Registration is open for FAIC's online Emergency Planning course which will take place September 14 - November 20, 2020. Conservation professionals often work in institutions with emergency plans, but those plans are not always up-to-date. There is a need for resources to assess, update, and revise plans, as well as to help create and implement training materials. This course allows and encourages professionals from collecting institutions to not only update their emergency plans, but to ensure that staff is trained to implement the plans in the case of an event. Participants will work to develop sustainable internal training modules and build response teams within their institution.
The course is geared toward conservation and collections care professionals, as well as their colleagues in the operations and facilities departments of museums, archives, and other collecting institutions. Each registration allows two participants from an institution to collaboratively work through the course, with the intention of promoting interdepartmental planning and training for emergency disaster response. Only one person from each institution should register for the course. We will follow up to get the information for the second participant from your institution and provide them with access to the course portal. The registration fee is $149 for AIC members, $179 for non-members. Space is limited.
The course will be broken into five sections, which include institutional buy-in, plan assessment, understanding facilities, training staff, and psychology of emergencies. A new section will take place every other week, allowing participants to work through readings and assignments at their own pace. Each section will be prepared and led by an expert on that topic and will include a live webinar, readings, and an assignment.
For details and registration information, visit: learning.culturalheritage.org/products/...
This program is supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for Humanities.