The International Congress of Esthetics and Spa, Long Beach 2014

National Esthetic Teacher Training (NETT) conference

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Room 203A

To register for the NETT Pre-Congress, click here.

9:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.

Presented by Susanne S. Warfield
9:15 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

This presentation will provide the teacher with the necessary tools to teach a business advocacy program as part of your curriculum. Advocacy is not just about voting. Give your students the knowledge and skills to effectively participate in protecting their future by understanding their existing scope of practice, statutes, rules and regulations. We’ll identify what skills need to be employed to raise standards and be an advocate for their profession and career.

At the conclusion of this presentation the teacher will be able to:

  • Describe advocacy
  • Recognize the issues surrounding state statutes and regulations
  • Understand the importance of ethics in developing their profession
  • Apply the knowledge provided to be able to represent their profession at advocacy functions

Susanne S. Warfield, is President/CEO of Paramedical Consultants, Inc.–a consulting, publishing and association management firm. Warfield is a 32-year esthetician, is NCEA Certified, holds both CIDESCO and ITEC diplomas and worked for over 13 years in a dermatology practice in New York city. She has authored over 425 articles, 15 books for the consumer, medical and skin care sectors.


Presented by Sherry D. Davis

10:00 a.m. to 10:50 a.m.

In this interactive workshop teachers will learn about work readiness skills, importance of business and industry support, state/federal educational standards, and advisory committees. Understanding business and industry trends and the demand of our students will help to get their career started. Teachers will learn how integrating Career Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) will assist in preparing students for the Real World of Work.
At the conclusion of this presentation the teacher will be able to:

  • Summarize work readiness skills and how to incorporate them
  • Explain the benefits of having business/industry advisory committees
  • Recognize leadership components that give students the edge
  • Organize CTSOs to prepare your graduates for the “Real World of Work”

Sherry D. Davis, Ed.D., Education Programs Consultant at the California Department of Education. Dr. Davis has been in the industry for over 30 years,  as a cosmetologist, instructor, NCEA Certified and Master Esthetician. Career Technical Education is a passion for Dr. Davis who was an associate professor for the over 15 years in California and Texas. She also served as the NETT News Editor for three years showing her passion for the industry.

Presented by Constant Contact©

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

This session will provide an overview of social media and how using email communication can build your school’s online profile and presence. We’ll also discuss ways to build student and alumni interaction, and continue branding long after they graduate. We’ll provide you with practical ideas you can use immediately to start managing your time and activity. Teachers will leave with real-world insights and knowledge that they can put to work immediately.
At the conclusion of this presentation the teacher will be able to:

  • Discuss social media and why it’s important
  • Explore various social media networks and tools
  • Demonstrate how to develop relationships to drive higher engagement with students
  • Improve email & social media skills into work life without losing productivity

Lunch (on your own)
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Presented by Paul Suttles

1:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

In this interactive presentation teachers will be able to create higher levels of learner engagement by exploring the five areas of the lesson plan structured around the four phases of Mindful Teaching®.
At the conclusion of this presentation the teacher will be able to:

  • Identify the elements found in the lesson overview
  • Describe the purpose of the Introduction, Presentation, Application, and Closing of the lesson
  • Offer examples of the actions found in the Presentation or Delivery Phase of the lesson
Explain how the Application or Performance Phase supports the lesson


Paul Suttles, Director of Field Education for Pivot Point has set the goal to give educators the tools to deliver information that inspires students and professionals to be their best, do their best and look their best. Paul has been a beauty industry professional for more than ten years with certification in different teaching methodologies.


Presented by Susanne Schmaling

3:30 p.m. to 4:20 p.m.

This presentation will provide the teacher with the knowledge to effectively demonstrate various pieces of equipment. An essential part of the esthetics curriculum is comprehension of ‘indications for use’ and the ‘intended use’ of each device.  The integration of effective protocols across multiple indications and devices will better prepare your students for today’s salon, spa or medical settings.
At the conclusion of this presentation the teacher will be able to:

  • Discuss protocols to effectively use medical devices
  • Illustrate how to build the students’ confidence in determining usage
  • Evaluate use of equipment to increase clinic sales
  • Compare and contrast the care, use and contraindications for each device.

Susanne Schmaling is the Director of Education for Associated Skin Care Professionals. A licensed esthetician and experienced instructor with over 15 years’ experience, her career has included all aspects of esthetics, spa body therapies, makeup, and nail technology, as well as spa ownership and consulting. She authored, “The Comprehensive Guide to Equipment”, “Aging Skin” and contributed to Milady’s Professional Makeup-Aging Skin.

Interactive Panel Discussion with Susanne Schmaling,
Paul Suttles,  and Susanne Warfield.
Bring your questions on any topic to these industry experts!

4:20 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.



FREE NCEA Certification Records Verification ($175 VALUE)
Records verification is open to NETT attendees
and IECS attendees.

5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

To have your Candidate Application verified, please bring your NCEA Certified Candidate Application along with supporting documents to this session. If your Candidate Application is complete, the Authorization to Test (ATT) will be emailed to the address on your application. The candidate must then test within 90 days on the date of the ATT.

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