Forage Center Webinar on Setting up Training Exercises, Wednesday, 4/15/20, 4 p.m. ET

The Forage Center for Peacebuilding and Humanitarian Education is hosting a webinar by Zoom on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. ET.

Read below for more information. Register here.

Beyond the Checkbox: Making the Most of Your Training Exercises

Join staff from the Forage Center for Peacebuilding and Humanitarian Education for a discussion of the components often missing from holistic emergency management and crisis response training exercises. Preparedness, response, and recovery activities require so much more than tactical planning – as such, communities depend on agencies to have short- and long-term strategies in mind.  During our discussion, we will examine ways to introduce elements of complexity – specifically, public health, consistent messaging, community conflict, and assessing community resources – into your own training exercises or debriefing procedures to develop depth in your workforce.

In the hour we will spend with you on our Zoom platform, we will present some take-away ideas for developing your training opportunities and open up the discussion to include your best-practices, questions, and thoughts about how training should develop. Please bring your thoughts, your experience, and we look forward to “meeting” you in our new virtual working environment!

Who should attend? Emergency management personnel; training officials and designers at public agencies; students in fields related to crisis response, humanitarian education, and peacebuilding;  humanitarian organization staff members; and higher education faculty teaching courses related to humanitarian action, peacebuilding, conflict resolution, crisis response, emergency management, and community service.

Register here.


Published by David J. Smith

I am a career coach, consultant, and head of a not for profit - the Forage Center - that offers humanitarian education training. I also teach at George Mason University and Drexel University. A one time lawyer, I spent many years teaching in a community college where I was a Fulbright U.S. Scholar teaching in Estonia. I'm the author of Peace Jobs: A Student's Guide to Starting a Career Working for Peace (IAP 2016). I've been married to my best friend for over 31 years and we have two well adjusted adult children who teach me something new everyday. I live in Rockville, Maryland.

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