Seeking Participants: FEMA Stakeholder Workshops

FEMA ICPD is hosting stakeholder workshops to help us prepare a Learning Agenda that identifies high-level questions that can guide our research for the next several years. Our first round of workshops were full of engaging discussions, innovating ideas and new connections. With that success, we want to increase the spaces available for our upcoming workshops. ICPD is extending the invitation and information below. Please take a moment to consider signing up or sharing with anyone you think may be interested in participating!

Workshop Information:  

This disaster preparedness Learning Agenda will help community members, emergency management practitioners, organizational and community leaders, and government officials build a culture of preparedness by identifying key questions and areas of interest. We are inviting stakeholders to share their expertise and insight into disaster preparedness, as well as to provide feedback on questions that ICPD has identified. Our goal is to identify the preparedness community’s areas of interest, priority data points, gaps in understanding, and key questions. You can learn more about Learning Agendas here.

Specifically, we are looking for representatives who would be interested in participating in the sessions listed below. You do not need to have any knowledge of disasters or preparedness.

Sign up for a Workshop via this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XZ7PT76

All Workshops will take place from 12:30 pm ET to 3:30 pm ET (9:30-12:30 PT):

Capacity Building — ICPD partners with communities to help them become resilient ahead of disasters to address the planning needed to start their recovery. Programs: Ready CampusReady Business, Building a Roadmap to Resilience: A Whole Community Training, and OPEN Training.

  • Capacity Building: Friday, February 19, 2021

Citizen Responder — ICPD educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills through in-person, and virtual trainings. Programs: Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and You Are the Help Until Help Arrives.

  • Citizen Responder: Wednesday, February 24, 2021
  • Citizen Responder: Friday, February 26, 2021

Youth Preparedness — Preparedness values are typically established at a young age. ICPD engages, educates, and empowers young people in preparedness activities. Programs: Youth Preparedness CouncilStudent Tools for Emergency Planning (STEP)Teen CERTReady 2 Help, and Prepare with Pedro. 

  • Youth Preparedness: Wednesday, March 3, 2021
  • Youth Preparedness: Friday, March 5, 2021

Financial Resilience — ICPD leads the Agency effort to increase the financial resilience of the public in advance of disasters through tools and promotion (e.g., Emergency Financial First Aid Kit (EFFAK) and National Financial Capability Month). 

  • Financial Resilience: Wednesday, March 10, 2021
  • Financial Resilience: Friday, March 12, 2021

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