Risk & Crisis Communication Methodology and Strategy RC200 - June 20-21, 2017 (On-campus, Greater Chicago Area)

This 2-day workshop is specifically designed for PIOs, PAOs, communication professionals, and Joint Information Center staff. Participants learn and apply focused methodologies and strategies for (1) identifying and addressing target audiences; (2) coordinating on-scene logistics; (3) employing best practices for news media staging; (4) effectively using news conference stagecraft; (5) social media strategy and best practices ; (6) employing media outreach initiative methods and strategies, including preparing effective media packets; and (7) becoming familiar with news media policy. The final course exercise includes planning, coordinating, and executing a news conference with local news reporters and/or role players. *Maximum participants 25.

*June 20-21 Course Agenda and Logistics

TARGET AUDIENCE

  • Emergency Management
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Fire Service
  • Governmental Administrative
  • Health Care
  • Law Enforcement
  • Other
  • Public Health
  • Public Works

 

Here is what participants had to say…

“Fantastic course! Best training I have had in years! Looking forward to future classes.”

“The instructors are very knowledgeable and have real life experience that makes what they are teaching easier to grasp and understand.”

“One of the best courses I’ve ever taken!”

Joint Information System & Joint Information Center Operations and Strategy - August 22-23, 2017 (Richmond, KY), August 24-25, 2017 (Lexington, KY)

This 2-day workshop, intended for public affairs professionals and Joint Information Center support staff, prepares participants to build relationships and work alongside government, non-government, private, nonprofit, and emergency/disaster aid organizations with a common goal of communicating with one voice to multiple stakeholders. Participants work in group sessions that facilitate planning, coordination, team building, and implementation of Joint Information System and Joint Information Center (JIS/JIC) best practices. The workshop includes live news broadcasts, simulated radio broadcasts and digital news stories, and taped participant interviews that employ one of the safest and most realistic training environments, the Exercise News Network. Participants have the opportunity to practice gathering, analyzing, and verifying information; crafting and coordinating messaging; disseminating information via multiple communication channels; tracking and documenting incoming data; and monitoring multiple communication channels. Social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, are integrated into the final course exercise.

*Recommended that probable participants attend RC200 prior to RC201.
*Maximum participants 25

*August 24-25 Lexington, KY Course Agenda and Logistics

TARGET AUDIENCE

  • Emergency Management
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Fire Service
  • Governmental Administrative
  • Health Care
  • Law Enforcement
  • Other
  • Public Health
  • Public Works

 

Here is what participants had to say…

“Great instructors sharing their wisdom and a variety of experience. I really liked the tennis ball exercise making the point of how to move information.”

“The instructors were great and their experience showed. They gave us practical suggestions to improve our communication skills.”