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EM 137 Exercise Program Manager/Management Course
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
RELATIONSHIP OF THIS COURSE TO OTHER CEC COURSES
The Exercise Program
Manager/Management course is designed to support the training of exercise
program managers and personnel with the responsibility of exercise program
management in federal, state, and local government and private sector
organizations. The primary goal of the course is to improve the capability
of organizations to design, develop, conduct, and evaluate exercises and
to implement corrective actions. Optimally, the course will be offered
as a capstone course of the CEC curriculum. Course participants need the
knowledge and skills in the areas of design, development, conduct, and
evaluation. Although all the CEC courses are important in developing knowledge
and skills in the areas, one of particular importance is the Exercise
Design and Development course, which provides training to exercise design
and development team. This course provides an overview of the entire exercise
design and development process.
BACKGROUND AND RATIONALE
Between 1989 and
1994 several major natural disasters costing billions of dollars occurred.
Hurricane Hugo and the Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989 both caused damage
so extensive that resources in several states and localities were overwhelmed
and federal disaster response was required. In 1992, hurricanes Andrew
and Iniki struck. In the aftermath of these storms, questions were raised
regarding the timeliness and effectiveness of the response. Several studies
were conducted to examine the capabilities of the Federal, state, and
local governments to respond quickly and effectively to major natural
disasters. While specific conclusions and recommendations varied, a common
thread running through the studies was the need to continuously and cooperatively
improve the emergency response and recovery capabilities of federal, state,
and local governments.Exercises are an excellent mechanism to achieve
the goal of improving the response and recovery ability of Federal, State,
and local government and the private sector. Exercises will identify areas
that are proficient and areas that need improvement. These findings can
then be used to revise the emergency operation plan and provide the basis
for training to improve proficiency in executing emergency management
"Lessons Learned" data base are part of the
a. multi-year schedule.
There are two other types of events that many consider to be forms of exercises are really training activities, they are
a. Functional and
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