Pre-Conference Training

 

Pre-Conference Training is scheduled for Monday, August 20th to Wednesday, August 22nd.  Four training tracks are being offered. As the tracks convene simultaneously, attendees are limited to registering for only ONE of the four tracks.

There is no charge to attend Pre-Conference Training, and you do not need to be registered for the conference to participate in Pre-Conference Training.

If you have already registered for the conference and wish to now register for pre-conference training, you can still use the link below as the registration form allows you to opt-out of conference registration. Or, you may email your request to Lori Freiburg.

TRACK 1

L428-TRAIN THE TRAINER

Course Length:
This course is 3 days in length (Monday, August 20-Wednesday, August 22). Class times generally run from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day.

Course Description:
This course prepares participants to deliver the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) CERT Basic Training course.

Prerequisites:
Prerequisites will be verified by members of the Conference Planning Team prior to the Conference. Participants in this course must have:
1. A referral from a CERT-sponsoring agency, typically a local, regional, or state government agency.
2. Completed the CERT Basic Training course or IS-317 Introduction to CERT.

TRACK 2

L427-CERT PROGRAM MANAGER

Course Length:
This course is 2 1/2 days in length (Monday, August 20-Wednesday, August 22). Class times generally run from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day.

Course Description:
This course prepares participants to establish and sustain an active local CERT program.

Prerequisites:
Prerequisites will be verified by members of the Conference Planning Team prior to the Conference. Participants in this course must have:
1. A referral from a CERT-sponsoring agency, typically a local, regional, or state government agency.
2. Completed the CERT Basic Training course or IS-317 Introduction to CERT.

UNTIL HELP ARRIVES

Course Length:
This course is 1/2 day in length (Wednesday, August 22). Class time will generally run from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Course Description:
This course is designed to teach students basic skills to keep people with life-threatening injuries alive until professional help arrives.

Prerequisites:
None

TRACK 3

L426-BUILDING A ROADMAP TO RESILIENCE – A WHOLE COMMUNITY TRAINING

Course Length:
This course is 3 days in length (Monday, August 20-Wednesday, August 22). Class times generally run from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day.

Course Description:
A Whole Community approach is fundamental for increasing individual preparedness and engaging with members of the community. This 3-day course is intended to promote greater understanding of this approach and to provide a strategic framework to guide members of the emergency management community as they determine how to integrate Whole Community concepts into their daily practices. The Whole Community approach produces more effective outcomes for all types and sizes of threats and hazards, thereby improving security and resiliency nationwide. Participants will receive the tools and knowledge to establish a community coalition, and learn to encourage local leaders to augment resilience within the unique circumstances of their community.

Prerequisites:
None

TRACK 4

G288-VOLUNTEERS AND DONATIONS

Registrants have the option of taking one or both of these courses. If you wish to only take one of the two courses, please select Track 3 on the online registration form, and indicate in the notes section if you are taking G288 or G489.

Course Length:
This course is 1 1/2 days in length (Monday, August 20-Tuesday, August 21). Class times generally run from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day.

Course Description:
This training will support local governments and their emergency management partners in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from disaster events at the local level. The course is designed to strengthen the abilities of local jurisdictions to successfully prepare for and handle volunteer and donations management issues that may arise. The course content and activities may also serve as a template, thereby enhancing uniformity in addressing areas of donated unsolicited goods, unaffiliated volunteers, and undesignated cash. This training also provides information regarding the state’s volunteer and donations management responsibilities, which are designed to help build relationships between government and non-governmental organizations.

Prerequisites:
None

G489-MANAGING SPONTANEOUS VOLUNTEERS IN TIMES OF DISASTER

Course Length:
This course is 1 day in length (Wednesday, August 22). Class times generally run from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day.

Course Description:
This course is designed to identify those issues and challenges in the management of spontaneous volunteer; how to manage these volunteer’, develop a plan for your community; learn how to utilize and operate a Volunteer Reception Center (VRC). This course will also discuss best practices for managing volunteers including their use by VOADs.

Prerequisites:
None