// NDPTC Course Information
// Course Description
|Course Title:||Social Media Engagement Strategies (PER-343)|
|Status:||FEMA Certified. This course is now listed in the FEMA National Training and Education Division (NTED) Catalog.|
This eight-hour performance-level course is designed to provide participants with knowledge and skills using social media tools to engage individuals and volunteer organizations for assistance during an emergency. Participants will learn about social media engagement techniques, individual and organizational roles in crisis communication, and Virtual Operations Support Teams (VOST).
The course will supplement and build upon NDPTC's existing FEMA-certified performance-level course entitled "Social Media for Natural Disaster Response and Recovery" (PER-304) by providing social media strategies for engaging the public during disaster events.
At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:
|ASFPM Credits||6.5 Continuing Education Credits|
|IACET Credits||0.6 Continuing Education Units|
|IAEM (E/G) Credits||7.0 Emergency/General Management Training Credit Hours|
PER-304 Social Media for Disaster Response and Recovery, or equivalent operational knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
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.
3) Participants must have Twitter, Facebook and Instagram account prior to attending the course
2) This course conducts a pre-test, post-test, and course evaluation online.
|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.|