ONLINE COURSE: May Day Emergency Preparedness
Write (or Re-Write) Your Disaster Plan
May 1st, 8th, and 15th, 10 am – 12 pm
Nicole Grabow, MACC Director of Preventive Conservation
This focused and interactive webinar series, offered in three 2-hour sessions in May, is designed for small- to mid-sized collecting institutions. The course will cover the fundamentals of Emergency Preparedness, explain the essential components of a Disaster Plan, and walk participants through the steps to develop a plan for their own organizations. Provisions for both major and minor emergencies will be discussed, as will extended closure, current COVID-19 responses, and how to address a disaster within a larger emergency. Participants will work with a disaster plan template and will customize it for their own needs and risk factors. Each participant will be required to complete an institutional risk assessment questionnaire (time estimate 2-4 hours) and work on their own institution’s plan (time estimate 4-6 hours) between the sessions. They will conclude with a draft of their new Disaster Plan to share with their institution and board.
This training program is made possible thanks to the generous support of the National Endowment of the Humanities. Pre-registration is required and the workshop is limited to 16 participants. Participants must commit to all three sessions. Technical requirements: ability to use Zoom and to share documents via Google. Individual plans will be shared with the instructor for feedback purposes, but not between participants unless permission is explicitly given.