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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.
Upon completion of this workshop, participants should be able to:
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.
Kristen is a Clinical and Organizational Psychologist who specializes in psychological assessments. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Ottawa, and her graduate work at both the University of Ottawa and Concordia University. In addition to training with CTRI, Kristen is the clinical director at THRIVE Psychological Services where she treats clients suffering from burnout, anxiety, depression, PTSD, and grief and loss, in addition to providing supervision and mentorship to other highly qualified therapists. She is a lifelong learner who believes that continuous development and self-awareness are 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 for learners. She is a passionate facilitator who uses warmth and humour to create engaging and meaningful workshops.