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AMEM Conference Vendor Registrations will be available in June, 2018

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Breezy Point Resort Dining

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Breezy Point Resort Dining

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John Kriesel

If Dr. Norman Vincent Peale was writing his incredibly popular book, “The Power of Positive Thinking,” today he would need to add a separate chapter on John Kriesel. In 2006 Kriesel was nearly blown to shreds by a two-hundred-pound roadside bomb in the parched sands of Iraq, but battelled angels in army uniforms kept him breathing long enough to reach a fi¬eld hospital. He died three times and was shocked back to life. Somehow, he survived through four hospitals, 35 surgeries and months of recovery. He lost both legs and suffered numerous other major injuries, but it was the loss of two close friends that hurt the most. The guy who wasn’t supposed to survive and was told he probably would be in a wheelchair the rest of his life walked out of Walter Reed Army Medical Center after nine months. Working with author Jim Kosmo, Kriesel reveals his motivational story in “STILL STANDING: The Story of SSG John Kriesel,” winner of eight national book awards. Four years after his near-death experience in Iraq Kriesel became a civilian marketing employee with the Minnesota Army National Guard and in 2012 was named Director of Veterans Services for Anoka County. He also is a part time host on KFAN Sports Radio and former member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. He was elected to the House in 2010 after a vigorous campaign where he was told he could not win in his district. He personally visited several thousand homes in all weather conditions and literally wore out the socket in one of his prosthetic legs. He won. After tours of duty in Kosovo and Iraq and a lengthy medical recovery Kriesel’ s family wanted to spend more time with him and he chose not to run for re-election. As a legislator he was anything but a quiet freshman challenging even his own party and frequently speaking his mind. “Kriesel’ s honesty is a breath of fresh air at the Capitol,” declared the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. In addition to serving veterans in the Twin Cities and being a frequent voice on KFAN’s Power Trip Morning Show, he continues to share his upbeat, motivational message with businesses and organizations throughout the United States. “Still Standing: The Story of SSG John Kriesel” is available in print, eBook, and audio through Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and through our publisher at www.ItascaBooks.com.
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Breezy Point Resort Dining

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John Bowen

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Jon Gelletta

As the Regional Direct Services Manager for the American Red Cross Minnesota Region, Jon Gelletta is responsible for providing programmatic support and subject matter expertise in mass care, disaster recovery and individual disaster care. He has deployed on several national disaster relief operations, including as a shelter manager during Hurricane Florence, Assistant Director of Response at the Camp Fire, and most recently as the Assistant Director of Recovery for the Arkansas Floods.
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Mark Steffer

Mark’s accomplishments include working as a Red Cross volunteer since 2010, Mass Care Lead- Minnesota Region of the American Red Cross, Member of the MN Partner Shelter Training Team, Sheltering Supervisor, Health Services Provider, Disaster Services Instructor. Mark has deployed for shelter operations for the floods, hurricanes, and wildfires. Mark is EMT-EMT Field Training Officer U of M
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Mike Hofmann

Mike Hofmann is a Red Cross Volunteer, Minnesota Region Disaster Action Team Lead. I have deployed for Shelter Operations for the wildfires. I am also part of the team doing the Partner Shelter training to Minnesota Counties.
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Julie Ring

Julie Ring has more than 25 years of experience in the public sector, working in state, local and regional government in Minnesota and South Dakota. Julie was appointed Executive Director of the Association of Minnesota Counties in 2013, after serving as Legislative Coordinator and Health & Human Services Policy Analyst for the association. Before joining AMC, Julie served as the director of the Local Public Health Association of Minnesota. Julie also worked for ten years at the Minnesota Department of Health in a variety of positions focused on grant and contract management, legislative policy, and local public health system development. Julie began her career as a grant writer in an economic development district in rural South Dakota. She has a bachelor of arts in economics and political science from the University of Minnesota-Morris. Julie is active in the National Association of Counties and serves as an elected officer of the National Council of County Association Executives.
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John Bowen

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Mike Hofmann

Mike Hofmann is a Red Cross Volunteer, Minnesota Region Disaster Action Team Lead. I have deployed for Shelter Operations for the wildfires. I am also part of the team doing the Partner Shelter training to Minnesota Counties.
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Mark Steffer

Mark’s accomplishments include working as a Red Cross volunteer since 2010, Mass Care Lead- Minnesota Region of the American Red Cross, Member of the MN Partner Shelter Training Team, Sheltering Supervisor, Health Services Provider, Disaster Services Instructor. Mark has deployed for shelter operations for the floods, hurricanes, and wildfires. Mark is EMT-EMT Field Training Officer U of M
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Jon Gelletta

