2017 Outdoor Hospitality Confence & Expo

Join us in beautiful Raleigh, North Carolina at the world-class Raleigh Convention Center for a great gathering of campground industry professionals, innovative ideas and the best products and services our industry has to offer.


This dynamic capital city has earned a well-deserved reputation as a center of commerce, technology, the arts, history and education. Raleigh has also been ranked as one of America’s friendliest cities so you’re sure to feel right at home!


Make plans now to attend the 2017 OHCE. It’s your chance to benefit from:


More than 40 professional development sessions on topics that include park operations, human resources, the guest experience, leadership, accounting/finance, safety, recreation, NFPA standards, legal/regulatory issues and park maintenance.


The convenience of “one-stop shopping” at the largest expo of the RV park and campground industry featuring more than 100 exhibitors!


Plenty of opportunities to network with hundreds of your fellow campground owners and operators from across the country.


Download Full 2017 Schedule with Descriptions and Learning Outcomes

 

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

The ARVC Foundation is authorized by the International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET) to offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for many sessions presented at the 2017 Outdoor Hospitality Conference and Expo (OHCE). To obtain CEUs attendees must register for CEU tracking, attend the entire length of the class, participate in and complete all assessment requirements, and submit a completed CEU Request card at the end of each class. CEUs cannot be obtained by individuals who do not meet all the above mentioned criteria.


Not registered for CEU Tracking? Register Here.

 

Pre-Conference: Monday, November 6

Events scheduled for Monday are not included as part of Full Registration. Additional registration is required. Space is limited so register early.


8:00am – 5:00pm


Institute for Leadership Development: Tomorrow’s Leaders Today
 (.6 CEU)

Includes How to Build a Team, Leadership through Industry Engagement and Understanding and Appreciating Change


8:00am – 6:00pm


Successful Park Operations Tours
 (.6 CEU)


Tour A (West of Raleigh)

Tour B (South of Raleigh)

 

Conference: Tuesday, November 7

Education events scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday are offered as part of Full Registration. An additional fee and pre-registration are required for attendees wishing to earn their CPR/First Aid Certification or the ARVC Foundation Practitioner Certificate for NFPA 1194.


8:00am – 10:00am


Opening General Session


Keynote Speaker – Danny “Chocolate” Myers: Building Teams in the Good Times and Bad


10:30am – 12:00pm


Cracker Barrels

Come share what’s on your mind, get support from others and help others whose questions you may be able to answer. Note: CEUs are not available for Cracker Barrel sessions.

Young Professionals

Hierarchically Managed

Locally Managed


1:00pm – 4:30pm


Workshops

Dog Parks: From the Why to the How and Everything In Between (.3 CEU)

What You Need to Know About Risk Mitigation (.3 CEU)


1:00pm – 5:30pm


Workshops

Retail Adventures: Gaining a Competitive Advantage (.4 CEU)

Valuing Your Business (.4 CEU)


Certification Class

CPR, First Aid and Blood Borne Pathogens (.4 CEU)

Preregistration and additional fee of $30.00 is required to attend this certification course. The $30.00 fee covers cost of certification only and does not include OHCE registration. No meals will be provided during certification course.


5:00pm – 6:00pm


Seminars

Service Animals: What You Need to Know (.1 CEU)

Budgeting Basics (.1 CEU)

 

NEW! NFPA 1194 Certification

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Wednesday offerings include a series or courses available for earning the Outdoor Hospitality NFPA 1194 Certification. The NFPA 1194 Certification program is designed to ensure that park owners and operators have a working knowledge of the established standards for RV Parks and Campgrounds and to provide them with the tools necessary to work with their local Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ). Certification is valid for a term of 3 years. In order to earn the certification, individuals must enroll in the NFPA 1194 Certification program, complete all the NFPA 1194 courses, and accomplish the full assessment - including post-conference assignments and testing.


Individuals not interested in obtaining their certification who would like to attend the NFPA 1194 sessions may do so with registration at the Outdoor Hospitality Conference & Expo (OHCE).


Preregistration and additional fee of $300 is required to enroll in the certification program. This $300 fee covers cost of certification only and does not include OHCE registration. Lunch and a copy of NFPA 1194 will be provided as part of certification course.


Not registered? Register Here!

 

Conference: Wednesday, November 8

Education events scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday are offered as part of Full Registration. An additional fee and pre-registration are required for attendees wishing to earn their CPR/First Aid Certification or the ARVC Foundation Practitioner Certificate for NFPA 1194.


7:30am – 8:30am


Seminars

Shoulder Season Opportunities

Create and/or Update Your Emergency Plan

Being Green: Small Changes with Big Impact

Project Planning


7:30am – 10:00am


Certification Class: NFPA1194 – Overview, Part 1 of 3


9:00am – 10:00am


Seminars

What Could Go Wrong?

Hazardous Materials Risk Management

Building a Better Business Through Outsourcing


10:30am – 12:00pm


Seminars

Best Hiring Practices

Quick Books Basics

Everyone Is a Leader

Legal Mumble Jumble: How to Decipher the Different Legal Documents for My Business


10:30am – 2:30pm


Certification Class: NFPA1194 – Standards, Part 2 of 3

Includes Facilities and Fire Safety, Water and Sanitation, and Electrical


1:00pm – 2:00pm


Seminars

Managing Finances

The Value of a Trained Team

General Maintenance Best Practices

Business SWOT


2:30pm – 3:30pm


Seminars

Who is Your Guest, Really?

Boosting Morale and Improving Results

Food Service: Ins and Outs, Ups and Downs

What Campers Want…And How To Give It To Them


3:00pm – 5:00pm


Certification Class: NFPA1194 – Assessment, Part 3 of 3

Includes in class activities and post-conference assignments and testing.


4:00pm – 5:00pm


Seminars

Activities for Pre-Teens and Teens

10 Steps for Securing Your Digital Identity

Mastering the Fine Art of Delegation

Industry Trends

 

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