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UofM Tourism Center - Emergency and Crisis Management Online Course

Tuesday, October 03, 2017 12:43 PM | Junia Joseph-Benham (Administrator)


Learn about weather at events, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS’s or drones) and dealing with protesters for festivals and events with a one-week online course!

The University of Minnesota Tourism Center is offering an online course on emergency and crisis management for festivals and events. The interactive, engaging online course lasts for one week. This course will help participants learn how to plan for weather emergencies and the ever changing landscape of protesters and drones at events.

The course will be taught by Angela Mens-Eastman, an expert on festival and event risk management and emergency response. Angela is a certified Emergency Manager and is currently employed as an Emergency Preparedness Coordinator for Washington County, MN. She is also serving as a consultant for the Emergency Management Program at the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC). She is the co-owner of Events by Eastman, an event planning and production company. In her 30 years of experience she has planned over 2,500 events of all sizes.

For more information, please visit the course webpage or contact the Tourism Center at kaden001@umn.edu


Emergency and crisis management for festivals and events: Weather, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (drones) and protesters

In this session, students will learn about the impact that weather can have on an event and how best to prepare for it. Real world examples will be used to demonstrate the best methods of planning for a safe event. The class will touch on the most recent challenges to events and the ever changing landscape of UAS’s and the impact that protesters can have on your event.

The Timely Topic will be offered Nov 6 – 10, 2017 (fall 2017) as well as April 2 – 6, 2018 (spring 2018). $99 if you register by October 16 for the fall 2017 offering or March 12 for the spring 2018 offering. $149 thereafter. For registration and more information about the Timely Topic or Festival and Event Management, please visit the course webpage or contact the Tourism Center at kaden001@umn.edu.


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