TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT: Social Media for Disaster Response and Recovery

 

September 16, 2015

 

SOCIAL MEDIA FOR DISASTER RESPONSE AND RECOVERY
January 12, 2016
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Northern Maine Community College
33 Edgemont Drive
Presque Isle, Maine

This course focuses on the use of social media in disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. Participants are provided with the knowledge and skills to integrate social media into their current communication plans. The course defines social media and its uses and identifies the tools, methods, and models to properly make use of social media.

Social media, when used effectively, can help people communicate and collaborate about events as they unfold. Social media can provide rapid and real-time information about events that helps to provide greater situational awareness leading to better decision making.

This course provides the information and hands-on experience necessary to help participants begin developing social media disaster plans and strategies.

WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE

This course is targeted for a broad cross section of individuals and professionals interested and involved in emergency management, planners, as well as communication and public information personnel.

MODULES

  • Introduction to Social Media
  • Understanding the Use of Social Media
  • Implementing Different Social Media Platforms
  • Using Social Media to Identify Trends, Monitor, and Conduct Simple Data Mining of Information
  • Incorporating Advanced Social Media Monitoring and Data Mining Techniques
COURSE REQUIREMENTS:
  • Participants must bring a wi-fi enabled device. Laptop is preferred
  • Participants must create a Twitter and a Facebook account prior to attending the course.
  • Participants must be able to post test messages on these accounts.
REGISTER AT: https://ndptc.hawaii.edu/training

FOR REGISTRATION ASSISTANCE CONTACT:
Leah Buck
lbuck@nmcc.edu
207-768-2768

 

Login and Registration Instructions

Contact:

Leah Buck
768-2768
lbuck@nmcc.edu