DATE: August, 2012
TO: Fellow DACUM Facilitators/SCID Curriculum Developers
FROM: Bob Norton, DACUM/SCID Program Director
SUBJECT: 21st Annual DACUM International Seminar, November 26-27, 2012
Please join us in Atlanta, GA and learn firsthand how many companies, colleges, schools,
government agencies, and other countries are using DACUM and SCID in similar and different ways.
This is a seminar that will help the experienced facilitator and curriculum developer stay on the
cutting edge and allow them to share ideas, materials, and successes with others. It will present
alternative strategies and facilitation techniques that you can use immediately! Featured topics will
be as follows:
Recruiting and Working with DACUM Panels
DACUM/SCID and the Community College
DACUM/SCID and High Performance Companies
Task Analysis and Curriculum Development Options
Developing Learning Guides and Job Aids
DACUM Applications and International Experiences
We invite experienced facilitators to submit a seminar proposal on any topic related to the
DACUM/SCID curriculum development process that you feel would be of value and interest to other
facilitators. Please submit your proposal by October 26, 2012. You will be notified about the
status of your proposal on or before November 5. Registrations are due by October 26, 2012.
The seminar will be held at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center, Atlanta, GA. A block of hotel
rooms has been reserved at the renovated Hotel Indigo under the code name of DACUM-OSU, at a
special seminar rate of $99 plus tax. More hotel information will be provided upon receipt of
registrations. Transportation from the airport to the hotel is available on the MARTA rail for $2.50.
The registration fee of $350 includes two lunches and refreshment breaks.
To keep you informed about our upcoming DACUM and SCID activities, see our website at
www.dacumohiostate.com. You should be aware that we are currently scheduling about one
DACUM Institute and one SCID Workshop every two months in Columbus, Ohio. Many DACUM
and SCID institutes/workshops are also conducted on-site on a sponsor request basis.
Please consider attending the annual International Vocational Education & Training Association
(IVETA) Conference scheduled for Wednesday, November 28, 2012. Information can be obtained at
http://www.iveta.org. If you are also interested in attending the Association for Career & Technical
Education (ACTE) Annual Convention (November 29-December 1), you may want to check their
website for details and registration information—www.acteonline.org.
International Seminar ANNUAL!
November 26-27, 2012 – Atlanta, GA – $350
Join with the DACUM/SCID experts – learn about the latest techniques for using and
maintaining DACUM/SCID quality in their many applications in education, business,
industry, government, and the military.
Register Today! Stay on the Cutting Edge!
The DACUM International Seminar is designed Learn how others are successfully using the results of
primarily for persons who have been trained to use DACUM/SCID to develop curriculum materials for both the
DACUM and have been involved in organizing and classroom and on-the-job training settings. Learn about:
facilitating DACUM workshops. Interested others
may attend as appropriate. Using DACUM job/occupational analysis with
business and industry
How to Register. Please mail or e-mail your Developing relevant curriculum and training programs
registration form to the addresses given or fax your with DACUM and SCID
registration to (614) 292-1260, Attn. Bob Norton. Conceptualizing new positions with DACUM
If you have questions, call our office toll free 800- Establishing occupational standards with DACUM
848-4815, Ext. 2-8481 or 614-292-8481, e-mail Converting task statements into competencies
firstname.lastname@example.org; or you can contact Debbie Recruiting a high quality panel
Weaver at Ext. 2-9934, e-mail email@example.com. Identifying high-quality task statements
This seminar is offered on a cost-recovery basis;
Conducting SCID task verification
thus, a minimum number of participants are needed
Conducting SCID task analysis
to conduct this program.
Using DACUM as a basis for competency testing
Using DACUM as a basis for worker certification
Using DACUM for community college programs
WAYS YOU WILL BENEFIT:
Using SCID to develop company training
1. Enhance the facilitation skills you already possess.
2. Acquire some new facilitation skills and techniques.
3. Encounter the most up-to-date thinking about new DACUM/SCID quality applications.
4. Learn about new strategies and practices to help make your job easier and more efficient.
5. Learn what DACUM analysis and SCID curriculum development strategies have worked at colleges,
companies, associations, and agencies comparable to yours – and what roadblocks have been encountered.
6. Join the “DACUM Quality Network” by linking with facilitators nationally and internationally.
7. Obtain materials that you can apply to your immediate situation: PowerPoint presentations, various
DACUM & SCID templates, and sample surveys, charts, and learning guides/aids.
8. Be energized by the latest thinking of fellow expert facilitators who are using a high quality DACUM
and/or SCID process.
9. Learn how technology can be used to support the DACUM and SCID processes.
10. Learn how you can use DACUM and SCID domestically and internationally.
Developing A Curriculum
This seminar will provide you with up-to-date information on using the DACUM
and SCID processes in education, business, associations, and government agencies.
Attend the DACUM International Seminar
There will be . . . There will be opportunities to . . .
Opportunities to meet and share your views with other Generate new, practical, proactive strategies that will
professionally trained DACUM facilitators and SCID be effective at your college, company or agency.
curriculum developers, meet new professionals, and
renew old acquaintances. There will be many And there will be an . . .
presentations and discussion sessions. You will learn Exchange table so you can trade DACUM charts and
how you can apply new principles and practices, and related training materials with your colleagues.
much, much more.
