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Emergency Preparedness for Heritage Collections
In this course, you will learn how to develop an effective emergency management strategy for your collections in practice.  The course will provide you with the necessary tools to assess risks to your collections, create an operational emergency response plan, and design a comprehensive training program for your team.
In this course 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 for Heritage Collections
The Americas and Europe 

Date: Monday 29th April 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 for Heritage Collections

Date: Thursday 2nd May 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
Emergency Management for Heritage Collections Scholarship
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 self-care, well-being, and resilience in emergencies and disasters.
The successful candidates will: 
​Please note that the scholarship is fully funded. 
The application deadline: APPLICATIONS CLOSED
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Emergency Managmet Sholarship
Exploring the Psychology of Emergency Preparedness, 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 examine how larger emergencies can affect us psychologically and how this might hinder or facilitate an effective emergency response and salvage of collections.

We will explore the concept of uncertainty as a cognitive state that triggers different emotional experiences due to the lack of information, knowledge, or predictability in a crisis.

We will ask questions such as how cognitive, emotional, and behavioral stress can hinder emergency responses. We will examine some evidence-based strategies, such as resilience building exercises and cognitive restructuring, offering practical tools to equip emergency response teams in managing stress and uncertainty effectively during crisis.

By addressing stress and promoting positive interventions, we can enhance individuals' ability to navigate uncertainty, and prepare them to respond to crisis more effectively.   
Exploring the Psychology of Emergency Preparedness
The Americas, Canada, Europe and the UK
Date: Wednesday 10th April 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

Date: Thursday 11th April 2024
 Time:  13:00 - 14:00 (Auckland, New Zealand)
   11:00 - 12:00 (Sydney)


Venue: Online

Places available: 90

Cost: Free

Free webinar
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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