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Emergency Management




WHEN: Tuesday, December 6th, 2023, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

WHERE: VCU Health Systems Parham Facility, 1st Floor Conference Room 7818

East Parham Rd. Richmond, VA 23294

SUMMARY: As the severity and complexity of disasters increase due to conflict, climate change, technological dependencies, and population growth, the economic impact is also reaching unprecedented heights. According to insurer Aon, natural disasters in 2021 caused economic losses of $283 billion – only 38 percent of which was covered by insurance. Additionally, the disparity of impact on vulnerable populations continues to grow making it more difficult for the whole community recovery. How can community leaders increase resilience and establish the conditions for rapid response and recovery for the regional economy? This course was designed to equip community leaders with the knowledge, skills, and resources to enhance community resilience, lead through a crisis, and bolster economic recovery.

Course Overview: This course provides a framework for community leaders to accelerate economic recovery through the application of community lifelines, essential crisis leadership skills, decision theory, whole community engagement, and resilience strategies. Participants will explore recent and relevant case studies and their economic impact, gain an understanding of how to stabilize lifelines, develop recovery outcomes, and apply the concepts and theory through a practical exercise. Participants will choose one of three scenarios: cyber incident, hurricane, or wildland fire to further localize the
training. The last lesson in this course will retrospectively examine the case studies and the practical exercise to facilitate discussion and devise strategies to better prepare the community through mitigation, recovery, and community resilience.

Target Audience: Community Leaders: emergency managers, economic development organization personnel, trade associations, community-based orgs., university centers, & commercial services.

Course Length: 6-hours, live instruction (opt. webinar training)

Course Objectives:

  • Define types of threats and hazards
  • Outline spectrum of incidents
  • List responsibilities of community leaders in
    economic recovery
  • Identify the relationship between situational
    awareness and decision-making theory
  • Analyze case studies to identify lesson learned
  • Develop crisis plans
  • Formulate lines of effort to stabilize lifelines
  • Identify key relationships for facilitating
    prevention and mitigation measures
  • Define how business engagement in
    preparedness enhances resilience

Certification: A certificate of completion will be issued to participants who successfully complete and participate in the economic recovery practicum.

Course Scope: Economic Recovery, Community Resilience, Planning, Situational Awareness, Threats and Hazards Identification

About this event

Helpful Information:

  • We use EVENTBRITE for the course registration process.
  • We use TEACHABLE as our online learning management system to manage all course content (pre- and post-course tests, participant guide, course evaluation, etc.).
  • There are TWO EMAILS you will need to view to finalize registration: One email from Eventbrite and one email from Teachable. The Teachable email will be from Alliance Solutions Group, Inc.
  • NOTE: If you already have a Teachable account with us you will not receive an email from Teachable, but you will be automatically enrolled in the course.
  • Ensure you are fully registered for BOTH platforms at the end of the registration process outlined below.
  • You will need to create Eventbrite and Teachable accounts (if you don’t already have them) after clicking the links in the emails to finish registration for the course.
  • If you want a CERTIFICATE for attending this course, you MUST FINISH REGISTERING with Teachable.
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Additional Registration Guidance:

  • You may be required to create both Eventbrite and Teachable accounts to complete the registration for both platforms. Check your email inbox (and junk mail) for instructions on completing the process for both platforms.
  • Note: Your Eventbrite registration will automatically register you in the Teachable course with your email address (but you will not be fully registered). Please use the same email address when finalizing the Teachable registration so you can easily access the course curriculum.
  • Fill in ALL the required elements of the Teachable registration form.
  • You MUST take the Pre-test in the Teachable course before the live webinar begins.
  • The live webinar link will be provided on both the Eventbrite course page, reminder emails, and Teachable course curriculum.
  • The Participant Guide will ONLY be in the Teachable course curriculum.

Course Details:

Certificate: FEMA Certificate issued for successful completion of the course

REGISTRATION: Please register for this course at the link listed: