Schedule of Classes

G 386 Mass Fatality Incident Response
7/29/2019
Seats Remaining: 1
This 2-daycourse is designed to prepare response personnel and other responsible professionals to handle a mass fatalities incident effectivly by properly caring for the dead and the living--both responders and survivors.


ICS 400 Advanced
7/31/2019
Seats Remaining: 5
This 2-day course provides training on and resources for personnel who has a responsibility to function in a command post managing and expanding incident. Topics include use of an Incident Complex and Area Command, and the interactions between Multi-Agency Coordination (MAC) entities.


EMPD-Emergency Mgmt Program Development Session #3
8/8/2019
Seats Remaining: 15
The Emergency Management Program Development course provides a comprehensive overview of the statutory requirements and professional duties of today’s emergency manager. Developed and delivered by practitioners in four separate 6 hour sessions, the course is an opportunity for peer to peer learning through lecture as well as task-oriented coaching. Technical and soft skill development in the areas of administration, planning, resource management, training, and exercises are included. Topics covered: Local Governance, Hazard Analysis, Planning and Professional Development


AWR 213 Critial Infrastructure Security & Resilience Awareness
8/13/2019
CANCELLED
This 1-day course will introduce participants to the key terms, policy, guidance, and preparedness efforts required to safeguard the Nation's critical infrastructure. Primary focus will be placed on local preparedness efforts as they relate to the national approach to critical infrastructure security and resilience.


MGT 414 Advanced Critical Infrastructure Protection
8/14/2019
CANCELLED
This 1-day course will enhance skills to manage the risk associated with critical infrastructure protection efforts. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to increase infrastructure owner/operator participation in jurisdictional planning, organizing, equipping, training, and exercising critical infrastructure protection efforts.


MGT 346 EOC Operations and Planning For All Hazards
8/27/2019
Seats Remaining: 22
This course focuses on the core functions, processes and best practices necessary to ensure effective and repeatable performances of an emergency operations center at any level. The core functions and processes are reviewed and demonstrated via facilitated discussion and classroom activities. The participants gain practical experience via a series of interrelated activities and exercises supported by a state-of-the-art computer simulation system and are coached by instructors who have extensive emergency operations and management experience.


MGT 340 Crisis Leadership and Decision Making for Elected Officials
9/4/2019
Seats Remaining: 25
The Crisis Leadership and Decision Making seminar is an executive-level presentation for the nation’s senior elected and appointed officials at the city, county, region, territory, tribal, and state levels. Seminar participants discuss the strategic and executive-level issues and challenges related to preparing for and responding to a catastrophic incident. The venue provides an excellent opportunity to share proven strategies and practices and apply lessons-learned from past natural and man-made disasters.


MGT 459 Coalition-Building for Countering Violent Extremism and Community Resilience
9/4/2019
CANCELLED
This two-day, in-person training offers an opportunity for participants to develop a community-oriented plan for building partnerships and coalitions to address violent extremism and promote community resilience. Participants will be guided through designing a work plan for a multi-member CVE coalition that will assist in the implementation of CVE efforts at a local level. The course promotes the notion that prevention and intervention efforts to address violent extremism can best be undertaken through a community partnership approach that makes use of existing local capacities to handle and prevent violence.


G 289 Public Information Officer Awareness Training
9/6/2019
Seats Remaining: 17
The one-day Public Information Officer Awareness Course (G0289) is designed to familiarize participants with the concepts underlying the PIO role. This course can provide a basic understanding of the PIO function for those new to the position. Additionally, it can provide those in executive level roles the necessary knowledge of PIO roles and responsibilities during an emergency.


MGT 439 Pediatric Disaster Response and Emergency Preparedness Program
9/10/2019
Seats Remaining: 37
This course prepares students to effectively, appropriately, and safely plan for and respond to a disaster incident involving children, addressing the specific needs of pediatric patients in the event of a community based-incident. Pediatric specific planning considerations include mass sheltering, pediatric-triage, reunification planning and pediatric decontamination considerations. This is not a hands-on technical course, but instead a management resource course for stakeholders.


