Webinars, Training, and Education

Helping Small Businesses Build Climate Resilience
April 26, 2017, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EDT
Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
Cost and access: Free, register online before the event

This webinar will discuss ways small businesses can evaluate and prepare for increasingly extreme climate-related weather events. Topics include risks faced by small businesses, resilience resources, and ways small businesses can engage in resilience planning.

Community Resilience: Modeling, Field Studies, and Implementation
April 27, 2017, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. MDT
Center for Risk-Based Community Resilience Planning
Cost and Access: Free, no log in or registration necessary

This webinar will discuss work being done by the Center for Risk-Based Community Resilience Planning at Colorado State University. Topics will include an overview of the NIST-funded center, the modeling and analysis theory behind six recent publications on the virtual community called Centerville, and a demonstration of the center’s IN-CORE (Interdependent Connected Modeling Environment for Community Resilience) project.

Communicating During a Crisis: What a Hospital Epidemiologist Needs to Know
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Cost and access: Free, available for viewing

This webcast of a February 6 webinar is the first in a series that will help epidemiologists communicate during outbreaks. The discussion covers core principles of crisis emergency risk communication, crisis communication planning, and ways to tailor communication plans for individual audiences.

Cybersecurity and Healthcare Facilities
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ASPR TRACIE
Cost and access: Free, available for viewing

This webcast discusses cybersecurity issues for healthcare preparedness professionals. Topics include lessons learned from recent experiences, planning considerations, and steps the federal government is taking to address cybersecurity.

Going Off the Grid: Disaster, Resilience, and Off Grid Energy
Smart Villages
Cost and Registration: Free, available for viewing

This webcast discusses disasters and resilience and how they relate to off-grid energy, energy access, agricultural communities, and smart village efforts that provide opportunities to better respond to disasters.

Video Lecture Series
Socio-Environmental Immersion Program Lectures
National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center
Cost and Access: Free, available for download

This lecture series is the product of Socio-Environmental Immersion Program workshops. Each lecture provides an overview of a discipline; covers its history, foundational theories, and methods; and describes linkages of the overall discipline to socio-environmental issues and research. Topics include environmental history, change in socio-environmental systems, anthropology, sociology, economics, and ecology.

Online Course
Health Information for CBRNE
Disaster Information Management Research Center
Cost and registration: Free, register online at any time

This self-guided course gives an overview of the concepts of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives (CBRNE) hazards, including National Library of Medicine resources for health-related information on planning, response, and recovery. Continuing education credits are available.

Online Training
Religious and Cultural Literacy and Competency in Disaster
FEMA Emergency Management Institute
Cost and Registration: Free, registration required to receive education credits

This course will provide emergency management professionals and faith-based organizations active in disaster with tools they need to effectively engage religious and cultural groups before and after disaster. The five-hour course can be taken online at the learner’s own pace.

Role of Civil Society in Protecting Migrants Caught in Conflicts and Natural Disasters
Migrants in Countries in Crisis Initiative
Cost and Registration: Free, Available for viewing

This webcast of a live webinar focuses on the role civil society plays in assisting and protecting migrants; how greater collaboration with governments, businesses, and other stakeholders can better support those efforts; and what frameworks and tools are required to address needs.