As a highly skilled professional,
we know you've received excellent training in being able to respond to
just about any emergency or disaster.
But what about working with other agencies?
Have you trained across disciplines
to gain a better understanding of what are the priorities and procedures
of those organizations who will be working side-by-side with you during
and after a major disaster event?
If Katrina taught us anything --
it's that we all must all do a better job of understanding the "bigger
picture" -- understanding how all of the different organizations work
and operate in what will no doubt be a highly-stressed,
politically-charged environment. Successful management of future
disasters -- whether natural or man-made -- will only be achieved if we
all work and train well together.
That's why the University of North Carolina's comprehensive online
disaster management program may be right for you. Developed five
years ago by one of the top departments of Health Policy and
Management in the country, the CPDM certificate program has admitted
over 300 students and has received high praise from professionals in
program covers it all -- from understanding the current issues facing
disaster management to the analytical methods used to evaluate risk, as
well as the roles and responsibilities of federal, state and local
In addition, our classes have
professionals from a variety of backgrounds, thus providing a rich
environment of peer networking and learning. For example, it's not
unusual for us to have a class that includes veterinarians, fire and
medical responders, public health officials, military personnel and
community leaders. We not only encourage discussion among classmates, we
also have you work together on 12-week projects. By project's end, you
understand why and how the agencies around you plan and respond the way
they do. In fact, some of the most important information sharing comes
out of these projects.
If you've been thinking about
expanding your individual knowledge or you want to advance your career
in disaster management, this program is a perfect fit. We run two groups
of students each year -- one beginning in July and another beginning in January. Our next application deadline is November 1, 2008 .
Already made up your mind? -- APPLY ONLINE HERE.
If you still want to learn more
about the program, please feel free to use the navigation buttons on the
left or send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to personally speak with our Program Director (Bill
Gentry), give him a call at (919) 966-4228 or email him at email@example.com.
Whatever you decide -- best of luck
to you in your career and keep up the great work you're doing. Disaster
education programs are up and coming, so when you decide you are ready
to take the next step -- the University of North Carolina will be
waiting to hear from you!