Training Opportunities

🔵🔵FEMA will host a webinar to provide an overview of the Climate Adaptation Planning: Guidance for Emergency Managers on Tuesday, May 21, 2024, at 2 PM  ET.  The session will include facilitated discussions with stakeholders and preview forthcoming supporting materials. The webinar will also provide information on the Emergency Management Institute’s new Climate Adaptation and Hazard Mitigation Certificate ProgramAdvance registration is required and on a first-come, first-served basis. RegisterLearn more.

🔵🔵 SAMHSA and HUD will present the webinar celebrating National Mental Health Awareness Month on Wednesday, May 22, 2024, from 1 – 2:30 PM ET.  Learn more:

Attendees will get slides and a mental health resource list after the event.  Learn more.

🔵🔵 Temple University is presenting several Grant Writing Workshops.  Sponsored by the Northeast Healthcare Coalition, these identical workshops will:

  • Teach skills to help navigate the competitive world of grant writing and increase the chances of getting funded.
  • Help you define the need and organizational capacity, teach SMART goals and objectives, show model plans, timelines, budgets and narratives.

These workshops are from 9 AM to 4:30 PM ET and will be held:

  • Friday, May 24, 2024, Pine Barn Inn, 43 Pine Barn Pl., Danville, PA  17821
  • Thursday, June 6, 2024, Johnson College, 3427 N. Main St., Scranton, PA  18508

Click here to register.

🔵🔵 FEMA Region 3 is presenting the webinar, “Ensuring Equitable Outcomes Through Hazard Mitigation Planning,” on Wednesday, May 29, 2024, at 11 AM ET.  FEMA is committed to aiding vulnerable populations who face systemic barriers. This webinar will share tools and strategies to engage vulnerable communities and develop strategies to make mitigation planning both effective and equitable.  Register.

🔵🔵 FEMA will present the webinar, “You are the Help, Until Help Arrives” on Thursday, May 30, 2024, from 11 AM 0 1:30 PM ET.  Life- threatening emergencies can happen fast, and emergency responders aren’t always nearby. You may be able to save a life by taking simple actions immediately. The Until Help Arrives program teaches basic skills to help keep people alive and safe until professional help arrives. Learn five simple steps that may save a life.  Who should attend? The whole community individuals and families, volunteer and faith-based organizations, local, state, federal government and private sector.  Registration:

🔵🔵 ALAN will present the webinar, “Preparing for the 2024 Hurricane Season,” on Thursday, May 30, 2024, at 3:00 pm ET. Register here

🔵🔵 The networks of the National Council of Nonprofits are hosting a special nationwide webinar, OMB Uniform Guidance: What the Updates Mean for Nonprofits, for free on Thursday, May 30, 2024 at 3:30 – 4:30 PM ET, to make sure charitable nonprofits know about the significant improvements to federal grantmaking rules and what the changes mean for their missions. Officials with the federal Office of Management and Budget will provide an overview of the Uniform Guidance, the new revisions, and the implementation timeline. Additional experts from the National Council of Nonprofits will share real-life examples of improvements for charitable nonprofits.  Register.

🔵🔵The Pennsylvania Office of Homeland Security will be hosting an in-person course on Domestic Terrorism and Violent Extremism, presented by Mr. Rob Finch, Proactive Consulting, Inc. on Wednesday, June 5, 2024, from 8:30 AM to 4 PM ET at the Woodlands Inn and Resort, 1073 Highway 315, Wilkes Barre, PA, 18702.  Mr. Finch will present an introductory overview of numerous domestic terror indicators and criminally subversive subcultures present in communities small and large across the United States. He will also provide a definition of violent extremism and focus on individuals and groups that attempt to advance social, political, or religious beliefs through force or violenceLearn more and register.

🔵🔵 The Northwestern PA Emergency Response Group is hosting AWR-228 – Community Resilience on Thursday, September 19, 2024, from 8 AM – 5 PM ET, at the Pampered Palate Catering and Conference Center, 606 South Street, Saegertown, PA  16433.  This course will teach meaningful actions that can be taken to enhance resilience to natural hazards.  Learn more and register.

🔵🔵 The National Center for Disaster Preparedness has a whole catalogue of free on-demand web-based trainings.  Visit the training portal for a listing of the current trainings.

🔵🔵The Lehigh Emergency Services Training Academy (LESTA) was established to coordinate the delivery of training.  Through partnerships with several public safety training organizations, LESTA seeks to provide high-quality programs.  Out of county students: It is LESTA’s policy not to turn away out of county students.  However, in-county (LEHIGH) students are given first priority. Learn more.