As the Regional Direct Services Manager for the American Red Cross Minnesota Region, Jon Gelletta is responsible for providing programmatic support and subject matter expertise in mass care, disaster recovery and individual disaster care. He has deployed on several national disaster relief operations, including as a shelter manager during Hurricane Florence, Assistant Director of Response at the Camp Fire, and most recently as the Assistant Director of Recovery for the Arkansas Floods.
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Julie Ring

Julie Ring has more than 25 years of experience in the public sector, working in state, local and regional government in Minnesota and South Dakota. Julie was appointed Executive Director of the Association of Minnesota Counties in 2013, after serving as Legislative Coordinator and Health & Human Services Policy Analyst for the association. Before joining AMC, Julie served as the director of the Local Public Health Association of Minnesota. Julie also worked for ten years at the Minnesota Department of Health in a variety of positions focused on grant and contract management, legislative policy, and local public health system development. Julie began her career as a grant writer in an economic development district in rural South Dakota. She has a bachelor of arts in economics and political science from the University of Minnesota-Morris. Julie is active in the National Association of Counties and serves as an elected officer of the National Council of County Association Executives.
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John Bowen

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Mike Hofmann

Mike Hofmann is a Red Cross Volunteer, Minnesota Region Disaster Action Team Lead. I have deployed for Shelter Operations for the wildfires. I am also part of the team doing the Partner Shelter training to Minnesota Counties.
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Mark Steffer

Mark’s accomplishments include working as a Red Cross volunteer since 2010, Mass Care Lead- Minnesota Region of the American Red Cross, Member of the MN Partner Shelter Training Team, Sheltering Supervisor, Health Services Provider, Disaster Services Instructor. Mark has deployed for shelter operations for the floods, hurricanes, and wildfires. Mark is EMT-EMT Field Training Officer U of M
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Jon Gelletta

As the Regional Direct Services Manager for the American Red Cross Minnesota Region, Jon Gelletta is responsible for providing programmatic support and subject matter expertise in mass care, disaster recovery and individual disaster care. He has deployed on several national disaster relief operations, including as a shelter manager during Hurricane Florence, Assistant Director of Response at the Camp Fire, and most recently as the Assistant Director of Recovery for the Arkansas Floods.
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Julie Ring

Julie Ring has more than 25 years of experience in the public sector, working in state, local and regional government in Minnesota and South Dakota. Julie was appointed Executive Director of the Association of Minnesota Counties in 2013, after serving as Legislative Coordinator and Health & Human Services Policy Analyst for the association. Before joining AMC, Julie served as the director of the Local Public Health Association of Minnesota. Julie also worked for ten years at the Minnesota Department of Health in a variety of positions focused on grant and contract management, legislative policy, and local public health system development. Julie began her career as a grant writer in an economic development district in rural South Dakota. She has a bachelor of arts in economics and political science from the University of Minnesota-Morris. Julie is active in the National Association of Counties and serves as an elected officer of the National Council of County Association Executives.
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Breezy Point Resort Dining

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Breezy Point Resort Dining

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Terry Hastings

Terry Hastings is currently the Senior Policy Advisor for the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES). In this capacity, Terry is responsible for coordinating and managing cross-cutting projects and policy initiatives for DHSES. He is also responsible for strategic planning and analyzing emerging homeland security issues and trends. In addition to his work at DHSES, Terry also serves as an Adjunct Professor for the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity, at the State University of New York at Albany, where he teaches courses on leadership and crisis management. Terry has a Master’s in Public Administration from Marist College and Certificate in Executive Leadership from the US Naval Post Graduate School, Center for Homeland Defense and Security. He has also completed FEMA’s Emergency Management Executive Academy. Terry has authored numerous articles and regularly speaks at conferences, including the National Homeland Security Conference.
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Sandra Younger

Sandra Younger lost her home, 12 neighbors and almost her own life in the 2003 Cedar Fire, still among the biggest and most destructive wildfires in modern California history. With journalism degrees from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and Syracuse University, plus 30 years of professional experience, she felt compelled to capture the historic Cedar Fire story for posterity. Her resulting book, The Fire Outside My Window, became a No. 1 Amazon bestseller, hailed as required reading for residents of wildfire country, adopted as a training text for top-level emergency professionals, and twice featured on NBC’s Dateline. Sandra is now an international speaker, disaster recovery consultant and frequent media guest. She serves on the faculty of the International Association of Fire Chiefs’ L-580 strategic leadership course for incident commanders, and works with both top-level emergency professionals and disaster survivors to build resilience, the skill that transforms disaster into opportunity and loss into legacy.
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Breezy Point Resort Dining

