Webinars, Training, and Education

Tribal Consultation for Mitigation Planning
March 1, 2017, 4:00 p.m. EST
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Cost and access: Free, registration not required

The Federal Emergency management Agency is hosting a webinar to discuss an update to its current Tribal Multi-Hazard Mitigation Planning Guidance document. The update aims to simplify guidance, address key policy questions, and align similar FEMA policies with state and local mitigation planning. You can find a draft of the proposed changes on the Tribal Mitigation Review Page.

Highly Infectious Disease Exercise Planning
March 7, 2017, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. EST
The National Ebola Training Center and ASPR TRACIE
Cost and access: Free, register online before the event

This webinar will address the need for healthcare facilities to have access tools to help them prepare for highly communicable pathogen outbreaks. Using a suite of tools developed by Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) and approved by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, speakers will discuss how they’ve developed exercises and executed drills.

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.