When organizations and communities are not ready to respond to an emergency, the consequences may include people getting hurt, damaged property, or the inability to provide essential services. At its core, the goal of emergency preparedness planning is to help organizations quickly restore the essential services they offer. This workshop will show participants how to create a proactive emergency response plan that will help minimize human and physical losses, and restore normal operations. A guide for how to organize effectively and quickly at a time of high stress so that groups are better prepared to respond is provided. Participants will leave the workshop with a better understanding of how to implement their own emergency preparedness plan and assemble an appropriate response team for their specific environment.

Some of the Topics Reviewed

  • Assessing Threats – Natural and Human
  • The Emergency Management Plan
  • Forming an Emergency Management Team
  • Mitigating the Impact of Emergencies
  • Response Procedures During an Emergency
  • Preparing for Recovery
  • Creating an Emergency Preparedness Plan Binder

Target Audience

This is an introductory-intermediate level workshop intended for school personnel, community safety officers, managers, human resource professionals, and anyone seeking a better understanding of ways to respond to and prepare for emergencies.

Method of Delivery

Presentation, video, case study exercises, personal reflection, and small group discussions.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Define the scope of an emergency preparedness plan
  • Describe ways to mitigate future disasters
  • Illustrate how to prepare themselves and their organization or community for a disaster
  • Apply the principles learned to their own environment