Grant-Funded School Emergency Management (GSEM) In-Person Training Request Form
Thank you for your interest in GSEM.  We are pleased to once again offer in-person classes!

The GSEM team is available to deliver in-person seminars anywhere in Maryland to groups of all sizes, though we recommend 10 or more attendees for the best experience.

We only need space and seating appropriate for your group size.  A conference room or classroom space is preferred as auditoriums may not be conducive to breakout group activities.

Access to a projector, whiteboard, and public address system are preferred.  However, we can provide our own multimedia equipment if it is not available at your chosen venue.

All times listed include breaks.  Course can be broken up over multiple days.

CORE COURSE (8 hours)
Eligible for 0.5 Maryland State Department of Education Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Credits

1 – Intro to NIMS and ICS
This module will familiarize school staff with the foundations of emergency management, including the National Incident Management System and the Incident Command System. Designed with school audiences in mind, this class adapts concepts originally intended for first responders and emergency managers for relevance within the school setting.

2 – Intro to Emergency Planning
This module is intended to help school and school system stakeholders begin drafting a high-quality emergency operations plan or to improve their own plan.  Concepts covered will include components of a plan, assembling a planning team, and basic risk assessment.

3 – Building Emergency Operations Plans
This module expands on the basics of planning by exploring the individual components of a high-quality EOP in depth.  Topics covered include: Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA), building functional annexes, building hazard-specific annexes.

4 – Intro to Training and Exercises
This module establishes the importance of building a school emergency training and exercise program and identifies best practices to do so.  Concepts explored will include training modalities,  exercise design, after action meetings, and the improvement planning to encompass exercise program management.

5 – Capstone Exercise
Put your knowledge to the test with an engaging and dynamic emergency management scenario.


EA – Emergency Planning for Extracurricular Activities (3 hours)
This course will address the difficulties of planning for situations which take place off school grounds and/or after typical operating hours.

EC – Emergency Communication (2.5 hours)
Learn the basics of efficient internal and external emergency communications.  Topics covered will include drafting an effective communications annex, mass communications, social media, and Public Information Officer (PIO) best practices.

RR – Reunification and Recovery Planning (3 hours)
This course is designed to help participants design effective short- and long-term recovery plans including reunification and Continuity of Operations (COOP).

SN – Emergency Planning for Special Needs Populations (3 hours)
Developed in partnership with the Especially Safe Taskforce.  Participants will receive information and tools to help them ensure that plans and training programs address the needs of special needs populations.
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First Name *
Last Name *
Email *
Please select your primary position. *
With which school system or agency are you primarily affiliated? *
What is the name of the school, institution, or agency which will be hosting the training? *
Please select one or more of the following training courses.  See above for course descriptions. *
Please indicate which date(s) you would like to host the GSEM team. *
How many people do you expect to attend the training? *
Do you have a venue available to host the training? *
If you have venue in mind, please indicate whether it includes access to the following multimedia presentation equipment:
If you have a venue in mind, please indicate whether it includes the following features:
I am a representative of the system, school, institution, or agency named above and I am authorized to arrange training on its behalf. *
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