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 2006 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. In addition, registered participants will receive two CEUs for their full participation.
Examples of how community colleges can address issues of disaster preparedness, service learning, and civic engagement include
- General Psychology, addressing violent crimes;
- Introduction to Sociology, addressing veteran services and readjustment of war veterans;
- Principles and Practices of Radiation II, addressing emergency health;
- Fundamentals of Emergency Response to Terrorism;
- Leadership for Citizenship, designed to develop effective leadership strategies and to promote an understanding of citizenship values as they relate to domestic preparedness and terrorism;
- Criminology, addressing prevention of cruelty to animals and the necessity for preparedness during emergencies;
- Introduction to Biology, addressing emergency signage at nursing homes;
- Introduction to Nursing, addressing bioterrorism, small pox as lethal weapon, blood banks affected by terrorism, and radioactive attacks;
- Journalism: Newswriting, addressing responsible journalistic reporting;
- Teaching in the Multicultural Classroom, addressing development of a family disaster plan;
- Instruction to Paralegal Studies and Business Law, addressing protection of legal documents during a disaster;
- Intermediate Spanish II, addressing disaster preparedness for non-native English speakers;
- Foundations of Early Childhood Education, addressing preparing children in child care centers for disasters; and
- Marketing I, addressing development of homeland security marketing plans for organization in the communities.
Be sure to attend the Monday morning keynote presentation by Walter Bumphus, President, Louisiana Community and Technical College System, scheduled for 9:15 - 10:30 am. This keynote address will serve as the primer for the summit, as Dr. Bumphus will provide an update on the status and progress of the community and technical colleges in the state of Louisiana post Katrina.
The Disaster Preparedness Summit will be held on Monday, March 20, 2006, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Grand Salon A, Hilton Atlanta,
Plan to lunch and learn, as box lunches will be provided for all registered participants.
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 100 participants, so register early!
Please note that signing up for this summit does not register you for the Innovations 2006 Conference.
You are not required to register for Innovations to attend this summit.
Contact Wendy Neil at (480) 705-8200 x234.