The School of Journalism and Communication is offering its first professional masters workshop at the Turnbull Center in Portland, Ore. this fall. Taught by Tom Hagley, one of the professionals I respect most, the Crisis Communications workshop will be invaluable to professionals.
I have been working with Tom on creating the lecture materials and editing the workbook for the course. I would highly recommend this workshop to anyone in the communications field who wants to understand how to create a crisis preparedness strategy.
From the brochure:
“In difficult situations, truth establishes trust. This workshop uses role-playing and roundtable discussions to take workshop participants vicariously into dangerous situations dirived from the instrutor’s own consulting experiences. The workshop teaches students how to apply rules of advanced engagement, a technique that has yet to be fully discovered by the profession, to enable their organization to work with all of its stakeholders in managing the turning point of a crisis.”
One of the highlights of the workshop will be the participation of the Southeastern Area Interagency Incident Management Team that took command of the Black Crater Fire, a first-priority national emergency resulting in the evacuation of nearly 500 people near Sisters, Oregon.