Emergency Readiness Training for Managers and Employees

Audience: All Administrators and Staff

In spring 2007, the University convened an Emergency Response Committee comprised of leaders of various departments to assess primarily policies and processes, and communications and notification systems relating to the prevention, readiness, response and recovery of emergencies affecting the University. One critical initiative resulting from the Committee's review was a directive to provide staff, administrators and faculty with emergency readiness training. Working together, the offices of Public Safety, Student Affairs, Student Wellness and Human Resources designed a two-hour program that will:

  • Highlight key elements of the University's Emergency Plan
  • Clarify the roles of key players in an emergency
  • Review the systems of notification used to communicate with the University community
  • Alert participants to signs, symptoms and responses related to mental health issues
  • Train participants to defuse potentially volatile situations