Best Management Practices for EM education

To incorporate equipment management education into chapter education events, consider the following best practices used by chapters who’ve held successful EM education.

  • Include an equipment manager on your education committee.
  • Include an equipment manager on your board.
  • Host equipment management education meetings one to two times per year.
  • Rotate meeting locations between local maintenance facilities.
  • Use the competencies and testing objectives outlined in the Turf Equipment Technician Certificate Program study guides to develop the learning objectives for events.
  • After identifying the learning objectives, reach out to industry partners, components manufacturers or equipment managers for education instruction
  • Build an email listserve of local equipment managers and survey the list for desirable education topics. Survey the audience to gauge their interest in fundamental vs. advanced content.
  • Host a meeting with a GCSAA Equipment Management Series webinar as your education.