Senior Officials Workshop for All-Hazards Preparedness (MGT-312) (04-11-0312) - 003

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Brief Description
This course provides a forum to discuss executive-level issues related to disaster preparedness
Full Description
This course provides a forum to discuss strategic and executive-level issues related to all-hazard disaster preparedness, to share proven strategies and best practices, and to enhance coordination among officials responsible for emergency response and recovery from a disaster.   This workshop integrates a multimedia scenario and vignettes that highlight key issues and facilitates executive-level discussion of the United States’ National Strategy for Homeland Security.  Additionally, the forum provides an opportunity to apply lessons learned from past local and national all-hazards disasters.
This course includes seven distinct modules  incorporating lecture, discussion, and a practical exercise.  Each module focuses on a key component of disaster preparedness, such as Culture of Preparedness, Integrated Partnerships, Organizing for Success, Crisis Communications, etc.  Within the various modules are opportunities for group interaction and discussion.  The final module of the course is designed to provide the participants the opportunity to develop an action plan or to-do list for follow-up consideration and action.
The practical exercise consists of an expanding incident, designed specifically to address the local community’s needs or concerns.  Participants are provided information and periodic updates, after which they are given a list of questions to consider and discuss.  Through these updates, the incident builds upon itself until it reaches a mass casualty/catastrophic level, thereby overwhelming the normal capabilities of the local jurisdiction and challenging the participants to consider their local policies, resources, and limitations.
This workshop provides a unique opportunity for local or regional executives to share strategies and coordinate plans for emergency preparedness and response. This workshop is an effective process for discussing executive-level issues with leaders from the agencies involved in all levels of the emergency management structure.

Topics Covered:
-Culture of Preparedness
-Natural Versus Man-made Disasters
-How Leaders Make a Difference
-Leaders’ Roles and Responsibilities
-National Response Framework
-Integrated Partnerships
-Federal, State, Local Government Roles and Responsibilities
-Individual, Public, Private Sector Roles and Responsibilities
-Minneapolis, MN Bridge Collapse
-Preparedness Cycle
-National Planning Scenarios
-Incident Command System (ICS)
-Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Functions
-Mass Casualty/Catastrophic Event
-Crisis Communications
-Resiliency Planning
-Private Sector Integration and Small Business Considerations
-Mutual Aid Agreements
-Critical Incident Stress Management
-Volunteer Organizations
-Public Health and Health Care
-Fatalities Management
-Legal Considerations
-Reimbursement Practices

Target Audience:
Directors of local response agencies, Department Heads/Chiefs from: emergency management, fire, law Emergency Medical Service (EMS), Hazardous Materials (HazMat), public works, water, public health healthcare, governmental administrative disciplines/services.  Public Information Officers (PIOs), Resident federal agency representatives (FBI, BATF, Secret Service, FEMA, TSA), CEOs of hospitals, College and university representatives, School district superintendents, Airport and port facility managers, Department of Defense (DoD) installation commanders and representatives, Stadium and sports facility managers and directors of security, NGOs and private-sector organizations, Owners/managers of high-rise facilities.

You must be a US Citizen to take this course. If you are not a U.S. citizen, please e-mail for further instructions.

All participants must have a FEMA Student Identification (FEMA SID) number. Students can search for their existing/create a new FEMA SID at:

Training Dates
01/23/2024 - 01/23/2024
Are you a United States citizen?
Do you require reasonable accommodations in order to attend this course (if you select yes then you will be contacted by our office before the first day of class to discuss further).
Registration Dates
09/11/2023 - 01/02/2024
Available Seats
4h 0m
None Specified
Training Location
60 - Westchester County
Resources Required
Participants enrolled in an in-person, classroom-based course delivery will need access to a laptop or mobile device/tablet during the class session to complete course testing and evaluations electronically.
Reporting Instructions
8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Dress is business casual
Signup Details
No Show Policy: Failure to attend a class you have registered for can result in restriction on future course attendance and agency notification. It is the students responsibility to notify us in a timely manner if you cannot attend.

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