G 290 Basic Public Information Officer (PIO)
9/12/2019
Seats are filled. Please register in the waiting list
This 2-day training will equip participants with the basic skills needed to be a PIO. The course emphasizes skills development and addresses the impact of technology on emergency public information.


AWR 167 Sport Event Risk Mgmt
9/16/2019
Seats Remaining: 35
This 2-day course focuses on building capabilities for multi-agency collaboration. Intact university teams will learn to agree on basic concepts relative to: planning, risk assessment, training, exercising plans, and recovery/business continuity thro


ICS 300 Intermediate
9/16/2019
Seats Remaining: 43
This course provides training on and resources for personnel who require advanced application of the Incident Command System. This course expands upon information covered in the ICS-100 and ICS-200 courses.


MGT 412 Sport & Special Event Evac Tr & Ex
9/18/2019
Seats Remaining: 32
This 2-daycourse provides assistance to sporting venue managers to prepare and/or enhance an evacuation plan to assist emergency responder in implementing flexible and scalable evacuation activities.


AWR 148 Crisis Management For School-Based Incidents: Partnering Rural Law Enforcement, First Respon
9/18/2019
Seats Remaining: 20
Crisis Management For School-Based Incidents-Partnering Rural Law Enforcement, First Responders, and Local School Systems is an 8-hour, DHS-approved course designed to educate rural law enforcement personnel as well as school administrators and staff on the elements that would allow for an effective response to school-based emergencies. Schools in small, rural, and remote areas across the country account for almost 23 percent of the total student population (more than 11 million students). Rural schools, law enforcement, and other emergency responders are often limited in resources, so it is imperative that all potentially affected parties collaborate on planning, preparing, communicating, responding, and recovering from a school-based incident.


MGT 341 Disaster Preparedness for Hospital and Healthcare Organizations within the Community Infra
9/18/2019
Seats Remaining: 30
The Disaster Preparedness for Hospitals and Healthcare Organizations Within The Community Infrastructure course provides information specific to hospitals and organizations vulnerability to a disaster. Participants will be introduced to the various natural, technological, and civil hazards to which hospitals and healthcare organizations may be vulnerable and the potential impacts of those hazards. Federal guidelines and legislation that serve to aid in the preparedness for, and response to, incidents involving these hazards are discussed, as are current emergency management standards for the hospital community. Participants review response and recovery issues that should be addressed by medical facilities and organizations in preparation for a large-scale incident, including identification of critical resources necessary for response and recovery.


MGT 315 Critical Asset Risk Management
9/24/2019
Seats Remaining: 25
Do you fully understand the risk to your facility? Do you know what makes your facility susceptible to risk? Are you prepared to mitigate those risks? The Critical Asset Risk Management course helps participants answer those questions by teaching critical components of risk management. Through a combination of lecture, facilitated discussion, and group activities, participants will learn how threats, vulnerabilities, and consequences determine risk, and are given an opportunity to practice the fundamentals of conducting vulnerability assessments by conducting on-site assessments of select local facilities. Additionally they will identify potential mitigation measures associated with their findings and work together to develop and present a risk assessment report.


MGT 319 Medical Countermeasures: Points of Dispensing (POD) Pl & Resp
10/1/2019
Seats Remaining: 22
This training course is to enhance jurisdiction preparedness and emergency response efforts by providing the knowledge of how to exercise and revise a plan that utilizes an all-hazards, whole community approach toward a medical countermeasures event. Assists with coordination of planning, training and responding to a Medical Countermeasure (MCM) response for a public health incident. This course responds directly to the National Preparedness Goal; as it applies to delivery of medical countermeasures to exposed populations.


