Workshops, Webinars and Seminars

Webinar Series:  Take Action Today and Plan for Tomorrow with Sally Davis Berry
2020 has turned out to be a year none of us could have imagined or planned for.  The tourism industry has been hit particularly hard, but that does not mean we are done.  It does mean we need to look at things differently and develop a plan to build back better. 

When:  Each Thursday; June 18th through July 2nd
Time:   10:00AM EST

Each session is approximately 1 hour in length.  A link to join the Zoom will be emailed to you after you register.  

Cost: PBA Members $29.00 | Non PBA Members $49.00

Weekly Sessions:

Webinar #1  Analyze Your Situation  June 18th
Panic and desperation are not the way to work our way out of the Coronavirus challenge. It will take strategic thinking and analyzing your strengths and unique abilities to rebound. In this webinar, we will learn how to conduct a *S.W.O.T analysis. You will have homework to do that will help you in Webinars #2 and #3.

*Office Hour Call-in  June 23rd 2:00PM
Get help with your homework!  Join Sally Davis Berry for a free Office hour call where you can call-in via Zoom and ask questions about developing your S.W.O.T. analysis. 

Webinar #2  Make a Plan  June 25th
Having a plan in place won't guarantee success, but it will give you a roadmap to work from. In this webinar we will discuss tools that will help you develop a plan to move forward and build back better.

Webinar #3  Implement the Plan  July 2nd 
A mediocre plan that is implemented beats a fabulous plan that sits on a desk every time. In the final webinar of this series we will talk about ways to implement the plan with the new reality of limited time, staff and resources.

Virtual-Human Trafficking Coalition Build

A half-day summit hosted by the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office, the Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association, the Pennsylvania Bus Association, Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) and Busing on the Lookout (BOTL) to bring together key trucking, truck stop and bus industry stakeholders, with local, state and federal law enforcement and government agencies to work together to close loopholes to traffickers. The training will feature a Human Trafficking 101 presentation by the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office, information on training resources for trucking, bus and truck stop companies, a presentation by a survivor-leader/field trainer and a law enforcement panel. The law enforcement panel will delve deeper into trends officers are seeing locally, share case studies, discuss victim-centered approaches and offer recommendations for industry partners wanting to get involved. There will be time at the end of the meeting for Q&A and discussion.

Annual Motorcoach Safety & Preparedness Workshop
• 7th Annual:  August 11, 2020 at York Springs Fire Hall, York Springs, PA - Cancelled
• 6th Annual:  August 14, 2019 at York Springs Fire Hall, York Springs, PA.
• 5th Annual:  August 15, 2018 at York Springs Fire Hall, York Springs, PA.
• 4th Annual:  August 23, 2017 at York Springs Fire Hall, York Springs, PA.

The Annual Motorcoach Safety & Preparedness Workshop is for our motorcoach operator members and their key employees including owners, safety directors, mechanics, inside staff, etc.  The format for this workshop includes a variety of issues and topics that the registrants can “pick-and-choose” from.  The Committee organizing the Workshop addresses many issues affecting the motorcoach industry to keep our members well-informed.

PBA Associate Members are invited to also sponsor at this event and meet those that keep the wheels turning safely at the PBA member’s operation!

TSA Security Training, a 4-week Virtual Series
Each Tuesday; May 5th through May 26th

Continue Your Career From Your Couch with Sally Davis Berry
May 14, 2020 11:00am EST

The 80/20 Rule Webinar with Sally Davis Berry

February 11, 2020 11:00am-12:00pm 

2019 Sally Davis Berry Webinar Series
• December 9, 2019 11:00am-12:00pm - "How to Capitalize on Trends Affecting the Tourism Industry"
• November 18, 2019 11:00am-12:00pm - "Trade Show Tips and Tricks for Success"
• October 15, 2019 11:00am-12:00pm -  "Should You Still Consider the China Visitor Market?"
• September 18, 2019 11:00am-12:00pm - "5 Steps to Getting More Group Tours"

2017 Fatigue & Incident Management Lunch & Learn Workshop
• July 25, 2017  at the Best Western Plus Hotel & Conference Center, Baltimore, MD  
Speaker:  Bob Crescenzo, Vice President, Lancer Insurance Company
Fatigue and your company.  The risk of a fatigued driver is serious and may have a financial impact on your company. This presentation will outline information about human fatigue, human factors in driving decision as well as how the impact of sales, operations, dispatch and maintenance decision can change your company for the better or the worse.  Careful attention to management decision-making and communications will be reviewed when evaluating financial risk reward in relation to fatigue management.  Finally, how your implement and manage your ELD program will have a serious impact on fatigue management.
Incident Management.  Managing a large crash is serious and difficult.  Planning ahead by writing and practicing a crisis management plan is critical to the success of your business after a large crash or incident.  This seminar will provide two outcomes:  the first will be for each company attending to write and/or review their serious incident plan, and the second, is that the group will practice managing a crisis by participating in a crisis simulation.  The simulation will include the group working together to identify, manage, communicate, solve problems and issues presented including communicating with each other, first responders, media, customers, and families.

Classroom Instruction

Loading Wolf Bus

Trooper at Garage

Trooper at Garage

Trooper Clark Addresses Group

Under Bus Instruction

Attendees in Classroom Instruction

Classroom Instruction

Greyhound bus inspection

Instruction on Elite Coach