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California Train the Trainer Program

County-Wide Course on Emergency Preparedness

Train the Trainer Program 

Overview

NEDCC will provide preservation training in California during 2020 as part of a special program sponsored by the California State Library. This program is supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian. 

One component of this training is a four-month course on Emergency Preparedness for cultural and historic resource organizations that will be presented online for four California counties: San Mateo, Sonoma, San Bernardino, and Ventura.

Train the Trainer Program

NEDCC can accept up to six trainees in a train the trainer program that accompanies the county-wide emergency preparedness courses. We seek trainees representative of the demographic, geographic, and institutional diversity in California and who have experience with both teaching/instruction and emergency preparedness. Trainees will be assigned to one of two groups, the "northern trainees" or the "southern trainees." Each trainee will be paid for time and also for travel, if in-person meetings become feasible (see “Remuneration” below). 

Applicants

Applications are closed.

Expectations

Each trainee will receive information and guidance about training strategies and planning with an eye to leading or co-leading emergency preparedness trainings in the future. Trainees will complete advance reading assignments, serve as the instructor's assistant for all components of their region's courses, and participate in four one-hour conference calls or video meetings with instructors and the trainee cohort. 

The course components and cohort meetings will be held online using Adobe Connect or Zoom. To participate as a trainee, you will need:

  • A stable, high-speed internet connection. Ethernet or "hard wired" is recommended over WiFi or wireless.
  • A computer. A laptop or desktop computer is recommended over a smart phone or tablet.
  • A headset or earbuds that includes a microphone is recommended over using your computer's built-in speakers and microphone.
  • A webcam or built-in computer camera.

Content

A summary of the meeting and workshop content follows:

  • Orientation Meeting with County Stakeholders. Attendees will be oriented to the course and will become acquainted with methods for enhancing communication between county stakeholders, including CHRs, county government departments and personnel, and offices involved with emergency management and public safety. Relationship-building and collaboration between stakeholders will be emphasized.

  • Three live webinars on foundational emergency preparedness topics, including risk assessment and mitigation, creating a basic disaster plan, emergency preparedness and response, agents of deterioration, and collection salvage techniques. All stakeholders will attend the webinars or view recordings and then complete a basic disaster plan, which will be reviewed by the instructor.

  • Hands-on Collections Salvage. Participants will learn how to prioritize damaged collections as well as receive hands-on training in salvage techniques for wet, smoky, and soot-damaged materials.

  • Disaster Plan Stress Test. Stakeholders will complete a table-top exercise (TTX) to stress test their disaster response plans in an instructor-facilitated scenario and identify areas for further improvement. Stakeholders will have the opportunity to discuss mutual-aid opportunities and the development of collaborative disaster assistance teams. 

Remuneration

Each trainee will be remunerated a total of $1,950 for serving approximately 65 hours as an instructor's assistant at the training events for their region and for attending trainee cohort meetings. Funding is available to reimburse documented travel expenses, should in-person workshops be feasible later in the project. Trainees who are eligible Certified Archivists earn 20 Archival Recertification Credits (ARCs) through the Academy of Certified Archivists.

Schedule

 


August 
2020

 


Trainees complete advance reading assignments provided by NEDCC and participate in the first of four one-hour conference calls or video meetings with the instructors and trainee cohort.

Trainees serve as instructor assistants for two Orientation Meetings in their region. Trainees are logged in for an additional 30-minutes before and after to assist instructor. Trainees review participant evaluation forms.


September 2020
 


Trainees attend three two-hour webinars on foundational emergency preparedness topics. Trainees are logged in for an additional 30-minutes before and after to assist instructor. Trainees review participant evaluation forms.

Second of four conference calls with trainee cohort.


October 2020

 


Trainees spend up to 10 hours preparing supplies for Collections Salvage webinars. Trainees serve as instructor assistants for two Collections Salvage webinars in their region. Trainees are logged in for an additional 30-minutes before and after to assist instructor. Trainees review participant evaluation forms.


November or 
December 2020
 


Trainees spend 2 hours preparing for Disaster Plan Stress Test webinars. Trainees serve as instructor assistants for two Disaster Plan Stress Test webinars in their region. Trainees are logged in for an additional 30-minutes before and after to assist instructor. Trainees review participant evaluation forms.

Third of four conference calls with trainee cohort.


December 2020

 

 
Deadline for trainees to submit travel receipts, if any, for reimbursement. Trainees contribute to NEDCC's summary report as requested. Fourth of four conference calls with trainee cohort.

 

This program is supported in whole or in part by the 
U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the 
Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.


 
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