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Emergency Management & Crisis Communications

Location

Chapel Hill

Date

June 15, 2017

All Day Event

1

Description

Facing the news media can be nerve-racking even under the best conditions. Now imagine yourself in a crisis or emergency situation facing hostile reporters who want answers to their tough questions. What would you do? What do you say?
 
Learn the basics of news media and the rules of engagement (what you should & shouldn't say). Get tips for composing an effective message and compiling a plan to advance that message using earned media tactics such as print, radio, TV and social media.
 
By the end of the session you’ll not only have a much better idea of what it feels like to actually be in a crisis communication situation, you’ll have a summary of specific take-away points to help you face a crisis communications situation in real life.
 
You’ll also learn about your legal authorities in an emergency situation.  When can you declare a state of emergency?  How do you impose a curfew or order an evacuation?  What steps are necessary to qualify for state and federal disaster assistance funding?  These and other questions will be answered and you’ll have a summary of your legal authorities and a legal planning checklist to take back to your jurisdiction to assist you in preparing for the next major emergency event.
 
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