Friday, June 10, 2011

As I await the bus shuttle to BMI, the reflection on a great week at the National Emergency Training Center is a combination of great food, fantastic presentations and plenty of time to relax and see the sights. Actually had a chance to get back into a regular workout routine – having taken off way too long over the winter. It feels good to just take the time to spend with your practioners in crime….emergency management. This year’s Higher Ed Conference in Emergency Management was very well done. I was very impressed with the organization of the conference from the start. The choice of topics presented and the selection of presenters made the entire week a productive and reactive session. The observation on how many networks, partnerships, and new friendships formed in three short days was exhilarating. I would encourage anyone who is part of the educational process, or has involvement in designing, developing, or delivering curriculum or any kind – relative to emergency management – should plan to attend next year. In the meantime, the effort of pushing the importance to provide and deliver quality information and education continues. The link at the end of this post is your door to finding what you may need if you are new or haven’t been able to locate people and resources involved in EM Higher Ed.

People from all over the globe where here – China, New Zealand, Haiti and Canada (just to mention a partial list). Diversity abounds with this group. We worked together on variety of issues and discussed many solutions. I had time to snap some pictures and share some of them in this post. It is my prayer that every one of those in attendance has safe journeys back home.

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