Webinars

The American Bus Association’s education program offers useful and timely webinars related to professional development, technology, member benefits, operations, and sales and marketing.

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Enrollees in ABA’s CTIS program earn credit toward their certification by participating in webinars.
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Upcoming Webinar Events


Previous Webinars:

April 17, 2015
Let Us Guide You Through The Minefield of the Intercity Bus Security Grant Program

Presented by Col. Mike Licata, CAT Eyes

Learn the tools of the trade from professional grant writer and transportation security industry consultant, Col. Mike Licata. As the President and founder of CAT Eyes, the organization has successfully written, secured and managed millions of dollars in grant funding for motorcoach companies.

During this webinar, bus industry grant writing experts will discuss the recent release of the FY 2015 Intercity Bus Security Grant funding opportunity, changes to this year's program, sample project ideas as well as how to navigate the often difficult online grant application process.

Get expert advice during this webinar from a noted professional in the grant writing world, presented by ABA’s partners at CAT Eyes. Start the application process with a recognized grant writing expert today! 

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Calling all First Time “Star” ABA Marketplace Delegates - This is Your Orientation -Round 2!

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Calling all First Time “Star” ABA Marketplace Delegates - This is Your Orientation

Is this your first year coming to ABA’s Marketplace or are you feeling a little rusty in introducing yourself to other appointment takers with the fast approaching appointment-scheduling dates and are worried about trying to figure out where exactly you need to be during the show?  It can all be a bit overwhelming your first go ‘round, and this is the webinar for you!  Once you are registered for Marketplace, you can use the ABA Research Database to see who is coming to Marketplace and to research the companies that you want to target at the event. So start the planning process today!

 During this session, we will get you oriented in navigating our research database, how to request appointments, planning out your Marketplace week, taking you through sample profiles to help sell yourself to the maximum as well as reviewing some of the essential knowledge included in our delegate checklists. As a STAR and a first timer, we want to make sure you and your business truly take off in St. Louis, MO.

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September 17, 2014
Women in Buses: Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Driver Physical Qualifications Webinar

Elaine Papp, Division Chief of the Office of Medical Programs at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Join us for a Women in Buses exclusive webinar.  The presentation describes the role of the Medical Programs Office, discusses some statistics from the large truck causation study (this gives an idea about crashes for motor carriers even though you drive buses) as well as statistics about commercial motor vehicle drivers.   In addition the presentation discusses the various medical exemption programs available to drivers and the criteria for them.  There will be ample time for questions from the audience.

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July 30, 2014
Women in Buses: Ask the Experts at ABA and Find Your Answers HERE!

Panelists:
 Peter Pantuso, President & CEO
 Clyde Hart, Sr. Vice President, Government Affairs and Policy
 Brandon Buchanan, Director of Regulatory Affairs and Director of the Bus Industry Safety Council

Join us for a Women in Buses exclusive webinar.  This session brings together some of the industry’s foremost experts from ABA’s staff to answer questions regarding topics such as current legislation, and regulatory issues. You will find your answers here!

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December 16, 2013
One Last Thing! A Final Orientation Session for 2014 STAR Delegates

Presented by Vernon Briggs, Marketplace Advisory Committee Orientation Center Subcommittee Chair & ABA's Ali Brewer

Professional Development Track
Attention first timers, ABA’s Marketplace is coming sooner than you might think! There is still plenty of time to plan to be well prepared for Nashville. At the risk of stating the obvious, now that you are already registered, have researched and requested your appointments, it’s now time to get you ready for on-site. In this session, we will go through all that you need to do to prepare to do business.  

During this webinar, we will fill you in on what to bring, what you should do, how manual appointment scheduling works, where you should go and take you through the schedule day-by-day with recommendations to help you plan out your Marketplace week.  We will also be going through the delegate checklists to make sure that you have everything that you need when you arrive on-site. We hope that you will also stay tuned and stay connected to everything Marketplace through your interactions with your Orientation Mentor and STAR Tales, our official e-newsletter for first-time attendees.

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November 21, 2013
Calling all First Time "STAR" ABA Marketplace Delegates - This is Your 2nd Chance at Orientation

Presented by Vernon Briggs, Marketplace Advisory Committee Orientation Center Subcommittee Chair & ABA's Ali Brewer

Professional Development Track

Is this your first year coming to ABA’s Marketplace or are you feeling a little rusty in introducing yourself to other appointment takers with the fast approaching appointment-scheduling dates and are worried about trying to figure out where exactly you need to be during the show?  It can all be a bit overwhelming your first go ‘round, and this is the webinar for you!  Once you are registered for Marketplace, you can use the ABA Research Database to see who is coming to Marketplace and to research the companies that you want to target at the event. So start the planning process today! 

During this session, we will get you oriented in navigating our research database, how to request appointments, planning out your Marketplace week, taking you through sample profiles to help sell yourself to the maximum as well as reviewing some of the essential knowledge included in our delegate checklists. As a STAR and a first timer, we want to make sure you and your business take center stage in Nashville, TN. Please join us for some tips and pointers to help make your first Marketplace a success.

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October 17, 2013
Calling all First Time “STAR” ABA Marketplace Delegates - This is Your Orientation

Presented by Vernon Briggs, Marketplace Advisory Committee Orientation Center Subcommittee Chair & ABA's Ali Brewer

Professional Development Track

Is this your first year coming to ABA’s Marketplace or are you feeling a little rusty in introducing yourself to other appointment takers with the fast approaching appointment-scheduling dates and are worried about trying to figure out where exactly you need to be during the show?  It can all be a bit overwhelming your first go ‘round, and this is the webinar for you!  Once you are registered for Marketplace, you can use the ABA Research Database to see who is coming to Marketplace and to research the companies that you want to target at the event. So start the planning process today! 

During this session, we will get you oriented in navigating our research database, how to request appointments, planning out your Marketplace week, taking you through sample profiles to help sell yourself to the maximum as well as reviewing some of the essential knowledge included in our delegate checklists. As a STAR and a first timer, we want to make sure you and your business take center stage in Nashville, TN. Please join us for some tips and pointers to help make your first Marketplace a success.

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