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Training -Whole Community Emergency Planning

AWR-330: Incorporating Whole Community Inclusive Planning into the Emergency Management Process

This engaging 6.5 hour course provides participants an understanding of the whole community inclusive planning approach and its importance to comprehensive emergency management through lecture and interaction.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Define whole community inclusive planning.
  • Describe the importance of identifying and engaging all parts of the community in the planning process.
  • Describe how the needs of individuals with disabilities and others with access and functional needs can be met through culturally competent universal accessibility.
  • Identify the roles and responsibilities of community stakeholders in producing plans representative of community needs.
  • Identify potential gaps in community capabilities in dealing with disasters and relevant whole community strategies.
  • Describe child reunification planning as an exemplar of whole community inclusive planning.
  • Identify existing examples of effective whole community inclusive planning.
  • Apply this information to planning activities in their jurisdiction.

Target Audience: All state, local, tribal, and territorial emergency planning personnel, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and volunteer organizations active in disaster (VOADs), disability groups/organizations, and other interested community stakeholders are encouraged to attend.

Course Prerequisite: Students will complete the course pre-assessment prior to attending the class and bring the completed assessment with them to training.

Registration required, space limited. To register, please contact Nick Holloway at 258-3631 or

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