Schedule of Classes

ICS 400 Advanced
11/21/2019
Seats Remaining: 13
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.


G 489 Management of Spontaneous Volunteers in Disasters
11/22/2019
Seats Remaining: 15
This one day course covers the skills and planning considerations that are required to manage large numbers of people who are not affiliated with an experienced relief organization, but who want to help in disasters. The course will discuss the benefits that spontaneous volunteers can bring to relief efforts and the challenges they may bring if not coordinated effectively.


ICS 300 Intermediate
12/5/2019
Seats Remaining: 20
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.


Introductory Cyber Resiliency Workshop by DHS for Small to Medium Organizations
12/11/2019
Seats Remaining: 48
This introductory 4 hour workshop is designed to bring together Small to Medium Size community partners across State, Federal, Private Sector, Non-Governmental Organizations, Academia as well as some critical infrastructure owners. The goals of the Cyber Resiliency Workshop is to introduce concepts, raise awareness, reinforce cyber security best practices, discuss processes, share information, and enhance cyber incident response and business continuity capabilities. Practitioners will learn about cyber resilience concepts, capacity and capability building activities in key performance areas related to cyber security, IT operations, and business continuity. Workshop content and tutorial activities reinforce both operational risk management and emergency/crisis management activities for critical cyber infrastructure personnel. Participants will leave with tangible, useful “take-away” information related to risk-based decision-making and security planning for critical IT services.


Advanced Cyber Resiliency Workshop by DHS for Highly Mature Cybersecurity Programs
12/11/2019
Seats Remaining: 55
This 4 hour workshop is designed to bring together community partners across State, Federal, Private Sector, Non-Governmental Organizations, Academia as well as some critical infrastructure owners. The goals of the Advanced Cyber Resiliency Workshop is to mature established processes, raise awareness, reinforce cyber security best practices, discuss processes, share information, and enhance cyber incident response and business continuity capabilities. The focus will be to discuss cyber resilience concepts, conduct capacity and capability building activities in key performance areas related to cyber security, IT operations, and business continuity. Workshop content and tutorial activities reinforce both operational risk management and emergency/crisis management activities for critical cyber infrastructure personnel. Participants will leave with tangible, useful “take-away” information related to risk-based decision-making and security planning for critical IT services.


AWR 213 Critial Infrastructure Security & Resilience Awareness
12/12/2019
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 348, PER 233 MEDICAL PREPAREDNESS & RESPONSE FOR BOMBING INCIDENTS
1/21/2020
Seats Remaining: 48
This course is intended for members of emergency response as well as other city and county services that become a part of a community response to an bombing incident. This interactive, instructor facilitated program employs case studies, lessons learned, validated medical data, and potential threats to the communities we serve. Sessions will address planning considerations and concerns specific to medical responders, law enforcement, and emergency planners, with an intended outcome of integrating incidents of an explosive nature into existing plans.


ICS 300 Intermediate
1/27/2020
Seats Remaining: 34
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.


PER 343 Social Media Engagement Strategies
2/4/2020
Seats Remaining: 31
This course will prepare participants to engage individuals and volunteer organizations through social media, especially in the context of disaster preparedness and response. Social media engagement is often an enigma to most people, particularly in the public sector, because it is a different form of communication than most are accustomed. Through this course, participants will learn how to develop content that engages their audiences and turns their words into action throughout the disaster cycle. Participants will learn about social media engagement texhniques, individual and organizational roles in crisis communication and Virtual Operations Support Teams (VOST).


PER 344 Social Media Tools and Techniques
2/5/2020
Seats Remaining: 35
This course is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to use social media tools and techniques for intermediate-level messaging, strategy, and increased situational awareness. This course builds upon the existing PER-304 Social Media for Natural Disaster Response and Recovery course by providing more participants with a more in-depth training in the use of strategy, tools, and messaging techniques in the use of social media.


Disaster Relief: MARC Planning
2/6/2020
Seats Remaining: 50
This interactive workshop is to help organizations and individuals understand how to effectively deliver services to individuals and families affected by disaster by bringing together service providers within the community to provide on-site assistance. During this course attendees will: 1.) Develop common terminology and operational standards for proper MARC 2.) Identify and establish appropriate lines of communication with capacity to serve 3.) Practice real life scenarios with the use of prior disasters 4.) Debrief and discuss member experience


EMPD-Emergency Mgmt Program Development Session #1
2/6/2020
Seats Remaining: 29
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: Communications, Grants, State Governance, and Professional Development


ICS 400 Advanced
2/10/2020
Seats Remaining: 34
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.


AWR 148 Crisis Management For School-Based Incidents: Partnering Rural Law Enforcement, First Respon
2/19/2020
Seats Remaining: 38
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.


Disaster Relief: MARC Planning
2/19/2020
Seats Remaining: 50
This interactive workshop is to help organizations and individuals understand how to effectively deliver services to individuals and families affected by disaster by bringing together service providers within the community to provide on-site assistance. During this course attendees will: 1.) Develop common terminology and operational standards for proper MARC 2.) Identify and establish appropriate lines of communication with capacity to serve 3.) Practice real life scenarios with the use of prior disasters 4.) Debrief and discuss member experience


Disaster Relief: MARC Planning
2/21/2020
Seats Remaining: 49
This interactive workshop is to help organizations and individuals understand how to effectively deliver services to individuals and families affected by disaster by bringing together service providers within the community to provide on-site assistance. During this course attendees will: 1.) Develop common terminology and operational standards for proper MARC 2.) Identify and establish appropriate lines of communication with capacity to serve 3.) Practice real life scenarios with the use of prior disasters 4.) Debrief and discuss member experience


MGT 439 Pediatric Disaster Response and Emergency Preparedness Program
4/1/2020
Seats Remaining: 29
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 414 Advanced Critical Infrastructure Protection
4/7/2020
Seats Remaining: 10
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 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: 96
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


EMPD-Emergency Mgmt Program Development Session #2
4/30/2020
Seats Remaining: 35
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: Federal Governance, Resource Management, Direction and Control, Damage Assessment, Operations and Procedures and Professional Development


E/L0388 Advanced Public Information Officer
7/20/2020
Seats Remaining: 27
The Advanced Public Information Officer course teaches participants advanced skills for use during escalating incidents, including strategic communications and incident action planning as it relates to Joint Information Center (JIC) operations. The goal of this five-day course is to: - Provide the knowledge and skills to establish, manage and work within a JIC through multimedia lectures and individual and group activities. - Provide the opportunity to apply PIO skills during a multi-day functional exercise (FE) designed to test the participants’ abilities to analyze, coordinate, process and create information in a fast-paced, realistic environment. - Encourage participants to evaluate their processes to help them generate new ideas, products, or ways of viewing challenges or situations. - Encourage participants to improve their processes and ensure every action has a measurable relevance for each identified audience, including senior leadership.


MGT 439 Pediatric Disaster Response and Emergency Preparedness Program
8/11/2020
Seats Remaining: 100
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.


EMPD-Emergency Mgmt Program Development Session #3
8/13/2020
Seats Remaining: 39
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


EMPD-Emergency Mgmt Program Development Session #4
11/12/2020
Seats Remaining: 39
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



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