Fwd: Rand: Free Online Course: Building Resilient Communities
From: Joanie Connors (jvcphdgmail.com)
Date: Sat, 24 Aug 2013 13:05:18 -0700 (PDT)
Disaster preparedness - good idea for anyone!

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From: Ken Pope <ken [at] kenpope.com>
Date: Sat, Aug 24, 2013 at 1:44 PM
Subject: Rand: Free Online Course: Building Resilient Communities

The Rand Corporation is offering a free online course: "Building Resilient
Communities: An Online Training."

Emergency preparedness can get you through the first few days following a
disaster.

But how can your community bounce back over the long term?

With disasters becoming more common and costly, and with some areas
enduring multiple disasters, the importance of building community
resilience has never been greater.

This easy-to-use, self-guided online training shows organizations and
communities how to strengthen their resilience.

Resilience means:

*mitigating and withstanding the stress of manmade and natural disasters

*recovering in a way that restores normal functioning

*applying lessons learned from past responses to better withstand future
incidents.

This training is intended for a diverse range of organizations, including
businesses; faith-based organizations; hospitals, health clinics, and other
health agencies; mental health providers; schools and universities; civic
and volunteer groups; first responders; local government agencies; public
health departments; and nonprofit agencies.

When you complete this training, you will have a real action plan to use
that will help you build resilience in your organization or across your
community, bolstering your capacity to respond to and recover from disaster.

This free course is available at:
<http://bit.ly/KenPopeBuilindResilienctCommunities>

Ken Pope

"[T]he good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain, is
floating in mid-air, until it is secured for all of us and incorporated
into our common life."
--Jane Addams (1860-1935)


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