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Randall C. Duncan

Randall C. Duncan MPA, CEM® has served as a local government emergency manager from 1986 to 2014. At the time of his retirement, he was the Director of Sedgwick County / Wichita (Kansas) Emergency Management Agency. Duncan served as President of the International Association of Emergency Managers in 1997-1998. He also served as Chair of the IAEM-USA Government Affairs Committee from 2004 – 2014, where he worked closely with members of the Administration, the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate in matters related to Emergency Management. Duncan has contributed chapters to four Emergency Management Text books, and has taught emergency management classes at the Graduate level (Park University) and undergraduate level (Butler Community College). Duncan currently serves as the Deputy Director of Training for Paradigm Liaison Services, LLC (2017 – Present). Immediately prior to that, Duncan served as a contract instructor for Paradigm, providing pipeline safety and emergency response training across the United States.
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David Lein

David Lein serves as the Director of Support to Military Operation for the Department of Military Affairs. In this position, he coordinates the sustainment needs of the Minnesota National Guard that includes facility security and emergency management, anti-terror force protection, planning and policy development, fiscal and contractual needs, and providing support during events when the National Guard is deployed by the Governor to support local authorities during emergencies and disasters. From 1996 through 2008, David owned a compliance management firm specializing in the development and implementation of compliance management programs for the petroleum and chemical industry. Prior to that, David worked for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency as a Compliance Coordinator and Pollution Control Specialist. David received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Moorhead State University, has been trained in LEAN Process Improvement and is a State Certified Emergency Manager. David resides in White Bear Township with his wife Becky. They are parents of two grown adults.
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Katherine Mortenson

Katherine Mortenson is a Regional Healthcare Preparedness Coordinator (RHPC) for the Southeast Minnesota Disaster Health Coalition as well as an Emergency Management Associate at Mayo Clinic. As part of her role as an RHPC she has the privilege to work with the region’s Long Term Care (LTC) Disaster Preparedness Workgroup which seeks to prepare LTC agencies to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies and disasters. Ms. Mortenson’s previous work experience includes deployments with FEMA and project based work with the City of Rochester Division of Emergency Management. These experiences allowed Katie to develop skills in mitigation and response planning, project management, and community engagement. Ms. Mortenson graduated from North Dakota State University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management.
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Breezy Point Resort Dining

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Breezy Point Resort Dining

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Breezy Point Resort Dining

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Jonathan Bundt

Jonathan has worked in behavioral science, emergency management and public safety field for over 30 years and operates his own consulting company. He regularly provides consultation and training services to the private sector, hospitals, EMS, police and fire departments, state departments of Corrections, Public Health, Human Services, Public Safety, and Emergency Management. He is a licensed mental health professional MN certified emergency manager. And has been very involved with response and recovery to hundreds of incidents in his career. He is a regular presenter locally and nationally.
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Schedule

  • Sunday, September 15, 2019
    09:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    AMEM Board Meeting
    Governors
    01:00 PM to 05:00 PM
    HSEM Certification Course: PDS-0230/0235 Principles of Emergency

      This certification course offers training in the fundamentals of the emergency planning process and resources to plan for emergencies in Minnesota jurisdictions.

      Learning Objectives: 

      At the end of this session, participants should be able to:

      Understand the legal basis and responsibility for emergency planning at the state and local level

      Understand how to plan format basics and review criteria

      Review Minnesota statutes, and Governor’s Executive Orders

      Heartland 3 and 4
      01:00 PM to 05:00 PM
      AMEM Exercise - Walking Dead: Steps Towards an Effective Mass Casualty Response
        This tabletop exercise involves discussion around responding to a mass casualty incident. Sudden and unplanned, this type of event will overwhelm emergency response personnel, require immense resources and can have long-standing effects upon a community.
        Learning Objectives: 
        At the end of this session, participants should be able to:
        Understand Emergency Management and other affiliated partner roles, responsibilities and capabilities during a large mass-casualty incident. 
        Understand how to establish and maintain of a unified and coordinated operational structure.
        Understand the resources and personnel needed to respond during an incident that involves mass casualties.
        Lakeside A and B
        01:00 PM to 05:00 PM
        It is more than active shooter response. Preparedness and partnerships - How emergency managers can effectively engage schools.
          Through lectures, case studies and development of a table top exercise, participants will explore how to effectively work with and support schools across the five mission areas; prevention, planning, mitigation, response and recovery.

          Learning Objectives: 
          At the end of this session, participants should be able to:
          Identify methods to integrate schools in all hazard’s community preparedness.
          Recognize how emergency managers can support schools in prevention, planning, response, mitigation and recovery.  
          Apply best practices in school emergency preparedness.
          Create a template for conducting a table top exercise with schools in their community.

