Webinar Committee

Mission Statement: To plan, develop and promote webinars on topics of interest to the IAFP Membership and the food safety community

Minutes

2017 Board Response to Recommendations

  1. The Webinar Committee suggests that the Board strongly consider changing our webinar platform. That consideration should include the “GoToWebinar” platform, and others.

    Board Response: Agree, staff will look at associated costs vs. benefits.

  2. The Webinar Committee suggests that the Board revisit and clarify fee structure for webinars. The Committee is concerned that the incentive to make webinars free, by restricting them to a PDG, actually reduces awareness.

    Board Response: The Board will discuss webinar fee structure at a future Board meeting.

  3. We recommend the Board direct staff to share all PDG minutes with the Webinar Committee, so the Committee can track “in-development” webinars. These in-development webinars can be posted on the Web site as a teaser for webinars to come.

    Board Response: Agree, minutes are posted on individual PDG web pages and as a single document containing all minutes. In addition, the all minutes are presented in the November/December issue of Food Protection Trends.

2016 Board Response to Recommendations

  1. We recommend the name of this newly approved Committee be changed to the Webinar and Workshop Committee.

    Board Response: Agree. This name change will require a change to the IAFP Bylaws to be voted on at the 2017 Business Meeting.

2015 Board Response to Recommendations

  1. Convert the Webinar Task Force to Standing Committee of 5-6 members with three-year terms and then conduct a review to determine effectiveness. This should be done as quickly as possible to provide optimal opportunity to make progress before next annual meeting.

    Board Response: The Board will consider establishing a Special Committee to allow for flexibility. For the next year, the Board encourages the Webinar Task Force to operate like a Committee. This will allow for a better proposal for the Board to consider.

  2. Recommend the following to be considered as members: Don Schaffner, Manpreet Singh, P.C. Vasavada, Jim Dickson, Kali Kniel, Gary Acuff, and Bob Gravani.

    Board Response: All are excellent choices. The Board encourages government and industry Member involvement in addition to the already mentioned academic members.

  3. Recommend Manpreet Singh as new committee chair. Gary Acuff can assist as vice-chair if needed.

    Board Response: Approve.

  4. Recommend that the new Committee closely collaborate with Ben Chapman and Brian Sauders on New Media Task Force, and with PDG chairs/vice-chairs.

    Board Response: Approve.

  5. Recommend that symposia not accepted by the Program Committee be sent to the Webinar Committee for possible development into webinars.

    Board Response: Approve.