The Jack A. Proctor Virginia Building Code Academy (JPVBCA) held its annual instructor professional development day on March 18. More than 60 instructors attended this year’s event and were treated to a day filled with professional development designed to further their skills as instructors and mentors. Training sessions included:
- It’s not What you Know, it’s What They Learn with Joyce Major
- Teaching with Style with Tracy Fitzgerald and Charlotte Carter
- Instructor Mentorship/Instructors Guide with Rajan Engh
JJ White, from Dale Carnegie Training, inspired the instructors with an interactive keynote on leveraging their own knowledge to motivate others.
In addition, JPVBCA was extremely proud to recognize an outstanding instructional team for the 2015 academy year, as well as three individuals who have made a significant impact on the academy each in their own way. Cindy Davis, DHCD’s deputy director for building and fire regulations, presided over the awards.
Delmar Fox, recently retired from Front Royal, was recognized for his many years of dedication to the academy and for his instruction and curriculum development. Fox started his instructor career in 2007 and has been an instructor ever since teaching building inspection classes, as well as participating in curriculum updates. The success of the building inspection classes is in part due to Fox’s contributions as an instructor.
Jim Moore, from Fairfax County, was recognized for his many years of dedication to instruction and curriculum development. Moore instructs the plumbing inspection and code change trainings, mentors new instructors and sits on curriculum development and revisions committees. Although Moore is one of the academy’s quieter instructors, his knowledge and expertise is loud and clear. Our students and the JPVBCA staff will miss him as he prepares to retire this year.
Emory Rodgers, former DHCD deputy director, was honored for his many years of guidance and support of JPVBCA, its staff and students. Under Rodgers direction, the academy initiated many innovate ideas in development and delivery, increased its staffing level and further enhanced its professional reputation as a valued and recognized training leader in code enforcement industry. The academy staff and instructors welcome his continued relationship with the academy through his curriculum development involvement.
The Amusement Device Inspection Instructional Team, formed in 2008, was honored for their commitment to the delivery of a comprehensive and skills based program, efforts to teach the students the art of amusement device inspection and their dedication to serve on development technical and code change work groups. In addition to instructing for JPVBCA, they also are senior instructors for one the national associations which value their expertise almost as much we do. The instructional team members are:
Mike Dellinger – Shenandoah County
Brian Gentilini – Hanover County
Neil Holland – Roanoke City
Casey Littlefield – Hanover County
Andy Marchetti – Hanover County
This year’s day of professional development and recognition was a huge success and JPVBCA’s staff wishes all of its instructors a wonderful year ahead. To view pictures from the event, click here.