          Pelican
          05:00 PM to 06:00 PM
          AMEM Audit Committee
          Governors
          06:00 PM to 07:00 PM
          Dinner - Sunday
          Dockside
          07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
          New Attendee Welcome
          Lakeside A and B
        • Monday, September 16, 2019
          07:00 AM to 08:30 AM
          Breakfast - Monday
          Marina II
          08:45 AM to 09:45 AM
          Still Standing
          In 2006 Kriesel was nearly blown to shreds by a 200-pound roadside bomb in the parched sands of Iraq, but battlefield angels in army uniforms kept him breathing long enough to reach a field hospital. He died three times and was shocked back to life. Somehow, he survived through four hospitals, 35 surgeries and months of recovery. He lost both legs and suffered numerous other major injuries, but it was the loss of two close friends that hurt the most.

          The guy who wasn’t supposed to survive and was told he probably would be in a wheelchair the rest of his life walked out of Walter Reed Army Medical Center after nine months. Kriesel reveals his motivational story in “STILL STANDING”: The Story of SSG John Kriesel..

          Learning Objectives:
          At the end of this session, participants should understand the following methods used for a successful life.
          Overcoming Adversity…Overcoming adversity and make you a stronger person.
          Achieving Acceptance... resolve to live your life to the fullest.
          Focusing on Planning...Develop a plan to overcome your challenges, making them opportunities.
          Keeping your Humor.  Discover laughter and not taking yourself too seriously are powerful medicine in any endeavor.
          Asking for Support...Nobody does it alone. Friends, family and people you don't know will help but you need to accept Success is a team sport. 
          Sharing your successes...Use your success to help others and you help yourself. The greater your success, the more you will enjoy sharing it by helping others beat their challenges, no matter how big or small those challenges may be.

          Whitebirch
          10:45 AM to 12:00 PM
          AMEM Annual Meetng
            Whitebirch
            12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
            Lunch Monday
            Minnesota Room
            01:00 PM to 02:15 PM
            Building Public Outreach and Engaged Communities
              We do it every year, we look around and ask our colleagues how to promote information during weeks and months like, Severe Weather Awareness Week, Winter Weather Awareness Week, and National Preparedness Month. We tend to fall back on the safe, known options, like social media and electronic billboards. In this session, we will help you take the next step, to really engage the public and make lasting connections. We will give you tips on public speaking, ways to utilize the multiple hats you wear, and present you with ideas and methods to effectively reach out and build preparedness in your communities.
              Bring your ideas and any lessons learned to share with the group.

              Learning Objectives:
              At the end of this session participants will know how to:
              1. How to build your public outreach campaign
              2. Identify your audience
              3. How to effectively present preparedness

              Whitebirch
              01:00 PM to 02:15 PM
              Development-Lesson Learned for UAS-Drone Teams
              The presentation will consist of the development of the CWCUAS Team, Part 107, COAHS, Waivers, Trainings, Policy/Procedures and Lessons Learned from Missions. 

              Lakeside B
              01:00 PM to 02:15 PM
              Disaster Financial Preparedness: How could this change recovery

                With the rise in frequency and intensity of disasters, there is need to help individuals and families be better financially prepared.  Preparation efforts can help families and individuals be resilient in the face of a disaster. In this session, Extension educators will share the results of a recent study that focused on the importance of families being financially prepared for a disaster.    Focus group results helped to identify current resources as well as highlighted the gaps that exist. Participants in this session will assist in identifying strategies to address disaster financial preparedness needs.

                Learning Objectives:

                At the end of this session, participants should be able to:

                • Learn about the results of UMN Extension focus group research around disaster financial preparedness
                • Identify existing disaster financial preparedness resources
                • Identify existing gaps in financial preparedness for disaster materials
                • Strategize ways to address disaster financial preparedness needs.



                Heartland 1 and 2
                01:00 PM to 02:15 PM
                National Flood Insurance Program - NFIP 101
                  NFIP 101 provides a high-level overview of the National Flood Insurance Program. Topics include the history of the NFIP, policy forms, coverages and exclusions, and claims and appeals.

                  Learning Objectives:
                  At the end of this session, participants should be able to:

                      explain who is eligible to purchase flood insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program’
                  articulate general NFIP coverage
                  explain the difference between the NFIP and disaster assistance 
                   identify opportunities to build resilience through the NFIP

                  Heartland 3 and 4
                  01:00 PM to 02:15 PM
                  Public Safety Communications in Minnesota: An Overview for Emergency Managers

                    Providing reliable, interoperable public safety communications to emergency responders from different disciplines, agencies, and jurisdictions is an essential component of your community’s disaster response efforts.  

                    Learning Objectives -This session will provide participants with an overview of:

                    •  The public safety communications technology (voice and data) used to support disaster response operations in Minnesota.

                    •  Recommendations and best practices for incorporating the use of this technology into your jurisdiction’s emergency operations plan and training and exercise program.

