US Region 2 Workshop


June 10-11, 2024

IAEM-USA Region 2 Workshop –
Project Management for Emergency Managers

Rowan University

Glassboro, New Jersey

Online registration is live!

This course explains and demonstrates how project management can be applied in the context of emergency management. Emergency management has become increasingly more complex and interconnected and has been called on to address a wider variety of hazards, threats, and community vulnerabilities. Much of the work that falls into the scope of emergency managers, prevention, preparedness, and mitigation is “blue sky planning” and can be contained and effectively managed within projects; they may be longer-term plans and mitigation measures or short-term emergency responses to a disaster. This course provides a foundational project management methodology relevant to the emergency management practice.

Key Learning Objectives

By the end of this course participants will be able to:

  • Explain the reason why project management (PM) methods are appropriate for emergency management (EM) and provide a framework to understand how PM applies to EM.
  • Demonstrate the use of basic project management methods and tools, such as scope, schedule, budget, etc., working with examples appropriate for the emergency management field.
  • Explain the process of monitoring and controlling projects.
  • Identify the next steps to implement and build on what they have learned.

About the Course Instructor

Andrew Boyarsky is President of Pinnacle Performance Management, a consulting company focused on emergency management and business continuity, and is an associate professor at NYU, John Jay College, and Yeshiva University. During his 30 years of experience in project and emergency management he has developed programs and training curricula for numerous clients, including FEMA, NYC Office of Emergency Management, and the LA Emergency Management Dept. He has developed and implemented large-scale medical and mass care response projects, notably in former Yugoslavia and the Caucasus, managed emergency sheltering during Hurricanes Irene and Sandy, and led planning efforts during the pandemic. He holds a B.A. from Johns Hopkins and a MSM from the Hult International Business School. Prof. Boyarsky hosts the podcast Riding the Wave: Project Management for Emergency Managers and volunteers with the Community Emergency Response Team in South Orange, New Jersey, where he resides with his family.

How to Register

Register online before May 31, 2024. There may be limited availability for onsite registration.

IAEM Student/Emerging Professional Rate  $45
IAEM Individual Member Rate $65
Non-member Registration Fee $85

Written cancellations sent to Sharon@iaem.com and received by May 31, 2024, will receive a refund. No cancellation refunds as of June 1, 2024.

Travel Logistics

The event will take place in Rms 246 & 247, South Jersey Technology Park, at Rowan University (201 Mullica Hill Road, Glassboro, New Jersey 08028).

Parking is free on site. Locations may be found here.

The Courtyard Glassboro Rowan University is nearby. It is rated 3.0 stars, and a government rate is available. The address is 325 Rowan Boulevard, Glassboro, NJ 08028.