Registration for 2018 Spring Preparedness Conference

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Tuesday Apr 10, 2018

Introductions

Session Notes:
Welcome and Introductions
Session Time:
08:00 - 09:00
Session Room(s):
Alaska/Denali Room

DHS&EM, FEMA and DHS Brief

Session Notes:
Hear from the leadership of DHS&EM, FEMA Region X and DHS on what's happening around the state.
Session Time:
09:15 - 10:00
Session Room(s):
Iliamna Room

MGT 385 Community Cybersecurity Exercise Planning ( Invite only)

Session Notes:
This course is designed to introduce cyber to exercise planners to help them recognize the nature and reach of cyber, so they can better help their communities prevent, detect, respond to, and recover from cyber incidents. Participants will recognize how cyber can be incorporated into exercises in a meaningful way. Participants will be introduced to cyber topics and how cyber can impact the business operations of an organization and community
Session Time:
09:15 - 10:00
Session Room(s):
Katmai Room

Outreach to Limited English Populations

Session Notes:
The least resilient populations are composed of vulnerable individuals who do not have the methods to understand disasters due to a language barrier and/or cultural differences. Preparedness is a key component in emergency management that can address the needs of these populations.
Session Time:
09:15 - 10:00
Session Room(s):
King Salmon Room

Plenary Speaker Erin Curran

Session Notes:
Erin Curran- Deputy Chief of Staff Boston Emergency Medical Services
Session Time:
10:15 - 12:00
Session Room(s):
Alaska/Denali Room

MGT 385 Community Cybersecurity Exercise Planning ( Invite only)

Session Notes:
This course is designed to introduce cyber to exercise planners to help them recognize the nature and reach of cyber, so they can better help their communities prevent, detect, respond to, and recover from cyber incidents. Participants will recognize how cyber can be incorporated into exercises in a meaningful way. Participants will be introduced to cyber topics and how cyber can impact the business operations of an organization and community
Session Time:
13:00 - 17:00
Session Room(s):
Katmai Room

Round Table- Erin Curran

Session Notes:
Join us for a round table discussion on the topic that plenary speaker Erin Curran presented
Session Time:
13:00 - 14:00
Session Room(s):
Alaska/Denali Room

Canines in Times of Crisis

Session Notes:
This session will explore the National Crisis Response Canines. Who are they? What is their Origin? As working canines, what do they do? What specialty training is required for their handlers? What type of training do the canines need? What types of deployments are the canines requested? How the canine teams support first responders? Who do we support in Alaska, in the United States? What can the Crisis Response teams offer Alaska? How can you request our services?
Session Time:
14:15 - 15:30
Session Room(s):
King Salmon Room

Education and Training: What's Out There and What Do I Really Need?

Session Notes:
This session looks at what is available for training, what is available free of charge , and what we really need and how we can promote professionalism and readiness through education.
Session Time:
14:15 - 15:30
Session Room(s):
Iliamna Room

Access for All: Accessibility in Mass Care Shelters

Session Notes:
This presentation will cover a brief outline of sheltering along with considerations for accessibility and accommodation of visual, auditory, mobility, and Cognitive/behavioral challenges. Alaska-specific resources will be presented as well as information on accessibility devices that would be useful in a sheltering situation.
Session Time:
15:45 - 17:00
Session Room(s):
King Salmon Room

Into the Storm

Session Notes:
Now more than ever, emergency managers and the NWS must join together to ensure that our state is prepared, responsive and resilient to extreme weather and water events. This forum will provide an opportunity to ask questions, exchange ideas to strengthen partnerships and discuss opportunities to meet future challenges
Session Time:
15:45 - 17:00
Session Room(s):
Iliamna Room

Wednesday Apr 11, 2018

Procurement for "Dummies"

Session Notes:
This presentation will offer practical step by step guidance on how to perform procurement of typical goods and services using federal funding and is designed to be easily understood by lay people and non-technical government employees
Session Time:
07:00 - 08:00
Session Room(s):
Alaska/Denali Room

TEPW ( Invite only)

Session Notes:
Training and Exercise Planning Workshop
Session Time:
08:00 - 10:00
Session Room(s):
Katmai Room

Managing Volunteers and Donations in a Disaster Setting

Session Notes:
During the Sockeye fire in-kind donations streamed in to the point that a press release asking the public that all in-kind efforts stop. This session will discuss the lesson learned.
Session Time:
08:00 - 10:00
Session Room(s):
King Salmon Room

Digital Blackmail

Session Notes:
Digital Blackmail (DB) represents a severe and growing threat to individuals, small businesses, corporations, and government entities. This session will explore the rapid increase in the use of digital blackmail such as ransomware and the ease of use and acquisition by cyber criminals.
Session Time:
08:00 - 10:00
Session Room(s):
Iliamna Room

Plenary Speaker Vance Taylor

Session Notes:
Vance Taylor -Chief, Office of Access and Functional Needs California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services
Session Time:
10:15 - 12:00
Session Room(s):
Alaska/Denali Room

Round Table- Vance Taylor

Session Notes:
Join us at a round table discussion on what plenary speaker Vance Taylor presented.
Session Time:
13:00 - 14:00
Session Room(s):
Alaska/Denali Room

Community Preparedness Education: So Your Budget Is Zilch, so What?