                    •  The program support and technical assistance resources available to local jurisdictions through Minnesota Department of Public Safety – Division of Emergency Communication Networks (MN-DPS ECN) staff.


                    Lakeside A
                    01:00 PM to 02:15 PM
                    Tools for Your Shelter Managers Tool Box (Part 1 of 2)
                    The Class will cover an overview of what a County will need to know.
                    We will present a manager overview and have guides to follow. The course will cover planning a shelter, opening a shelter, operating a shelter, closing a shelter.  

                    Learning Objectives:   At the end of this session, participants will understand:
                    Shelter layout and flow,
                    Shelter setup
                    Shelter operation period
                    Shelter needs and concerns
                    Shelter closing  

                    Pelican
                    01:00 PM to 02:15 PM
                    Working Effectively with the Minnesota Legislature
                    The state legislative process can be confusing and intimidating. In this session, participants will learn how to navigate the process, politics, and personalities in a practical way.

                    Learning Objectives:
                    At the end of this session participants will :
                    understand the basic legislative process and how to effectively participate in it,
                    learn the most effective ways to communicate with legislators, and 
                    learn methods for communicating complex information to legislators quickly and effectively, including resources for developing and preparing for legislative testimony.

                    Governors
                    03:00 PM to 04:15 PM
                    Building Public Outreach and Engaged Communities
                      Mike Lovas– St Paul Emergency Management Association, Emily Harrington - Hennepin County Emergency Management
                      We do it every year, we look around and ask our colleagues how to promote information during weeks and months like, Severe Weather Awareness Week, Winter Weather Awareness Week, and National Preparedness Month. We tend to fall back on the safe, known options, like social media and electronic billboards. In this session, we will help you take the next step, to really engage the public and make lasting connections. We will give you tips on public speaking, ways to utilize the multiple hats you wear, and present you with ideas and methods to effectively reach out and build preparedness in your communities.
                      Bring your ideas and any lessons learned to share with the group.

                      Learning Objectives:
                      At the end of this session participants will know how to:
                      1. How to build your public outreach campaign
                      2. Identify your audience
                      3. How to effectively present preparedness

                      Whitebirch
                      03:00 PM to 04:15 PM
                      Development - Lesson Learned for UAS-Drone Teams
                      The presentation will consist of the development of the CWCUAS Team, Part 107, COAHS, Waivers, Trainings, Policy/Procedures and Lessons Learned from Missions. 
                      Lakeside B
                      03:00 PM to 04:15 PM
                      Disaster Financial Preparedness: How could this change recovery?
                        With the rise in frequency and intensity of disasters, there is need to help individuals and families be better financially prepared.  Preparation efforts can help families and individuals be resilient in the face of a disaster. In this session, Extension educators will share the results of a recent study that focused on the importance of families being financially prepared for a disaster.    Focus group results helped to identify current resources as well as highlighted the gaps that exist. Participants in this session will assist in identifying strategies to address disaster financial preparedness needs.

                        Learning Objectives:
                        At the end of this session, participants should be able to:
                        Learn about the results of UMN Extension focus group research around disaster financial preparedness
                        Identify existing disaster financial preparedness resources
                        Identify existing gaps in financial preparedness for disaster materials
                        Strategize ways to address disaster financial preparedness needs.

                        Heartland 1 and 2
                        03:00 PM to 04:15 PM
                        National Flood Insurance Program - NFIP 101
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                          Heartland 3 and 4
                          03:00 PM to 04:15 PM
                          Public Safety Communications in Minnesota. An Overview for Emergency Managers

                            normal>Providing
                            reliable, interoperable public safety communications to emergency responders
                            from different disciplines, agencies, and jurisdictions is an essential
                            component of your community’s disaster response efforts. 



                            normal>color:black>Learning Objectives:



                            normal>At the
                            conclusion of this session, participants will have an understanding of:



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                            • Symbol;color:black>         mso-fareast-font-family:Calibri;color:black>The critical role that
                              interoperable voice and data communications play in supporting public safety
                              operations during a disaster.
                            • Symbol;color:black>         mso-fareast-font-family:Calibri;color:black>The public safety communications
                              technology (voice and data) used to support public safety operations in
                              Minnesota.
                            • Symbol;color:black>        mso-fareast-font-family:Calibri;color:black>How Minnesota has become a
                              nationally recognized leader in public safety communications.
                            • Symbol;color:black>        mso-fareast-font-family:Calibri;color:black>The program support and technical
                              assistance resources available to local jurisdictions through Minnesota
                              Department of Public Safety – Division of Emergency Communication Networks
                              (MN-DPS ECN) staff.








                            Lakeside A
                            03:00 PM to 04:15 PM
                            Putting Your Shelter Plan in Action (Part 2 0f 2)
                            The Class will cover a hands-on experience of what a County will need to know.  We will present a manager overview and have guides to follow. The course will cover procuring supplies for a shelter, opening a shelter, operating a shelter, closing a shelter.  

