G270.4 Disaster Recovery
- Santa Clara County Emergency Operations Center, San Jose CA
The course will provide participants with the knowledge and skills regarding social media and its uses, as well as the current tools, methods, and models to properly make use of social media for crisis communication. Participants will take part in facilitator-led activities. Through the use of social media tools, participants will learn and master skills to disseminate information and monitor, track, measure, and analyze social media traffic. Participants will be able to use social media as a method to identify warning signs that a crisis is developing. The use of social media for disaster preparedness has two components:
Government/public decision-makers, emergency operations personnel and managers, response personnel, planners and other professionals in both the public and private sectors with disaster preparedness, response, and/or mitigation responsibilities.
1. Participants must bring a Wi-Fi enabled laptop
2. Participants must create a Twitter and a Facebook account prior to attending the class
3. Participants must be able to post test messages on these accounts
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