Washington State Emergency Management Division


MGT-324 Campus Emergencies Prevention, Response & Recovery

Wednesday, October 25, 2023 to Thursday, October 26, 2023 (In Person)
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Course Description

Primary Core Capability: Community Resilience


This two-day course provides campus leaders; faculty governance; student governance; campus law enforcement and security departments; campus health, medical, and mental health services; campus public affairs; jurisdictional law enforcement and public safety agencies; and jurisdictional public information officers with an understanding and ability to navigate difficult aspects of dealing with campus emergencies—wither human-caused or natural events including acts of violence. The course consists of small, problem-based, integrated group activities that require a coordinated, integrated approach to solve.

Through tabletop scenarios, course participants will observe a developing incident and respond in a manner consistent with currently established campus and jurisdictional emergency operations procedures.

Course Objectives
  • Recognize and describe the importance of integrated emergency responses during campus incidents and determine the appropriate courses of action should an incident occur within the campus community.
  • Identify processes of recognizing threats and hazards, threat assessment teams and behavioral intervention teams, and information sharing associated with current safety and security challenges in campus communities.
  • Recognize various elements required to produce an emergency operations plan for their campus.
  • Appreciate the increased preparedness, response, and recovery capabilities the National Incident Management System and Incident Command System provide during a campus emergency.
  • Recognize the critical role of internal and external communications during a crisis.
  • Recognize and respond to an active campus threat or hazard.
  • Identify practical techniques to address recovery issues on their campuses.





Participants should be familiar with their respective roles and responsibilities with regard to emergency preparedness planning, campus emergencies response, and related post-incident activities and consequences.



Target Audience
  • executive campus leaders
  • faculty governance
  • student governance
  • campus public safety departments
  • facilities departments
  • emergency management
  • student life and affairs
  • campus health, medical, and mental health services
  • campus public affairs
  • local law enforcement and public safety agencies
  • jurisdictional public information officers at institutions of higher education including community colleges, colleges, and universities.

Continuing Education
Contact: Hours - 16


King County RCECC

3511 NE 2nd
Renton, WA 98056

Course Manager

Course Managers:


Eric O'brien

(206) 205-4072


Mikko McFeely

(206) 205-4032


Apply for this MGT-324 course HERE