The purpose of this course is to prepare communities in planning for economic resilience and recovery from natural disasters. The course will focus on a training consisting of planning tools and resources. The curriculum will include practical tools to develop stronger partnerships between the public and private sectors, evaluate community hazard assessments through the lens of economic recovery, provide checklist based resources for public and private sector partners to use in a post-disaster environment, and planning templates for articulating these actions at the community level. This course will bring together elements of the web-based Awareness Level course titled Principles of Community Economic Recovery and the web-based Performance Level course titled Preparedness Actions to Promote Economic Resilience and Recovery. There are no pre-requisites.
By the conclusion of this course, the learner will be able to:
- Calculate estimated financial losses from major disasters and identify factors that influence a community’s economic recovery.
- Identify all steps of a hazard analysis pertaining to disaster economic recovery.
- Formulate ways to collaborate with potential community partners for coordinating economic recovery.
- Appraise cost recovery options (such as insurance and federal programs) that may be utilized to support organizational recovery from a disaster.
- Revise customizable planning tools appropriate for the learners’ work context.
- Synthesize customizable planning tools for use within the learners’ context.
- Prepare an economic impact analysis as part of a post disaster economic recovery case study.
- Develop ways to integrate whole community continuity of operations planning through different management techniques.
This course is targeted for decision makers and leadership of profit and not-for profit organizations, farmers and ranchers, state, local, tribal, and territorial leadership and management, economic development organizations, councils of government, managers at small business development centers and in economic development districts, emergency managers, and leaders at workforce development agencies.
National Center for Disaster Preparedness, Earth Institute, Columbia University
Thomas Chandler, PhD
Jeff Schlegelmilch, MPH MBA
Senior Project Manager
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