Being able to communicate effectively is a necessary and vital part of every emergency manager, planner, and responder’s job. This course is designed to improve your communication skills. It addresses:
Basic communication skills.
How to communicate in an emergency.
How to identify community-specific communication issues.
Using technology as a communication tool.
Effective oral communication.
How to prepare an oral presentation.
FEMA’s Independent Study Program
FEMA’s Independent Study Program is one of the delivery channels that the Emergency Management Institute (EMI) uses to provide training to the general public and specific audiences. This course is part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) Independent Study Program. In addition to this course, the Independent Study Program includes courses in floodplain management, radiological emergency management, the role of the emergency manager, hazardous materials, disaster assistance, the role of the Emergency Operations Center, and an orientation to community disaster exercises.
FEMA’s independent study courses are available at no charge and include a final examination. You may apply individually or through group enrollment. When enrolling for a course, you must include your name, mailing address, social security number, and the title of the course that you want to enroll in.
If you need assistance with enrollment, or if you have questions about how to enroll, contact the Independent Study Program.