Well, what can we say about last year, other than no one could have predicted what was ahead of us as the clock struck midnight on January 1, 2020. The year brought challenges unlike those we’ve ever seen – both professionally and personally – and the NATS team took those challenges on head first, and our team members, partners, and clients are a big part of our continued success.
- we introduced 6 new training programs, including OSHA 30-Hour General Industry for Arborists and Utility Forestry Professionals, Consulting Utility Forestry Professional (CUFSP), NATS CARES and our Comprehensive Performance Assessment program.
- we incorporated HeartMath into our Health and Wellness programming
- we moved our Empower the Educator training program online and offer it virtually
- we celebrated the fifth anniversary of Ed and Marcy Carpenter’s ownership of NATS
Though most in-person events – where we can connect with our colleagues across our industry and others – were cancelled last year, we found ways to make those connections in other ways. In 2020, we took the opportunity to:
- launch a series of roundtables in which we invite our Safety Alliance Partners, clients, and industry colleagues to share best practices as we all navigate our new normal in the midst of and post-COVID
- share an editorial piece by Marcy Carpenter, “Women’s PPE: Safety for Everyone,” in the March 2020 issue of TCI Magazine
- be included in “How to Communicate Your Coronavirus Plans to Your Employees,” an article published by American Express at the onset of COVID
As we put last year behind us and look ahead to 2021, we have a lot of exciting things on the horizon and we can’t wait to share them with you! We’ll share our news here on the blog, and be sure to check out Take 5 when it hits your inbox monthly and follow us on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube).
Here’s to a brighter and healthier 2021 for all of us!