From time to time, we present a seminar on “Extreme Crisis Communications” for government officials, firefighters, law enforcement, health officials and other first responders.
This two-hour seminar offers public officials, peace officers and safety personnel practical instruction about how to communicate with the public during an intense public-safety crisis (e.g. extreme situations involving threats to life and limb), providing the tools they need to navigate the harsh realities of speaking to the public, media, partners and stakeholders during an emergency
During extreme situations, leaders must anticipate the mental stresses the public will experience and apply appropriate communication strategies to manage communications. Participants will gain the following understanding from this seminar: the psychology of communicating in a crisis; their role as a spokesperson; working with the media during a crisis; handling press conferences and town hall meetings.
This seminar has been approved in the past for Continuing Professional Training (CPT) hours by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission, Office of the Ohio Attorney General.
As a result of attending this class, participants will: