This one day course is designed to enhance your ability to communicate more effectively during all aspects of an incident. Students will conduct a self assessment of their listening skills and compare different communication styles. Students will not only learn the importance of communication, but also some of the best techniques for utilizing the different forms of communication. The students will have the opportunity to practice communication skills during a two minute presentation they will give at the end of the class on a subject of their choice. Participants will have the opportunity to apply what they have learned during group activities.
Course Length: 8 hours
Course Manager: Please contact Regional Office for more information during regular business
Course Timeline: Review the training calendar to identify the timeline for the specific class you will be attending. Unless otherwise stated, registration is always 30 minutes prior to the class start time.
Prerequisite: FEMA Independent Study IS 242- Effective Communications, must be completed and a copy of the certificate forwarded to IEMA before you will be able to print a certificate for the classroom portion of Effective Communications. Please forward a copy of your certificate for FEMA Independent Study IS 242 to IEMA, 2200 South Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, Illinois 62703, Attention: Training. Once we receive the certificate, we will add it to your official student transcript.
Target Audience/Discipline: This course is designed for federal, state and local emergency management officials, volunteer and other agency officials involved in emergency management who wish to improve their communication skills.
| Date || Location |
|May 22, 2013||Shelbyville**|
|Jun 13, 2013||Bloomington- Law and Justice Center**|
|Jul 17, 2013||Vermilion County EMA**|
|Dec 3, 2013||Mercer County Health Department**|
|Dec 31, 2013||Region 4**|
** No lodging available
Please note: Applications for courses will be accepted up to 1 day prior to the course date. However, the cutoff date for lodging is 7 days prior to class.
If you want to learn more about the Training Program or are interested in attending a specific course, please contact your IEMA Regional Coordinator or Tammie McKay. Registration should be made in advance to attend any IEMA sponsored class. Walk-in registrations are only accepted if room space and course materials are available. To register for IEMA classes, please see the IEMA Online Registration and Tracking Program Page.