                            Learning Objectives:
                            At the end of this session, participants should be able to identify:
                            Shelter layout and flow,
                            Shelter selection
                            Shelter operation period
                            Shelter needs and concerns
                            Shelter closing  

                            Pelican
                            03:00 PM to 04:15 PM
                            Working Effectively with the Minnesota Legislature

                            The state legislative process can be confusing and intimidating. In this session, participants will learn how to navigate the process, politics, and personalities in a practical way.

                            Learning Objectives:

                            At the end of this session participants will :

                            understand the basic legislative process and how to effectively participate in it,

                            learn the most effective ways to communicate with legislators, and 

                            learn methods for communicating complex information to legislators quickly and effectively, including resources for developing and preparing for legislative testimony.


                            Governors
                            03:00 PM to 04:15 PM
                            Building Public Outreach and Engaged Communities
                              Mike Lovas– St Paul Emergency Management Association, Emily Harrington - Hennepin County Emergency Management
                              We do it every year, we look around and ask our colleagues how to promote information during weeks and months like, Severe Weather Awareness Week, Winter Weather Awareness Week, and National Preparedness Month. We tend to fall back on the safe, known options, like social media and electronic billboards. In this session, we will help you take the next step, to really engage the public and make lasting connections. We will give you tips on public speaking, ways to utilize the multiple hats you wear, and present you with ideas and methods to effectively reach out and build preparedness in your communities.
                              Bring your ideas and any lessons learned to share with the group.

                              Learning Objectives:
                              At the end of this session participants will know how to:
                              1. How to build your public outreach campaign
                              2. Identify your audience
                              3. How to effectively present preparedness

                              Whitebirch
                              03:00 PM to 04:15 PM
                              Development - Lesson Learned for UAS-Drone Teams
                              The presentation will consist of the development of the CWCUAS Team, Part 107, COAHS, Waivers, Trainings, Policy/Procedures and Lessons Learned from Missions. 
                              Lakeside B
                              03:00 PM to 04:15 PM
                              Disaster Financial Preparedness: How could this change recovery?
                                With the rise in frequency and intensity of disasters, there is need to help individuals and families be better financially prepared.  Preparation efforts can help families and individuals be resilient in the face of a disaster. In this session, Extension educators will share the results of a recent study that focused on the importance of families being financially prepared for a disaster.    Focus group results helped to identify current resources as well as highlighted the gaps that exist. Participants in this session will assist in identifying strategies to address disaster financial preparedness needs.

                                Learning Objectives:
                                At the end of this session, participants should be able to:
                                Learn about the results of UMN Extension focus group research around disaster financial preparedness
                                Identify existing disaster financial preparedness resources
                                Identify existing gaps in financial preparedness for disaster materials
                                Strategize ways to address disaster financial preparedness needs.

                                Heartland 1 and 2
                                03:00 PM to 04:15 PM
                                National Flood Insurance Program - NFIP 101
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                                  Heartland 3 and 4
                                  03:00 PM to 04:15 PM
                                  Public Safety Communications in Minnesota. An Overview for Emergency Managers

                                    normal>Providing
                                    reliable, interoperable public safety communications to emergency responders
                                    from different disciplines, agencies, and jurisdictions is an essential
                                    component of your community’s disaster response efforts. 



                                    normal>color:black>Learning Objectives:



                                    normal>At the
                                    conclusion of this session, participants will have an understanding of:



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                                    • Symbol;color:black>         mso-fareast-font-family:Calibri;color:black>The critical role that
                                      interoperable voice and data communications play in supporting public safety
                                      operations during a disaster.
                                    • Symbol;color:black>         mso-fareast-font-family:Calibri;color:black>The public safety communications
                                      technology (voice and data) used to support public safety operations in
                                      Minnesota.
                                    • Symbol;color:black>        mso-fareast-font-family:Calibri;color:black>How Minnesota has become a
                                      nationally recognized leader in public safety communications.
                                    • Symbol;color:black>        mso-fareast-font-family:Calibri;color:black>The program support and technical
                                      assistance resources available to local jurisdictions through Minnesota
                                      Department of Public Safety – Division of Emergency Communication Networks
                                      (MN-DPS ECN) staff.








                                    Lakeside A
                                    03:00 PM to 04:15 PM
                                    Putting Your Shelter Plan in Action (Part 2 0f 2)
                                    The Class will cover a hands-on experience of what a County will need to know.  We will present a manager overview and have guides to follow. The course will cover procuring supplies for a shelter, opening a shelter, operating a shelter, closing a shelter.  

