IAEM announces dates for Region 4 and 5 Training Summit and Expo

The International Association of Emergency Managers said on Tuesday that it will hold its Region 4 and 5 training summit and exposition on May 19-23 in Savannah, Ga.

The training conference, titled "Doing More With Less: Collaboration, Coordination and Communication," will offer workshops on a variety of topics related to emergency management and homeland security, including best practices, social media and medical services. Breakout sessions will be offered on large scale event planning, managing compassion fatigue, active shooter planning and response in a healthcare setting, developing leaders and creative funding. Lessons learned from high profile cases, including the George Zimmerman case, will also be covered in a breakout session.

The keynote training summit will feature a presentation by Ellis Stanley on Meta-Leadership. The Meta-Leadership method was created by the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative, and is designed to give conceptually and practically rigorous tools to help leaders be ready to act and direct during an emergency.

Speakers include Walt Disney Co. Global Crisis Management Director Andrea Davis, National Emergency Management Association President Charley English and Federal Emergency Management Agency Federal Coordinating Officer Libby Turner.

Before the training summit, a course in social media response and recovery will be offered, along with a CEM prep course and exam.