// NDPTC Course Information
// Course Description
|Course Title:||Social Media Engagement Strategies|
|Status:||This course is currently pending FEMA Certification.|
This course will prepare participants to engage individuals and volunteer organizations through social media, especially in the context of disaster preparedness and response. Social media engagement is often an enigma to most people, particularly in the public sector, because it is a different form of communication than most are accustomed. Through this course, participants will learn how to develop content that engages their audiences and turns their words into action throughout the disaster cycle. Participants will learn about social media engagement texhniques, individual and organizational roles in crisis communication and Virtual Operations Support Teams (VOST).
Public and private sector organizations with the responsibility to:
This migh include the following members or representatives of the following groups:
|ASFPM Credits||6.5 Continuing Education Credits|
|IACET Credits||0.6 Continuing Education Units|
|IAEM (E) Credits||--|
|IAEM (E/G) Credits||7.0 Emergency/General Management Training Credit Hours|
Successful completion of PER-304 Social Media for Natural Disaster Response and Recovery.
Recommended courses: IS-42, IS-100, IS-200, IS-700
1) Participants will be required to bring their own laptop or wi-fi enabled device to the training session for the hands-on exercises.
|Delivery Method:||Instructor Led. If you are interested in having this course delivered in your area, please contact your State Administrative Agency (SAA) through the FEMA Emergency Management System. Step-by-step instructions are available at: https://www.firstrespondertraining.gov|
|Max Enrollment:||30 - 40 participants|
|Costs:||The cost of developing and delivering training is covered by a cooperative agreement with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). There is no cost to the individual for taking the course. we do not cover the cost of travel or lodging to attend training.|