Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - Tuesday, November 16, 2021
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm Eastern Time
Conservation professionals often work in institutions with emergency plans, but those plans are not always up-to-date. There is a need for resources to assess, update, and revise plans, as well as to help create and implement training materials. This course allows and encourages professionals from collecting institutions to not only update their emergency plans, but to ensure that staff is trained to implement the plans in the case of an event. Participants will work to develop sustainable internal training modules and build response teams within their institution.
The course is geared toward conservation and collections care professionals. The course will be broken into five sections, which include institutional buy-in, plan assessment, understanding facilities, training staff, and psychology of emergencies. Each section will be prepared and led by an expert on that topic and will include two live webinars, readings, and an activity.
Participants completing this course will gain:
- A sustainable framework for developing and updating an emergency plan
- Tools for buildings interdepartmental teams
- Training sessions for staff to train on the emergency plan
- Awareness of the importance of psychology during emergencies
- An understanding of how to successfully use the Incident Command System within internal teams
- A cohort of colleagues in the online course
The live sessions for the workshop will take place in Zoom and automated captions will be available. All live sessions will be recorded and accessible to participants shortly after the session is complete. See Schedule & Support tab for more information.
The statements and opinions expressed by panelists, hosts, attendees, or other participants of this event are their own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of, nor are endorsed by, the American Alliance of Museums.