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Sign up now for employee training sessions

Sign up now for employee training sessions
Published: August 15, 2019 Author: Staff reports


Ohio University employees can register now for any of these trainings on the Athens Campus:

Brown Bag Lunch Sessions

Climatic Change, and What it Means for the Emergency Management Field 

Sept. 9, Noon - 1 p.m. Baker University Center 235

Athens County EMA Director Don Gossel will present on the topic of global warming, climate change, or cyclic nature – does it really matter? What does matter is the impact it has presented globally. Whether it’s severe heat, flooding, drought, blizzard, tornadoes, hurricanes or a multitude of inclement weather combinations, the Earth has undoubtedly seen climatic change that has brought forth “new normals” of evolutionary proportion. Even Ohio, a state typically immune to most severe weather has seen significant change in the past decade including warmer winters, wet springs, hot summers and more. We will explore local change and what it has meant to the Emergency Management Field when it comes to planning for disasters.


Single point of failure mitigation through staff contingency planning 

Oct. 1, Noon - 1 p.m. Baker University Center 235 

This workshop will guide participants through identifying single points of human resource related failure and simple, effective ways to mitigate this risk. The session will focus on using a worksheet to help identify these risks, identify actionable plans and how to ensure sustainability of those plans. Participants will also be able to incorporate plans into ongoing performance goals for staff. Presented by Director of Human Resources Nick Wortman. 


Scalia Lab - Winter weather preparedness, safety, and ways to get more involved in the weather community! 

Nov. 5, Noon - 1 p.m. Baker University Center 233 

Come learn about the role of Scalia Lab, a student-run forecasting lab right here on Ohio Universities campus. The goal is to not only inform you about who we are, but to also provide supplemental information related to emergency management and weather safety. The presentation will focus on preparing you for the upcoming winter season and to provide more educational outreach on weather topics that are exciting and important to know for the season ahead. Assistant Director of Scalia Lab Logan Clark will present this session.


Active Threat Training (Formerly known as ALiCE)

Sept. 16, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Baker University Center 239  
Oct. 21, 10:30 a.m. – Noon, Baker University Center 230

This training is designed to encourage and promote discussion about active shooter situations and will help participants learn how to be more prepared should an active shooter incident occur. Test your readiness, learn about options and gain confidence in your abilities to react by attending one of the following sessions. 

Please email wyatt@ohio.edu to register for any of the sessions. Space is limited.