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Strategic Operations for Emergency Management

Participants attending Strategic Operations for Emergency Management course will be provided with executive and senior level local emergency management staff with a broad range of topics that are designed to outline efficiencies and priorities prior to, during, and after disaster strikes. Strategic Operations for Emergency Management explores and expands on interlocking strategies for emergency operations centers and incident command structures; development and implementation of straight-line information pathways; lateral and vertical coupling of critical sectors and emergency response roles; analysis of critical and priority information requirements; determination of centers of gravity for objectives driven task assignment; execution of strategic priorities against defined resourcing elements; and the incorporation of deliberate decision and/or trigger points for strategic emergency management.

Curriculum will include planning considerations for notification, activation, deployment, coordination, implementation, and sustainment. Attendees will share expertise and develop actionable planning doctrine through participation in illustrated lectures and practical applications.

Course Length: 8 hours

Course Manager: Please contact Abby Donaldson at for more information during regular business hours.

Course Timeline: The one day course will begin at 8:30 AM and conclude by 4:30 PM. Unless otherwise stated, registration is always 30 minutes prior to the class start time. *NOTE* the class size is limited to the first 40 participants registered.

Prerequisite: Currently registered for the IESMA Conference

Target Audience/Discipline: Target Audience/Discipline: This course is designed for federal, state and local emergency management officials who are required to perform strategic level emergency management planning and analysis to apply an advanced level of operational and tactical processes in conjunction with local emergency operations centers.

Scheduled Classes: There are no scheduled dates for this course.

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 Lori McTaggart. 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.




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