Weekly study3 hours
Emergency and Disaster Training and Exercising: An Introduction
Learn the value of building your skills to prepare for and respond to disasters
Emergency and disaster response organisations need to continuously review and improve their skills to successfully perform their jobs. On this course, you will explore the benefits and limitations of training and exercising to prepare for emergencies and disasters.
You will evaluate the role of training and development within the risk management and emergency preparedness process. You will examine the types of skill exercises that can benefit organisations and how they successfully address specific training needs.
- Capabilities for preparedness and response
- Capabilities vs capacity
- Introducing training and development as a cycle
- Learning domains
- The emergency management professional
- Benefits and limitations of exercising
- Types and scales of exercise
Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Identify the role of training and exercising in risk management and emergency preparedness
- Assess training and development as a cycle and a lifelong process
- Evaluate some key challenges in exercise design
- Assess the value of various types and scales of exercise
Who is the course for?
This course is for people with roles in emergency and disaster planning and response. It would benefit those with a role in business continuity planning and training exercise designing within organisations.
Please note that the individuals detailed in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below, are current staff members and may be subject to change.
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Improve training through an understanding of demands in the emergency sector and the learning needs of individuals and emergency teams. Plus, test capabilities and assumptions to ensure a readiness to