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Managing Critical Incidents for Higher Education Institutions: A Multi-Disciplinary, Community Approach (Winchester)

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Emergency Management




WHEN: November 15th-17th, 2022 from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

WHERE: Shenandoah University, Brandt Student Center – Farrarri Room

1460 University Drive, Winchester , VA

DETAILS: The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) is pleased to announce that it will host the three-day intensive training entitled “Managing Critical Incidents for Higher Education Institutions: A Multi-Disciplinary, Community Approach”.  This course is geared toward public safety managers, administrative personnel, supervisors and others potentially involved in an incident response involving higher education institution campuses. It provides the skills necessary to effectively manage a critical incident by applying and implementing an all-hazard, multi-disciplinary, command and management team approach as required by the National Incident Management System (NIMS), using both the Incident Command System (ICS) and Multi-Agency Coordination Systems (MACS). The course is intended to assist your higher education institution and all of its stakeholders in developing an all-hazard, multi-discipline team-based approach capable of responding to a large-scale or expanding incident, whether natural or man-made.

There are nine modules to this program, consisting of:

  • Critical Incidents and Higher Education Institutions
  • Preparedness and Prevention, Response, and Recovery – The Importance of Stakeholder Relationships
  • Preparedness and Prevention, Response, and Recovery – All-Hazards Considerations for Higher Education Institutions
  • Critical Incident Considerations, Crisis Leadership, and Decision-making
  • The Incident Command System (ICS) – Roles and Functions
  • Multi-Agency Coordination—Relationships, Roles, and Responsibilities
  • Managing the Expanding Incident
  • Recovery Issues for Higher Education Institutions
  • Final Examination and Final Exercise

Who Should Attend?

This three-day intensive training class is designed for Virginia Campus and municipal law enforcement officers, campus security officers, Emergency Management, Emergency Operations Center Staff, Campus Administration, Athletic Departments, Operators of Large Venues, Campus Environmental Health & Safety,  Public Works, Student Life/Affairs, Fire Services, Emergency Medical Services, Public Health Organizations, Public Works, Local Hospitals.

Partial In-service Credit

Partial In-service Credit for law enforcement officers and campus security officers is available.


There is no fee to attend this course.

For More Information, Contact:

Marc Dawkins