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Save the Date: March 11 - FEMA Community Planning for Economic Recovery

You’re invited!
The National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University will be conducting a live virtual session for FEMA Course MGT-462: Community Planning for Economic Recovery based out of North Carolina and FEMA Region 4.

Date/Time: Virtual Session via Teleconferencing Platform
Thursday, March 11, 9:00 AM ET – 3:00 PM ET (breaks included with an hour for lunch)

Course Description: This course reviews how communities can plan for economic recovery after a disaster. Content includes lessons learned from recent disasters and an overview of available resources and tools for disaster planning. This course will guide decision makers to incorporate community planning for economic resilience and recovery from natural disasters. The curriculum includes practical tools to develop stronger partnerships between the public and private sectors, evaluate community hazard assessments through the lens of economic recovery, provide resources for public and private sector partners to use in a post-disaster environment, and planning templates for articulating these actions at the community level. This course has both an independent study portion and a live virtual half-day session. 

Course Objectives:
  • Calculate estimated financial losses from major disasters and identify factors that influence a community’s economic recovery.
  • Identify all steps of a hazard analysis pertaining to disaster economic recovery. 
  • Formulate ways to collaborate with potential community partners for coordinating economic recovery.
  • Appraise cost recovery options (such as insurance and federal programs) that may be utilized to support organizational recovery from a disaster.
  • Revise customizable planning tools appropriate for the participants’ work context. 
  • Synthesize customizable planning tools for use within the participants’ context. 
  • Prepare an economic impact analysis as part of a post disaster economic recovery case study. 
  • Develop ways to integrate whole community continuity of operations planning through different management techniques. 
Target Audience:  This course is available to the whole community, including managers and leadership of private sector businesses (for-profit and not-for-profit), state, local, tribal, and territorial leadership and management, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster, emergency managers, and economic development organizations. 

Registration Information:
1. Create an account at 
2. Register for MGT462BLNC for access to Part I and Part II.

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