MGT-312: Senior Officials Workshop For All-Hazards Preparedness (Newport News, VA)

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Emergency Management



Date and Time

May 31, 2023 8:00 am



When: May 31, 2023; 8:30am to 3:30pm

Where: 610 Thimble Shoals Blvd. Building 5, Suite 500 Newport News, VA 23606

COURSE DETAILS: This is a DHS/FEMA sponsored course delivered with no associated cost to attend. For questions or problems accessing this site please contact: TEXAS A&M ENGINEERING EXTENSION SERVICE

Email: Phone: 979.458.5646 or 855.245.1614 (toll free)

REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS: Step 1: To register for the SENIOR OFFICIALS WORKSHOP FOR ALL-HAZARDS PREPAREDNESS course use the link below,** select your course dates and site, complete the registration process on the TEEX student portal.** NOTE: If using a smartphone, you may need to turn your device sideways to see the full screen.

  1. Sign-up or log in if you are a returning student.
  2. There is no fee to attend, it will show a 0 balance throughout.

If you are NOT a US Citizen or Naturalized US Citizen you must complete a DHS request to attend, if this applies please advise your POC to get the form from the Lead Instructor.

Step 2: Take the Pre-test prior to the start of the first day of class

Note: Be prepared to show a photo ID the first day of class when you sign in, this is a requirement of our CE providers to ensure the person they are giving CE/CME hours to actually attended the course.

Description: This workshop provides a forum for senior officials to understand strategic and executive- level issues related to all-hazard disaster preparedness, to share proven strategies and best practices, and to enhance coordination among whole of community officials responsible for emergency preparedness, response, and recovery. The workshop emphasizes planning, operational coordination and public information and warning through extensive group discussions and a table-top exercise. The outcome of the seminar is the development of an action plan to improve the preparedness posture of the community/organization. This class concludes with a Tabletop Exercise developed with concentration on a hurricane scenario to compliment/supplement Hurricane Preparedness Programs.

Workshop Topics:

· Planning for success through utilization of the National Preparedness System, the preparedness cycle, identifying the role senior officials play in the planning process, and gaining an understanding of the importance of having plans in place that are adequate, feasible and all-hazards based.

· Effective operational coordination with emphasis on the importance of having coordinated operational structures and the integration of all critical stakeholders.

· Includes a table-top exercise designed specifically for the jurisdiction(s). The exercise incorporates community response, public information, and community resilience and recovery.

· Developing a broad action plan, based on lessons learned from the workshop, to guide future personal, departmental, and jurisdictional emergency preparedness planning.

Course Materials: Participants receive an executive handbook on all hazard’s preparedness. This reference book contains chapters on:

· Getting involved before a disaster · Mission Area Guide for the five DHS/FEMA mission areas (Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response and Recovery)

· Crisis Communications

· Overview of the five National Planning Frameworks

· National Response Framework · National Disaster Recovery Framework

· List of Resources

Intended Audience:

· Elected Officials

· Senior Appointed Officials

· Emergency Management Directors

· Educational Institution Administration

· Public and Private Sector Executives

· Chiefs / Department Heads

· Public Health Officials

· Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)

· State / Federal Agency Representatives

· Public Information Officers Resident federal agency representatives (e.g., FBI, ATF, Secret service, FEMA, TSA)

• Chief Executive Officers (CEO)/administrators of hospitals

• Airport and port facility managers

• Department of Defense (DoD) installation commanders and representatives

• Stadium and sports facility managers and directors of security

• Public and private sector executives (e.g., Communications, Transportation, Utilities)

• Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) (e.g., Red Cross, Salvation Army, etc.)

• School and university administrators

These are management-level courses designed for senior elected, appointed, and whole of community leaders. It may also include leaders from other community entities, both public and private, who have a role in disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.

Course Manager: Joe Scott,, (804) 664-4176