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Virtual Event


Thu, Nov 17, 2022 – Thu, Nov 17, 2022


Member - $399.00, Non-Member - $599.00


Virtual Training

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Members and Non-members


Essentials of CHEST Training: Introducing a new virtual workshop exclusively for T-CHESTs! 

AHE is excited to introduce an exciting workshop designed for both new and experienced T-CHESTs. Whether you haven’t yet led a CHEST workshop or you’re an experienced trainer looking to refresh your skills, this program is for you. 

In Essentials of CHEST Training, you’ll gain valuable insights that will make it easy to assume (or resume) the role of CHEST workshop facilitator. Learn how to best help your EVS team build their professional expertise and take pride in what they do. Develop a deeper understanding of the CHEST curriculum and program specifics. 

Come away with an abundance of practical training tips and all the logistics information needed to conduct a successful in-person or virtual CHEST workshop. Participants are eligible for up 6 hours of CPEs. 

This one-day virtual workshop is designed for CHEST trainers who:

  • have attended a CHEST train-the-trainer workshop and would like additional information about the CHEST program
  • have led CHEST workshops but would like training tips and techniques

A CHEST Essentials Handbook will be shipped to registrants in advance of the workshop.
Please register by November 9th in order for materials to be shipped to the learner. If learners register between November 9th - November 16th, the course can still be taken but learners will receive all materials electronically, not via mail.
Registration officially closes:  November 16, 2022

Event Code: 324ESS1122


Pam Toppel has over 15 years of experience in health care environmental services management with the OSF Healthcare System. Pam served as AHE’s President for the 2018-2019 term, and has served AHE for many years as committee member, chair, advisory council member, and CHEST subject matter expert. Pam is also a Six–Sigma Green Belt.

Pam resides in Illinois with her husband, 3 grown children and 5 grandchildren. She always says she was born and raised in the incorrect state. A state with sun, palm trees and the ocean is where she should have been born and is where she should be now!


Lea Beach, CHESP, started working in environmental services in 1999 as an ES technician. She was quickly promoted to team lead and then supervisor at her facility. She is now a manager of environmental services at Mercy Health, Janesville, Wisconsin: a multi-hospital healthcare delivery system. Lea has worked on new construction, lean process and improvement and has worked in the military sector for healthcare environmental services. She has been a member of AHE for many years and has served on several committees including the planning and recognition committees, as well as Education and Knowledge Management, and the Advisory Council. She has successfully facilitated numerous online classes and published several articles in Explore and HFM magazines. In 2016 Lea was appointed to the AHE’s Board. She is CHESP Certified, a master trainer for the CSCT program, a trainer of the CHEST program and has earned a Certificate of Mastery in Infection Prevention (CMIP). Lea believes that every environmental services leader has the responsibility to “send the elevator back down” if they have been lucky enough to do well in their career. She often says, “everything is about learning and teaching.”