On Demand Workshops

Emergency Planning

Preparing for the Worst


Continuing Education
Credit Hours (CEC)

When organizations and communities are not ready to respond to an emergency, the consequences may include people getting hurt, damaged property, or the inability to provide essential services. At its core, the goal of emergency preparedness planning is to help organizations quickly restore the essential services they offer. This workshop will show participants how to create a proactive emergency response plan that will help minimize human and physical losses, and restore normal operations. A guide for how to organize effectively and quickly at a time of high stress so that groups are better prepared to respond is provided. Participants will leave the workshop with a better understanding of how to implement their own emergency preparedness plan and assemble an appropriate response team for their specific environment.

Trainer: Kristen Deuzeman, M.Ed., RPsych

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Define the scope of an emergency preparedness plan
  • Describe ways to mitigate future disasters
  • Illustrate how to prepare themselves and their organization or community for a disaster
  • Apply the principles learned to their own environment

Some of the Topics Reviewed

  • Assessing Threats – Natural and Human
  • The Emergency Management Plan
  • Forming an Emergency Management Team
  • Mitigating the Impact of Emergencies
  • Response Procedures During an Emergency
  • Preparing for Recovery
  • Creating an Emergency Preparedness Plan Binder

Target Audience

This is an introductory-intermediate level workshop intended for school personnel, community safety officers, managers, human resource professionals, and anyone seeking a better understanding of ways to respond to and prepare for emergencies.

Trainer: Kristen Deuzeman

M.Ed., RPsych

Kristen is a Registered Psychologist who has a Master of Education Degree and a Postgraduate Certificate in Psychological Assessment. In addition to training with CTRI, she is the Manager for Professional Best Practices within the Centre for Applied Disaster and Emergency Management at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, and is a Professor of Psychology at Concordia University. Kristen also has a clinical practice where she specializes in the treatment of anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and grief and loss within cognitive behavioural and solution-focused frameworks. She is a lifelong learner who believes that continuous development of self-awareness is essential to one’s ability to serve others. As a trainer, Kristen combines her experience in psychological research and clinical work to enhance self-discovery and skill development. She is a passionate facilitator who uses warmth and humour to create engaging and meaningful workshops.

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