Senior Officials Workshop for All-Hazards Preparedness

MGT312 - 6.00 Hours

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.

Schedule

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    9/25/2019 - 9/25/2019
    Santa Ana Pueblo NM
    FP  MGT312  382
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    9/26/2019 - 9/26/2019
    Shelton CT
    FP  MGT312  376
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    10/1/2019 - 10/1/2019
    Borger TX
    FP  MGT312  388
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    10/16/2019 - 10/16/2019
    Arvada CO
    FP  MGT312  384
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    10/23/2019 - 10/23/2019
    Roanoke VA
    FP  MGT312  381
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    10/29/2019 - 10/29/2019
    Houghton MI
    FP  MGT312  387
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    10/29/2019 - 10/29/2019
    Texas City TX
    FP  MGT312  389
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    10/30/2019 - 10/30/2019
    Texas City TX
    FP  MGT312  390
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    10/30/2019 - 10/30/2019
    Fond Du Lac WI
    FP  MGT312  372
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    11/7/2019 - 11/7/2019
    Gonzales CA
    FP  MGT312  369
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    11/13/2019 - 11/13/2019
    Riverhead NY
    FP  MGT312  377
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    11/14/2019 - 11/14/2019
    Riverhead NY
    FP  MGT312  378
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    11/19/2019 - 11/19/2019
    Denver CO
    FP  MGT312  385
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    12/4/2019 - 12/4/2019
    Wausau WI
    FP  MGT312  379
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    1/8/2020 - 1/8/2020
    Charlotte NC
    FP  MGT312  383
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    1/9/2020 - 1/9/2020
    Lexington VA
    FP  MGT312  386
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    1/16/2020 - 1/16/2020
    Ringgold LA
    FP  MGT312  391
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    3/18/2020 - 3/18/2020
    Thibodaux LA
    FP  MGT312  392
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    3/18/2020 - 3/18/2020
    Thibodaux LA
    FP  MGT312  393
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    4/9/2020 - 4/9/2020
    New Orleans LA
    FP  MGT312  394
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    4/21/2020 - 4/21/2020
    Lake Charles LA
    FP  MGT312  395

This schedule is subject to change without notice. If you have not received confirmation of the class prior to the class start, please contact the division at (866) 878-8900 or esti@teex.tamu.edu to get the latest schedule.

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.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Attendance Requirements

Class attendance is an essential part of the education process and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. This course requires participants to attend a minimum of 80% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion. During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirements, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed.

Recommended

Topics

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+Response+Crisis Communications+Recovery+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+Executive-level incident response and recovery considerations, including medical/public health, situational appraisal, incident management (ICS), mutual aid agreements, media relations, recovery and restoration processes, Federal assistance, and business/economic recovery

Suggested Audience

This is a management-level course designed for senior elected and appointed officials who might be called upon to make critical decisions during a natural or man-made catastrophe.  It may also include executives from other community entities, both public and private, that are likely to be involved in a disaster response, to include:

  • 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
    • health care
    • 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

Continuing Education and Professional Credits

0.6 CEUs
  • Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)+County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas
  • Other Information

    DHS/FEMA information

    This workshop is fully funded through Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency (DHS/FEMA), comes at no direct cost to the jurisdiction, and is delivered at a time and place requested by the jurisdiction.

    Class Size

    • 25 - 35 participants

    All-Hazards Preparedness Executive Handbook

    Participants receive a Local Officials All-Hazards Preparedness Executive Handbook. This reference book contains information on

    • all-hazards incident preparedness
    • the right questions to ask prior to an incident
    • working with the media during a crisis
    • the National Response Framework
    • Local Government Partner Guides
    • Emergency Support Functions (ESF) and support annexes
    • the Stafford Act
    • Federal Support in Non-Stafford Act events
    • DoD support to Domestic Incidents

    Government Programs

    GSA contract number: GS-07F-0357V. GSA customers, to register please contact esti@teex.tamu.edu or call (866) 878-8900.+For DHS/FEMA Funded Courses, please contact esti@teex.tamu.edu or call (866) 878-8900

    Contact Information

    Steve Keim

    Training Manager
    Phone: (979) 458-5646 | Tollfree: (866) 878-8900

    Related Courses

    MGT340+MGT318Crisis Leadership & Decision Making+Public Information in an All-Hazards IncidentCrisis Leadership & Decision Making+Public Information in an All-Hazards IncidentCrisis Leadership & Decision Making+Public Information in an All-Hazards Incident

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