How To Create A Captivating All Hazards Exercise

This course provides a set of guiding principles for exercise programs, as well as a common approach to exercise program management, design and development, evaluation, and improvement planning. It is based on principals set forth in the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP).

Course Participants will learn how to develop, execute, and evaluate exercises that address site specific goals.

A well designed and executed exercise allows you to: identify planning and procedural deficiencies, test recently changed procedures or plans, clarify roles and responsibilities, assess if existing resources are adequate, validate training, and improve coordination between your University and outside organizations.

The course will discuss how to design tabletop exercises, functional exercises, and full-scale exercises. It will provide a standardized methodology for designing, developing, conducting, and evaluating all exercises.


This course will also review the development of the Training and Exercise Planning Workshop, After -Action Reports, and Improvement Plans. Participants will have the opportunity to apply what they have learned during group activities