EMPD Course

About the Emergency Management Program Development Course

This course is delivered in a four-part series over a calendar year, the Emergency Management Program Development course provides a comprehensive overview of the statutory requirements and professional duties of today’s emergency manager. The course will benefit new and experienced emergency managers alike. Developed and delivered by practitioners in four separate 6-hour sessions, the course is an opportunity for peer-to-peer learning through lectures as well as task-oriented coaching. Technical and soft skill development in the areas of administration, planning, resource management, training, and exercises are included. Sessions can be taken individually and in any sequence, however, all four sessions are required for a full course certificate of completion.

Upcoming Sessions

Session 1 : Thursday, February 3, 2022

  • Module 0 – Introduction (30 min)
  • Module 1 – State Governance (60 min)
  • Module 7 – Communications (90 min)

Session 2 : Thursday, March 31, 2022

  • Module 0 – Introduction (30 min)
  • Module 1 – Federal Governance (60 min)
  • Module 3 – Resource Management (60 min)
  • Module 5 & 8 – Direction, Control and Coord & Operations and Procedures (60 min)
  • Module 6 – Damage Assessment (60 min)
  • Professional Development Topic (45 min)

Session 3 : Thursday, August 4, 2022

  • Module 0 – Introduction (30 min)
  • Module 1 – Local Governance (60 min)
  • Module 2 – Hazard Analysis (90 min)
  • Module 4 – Planning (105 min)
  • Professional Development Topic (30 min)

Session 4 : Thursday, November 17, 2022

  • Module 0 – Introduction (30 min)
  • Module 1 – Commission Governance (60 min)
  • Module 9 – Training (45 min)
  • Module 10 – Exercises (60 min)
  • Module 12 – Homeland Security (30 min)
  • Module 13 – Budgeting (60 min)
  • Professional Development Topic (30 min)
All sessions will be held at the Polk County EOC in Des Moines. Sessions will start at 9:00 a.m. and run until approximately 4:00 p.m. Lunch will be at the Polk County EOC. Please either bring a lunch or be prepared to do individual online orders from Jimmy John’s using a credit card.