Swine Flu School Planning Workshop on November 19-20, 2009 in Chicago, IL

We are pleased to inform you of the opportunity to attend the Swine Flu School Planning Workshop on November 19-20, 2009 at Marriott Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile in Chicago, IL.

Online PR News – 16-October-2009 – – Join more than 500 high school and university administrators, teachers, police chiefs, first responders, safety professionals, and community leaders who have already reserved a seat at this unprecedented two-day national event.

The two days of the hands-on workshop will begin with a national perspective, presented by nationally-renowned speakers. These addresses will be followed by presentations of experts on school planning covering key community perspectives: students, teachers, parents, health organizations, local business, faith-based groups, the media, and other community resources and stakeholders.

The range of topics reflects a process of total community engagement. Program titles include:
o Emergency Planning: Addressing All Four Phases of Emergency Management Planning
o Pandemic Planning: A Component in Existing Emergency Management Plans
o School Closure: Effects to Your Organization and Community
o Expand Prevention: Action Steps to Prevent the Spread of H1N1 Flu
o Response: Building a School-Based Crisis Team
o School-Based: Identifying Audiences and Key Messages
o Real Cases: Characteristics of a Pandemic Influenza.
o Recovery: Working with Stakeholders
o Continuity of Learning: Keeping the Learning Process Alive

An outline of presentation highlights is available to you at sign-up to help you prepare for the in-depth Q&A sessions and group discussions.

The 1st Swine Flu School Planning Workshop will also include an important hands-on feature -- real-world simulations of community response to an H1N1 outbreak. The tabletop exercises, skillfully moderated by risk communicators, will encourage extended audience participation and explore effective methods of communication, coordination and collaboration at the local level.

Register today for the First Swine Flu School Planning Workshop by calling 202-536-5000 or downloading our registration packet at: www.new-fields.com/sfspw/brochure.pdf