MGT-416 Introduction to Continuity of Government Planning for Rural Jurisdictions
10/2/2019
Seats Remaining: 11
This 8-hour course is designed to help government officials and emergency responders from rural communities in the development of plans that will ensure the continuity of essential government functions across a spectrum of emergencies. History demonstrates that disasters and emergencies often interrupt, degrade, or destroy local government's ability to perform essential functions. This is especially true in rural communities where resources are typically limited under the best of circumstances. These jurisdictions must develop plans that address succession planning, redundant communications, and alternate site needs for their communities to face increasingly frequent threats. This tuition free course will expose participants to the benefits of developing continuity of government plans for rural communities with special focus on succession planning, delegation of authority, redundant communications, and alternate facilities.


G 557 Rapid Needs Assessment
10/14/2019
Seats Remaining: 21
This 1-daycourse provides the ability of local governments to perform a Rapid Needs Assessment accurately and within the first few hours after an incident or emergency is critical in providing a response designed to save lives.


L0451: Application of Advanced Individual Concepts in Emergency Management
11/4/2019
Seats Remaining: 33
The first course of the National Emergency Management Advanced Academy curriculum, is to provide EM professionals with critical skills that are needed to perform responsibilities such as program management oversight, effective communication, research resources, applicable laws, policy considerations, collaboration, and strategic thinking. Designed to provide participants with the skills to manage EM programs and will be essential to building the foundation for collaboration by bringing EM professionals together to share their experiences and establish a network. This course provides knowledge in management qualities, management styles, strategic thinking, decision making, problem solving, evaluation, strategic planning, budgeting, vision and mission statements, research methodology, laws, policy considerations, program risk management, collaboration and communication, and change management, in addition to personal application and reflection.


G 191 Emergency Operations Center/Incident Command System Interface
11/13/2019
Seats Remaining: 22
This 1-day, Advanced Professional Series course will allow participants to develop an effective interface between Emergency Operations Center (EOC) by applying Incident Command System (ICS) principles. This course works best when delivered to ICS and EOC personnel from the same community. The course reviews ICS and EOC responsibilities and functions and depends heavily on exercises and group discussions to formulate the interface.


MGT 310 Jurisdictional Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment
11/13/2019
Seats Remaining: 23
This course will prepare participants to conduct a Jurisdictional Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA). Participants will identify threats and hazards of jurisdictional concern, give those threats and hazards context, establish capability targets, and determine how to apply the THIRA results. By using the THIRA process, stakeholders will develop a strategy to allocate resources and establish mitigation and preparedness activities. THIRA-informed planning is consistent with and expands on nationally accepted emergency management standards as the basis for planning across the mission areas of prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery.


MGT 414 Advanced Critical Infrastructure Protection
11/14/2019
Seats Remaining: 13
This 1-day course will enhance skills to manage the risk associated with critical infrastructure protection efforts. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to increase infrastructure owner/operator participation in jurisdictional planning, organizing, equipping, training, and exercising critical infrastructure protection efforts.


EMPD-Emergency Mgmt Program Development Session #4
11/14/2019
Seats Remaining: 23
The Emergency Management Program Development course provides a comprehensive overview of the statutory requirements and professional duties of today’s emergency manager. Developed and delivered by practitioners in four separate 6 hour sessions, the course is an opportunity for peer to peer learning through lecture as well as task-oriented coaching. Technical and soft skill development in the areas of administration, planning, resource management, training, and exercises are included. Topics covered: Commission Governance, Training, Exercises, Homeland Security, Budgeting and Professional Development


ICS 300 Intermediate
11/14/2019
Seats Remaining: 11
This course provides training on and resources for personnel who require advanced application of the Incident Command System. This course expands upon information covered in the ICS-100 and ICS-200 courses.