                                    Learning Objectives:
                                    At the end of this session, participants should be able to identify:
                                    Shelter layout and flow,
                                    Shelter selection
                                    Shelter operation period
                                    Shelter needs and concerns
                                    Shelter closing  

                                    Pelican
                                    03:00 PM to 04:15 PM
                                    Working Effectively with the Minnesota Legislature

                                    The state legislative process can be confusing and intimidating. In this session, participants will learn how to navigate the process, politics, and personalities in a practical way.

                                    Learning Objectives:

                                    At the end of this session participants will :

                                    understand the basic legislative process and how to effectively participate in it,

                                    learn the most effective ways to communicate with legislators, and 

                                    learn methods for communicating complex information to legislators quickly and effectively, including resources for developing and preparing for legislative testimony.


                                    Governors
                                    06:00 PM to 07:00 PM
                                    Dinner - Monday


                                    Minnesota Room
                                    07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
                                    AMEM Bingo NIght
                                    Lakeside A and B
                                  • Tuesday, September 17, 2019
                                    06:30 AM to 08:30 AM
                                    Tuesday Breakfast


                                    Marina II
                                    08:30 AM to 10:00 AM
                                    Next Generation Emergency Managers
                                    The presentation will provide an overview of three converging factors that will shape the next generation of emergency management: 1) an increasing number of millennials joining the workforce; 2) the proliferation of emergency management related degree programs; and 3) greater visibility and relevance of the discipline itself due to the increasing frequency, scope, and magnitude of disasters and evolving threats.



                                    Whitebirch
                                    10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
                                    Imagination, Partnership and Resilience: A Disaster Survivor’s Recommendations for Emergency Managers
                                    Imagination, Partnership and Resilience is a unique 90-minute, interactive keynote offering fresh perspective, riveting storytelling, and three take-away recommendations from a highly credible civilian wildfire survivor and author. Presenter Sandra Younger’s inspiring personal comeback story begins with following a bobcat to safety through smoke and flames and leads to key insights relevant to both the preparedness and recovery phases of emergency management.

                                    Citing lessons learned from California’s historic 2003 Cedar Fire, as well as empirical studies in positive psychology, Younger encourages emergency professionals to 
                                    • Use imagination to “think bigger faster” in confronting potentially unprecedented events; 
                                    • Build capacity for collaboration with community and media leaders by replacing adversarial thinking with strategic pre-incident partnerships, and 
                                    • Apply practical, scientifically proven resilience principles to promote emotional recovery for both disaster survivors and emergency professionals—a critical yet missing link in most comprehensive community recovery plans.

                                    Whitebirch
                                    12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
                                    Lunch Tuesday
                                    Minnesota
                                    12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
                                    Tribal forum (Tribal Members Only)
                                    Heartland 1
                                    01:00 PM to 02:15 PM
                                    Blue sky? Red Sky? Green Sky? Weather Support for the Emergency Manager, no matter what.
                                      The National Weather Service can provide assistance in all phases of emergency management, giving support to a wide variety of decisions, plans, and actions faced by the emergency manager.  Whether it’s contributing to an LEPC, public education, providing information before / during / after warnings, THIRA, hazard mitigation, training, exercises, on-site or remote incident support, or recovery, we are here to help, no matter what color the sky may be.

                                      Learning Objectives:

                                      • To describe our weather decision support, whether it be for exercises, hazmat, search and rescue, outdoor events, or whatever else that is needed. 
                                      • To provide insight on how we inform and communicate with the emergency manager about hazardous weather, from days beforehand to the time afterward when recovery is taking place. 
                                      • To bring awareness to our safety programs and materials available for your use in educating others

                                      Whitebirch
                                      01:00 PM to 02:15 PM
                                      How’d They Do That? Effective Messaging by Emergency Managers
                                        In an emergency you need to effectively communicate to the public and your stakeholders. In this breakout session you will learn from fellow emergency managers. Hear what communication tools worked for them, how they made decisions on what to say and how to say it. Featured speakers will include Paul Johnson, Cottonwood County Emergency Management Director. He faced not one, but two, flood events during the summer of 2018. See how he used Facebook and other platforms to inform the public. His efforts were so successful, he earned the HSEM Emergency Management Professional of the Year award. 
                                        Ron Holbeck- Scott County Deputy Emergency Management Director.  Ron has used Social Media & mass notification in a number of emergencies, most recently during the 2019 flooding and evacuation incident in Jordan. Public Information & Warning covers all 5 mission areas. It is crucial during an incident. We are tasked with delivering coordinated, prompt, reliable and actionable information to the whole community.

                                        The session will be facilitated by Douglas County Emergency Management Director and Public Information Officer Julie Anderson. Attendees are encouraged to share real life examples of how they successfully shared public information. We can learn from each other!

