Webinar Wednesdays

Program Overview

WWA's Webinar Wednesdays program brings ongoing learning to your desktop! These programs, which are only available to WWA member facilities and their employees, allow you to gather your team and experience high caliber educational opportunities without leaving your office. Find out more about upcoming webinars below and login to access pre-recorded webinars for playback at a time convenient for you and your team. Have a suggestion for a future Webinar Wednesday topic? Contact the WWA office or a member of the WWA Education Committee. For on-demand access to previously recorded webinars, visit our Webinar Archives using the button below.

Upcoming Webinars

Register now for Upcoming Webinar Wednesday programs, which are available to current members and their employees. You will receive a confirmation email after registering and a reminder email before the scheduled start that will include links to join the webinar. Please note: you must complete the registration process before the live webinar starts in order to be added to the webinar. If you are not able to attend the live event, a link to the recording will be sent to your email within a few days after the live event takes place.

Accommodating Guests With Autism

Your customer DNA is changing. 1 in 59 children in the U.S. are diagnosed with autism, and the number is rising. Not only will training and certification increase safety and enhance guest experiences for many families who visit parks and may not identify themselves, it also opens up parks to a huge untapped market. Families and individuals are willing to travel to certified destinations and attractions where they know they will be welcomed and are looking for options where they feel understood. Sometimes the smallest changes can make the biggest impact. Other parks have seen triple digit increases in out-of-market visitors, 50 percent increases in online ticket inquiries, improved employee morale and more community engagement. The need is there and these families can’t be ignored. You’ll leave this webinar with a better understanding of the size of this market, what is autism, common needs for people with autism, feedback from parents and actionable steps you can take, including certification, that can be helpful to your waterpark or aquatic facility.  Hear from the only organization offering this type of certification the reasons why certification is an important goal for your facility, and discover the requirements for earning this certification. 

Speakers:  Meredith Tekin, BCCS, International Board of Credentialing & Continuing Education Standards - Speaker info 
Webinar date: January 22, 2020
Webinar time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Central Time
Cost:  FREE for Members!
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8 Deadly Sins of Lifeguard Instructors

Join us for a non-denominational (all lifeguard programs welcome), high-energy session focused on improving your lifeguard instructor tool belt. Learn what instructors may do to set lifeguards up for failure or success; learn new strategies and techniques for approaching your lifeguard and inservice training. We will explore real-life events and extensive data from audits to learn from reality. Leave with practical solutions and resources to enhance your current lifeguard training. 

Speakers:  Ashley Wolfe, ALIVE Solutions - Speaker info  ; Natalie Livingston, ALIVE Solutions. - Speaker info 
Webinar date: February 29, 2020
Webinar time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Central Time
Cost:  FREE for Members!
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How To Use Moz To Measure Your SEO

In this session, we'll show you how to install, customize and leverage one of the most prominent SEO tools for your business - Moz. We'll cover how to track your keywords, analyze your website, benchmark against competitors, do SERP analysis, etc. Best of all, everything we cover will be applicable even if you use other tools like SEM Rush or Spyfu

Speakers:  Peter Ross, 829 Studios - Speaker info 
Webinar date: February 12, 2020
Webinar time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Central Time
Cost:  FREE for Members!
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Does My Website Need To Be ADA Compliant?

The answer to your question is: Yes, it does. While everyone is aware of ADA compliance as it pertains to accessibility in our facilities and attractions, there is a growing need to address the accessibility of our websites as well. Although currently website ADA compliance is not mandatory, many states, such as California are adopting their own website accessibility laws. With the growing number of web accessibility lawsuits this has become an important part of our online web presence. This webinar will provide strategies to not only make your website ADA compliant to reduce lawsuits, financial liabilities and damage to your brand, but it will show how you can incorporate ADA compliance with SEO efforts to increase search engine ranking and online sales

Speakers:  Angela Flournoy, Schlitterbahn Waterparks & Resorts - Speaker info; Pat Symchych, Independent Information Services Professional - Speaker info
Webinar date: February 26, 2020
Webinar time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Central Time
Cost:  FREE for Members!
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Webinar Archives

Current WWA Member facilities and their employees can access previously recorded webinars on-demand by visiting our Webinar Wednesdays archives. Choose from topics related to marketing & communications, management & staff development, operations, safety, food & beverage, in-park revenue and design & development. You must login before you will be able to access these webinar archives.


Webinar Archives