This comprehensive web presentation series is designed to provide public safety practitioners with knowledge in the emergency communications field to assist them in making informed decisions. This presentation series introduces public safety practitioners to six current and relevant subjects impacting public safety communications projects and system issues.
Each subject in the series is less than 30 minutes in length and is designed under the assumption that listeners may represent mid-level managers or individuals coordinating public safety communications projects and interoperable communications at the local/regional/or state level. Listeners may also represent someone that is responsible for planning and operating interoperable public safety systems within their agency. Examples include project managers, elected officials, board members, emergency management, or personnel within planning sections of their agency of department. The series material was developed to provide an overview of each subject with the opportunity to seek additional training in subjects of particular interest.
Through this course, students will learn about the top ten public safety project management success factors, view and discuss relevant audio-visual materials, and work with four critical project tools. Students will also participate in breakout and self-assessment activities.
The course is scheduled to be four (4) hours in length and was designed under the assumption that students have a minimum of 5–10 years of experience in public safety and have some accountability for public safety projects within their organization. The course material was not developed to substantively delve into the basics of project management or provide step-by-step instructions for deploying the critical factors; rather, this is a course focusing on the duties and responsibilities of a senior-level public safety professional as they relate to executive sponsorship and improving project success.