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Monday
4
Jun
2018

 
Training

6/4/2018 - 6/7/2018 
E392 Emergency Management Higher Education Symposium
Location:  Emmitsburg, MD
 
HOST
FEMA

LOCATION
Emergency Management Institute (EMI)
National Emergency Training Center (NETC)
16825 S. Seton Ave.
Emmitsburg, MD 21727

DETAILS

The primary purpose of this symposium is to encourage and support inter-school dialogue on a variety of issues and topics related to hazard, disaster, and emergency management higher education, as well as to facilitate direct dialogue between the Emergency Management Higher Education Program and representatives of colleges and universities with emergency management programs to improve program quality. A secondary purpose of the symposium is to provide information to the faculty and administrators of emergency management collegiate programs that could be used in the development of new emergency management college courses and programs or in the modification of existing courses—akin to an “educate the educator” posture.

Course Objectives:
• Describe current issues, problems and potential solutions related to hazard, disaster, emergency management, and homeland security higher education.
• Discuss information which could be used to the development and quality improvement of new emergency management courses or programs or the modification of current courses or programs.
• Discuss recent changes to laws, policies, and regulations affecting emergency management.
• Discuss the latest developments in emergency management and homeland security research.
• Describe the skills, knowledge, and abilities graduates will need in order to build a more disaster-resistant and resilient nation.

Selection Criteria: Faculty and administrators with colleges and universities which:
  •     Have a hazard, disaster, or emergency management academic program in place;
  •     Are investigating or developing a hazard, disaster, or emergency management academic program; or
  •     FEMA is seeking to interest in developing such a program.
In addition, a small number of participants are FEMA Emergency Management Higher Education Program materials developers and representatives of stakeholder organizations.

CONTINUING EDUCATION
CECs: 12 CECs for CFMs
CEUs: 3.2

COST
Course attendance is free, but registration is required. If admitted to the course, FEMA will reimburse local, state, U.S. territory, and tribal government employees for transportation to attend the course, provide free lodging on campus, and free shuttle to/from nearby airports to the EMI campus. The only out of pocket cost for local, state, U.S. territory, and tribal government employees to participate will be for their time, and the on-campus meal ticket (approximately $110/week).

REGISTRATION
Register here, create a FEMA Student Identification Number (if you don't already have one), then follow instructions to apply for an on-campus course. Applications should be submitted a least 4 weeks prior to the course date.
Admissions: 301-447-1000, netcadmissions@fema.dhs.gov. Applicants should wait for their confirmation letter from EMI with their admission status prior to making travel arrangements.

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