Time Zone
Time Zone
(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Mount Vernon WA 98273, USA
No records
Learner on LiL
5 Completed Sessions
Last Session:
Thu Oct 2 2014 at 04:00 pm EDT
Last Log-in:
Tue Oct 14 2014 at 04:12 pm EDT
On Learn It Live Since:
Wednesday Aug 6, 2014
Classes & Events (5)
Sort by:
In the event of a disaster, it is important that community organizations and businesses can continue to operate. This is especially true for those organizations who provide essential services to community members, as many small organizations and businesses do. This session explores the concept of Continuity of Operations Planning in order to be prepared in case of such an event. We will look at elements of the plan and planning process, including community partnerships for mutual aid and support; staff and volunteer safety and accountability; and back filling of positions vacated by disaster response or other activities.
Nearly every large-scale disaster evokes an outpouring of individuals wanting to be involved in response and relief activities. These individuals, although well-intentioned, are rarely trained, experienced, or certified in any official disaster response function, and therefore can often add to the already overtaxed resources available to assist the impacted community. This session will explore the issue of these spontaneous, unaffiliated volunteers and provide some thoughts on how to address the issue efficiently and effectively. We will look at ideas for messaging regarding these individuals as well as what motivates them. The session also includes an overview of the Volunteer Reception Center (VRC) and the roles and responsibilities required in managing a successful VRC.
Being deployed for a disaster response operation can be a very exciting and rewarding experience. This training will help individuals prepare for their deployment so that they can stay safe, healthy, and comfortable while working in sometimes stressful and unpredictable circumstances. Topics will include packing for your deployment; Disaster 101 (an overview of how disaster response works); terminology you may hear while deployed; taking care of yourself; and suggestions for having the best experience you can.
Volunteer Management can be as challenging as it is rewarding. Putting well-intentioned individuals to work in their communities in meaningful and fulfilling service requires patience, structure, and creativity. A disaster program presents additional challenges in recruitment, retention, and recognition of its volunteers. This training will address these challenges and explore some possible solutions to keeping your disaster volunteers engaged in and enthusiastic about their service. We will discuss ways to creatively recruit, retain, and recognize your volunteers in order to ensure that their experience is rewarding and enlightening despite the potentially unpredictable and possibly chaotic nature of disaster services work.
Register for this 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance Training to learn about about disaster preparedness. By the end of this session, participants will be able to identify the definition of preparedness, describe the role of individuals and households in preparedness, identify community preparedness principles, and describe the purpose of community-based preparedness activities. Identify the steps for planning and conducting a community-based preparedness program. Identify resources for supporting community-based preparedness programs.