MANE 2013

La Marzocco USA is so pleased to again be sponsoring MANE – the Mid-Atlantic Northeast Coffee Conference in Providence, Rhode Island September 27th-29thNew Harvest Coffee has done a tremendous job curating and organizing this educational and professional development event.

La Marzocco USA will have plenty of equipment on hand for attendees – including the Linea PB . Also keep an eye out for Marco water boilers.

We’re so pleased that David Walsh, head of R&D for Marco, will be traveling from Dublin to present at the event. His talk is: “A discussion regarding energy efficiency and sustainability from an equipment manufacturers’ viewpoint. What is true energy efficiency, what is marketing spin, and what are the myths and falsehoods associated with this topic. Why should the coffee industry care?”

In addition, Enrico Wurm, after-sales manager for La Marzocco Srl, is traveling from our factory in Florence to share a talk about the evolution of espresso machine technology, La Marzocco’s role in this evolution, and to share more about what it takes to develop and assemble espresso machines.

Ryan Willbur, Coffee & Education Coordinator at La Marzocco USA will also be on hand showcasing alternate brewing methods with our electronic paddle technology.

The event is sold out, but we hope to see many of you there.

SCAA IDP Training hosted by La Marzocco USA

La Marzocco USA is pleased to be hosting the SCAA’s Instructor Development Program training at our Seattle headquarters on September 23rd. If you’d like to attend the training, you can receive 20% off the registration fee by using the discount code IDPGUEST-20.

Register here.

Course description:

Specialty Coffee Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) can advance their training and education skills through workshops on adult learning principles in the workplace, instructional design, testing, evaluation and class management. Upon completion of the one-day program, students earn the SCAA Lead Instructor Credential and are eligible to volunteer as an Instructor for SCAA. Many students enthusiastically report an increase in quality and delivery of their training and instructional design in their own companies after completing the IDP. This course is particularly beneficial for the coffee expert who trains others, but has no formal coursework in training, adult education, or organizational learning.

This course is a pre-requisite for future advanced IDPs.

1. Recognizing education and training as an element of organizational success;

  • Orientation to the SCAA’s Professional Development department
  • Incorporating your company’s mission, vision and strategic goals into your training initiatives
  • Instructor and trainer competencies for the SCAA and at work

2. Applying adult learning principles;

  • Recognize four key adult learning principles;
  • Independence
  • Preparedness
  • Experience
  • Application
  • Grasp basics of adult learning theory and begin translating theory into practice;
  • Identify characteristics of adult learners and take them into consideration when conducting classes;
  • Recognize how adult learners process information, and strategize class design.

3. Setting clear, measurable skill and knowledge objectives;

4. Designing instruction using the ADDIE model of the American Society for Training and Development;

5. Exhibiting professional presentation skills;

6. Evaluating learner performance and leveraging learning back at work.

The course is taught by the SCAA Education Manager, Ildi Revi, M.Ad.Ed., CPT. Ildi has designed and conducted educator training for over 15 years for companies, educational institutions, government projects and NGO’s. She works with all the subject matter experts at SCAA to design, develop and deliver classes to SCAA members.

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