[REACT-LIST] Points of Light Upcoming Trainings and Exercises

Ron McCracken ron.mccr at hotmail.com
Wed Aug 19 10:19:56 EDT 2015


This first one, 'Social Media in Emergency Management' should offer some good tips Teams will find they can adapt to benefit their Team PR and safety ed programs. The 'REACT Members' Facebook page is one good example of how Teams can put social media to good use. Have a look at both. Blessings


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Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2015 14:53:48 -0400
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Subject: Points of Light Upcoming Trainings and 
Exercises
 


Subject: Points of Light 
Upcoming Trainings and Exercises
 







Please feel free to share with your 
partners, stakeholders and colleagues across the state, region, and 
nation.
Free 
Disaster Trainings and Exercises 
Points of 
Light is offering FREE online trainings to help your organizations, agencies, 
and volunteers respond to disasters. 
 
Social Media in 
Emergency Management #SMEM 
August 
12, 2015, 2:00-3:00pm ET
Presented by Corey Mulryan, 
Associate and EMSS Coordinator, Hagerty Consulting
 
Agencies 
and jurisdictions must know how to use social media in real time during 
disasters. We will show you how to use social media tools effectively to 
communicate and collaborate with your targeted audiences. Don't miss this 
interesting and fun presentation! To register for this training, visit: 
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6547152306268116482
 
Management of 
Spontaneous Unaffiliated Volunteers Training
September 2, 2015, 2:00-4:00pm 
ET
Presented by Ken Skalitzky, 
Emergency Management Director, Volunteer Florida
 
Disasters 
often evoke an outpouring of individuals wanting to be a part of response and 
relief activities.  These individuals, although well-intentioned, are 
rarely trained and can add to the already overtaxed resources available to 
assist the impacted community.  This online training will help 
organizations manage “spontaneous” volunteers effectively. To reserve a spot in 
this training, please visit:   https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1750811006537192193
 
 
Operation Volunteer 
Placement: A Volunteer Reception Center Exercise
September 24, 
2015
 
Operation 
Volunteer Placement allows agencies and organizations tasked with the 
coordination of spontaneous volunteers during a disaster to exercise their plan 
in a web-based simulation.  Participants work together as a unified team in 
establishing, managing and demobilizing a Volunteer Reception Center.  

 
This 
exercise is intended for group interaction and should include local partners 
involved in the management of disaster volunteers, including EMAs and sister 
government agencies, VOADs, and other nonprofits.  This exercise is 
self-paced and can be accessed between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. ET. It lasts 
between 90 minutes and three hours, depending on group interaction. 

 
NOTE: While 
intended for group interaction, each participant should individually register to 
ensure receipt of post-exercise certificate of 
participation.
 
For 
additional information and to register, visit: www.drc-group.com/project/vrc.html
 
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Points of 
Light—the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service—mobilizes 
millions of people to take action that is changing the world. Through affiliates 
in 250 cities and partnerships with thousands of non-profits and corporations, 
Points of Light engages four million volunteers in 30 million hours of service 
each year. We bring the power of people to bear where it’s needed most. For more 
information, go to www.pointsoflight.org. 
 
Good & 
Ready is a national initiative to help ensure everyone can be prepared for a 
disaster.  For more information, go to www.goodandready.org. Follow us on Twitter at @goodandreadyorg and like us on Facebook at 
www.facebook.com/goodandready.org. Email us at: DisasterTraining at pointsoflight.org. 
 










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