PER-344 Social Media Tools and Techniques

November 06, 2017November 06, 2017

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. It goes beyond the implementation of the most popular tools and strategies and helps social media managers expand their organization’s social media presence in various platforms to different audiences, in partnership with other agencies and organizations. This course will also give participants a better understanding of data mining and crowdsourcing techniques through practical activities and discuss potential uses for data visualization and mobile apps.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of PER-304 Social Media for Natural Disaster Response and Recoveryis a prerequisite training course for participants, with the expectation of participants having general knowledge of basic computer and Internet browser use.

Recommended courses include:

IS-42 Social Media in Emergency Management

IS-100 Introduction to Incident Command System, ICS-100

IS-200 ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents, ICS-200

IS-700 National Incident Management System (NIMS) An Introduction

Purpose: This eight-hour performance-level 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.

Target Audience: The target audience includes participants from the following disciplines that are involved in conveying disaster-related information:

Emergency Managers

Citizen/Community Volunteer

Governmental Administrative

Fire Service, Law Enforcement, Emergency Medical Services, Public Works

Location: Portsmouth Police Training Academy, 309 Columbia St, Portsmouth, VA 23704 

Instructor:  National Disaster Preparedness Training Center 

Course Manager:

Candice Crockett

Academic Support Technician




Event Details

November 06, 2017November 06, 2017
1 day
8 am to 5 pm
Portsmouth Police Training Academy, 309 Columbia St, Portsmouth, VA 23704
National Disaster Preparedness Training Center
Course Manager:
Candice Crockett
(804) 897-9780