different. There were no “online” resources at all. No Skype, no webinars, and far fewer software & video editing options. We certainly need to consider additional options for providing education & training beyond in-person presentations at ACS meetings. However, this is what we have now. CHAS does not have the resources “in-house” to expand, and the “workshops committee” is well, me, Mary Beth Koza, who handles the registration finances, and the program chairs who handle room scheduling. I would hope that those of you who have great ideas might be willing to step up and support additional education scenarios; perhaps this is something that could be addressed at the next CHAS strategic planning session.


In the meantime, we do have people who have registered for these workshops in Philadelphia who would like to attend. Right now, we’d be canceling the entire program for lack of registrations. So… please encourage those who can afford to attend to register and lets continue to brainstorm how to expand our offerings in a 21st century way…


Thank you again for all the comments.




Russ Phifer

WC Environmental, LLC
1085C Andrew Drive

West Chester, PA 19380




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