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Emergency Preparedness: Strategies for Museums, Archives, and Libraries
In this course, you will learn how to prepare for emergencies and how to develop an effective strategy for managing emergency response and recovery for your collections in practice. 
You will learn: 
  • How to assess risks to collections as a first step in emergency planning. You will learn how to identify, analyse, and evaluate risks to collections in practice and how to incorporate the results of the risk assessment into your emergency planning.
  • How to develop a meaningful emergency management strategy and create an emergency plan for collections to effectively prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies and disasters 
  • What kind of training is required for efficient emergency response, beyond practical salvage of collections and emergency drills. 
The course is highly practical and is conducted through a combination of lectures, case studies, and practical exercises, ensuring that participants gain both theoretical knowledge and practical experience.
Who is this course for?
This course is suitable for all those working in museums, libraries, archives, galleries and historic houses. 
Course leader
Andor Vince has an extensive experience in emergency planning for heritage organizations, including at local and regional levels.  One of his key areas of expertise is developing emergency preparedness programs based on risk assessment for collections, developing emergency response strategies, and creating training programs for effective emergency response and recovery.
Andor is running the Emergency Development Program for Heritage Organisations with focus on leadership, communication during times of crisis. The program also includes guidance on maintaining self-care, well-being, resilience, and trauma awareness for individuals and teams working in high-pressure emergency response environments.
Andor is passionate about empowering others with skills, knowledge and tools to effectively respond to emergencies and safeguard both their well-being and heritage collections.
If you would like to organise this course specifically for your organisation, please contact us.
Emergency Preparedness: Strategies for Museums, Archives, and Libraries
The Americas and Europe 

Date: Monday 4th November 2024
Time: 12:00 - 16:00 (New York and Ottawa)
           09:00 - 13:00 (Los Angeles)
           17:00 - 21:00 (London)

Number of participants: 15
Duration: 4 hours
Venue: Online
Cost: USD170, CAD 225, 130 GBP
Emergency Preparedness: Strategies for Museums, Archives, and Libraries

Date: Monday 11th November 2024
Time: 11:00 - 15:00 (Auckland, New Zealand)
           09:00 - 15:00 (Sydney)

Number of participants: 15
4 hours
Venue: Online
Cost: NZD 270, AUD 255
Free webinar
 In this webinar, we venture beyond the tools and techniques in emergency preparedness and explore the world of human behavior in crisis. We will discuss how disasters can affect us psychologically and how this might hinder or facilitate an effective emergency response and salvage of heritage collections.
We will explore:
  • The impact of uncertainty on our emotions, especially when crucial information is scarce during a crisis.
  • How stress can influence our thoughts, emotions, and actions, leading to delays in responding swiftly during emergencies.
  • Effective strategies like resilience-building exercises and cognitive adjustments that can assist emergency teams in managing stress and uncertainty more effectively.
  • Stress management techniques and positive reinforcement that aim to strengthen individuals' coping skills in uncertain situations.
Exploring the Psychology of Emergency Preparedness,
The Americas, Canada, Europe and the UK
Date: Monday 21st October 2024
Time: 12:00 - 13:00 (New York and Ottawa)
           09:00 - 10:00 (Los Angeles)
           16:00 - 17:00 (London)
Venue: Online

Places available: 90
Cost: Free

Exploring the Psychology of Emergency Preparedness

AustralasiaFree Webinar
Date: Thursday 22nd October 2024
 Time:  12:00 - 13:00 (Auckland, New Zealand)
   10:00 - 11:00 (Sydney)


Venue: Online

Places available: 90

Cost: Free

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The Emergency Management in Heritage scholarship has been set up to train collections care professionals to develop an emergency management program for collections.
The scholarship will support your professional development by providing you with: 
  • Tools to assess risks to your collections
  • Skills to create an operational emergency response plan for your collections
  • Knowledge to design a comprehensive training program for your team
  • Practices and skills to maintain resilience and well-being in emergencies and disasters.
Emergency Management Development Programme


We offer practical courses to prepare individuals and teams to operate effectively under high-pressure environments such as during emergency response and recovery. 
Leadership and Communication in Crisis
This course will equip leaders with the skills and knowledge to effectively lead teams, and make critical decisions under high-pressure situations.  You will learn how to create open and transparent communication and foster a sense of trust, collaboration, and resilience within teams. The course covers practical aspects of communication such as active listening, empathy, and compassion, and how to ensure that all team members feel heard and understood. We will also cover topics such as well-being, self-care, and building personal resilience in crisis. 
Self-care, Wellbeing and Resilience
Training in self-care, well-being, and resilience is essential to emergency responders during and after traumatic events. This training focuses on recognising and managing personal stress and trauma, setting boundaries, accessing support systems, and practicing self-care to prevent burnout. It covers topics such as managing emotional and mental well-being, and resilience building.

Trauma Awareness
This course raises awareness about trauma we experience after emergencies and disasters. This course helps responders understand the potential long-term impact of trauma and how to support affected individuals. The course includes practical training in Post-Traumatic Growth (PTG) and information about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). 

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