                                        Learning Objectives:

                                        At the end of this session, participants should be able to:
                                        • Improve your use of Facebook, including Facebook live
                                        • Understand the benefits of sharing photos taken by your agency
                                        • Learn to shape the message you want to tell

                                        Lakeside B
                                        01:00 PM to 02:15 PM
                                        Minnesota Aviation Rescue Teams – Understanding Aviation Team Capabilities and How to Access Their Services
                                          Governors
                                          01:00 PM to 02:15 PM
                                          MNCAER Coordinated Response Exercise (CoRE) Presentations and HSEEP Exercises in Minnesota

                                          This presentation will give a description of the material covered in the MNCAER Coordinated Response Exercise (CoRE) presentations and HSEEP Exercises conducted in Minnesota in 2019.  This will include finding out about pipelines in your jurisdiction; the characteristics and hazards of substances transported in pipelines, and more!

                                          Learning Objectives:

                                          At the end of this session, participants should be able to:

                                          Understand Pipeline Operator’s ability to respond

                                          Describe the importance of establishing Unified Command (NIMS)

                                          Understand the importance of pipelines in Local Emergency Operations Plans (LEOP), i. Communicating with pipelines during an emergency, and Maintaining maps and contacts in 9-1-1 centers and the Emergency Operations Center (EOC)

                                          Know the importance of reviewing Pipeline Operators’ Emergency Response Plans

                                          Understand the opportunity to coordinate and conduct pipeline scenario-based exercises as a part of the Homeland Security Exercise Evaluation Program (HSEEP) modeled table top exercises (TTX) provided by MNCAER in Minnesota in 2019.


                                          Heartland 2
                                          01:00 PM to 02:15 PM
                                          National Guard Support to Local Authorities During Emergencies
                                          The National Guard under a governor’s executive order can provide robust capabilities to local responders and communities.  This breakout will provide an overview of the National Guards capabilities, a review of prior response missions and how best to request support from the National Guard.

                                          Learning Objectives:
                                          At the end of this session, participants should be able to:
                                          Understand the process to request and utilize National Guard support.
                                          Understand what capabilities and limitations the National Guard has.
                                          Understand the best way to utilize a National Guard response.
                                          Be able to review practical After Action prior National Guard responses

                                          Pelican
                                          01:00 PM to 02:15 PM
                                          The RED Button: Why and When to Plan and Prepare
                                            The Fire Service Specialist’s will look at and address some of the elements that go into planning and preparing for an incident that may require assistance and resources from surrounding services, agencies, and governments. We will generate discussion on several points of interest to the local emergency services as well as what can be expected when such an incident occurs.  

                                            Learning Objectives:
                                            At the end of this session, participants should be able to:
                                            Identify the importance for a strategic plan for handling major incidents.
                                            Discuss the importance of identifying and selecting partners for alignment of services.
                                            Review interoperability and mutual aid system in the state.
                                            Recognize the need to communicate with the State Duty Officer.
                                            Analyze the options for expenditures due to large scale incidents.

                                            Lakeside A
                                            01:00 PM to 02:15 PM
                                            We’re in This Together - Coalition Response to a Long-Term Care Facility Evacuation
                                            During the evening of September 20th, 2018, a line of strong thunderstorms moved through southeast MN producing 16 confirmed tornadoes. These tornadoes caused a prolonged power outage in the city of Cannon Falls. The next day, the generator at a long-term care facility in Cannon Falls suffered a catastrophic failure resulting in the need to evacuate the facility’s 55 residents to other long term care facilities throughout the region. This required massive cross-disciplinary coordination and communication to determine bed and service availability as well as to coordinate both EMS and municipal transportation resources. This presentation will focus on that evacuation and lessons learned from the event including strategies for improving planning, response, and coordination elements in preparation for the next incident.

                                            Learning Objectives:
                                            At the end of this session, participants should be able to:
                                            Understand coordination and communication challenges and opportunities during a LTC facility evacuation.
                                            Prepare participants to help LTC facilities in their jurisdiction evacuate or receive evacuated residents.
                                            Identify opportunities to improve pre-incident coordination with regional stakeholders to better determine capabilities and limitations pre-event.  

                                            Heartland 3 and 4
                                            05:30 PM to 06:00 PM
                                            Social Hour
                                            Whitebirch
                                            06:00 PM to 08:30 PM
                                            Networking Dinner and Entertainment (No Dress Code)
                                            An evening of dining, networking, and entertainment; No dress code
                                            Whitebirch

                                          Conference Location

                                            Breezy Point Resort
                                            9252 Breezy Point Dr
                                            Breezy Point, MN 56472
                                          • Hosted by
                                          • Association of Minnesota Emergency Managers
                                          • Telephone Number
                                          • (218) 626-7930

                                          Instructors