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Course Description

AWR-182 - Creating Vigilant, Prepared, and Resilient Communities for Homeland Security

This course is designed to train and equip participants with the strategies and skills necessary to create vigilant, prepared, and resilient communities for homeland security.

During this course, participants will have the opportunity to demonstrate and use these strategies and skills through a blended, adult-learning approach that includes classroom discussion, problem-based learning (PBL), hands on activities, and practical demonstrations. Course topics include: Problem Based Learning; Group Development; Effective Team Building; Critical Thinking; Emotional Intelligence; Leadership Skills; Community Policing; Homeland Security Resources at the Federal, state, and local level; Terrosim and the Impact of Fear; All-Hazards Approach to Homeland Security; Special Needs Populations; Community Responsibility; Ethics; Action Plan Development; and Team Presentation Development, Presentation, and Evaluation.

Course Objectives:
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of Problem-Based Learning (PBL) and how it can be used as an effective problem-solving tool
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of group dynamics and team building, the basic components and value of critical thinking, the development of leadership skills, and how these skills can be applied in addressing their assigned homeland security problem
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between community policing and homeland security
  • Understand definitions, components, and goals of homeland security, the correlation between fear and terrorism, and the need to adopt an all-hazards approach to homeland security
  • Understand community responsibility in addressing homeland security, by defining the attributes and measurements of community vigilance, preparedness, and resiliency
  • Demonstrate the knowledge necessary to identify the more important issues surrounding and incorporated into the debate between civil liberties and security within the context of homeland security and to apply conflict resolution skills

How this course is offered:

Delivered onsite at the location designated by the requesting jurisdiction.  To learn more or schedule a delivery, contact Brian Kauffman at 503-751-4008,

Prerequisites & Other Information:
All course participants will be public safety personnel, governmental and non-governmental organizations, school and post-secondary education officials, medical professionals, community members, and tribal members, who are assigned to, or actively involved in (or interested in becoming involved) their respective communities

No tuition is charged.

Course Specifics

Hours: 16.00
Provider: Western Oregon University
Disciplines: Health Care
Law Enforcement
Public Health
Public Safety Communications
Public Works
Emergency Management
Emergency Medical Service
Fire Service
Government Administration

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