The Opportunity: We are currently seeking a Program Director to oversee all of our technical programs and initiatives. This specialized position requires extensive certification and relevant experience specific to the CASI system, as well as a broad generalized skill set within the ski/snowboard industry.

CASI is pleased to announce the latest group selected to help represent our association, and guide the technical direction of our programs and courses.

The National Technical Team provides input to the CASI Board of Directors on matters regarding teaching and technical methodology, course standards, course content, as well as technical programs. Also, the team is a group for the membership to aspire to, and is involved in the presentation of courses, member development sessions, Evaluator Training, and other programs as needed.

We are very pleased to announce that Jeff Chandler has accepted the role of Executive Director of CASI-ACMS.

Over the past 15 years Jeff has achieved great things with our organization, including the evolution of CASI’s instructor and evaluator training programs; development of online training / e-prep programs; management of technical volunteer committees and groups and the creation of a National Technical Team; oversight and delivery of our first-ever training programs in South Korea, Andorra, Japan and China; and so much more. Now, he will bring his knowledge and experience to his new role as Executive Director. 

The Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors (CASI) is conducting a search for its next Executive Director (ED).  Founded in 1994, CASI is the professional teaching body for snowboarders offering courses and certifying instructors in Canada and internationally.

Reporting directly to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director, together with a small but high performing team, is responsible for managing the successful operation of CASI, its programs, and certification courses both in Canada and around the world. The ED will lead the development and implementation of the strategic plan as approved by the Board of Directors.  The new ED will have a mandate to take the organization to its next level and a key priority will focus on sustainability and growth opportunities for this not-for-profit organization.

Video analysis is a great tool for delivering feedback to students. If we agree with the teaching theory principle that "telling doesn’t ensure learning", then we can agree that when we effectively allow a student to view themselves on video, they may be more willing to make changes to improve.  That is to say when a student sees themselves ride, they will see what the instructor sees (i.e.: competency development) and this will possibly expedite their willingness to make adjustments to reach the ideal.

Sandy Ward is a BC snowboard instructor and CASI Evaluator. Recently, Sandy has been working in partnership with Patagonia, and alongside friends Marie France Roy, Myia Antone and Leah Evans to write an article called "The History Beneath Our Feet" This article is a discussion between two indigenous women from different nations, and talks about culture, lands and what it's like to get out on the land from an indigenous perspective. Watch for this article to come out in early winter.

First off – congratulations! As a certified Level 1 Snowboard Instructor, you’ve shown that you have a good handle on the fundamentals of teaching and riding techniques. The question now is…what’s next?

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