Sep 2019 Offering

This course has been completed.

MGT318 - Public Information in An All-Hazards Incident
Date & Times
Sep 10 - 11, 2019 from 8 AM - 5 PM

This course examines the role of public information in WMD/terrorism incident management, and prepares participants to meet the challenges of communicating with the press and public in a crisis. It outlines emergency public information management principles, teaches crisis communication plan development, and provides practical training in media response techniques. Topics include: the nature of terrorism and WMD incidents and their implications for the public information function; conducting emergency public information programs within the framework of the National Incident Management System and the National Response Framework; integration of the Joint Information Center with the Incident Command/Unified Command system; information needs of the press and public in a WMD/terrorism emergency; message formulation and target audiences; constructing effective initial public statements; identifying and preparing spokespersons and experts; planning and conducting press conferences; developing an effective crisis communication plan and crisis communication team; and communication objectives and action steps for each of the six phases of the crisis communication life cycle. The course is taught through a combination of lecture, facilitated discussion, and practical exercises. While it focuses generally on terrorist incidents, the public information management approaches this course teaches are equally applicable to natural disasters and other incidents of national significance. The course is provided for any officials in a jurisdiction whose duties may require them to interface with news media representatives during their community's response to a WMD/terrorism incident. Course participants who would benefit from this training include a jurisdiction's elected officials, senior appointed officials, public information officers, key department heads, key public health and medical personnel, and emergency managers from both the public and private sectors.

Max Attendance
40 (21 Open Seats)
Missouri Safety Center
1200 South Holden
Warrensburg, MO 64093
POST Approved
Target Audiences
Emergency Management
Open To The Public
None Set

Course Roster

Course registrants will be listed here along with their contributing role.

Name Organization
Angell, Alyson Johnson County MED-ACT
Armstrong, Troy Johnson County EMA
Austerman, Miranda City of Blue Springs
Biondo, Brian Johnson County
Dunlay, Jennifer Johnson County Department of Health and Environment
Hicks, James University of Central Missouri
Jeffery, Brandon City of Raytown - Raytown Police Department
Marler, Jacob City of Ash Grove
McGhee, Melissa City of Raymore
Murphy, Jeffrey University of Central Missouri
Neth, Kelsey Clay County Public Health
Pekarsky, Michelle Kansas City, MO Health Dept.
Poteet, Cassidy Johnson County Emergency Management
Schleicher, Samuel University of Central Missouri
Vidacak, Jeana Jefferson County Health Department
Waldram Cramer, Kelly University of Central Missouri
Wiesemann, Jennifer City of Raytown - Raytown Police Department
York, Carol Newark Rural FPD
Zwiener, Brianne Jefferson County Health Department