When emergencies occur and organizations and communities are not ready to respond, the consequences can lead to harm of people, damage of property and a loss of ability to provide essential services. At its core, emergency preparedness planning’s goal is to help organizations quickly restore the essential services they offer. This workshop will review how to create an emergency response plan prior to emergencies that will help to minimize human and physical losses and restore normal operations. During an emergency, participants will learn how organize effectively and quickly at a time of high stress so they are better prepared to respond. Participants will leave the workshop with a better understanding of how to implement their own emergency preparedness plan and team for their specific environment.

This workshop is offered through Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute.

Some of the Topics Included

  • Definitions and Overview
  • Identifying Potential Hazards and Risks to Your Organization
  • The Emergency Management Plan
  • Forming an Emergency Management Team
  • Mitigating Threats
  • Preparing for Emergencies
  • Preparing to Resume Operations After an Emergency
  • Preparing an Alternate Workspace
  • Creating an Emergency Preparedness Plan Binder


Two-day version
The second day of this training is a consultative process where the trainer/consultant helps the organization or community work to develop their customized team and plan. CTRI will develop a concise report of the work done and decisions made.

Method of Delivery

Lecture, case study review, video, and small group discussions.

Target Audience

This is an intermediate level workshop intended for safety personnel, managers, human resource professionals and anyone seeking a better understanding of ways to respond and prepare for emergencies.