MGT-416: Continuity of Government Operations Planning for Rural Communities
This eight-hour course is designed to help government officials and emergency responders from rural communities in the development of plans that will ensure the continuity of essential government functions across a spectrum of emergencies. History demonstrates that disasters and emergencies often interrupt, degrade, or destroy local government’s ability to perform essential functions. This is especially true in rural communities where resources are typically limited under the best of circumstances. These jurisdictions must develop plans that address succession planning, redundant communications, and alternate site needs for their communities to face increasingly frequent threats. This tuition free course will expose participants to the benefits of developing continuity of government plans for rural communities with special focus on succession planning, delegation of authority, redundant communications, and alternate facilities. Register for a class by selecting a class date from the Training Schedule, click on the Registration link above the course description to access a registration form for that class. Request a new class to be scheduled in your area by submitting a Request a Course form.
*Participant must be a U.S. citizen or a foreign national approved by DHS. Recommended (not required): IS-230: Fundamentals of Emergency Management, IS-100: Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS), IS-700: An Introduction to the National Incident Management System (NIMS), IS-1300: Introduction to Continuity of Operations or MGT-381: Business Continuity Planning, AWR-176-W: Disaster Recovery for Information Systems (Web-based), and IS-908: Emergency Management for Senior Officials.