Committee Vice Chairs:
Higher Ed: Justin Freiler, CEM
Local: pending selection
Justin Kates, CEM, IAEM-USA Region 1 President
Kate McClimans, firstname.lastname@example.org
IAEM-USA members interested in participating in this committee should email the committee staff liaison and tell them how you can contribute to or learn from this committee's important work.
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Committee meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 1:30-3:00 p.m. ET.
The IAEM-USA Training & Education Committee is charged by the IAEM-USA Board of Directors to analyze the training and educational needs of our profession; participate in the development and improvement of training and education programs to advance emergency management professional standards; work in collaboration with learning institutions, community partners and subject matter experts to develop opportunities for advanced learning and leadership training; and serve as a clearinghouse for information on educational technologies, programs and resources at the local, state and federal levels of emergency management.
Develop a baseline set of recommendations on standards for Emergency Management Bachelor’s Degree Programs for the IAEM-USA Board of Directors.
Successful Workforce Development Practices Work Group will enhance the IAEM Internship Guide for Employers to reflect both in-person and virtual internships. The enhanced Guidelines will include ideas to foster and encourage internships, which give students real-world experience in addition to developing or refining their writing, public speaking and critical thinking skills and help practitioners ensure their organization’s needs are met.
Creating Synergy between Training and Education seeks to define the role of training and education, identify current opportunities, and remove challenges impacting their combined interaction thereby creating an enhanced effect on future training and education as it relates to emergency management.
Leadership Symposium strives to deliver elevated emergency management content utilizing high-level interactive discussions led by experienced educators to our membership. The symposium is co-sponsored by the Training & Education Committee and the Conference Committee and conducted annually as part of the IAEM Annual Conference & EMEX.
The Poster Showcase Working Group helps support the IAEM Poster Showcase. The Poster Showcase is an opportunity for all members to showcase their knowledge or findings gained through research or experience. Participants may enter in one of two divisions, Competitive or Non-Competitive. Competitive entrants may select to enter in one of three categories – Student (Undergraduate or Graduate), Academic, or Practitioner. All participants in the Competitive Division will present their poster to a group of evaluators who will determine if the participants satisfied the requirements of a gold, silver or bronze standard. Participants who are chosen to display their posters will receive certificates of participation that document credit towards the IAEM Certification Program under Professional Contributions.
Theory to Practice is focused on developing a process to translate academic theory into practical information via shorter articles or executive summaries for review and application by practitioners. The goal is to bridge the gap between academia and practitioners by realizing academic research into day-to-day emergency management operations.
Higher Education Consortium works with EMI to strengthen collaboration amongst educators and serves as a liaison to the EMI Higher Education Symposium Committee.
Monthly Training Highlights are brief articles on new or upcoming training and education programs or classes for all segments of emergency management. Look for informative articles in the IAEM Training & Education Corner in the IAEM Bulletin.
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