Disaster Preparedness Summit:
How Do You Prepare Your Community for Disaster?
About the Summit
The Community College National Center for Community Engagement and the League for Innovation in the Community College are hosting the Disaster Preparedness Summit to help community colleges create and improve disaster preparedness training and education programs that emphasize community engagement. The 2005 summit offers research and theories, strategies, and tips and techniques for connecting disaster preparedness academic curriculum to civic engagement. Participants from all disciplines are encouraged to attend.
Examples of how community colleges can address issues of disaster preparedness, service learning, and civic engagement include
- Business and political science professors addressing economic impacts of natural disasters: hurricanes, tornadoes, floods;
- History professors collaborating with civics or government professors on projects that address democracy and deliberation;
- Geography professors addressing cultural awareness and civic engagement;
- Counseling or psychology professors addressing critical incident stress management;
- Allied health professors addressing global infectious diseases and public awareness;
- Communication professors addressing identity theft and safety precautions;
- Computer information systems professors partnering with community-based organizations to address cybersecurity;
- Biology or chemistry professors addressing bioterrorism;
- Student services volunteer programs addressing home safety;
- EMT or fire science professors addressing first-responder programming in their community; and
- Veterinarian Technician professors addressing pet evacuation in times of disasters.
The Disaster Preparedness Summit will be held on Sunday, March 6, 2005, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Marquis Ballroom Salon B, 9th Floor at the Marriott Marquis, New York (Time Square).
Registration scholarships in the amount of $150 per participant are generously being sponsored by the Community College National Center for Community Engagement. Space is limited to 75 participants, so register early!
Please note that signing up for this summit does not register you for the Innovations 2005 Conference.
You are not required to register for Innovations to attend this summit.
Contact Wendy Neil at (480) 705-8200 x234.