Alliance for Response: Webinar Series Schedule 12/15/2016 through 01/26/2017

Mark your calendars for a series of webinars specially developed for members of the Alliance for Response community! Learn from your peers about best practices for organizing your network; discover how to integrate volunteer efforts; get tips on how to navigate the Public Assistance process; develop tabletop exercises for training; learn about how to communicate effectively during an emergency, and discover some best practices for fundraising!

All programs may be accessed at

No pre-registration required!

“Setting Up Governance Structures and Creating Mutual Aid Agreements”

Thursday, December 15, 2016 1:00 – 2:30 pm (Eastern)

Laura Seifert, Savannah Heritage Emergency Response
Gary Menges, Seattle Heritage Emergency Response Network
Steve Detwiler, Alliance for Response Miami

“Working with Volunteers”

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 1:00 – 2:30 pm (Eastern)

Chandra Fox, Region 10 President, International Association of Emergency Managers

“Navigating Public Assistance After a Disaster”

Thursday, January 12, 2017 1:00 – 2:30 pm (Eastern)

Chris Holmes, Chief of Recovery, NYS Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services
Rick Lord, Chief of Mitigation Programs & Agency Preservation Officer, NYS Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services

“Exercise Without Leaving Your Seat: Practicing the Incident Command System at the Institutional Level”

Thursday, January 19, 2017 1:00 – 2:30 pm (Eastern)

David Carmicheal, State Archivist, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 
Joe Boney, Chief, Biloxi Fire Department

“Crisis Communications”

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 1:00 – 2:30 pm (Eastern)

Mike Smith, Chair and Associate Professor of Communication, LaSalle University
Steve Pine, Senior Conservator for Decorative Arts, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston

“Best Practices for Seeking Funding”

Thursday, January 26, 2017 1:00 – 2:30 pm (Eastern)

Ellen Gorham, Manager, Disaster Fundraising, American Red Cross Nat’l Headquarters

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