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Mitigation and Resilient Recovery Tactics:
Training & Wrap-around Assistance Services

Operational HMGP Development
Best practices in tactical implementation of the HMGP. Modules Include preparing executing sub-applicant briefings, conducting Hazard Mitigation-specific Disaster Recovery Centers, analyzing and and prioritizing large quantities of data, using Benefit Cost Analysis in the field, and writing complete and eligible HMGP grant applications. Ideal for a Joint Field Office setting or local Emergency Management or Planning Office.

Operational PDM/FMA Development
Tips and best practices for success in non-disaster FEMA mitigation programs. Modules include developing shovel-ready projects, reverse engineering projects to FEMA priorities, Benefit Cost Analysis basics for various project types, managing grant deadlines, and navigating FEMA’s e-Grants system.

Full Life-Cycle HMA Management for States and Local Governments
Guidance on a successful cradle-to grave HMA management. Modules include practical advice on development, pre-approval, implementation and closeout. Special emphasis on 2 CFR 200 topics including procurement, as well as management at the program and project level.

Managing Resilient Recovery Complexities
When response and early recovery transitions to long-term recovery and resiliency, States and local governments must navigate politically-charged environments with complex funding portfolios. Topics include coordinating funding streams from HMGP to CDBG-DR to state funding sources, organizational structures from Joint Field Offices to Governor’s Recovery Offices, to managing expectations and politics. Includes use of Benefit Cost Analysis as common denominator for project scoping and prioritization.

Building Capacity After Disaster Impact:
Training and Wrap Around Services

Post-Disaster Organizational Development and Change
After a major disaster, organizational structures can flux dramatically. This can be a challenging time for disaster-stressed employees and organizations. This course covers concepts for managing surge, onboarding for complex funding streams, deciding when to outsource and when to build staff capabilities, and managing change in the midst of urgent deadlines.

Post-Disaster Organizational Communication Strategies
Communicating effectively within and across organizations, especially in a complex post-disaster environment, is key to successful program execution. Organizational communication basics emerge and become more prominent during stressful transition processes. Modules cover the critical roles of diversity, intergenerational dynamics, strengths-based management, organizational structure, politics, and strategies for effective conflict resolution.

Adapting to Emerging Threats:
Training

Global Trends in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance
Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance is a rapidly-evolving field which is being strongly influenced by climate change, migration, and geopolitics. This course covers stressors including arctic amplification, jet stream pattern changes, precipitation patterns, and tropical heat projections. Projections of these stressors on migration trends, refugee outflows, and complex emergencies explored in detail.

Regional Trends in DMHA and Climate Disruption
A drill-down version of our Global Trends offering, this course explores adapting global threats and exponential change at a regional level. Outlines current trends and large-scale influences on local and regional disaster management and humanitarian assistance organizations and architectures.

Planning Future DMHA Operations
Building on our Global Trends offering, this course covers exponential changes and adaptation strategies in the emergency management community. Topics covered include Emergency Operation Center Activations and response SOP stressors, floodplain management strategies, and encountering exponential change in all phases of emergency management.

Climate Disruption: Coping with Exponential Organizational Impacts
Climate change poses a cascade threat that stresses public health, mental health systems, as well as organizations. This course covers emerging trends in climate change disruption and how agencies across all of these sectors must continue to adapt.