VIRTUAL CLASS Topic 3: Write (or Re-Write) Your Emergency Plan
March 2, 9, and 16, 10 am – 12 pm CST
Instructors: Nicole Grabow, Director of Preventive Conservation, and Melissa Amundsen, Assistant Preventive Conservator
The course will cover the fundamentals of Emergency Preparedness, explain the essential components of a Disaster Plan, and walk participants through the steps to develop a plan for their own organizations. Provisions for both major and minor emergencies will be discussed, as will extended closure, current COVID-19 responses, and how to address a disaster within a larger emergency. Participants will work with a disaster plan template and will customize it for their own needs and risk factors. Each participant will be required to complete an institutional risk assessment questionnaire (time estimate 2-4 hours) and work on their own institution’s plan (time estimate 4-6 hours) between the sessions. They will conclude with a draft of their new Disaster Plan to share with their institution and board.
Technical requirements: ability to use Zoom and to share documents via Google. During this course, individual plans may be shared with the instructor for feedback purposes, but not between participants unless permission is explicitly given.
This registration includes only Topic 3, a total of 3 sessions.