Session Notes:
At this session, DHS&EM will be launching their new 3 year outreach campaign. They will also encourage participants to "think outside the box" when it comes to community preparedness education. Participants will learn about creative ways to promote community preparedness on a small (or perhaps no) budget. Best practices and resources will be shared to help you get on track with your community preparedness education endeavors
Session Time:
14:15 - 15:30
Session Room(s):
Iliamna Room

Emergency Response to Bio-Terrorism

Session Notes:
Session Time:
14:15 - 17:00
Session Room(s):
Katmai Room

Service Animals versus Therapy Animals

Session Notes:
Service dog, therapy dog, working dog -- what’s the difference, and does it really matter? Yes, it does matter. This session will talk about these difference and how it pertains to emergency management.
Session Time:
14:15 - 15:30
Session Room(s):
King Salmon Room

What is effective communication

Session Notes:
This session will provide guidance on how to provide effective communication access for teleconferences and in-person meetings for those with functional and access needs
Session Time:
15:45 - 17:00
Session Room(s):
King Salmon Room

Unleashing the Power of Your Project

Session Notes:
Hazard Mitigation Application and Implementation Tips- The session will provide the “how to’s” of developing a dynamic application to be reviewed by the State HM Selection Team and to deliver the mitigation action intended. This session will provide lessons learned regarding the successful execution of an awarded grant by ensuring proper elements are identified in the application’s development process.
Session Time:
15:45 - 17:00
Session Room(s):
Iliamna Room

Thursday Apr 12, 2018

Section 508

Session Notes:
Section 508 requires that individuals with disabilities, who are members of the public seeking information or services, have access to and use of information and data that is comparable to that provided to the public who are not individuals with disabilities, unless an undue burden would be imposed on the agency. 508 Compliance is a broad subject but the first step is knowing how to accurately use Microsoft Word to format documents. This training will provide instruction and activities necessary to develop accessible Microsoft Word documents, check for compliance in both Word and Adobe PDF and where to find additional resources. Personal laptop required for this session.
Session Time:
07:00 - 08:00
Session Room(s):
Alaska/Denali Room

Service Animals versus Therapy Animals

Session Notes:
Service dog, therapy dog, working dog -- what’s the difference, and does it really matter? Yes, it does matter. This session will talk about these difference and how it pertains to emergency management.
Session Time:
08:00 - 10:00
Session Room(s):
King Salmon Room

Leader Development in Emergency Operations Exercises

Session Notes:
Maximize the benefit of your exercises and real-world activations by integrating leader development opportunities as part of the experience. This session will provide takeaways you can use to design and facilitate leader development experiences as part of your emergency operations center. Why not get the greatest return on your investment in time and money in developing the leadership capacity of both you and your team?
Session Time:
08:00 - 10:00
Session Room(s):
Iliamna Room

Plenary Speaker Marcus Coleman

Session Notes:
DHS Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships A Center for the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships
Session Time:
10:15 - 12:00
Session Room(s):
Alaska/Denali Room

Round Table- Plenary Speaker Marcus Coleman

Session Notes:
Join us for a round table discussion on the topic that plenary speaker Marcus Coleman presented
Session Time:
13:00 - 14:00
Session Room(s):
Alaska/Denali Room

Generational Crossroads

Session Notes:
As four generations occupy the workforce - and a fifth about to join, the need to optimize learning for effective operations and employee satisfaction across all generations is vital. This session will look at what characteristics make up each generation, and how do those characteristics complement - and challenge - your organizations
Session Time:
14:15 - 15:30
Session Room(s):
Iliamna Room

Access for All: Accessibility in Mass Care Shelters

Session Notes:
This presentation will cover a brief outline of sheltering along with considerations for accessibility and accommodation of visual, auditory, mobility, and Cognitive/behavioral challenges. Alaska-specific resources will be presented as well as information on accessibility devices that would be useful in a sheltering situation.
Session Time:
14:15 - 15:30
Session Room(s):
King Salmon Room

JIC Center

Session Notes:
This session will highlight four area wide responses to illustrate a progression of information challenges and how the KPB overcame them.
Session Time:
15:45 - 17:00
Session Room(s):
Iliamna Room

Friday Apr 13, 2018

LEPCA

Session Notes:
Local Emergency Planning Committee
Session Time:
08:00 - 12:00
Session Room(s):
Alaska Ballroom

SERC

Session Notes:
State Emergency Response Commision
Session Time:
13:00 - 17:00
Session Room(s):
Alaska Ballroom