MGT 439 Pediatric Disaster Response and Emergency Preparedness Program
12/10/2019
CANCELLED
This course prepares students to effectively, appropriately, and safely plan for and respond to a disaster incident involving children, addressing the specific needs of pediatric patients in the event of a community based-incident. Pediatric specific planning considerations include mass sheltering, pediatric-triage, reunification planning and pediatric decontamination considerations. This is not a hands-on technical course, but instead a management resource course for stakeholders.


AWR 213 Critial Infrastructure Security & Resilience Awareness
12/12/2019
Seats Remaining: 25
This 1-day course will introduce participants to the key terms, policy, guidance, and preparedness efforts required to safeguard the Nation's critical infrastructure. Primary focus will be placed on local preparedness efforts as they relate to the national approach to critical infrastructure security and resilience.


L0452: Assessment of Teams in Professional Emergency Management
3/16/2020
Seats Remaining: 34
Provide participants with the essential skills needed to lead EM programs at the mid-manager's level and will be essential to building the foundation for collaboration by bringing EM professionals together to share their experiences and establish a network. Enable participants to gain knowledge necessary for understanding and developing themselves as mid-level managers, develop critical thinking and decision-making skills, develop personal influence and communication skills, work through resiliency, and motivate and manage others.


MGT 439 Pediatric Disaster Response and Emergency Preparedness Program
4/1/2020
Seats Remaining: 34
This course prepares students to effectively, appropriately, and safely plan for and respond to a disaster incident involving children, addressing the specific needs of pediatric patients in the event of a community based-incident. Pediatric specific planning considerations include mass sheltering, pediatric-triage, reunification planning and pediatric decontamination considerations. This is not a hands-on technical course, but instead a management resource course for stakeholders.


MGT 310 Jurisdictional Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment
4/8/2020
Seats Remaining: 16
This course will prepare participants to conduct a Jurisdictional Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA). Participants will identify threats and hazards of jurisdictional concern, give those threats and hazards context, establish capability targets, and determine how to apply the THIRA results. By using the THIRA process, stakeholders will develop a strategy to allocate resources and establish mitigation and preparedness activities. THIRA-informed planning is consistent with and expands on nationally accepted emergency management standards as the basis for planning across the mission areas of prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery.


PER 211 Medical Management Of CBRNE Events
4/13/2020
Seats Remaining: 98
This course is a combination of facilitated discussions, small-group exercises, Human Patient Simulator hands-on scenarios, and traditional classroom discussions. This course promotes critical thinking skills while utilizing the RAPID-Care concept. - Environmental factors and protective issues for both first responders and the public - Planning for potential consequences of a CBRNE incident - Recognizing and identifying CBRNE agents and their physiological effects on the human body - Recognizing and identifying CBRNE agents and their physiological effects on the human body - Appropriate self-protection measures and measures necessary to limit patient cross-contamination - Assessment of adult and pediatric patients - Basic decontamination considerations - Appropriate triage methods during a CBRNE or terrorist incident - Response to an incident involving CBRNE - RAPID-Care concepts


L0453: Contemporary Issues in the Emergency Management Organization
5/11/2020
Seats Remaining: 34
Provides EM professionals with critical skills that are needed to be able to perform a key and successful role within the EM organization. In this context, the EM organization is the entire community of professionals with whom the emergency manager works during emergency planning, preparedness, response and recovery. This community includes immediate organizational staff, governmental peers and partners, and the network of public and private sector people and organizations that are engaged in supporting EM efforts. The goal is to provide students with the tools needed to be able to reach out to others to solve large, complex problems.


L0454: Advanced Concepts and Policy in the EM Profession
7/13/2020
Seats Remaining: 34
Provides EM professionals with critical skills that are needed to engage the challenges associated with the broader regional, national and international EM community. Designed to provide participants with an understanding of these broader issues and the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skill gained through the previous three courses and the research project work to the broader strategic EM arena.



If you encounter any problems with registering contact the HSEMD Training Staff at hsemdtraining@iowa.gov or 515-725-3204.