Persons from many community colleges, government
Share your views and hear the latest on . . . agencies, and companies plan to attend and, in most
Evidence that DACUM and SCID are working cases, also present. We also expect persons from
successfully in keeping programs current, increasing Canada, Germany, Trinidad, Mexico, Singapore,
program effectiveness, building strong cooperative Malaysia, Chile, and other countries.
relationships with business and industry, and saving
time and money. Learn how 25-40 persons and their employers are
saving big money and developing more relevant
And there will be a wealth of . . . training programs by using DACUM and SCID.
Discussion and information sharing on maintaining
DACUM and SCID quality. You’ll be able to find out We hope you will plan to attend! We know you’ll be
what works and what doesn’t work from experienced pleased. We have much to gain from your presence.
and successful facilitators and program developers.
DACUM International Seminar
November 26-27, 2012
Seminar Fee: $350
Registrations are due by October 26, 2012
Position _____________________________________________ _____Purchase Order # ________________________________
Company/College ____________________________________ _____ Check enclosed in the amount of $350
Business Address _____________________________________
If paying by credit card, please call:
City_________________ State _______ Zip________________ Debbie Weaver
800-848-4815, Ext. 2-9934
Phone # ( ) _____________________________________
Mail your request or fax your registration to:
Cell # ( ) _____________________________________ Robert E. Norton
Center on Education and Training for Employment
Fax # ( ) __________________________________ The Ohio State University
1900 Kenny Rd., Columbus, OH 43210-1016
E-mail Address _______________________________________ Fax: 614-292-1260
NOTE: Registration fees must be paid by check, credit card, Please list any special dietary needs as lunches are provided:
or purchase order by November 19, 2012. All Center
workshops are offered on a cost-recovery basis and subject to _____________________________________________________
cancellation should there be insufficient registrations.
DACUM International Seminar
Call for Proposals
Theme: DACUM Does It Better!
If you are an experienced DACUM facilitator, you should consider being a presenter at the twenty-first annual DACUM International
Seminar scheduled for November 26-27, 2012 in Atlanta, GA. Share your experiences, innovative ideas, and techniques with your
colleagues and at the same time, reduce your registration fee by $50.
We welcome proposals on any DACUM or SCID-related topic. We are especially interested in topics emphasizing DACUM and SCID
quality in community colleges, companies, and governmental and non-governmental organizations. Time slots may be requested for 15,
30, 45 or 60 minutes. Some suggested topics include using DACUM/SCID to/for:
Develop New Education/Training Programs Strengthen BIL Linkages Certify Competency
Conduct Process and Quality Analysis Optimize Program Quality Develop Learning Guides/Aids
Develop Curriculum Performance Standards Task Analysis in Curriculum Development Input to ISO 9000/QS 9000
Conduct Workforce Needs Analysis Task Verification in Curriculum Planning Assess Training Needs
Conceptualize New Jobs Develop Career Pathways Competency Test Development
Develop Learning Packages Prepare Job Redesign/Job Descriptions Performance Evaluations
Submit your proposal of not more than one page by October 26, 2012 to: Robert E. Norton, DACUM/SCID Program Director, CETE,
1900 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210, along with identifying personal information including mail and e-mail addresses, fax
number, phone number, and the amount of time desired. For more information about the seminar, write or call Bob Norton (800-848-
4815, Ext. 2-8481 or 614-292-8481), or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Persons from Canada, Mexico, Singapore, and other countries as
well as persons from many U.S. colleges, business/industries and other organizations are expected to attend.
Phone #Office _________________________________Home Phone # ________________________E-mail____________________
Title of Proposed Presentation __________________________________________________________________________________
Amount of Time Requested (15 minute blocks): 15 _______, 30 _______, 45 _______, 60 _______ (check one)
PowerPoint Equipment & screen will be provided. Specify other equipment needed (if any)_________________________________
Describe materials to be distributed ______________________________________________________________________________
Abstract of presentation (100-300 words) _________________________________________________________________________
It is understood that I will not be paid in any way, nor will travel expenses of any kind be reimbursed in connection with this
Please fax or email your proposal to: Robert E. Norton, DACUM/SCID Program Director Fax: 614-292-1260
Center on Education and Training for Employment/OSU email@example.com
1900 Kenny Rd., Columbus, OH 43210-1016
Hotel Indigo Atlanta Midtown
683 Peachtree St NE | Atlanta, GA 30308 | 404-874-9200
Welcome OSU-DACUM Conference!
$99 + Tax
Use this E-booking link to make your reservations: www.tinyurl.com/OSU-DACUM
Travel Directions on MARTA (train):
From inside the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, follow the signs to the MARTA (train). Board the Red/Gold
North bound train, and ride to the North Avenue Station. Once you exit the train at North Avenue, follow the signs to the
street - North Avenue. Travel East (turn left) on North Avenue, travel 1 block to Peachtree Street, then head North (turn
left) for 1.5 blocks, and Hotel Indigo is on the right side of the street (683 Peachtree Street NE).
Peachtree Street N
North Ave. v
MARTA Station e
West Peachtree Street