Hear Experts on the National Incident Management System (NIMS) Training and Strategic Planning

March 25, 2010 by Will Titus
PRSA's Public Affairs and Government (PAG) Section strives to enhance the skills and insight of public affairs and government communicators at its upcoming seminar. Listen now for high-lights from our experts on two professional development tracks.
Track A: The National Incident Management System (NIMS) Training Session
Most emergencies and events are handled locally, but major incidents may require additional assistance. The National Incident Management System (NIMS) was developed so responders from various jurisdictions can work together in response to natural disasters, emergencies or other large events. This session will be led by instructors Lauri-Ellen Smith, APR, 2010 PAG Section Chair and special assistant to the sheriff of Jacksonville, Fla., and Joseph V. Trahan, III, Ph.D., APR, Fellow PRSA, president and CEO, Trahan & Associates.
Track B: Issue Management and Strategic Planning
The best way to avoid communications crises is to continuously identify, track and manage potential issues. But how do you manage an issue? This two-part workshop gives you all the practical knowledge you’ll need to begin managing issues systematically and expertly. To do so, you’ll need to know the best practice approaches to strategic planning that gets results across organizational campaigns and issues. This session will be led by instructor Stephanie McFarland, APR, director of public relations at the Indiana Department of Revenue.
This event will take place on April 13 in Chicago. Full details and registration are available now.
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