30th Annual Procedure Symposium
June 18-22, 2018
DoubleTree Hilton Hotel & Suites Charleston
Charleston, SC

Meeting Agenda


SPEAKERS AND BREAKOUT SESSIONS, SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

Monday, June 18, 2018:

  • Procedure Writer Certification Training - INSTRUCTOR:  Kevin Neal, Absolute Consulting, Inc.
    • (7am-5pm)
  • Registration:  4-6pm
  • New Attendee Orientation:  5-5:30pm
  • Welcome Dinner:  7-9pm

Tuesday, June 19, 2018:

  • Breakfast:  8-8:45am
  • Opening Remarks & Speaker Introduction:  8:45-9am
  • Opening Speaker (9-10:15am):  Dr. Ginette Collazo
  • Group Session (10:30-11:45am):  Loretta Thirtyacre:  Generational Differences
  • LUNCH
  • Breakout Session 1:  1-2:15pm
    • Procedures 101 - Jack Hardy
    • CBP System Demo, User Experiences & Business Case - Christina Corrales, Mateo Ramos, Mike Cadden
    • Procedures in a Decommissioned Plant - Frank Grovich
    • Why Are Actions & Implied Actions found in Notes, Cautions, Warnings, etc. - Steve McCord
  • Breakout Session 2:  2:30-3:45pm
    • Procedure Metrics - Bernadette Williams/Linda Mar
    • XML Makes the Job of Managing Procedures Easier! - Chriss Cragg, Maureen Coveney
    • New Plant Procedures - Gary Wylie
    • A Graded Approach to Procedure Error Traps - Randy Mayes
  • Instructor Forum:  4-5pm
  • Networking Session:  5-6:30pm

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

  • Breakfast: 8-8:45am
  • Opening Remarks & Speaker Introduction: 8:45-9am
  • Opening Speaker (9-10:15am): Sean Douglas:  Live Your Brand
  • Group Session (10:30-11:45am):  Steve McCord - Knowledge Based Failures
  • LUNCH
  • Breakout Session 4: 1-2:15pm
    • Team Building - Sean Douglas
    • Writing The Future:  Workshop on Procedure Writer's Perspective on Authoring Dynamic Procedures - Johanna Oxstrand, Katya LeBlanc, Rachael Hill
    • Time Pressure, Complexity, Shift & Physiological Load During Procedural Tasks - Camille Peres
    • PU&A in Non-Nuclear Plants/Industries - Dwayne Coffey
  • Breakout Session 5: 2:30-4pm
    • Discipline Specific - Operations
    • Discipline Specific - Maintenance
    • Discipline Specific - Administrative
    • Discipline Specific - DOE
  • Dinner Party: 7-9pm   Cruise on the Carolina Queen

Thursday, June 21, 2018

  • Breakfast: 8-8:45am
  • Opening Remarks & Speaker Introduction: 8:45-9am
  • Opening Speaker (9-10:15am): Rob Fisher - The Direct Impact of Personalities on PU&A
  • Group Session (10:30-11:45am):  Sezin Uzman - Building a High Performance Team
  • Lunch
  • Group Session (1-2:15pm):  PPA:
    • Standards (functional requirements)
    • WPUG - publish EPRI standard - difference between WO and procedure
    • Requalification/Recertification Training
    • Intro of PPAs new website/website features (if not enough time, this will be discussed during the next group session)
  • Group Session (2:30-3:30pm):
    • Hot Topics
    • Issues of Interest from Breakout Sessions
    • Q&A
    • Critiques
    • PPA Annual Business Meeting

Friday, June 22, 2018:

  • Procedure Writer Certification Training (7am-5pm):  Final Day (including practical exam)

Travel Arrangements

The PPA 30th Annual Procedure Symposium is scheduled to complete by 4:00 PM on Thursday, June 21.