The Alabama Emergency Management Agency
HSEEP Training Course Invitation
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What is the HSEEP Training Course?
The Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) Training Course is a newly developed, intermediate-level training course that incorporates exercise guidance and best practices from the HSEEP Volumes I-IV. Throughout the course, participants will learn about topics including exercise program management, design and development, conduct, evaluation, and improvement planning.
The HSEEP Training Course is an interactive course that allows participants to share personal lessons learned while gaining practical experience. In addition to the instructor led presentations, the course includes small group activities, videos, group discussions, and introductions to HSEEP-related initiatives such as technology (e.g., HSEEP Toolkit) and capabilities-based planning (e.g., TCL and UTL). This blended approach will give participants hands-on experience that readily translates to real-world exercise responsibilities. Activities include creating exercise documentation, conducting exercise planning conferences and briefings, and practicing exercise evaluation.The course has been developed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) using input from federal partners, subject matter experts, and state/local representatives.
HSEEP is a threat- and performance-based exercise program that includes a cycle, mix, and range of exercise activities of varying degrees of complexity and interaction. The purpose of HSEEP is to build self-sustaining exercise programs and provide a standardized methodology for designing, developing, conducting, and evaluating all exercises. The HSEEP Volumes are:
Volume I: HSEEP Overview and Exercise Program Management
Volume II: Exercise Planning and Conduct
Volume III: Exercise Evaluation and Improvement
Volume IV: Sample Exercise Documents and Formats
These volumes and additional information regarding HSEEP can be referenced at www.hseep.dhs.gov
When: November 1, 2010, Friday November 5, 2010
Where: Alabama Fire College 2501 Phoenix Dr. Tuscaloosa, AL 35045
Costs: State Per Diem will be paid to eligible County and State employees.
Time: Monday 1pm through Friday: 12pm.
Prerequisites: IS.120.aWho can attend?
Individuals involved in exercise programs and/or exercise design, development, conduct, control, evaluation, and improvement planning are encouraged to attend. The intended audience for this course includes:
Exercise points of contact
- Exercise planning team leaders/members
- Exercise controllers/facilitators
- Exercise evaluators
Because the HSEEP Training Course is an intermediate-level course, participants should come with a basic understanding of exercise design and HSEEP terminology. Therefore, participants are required to complete Independent Study (IS)-120A, An Introduction to Exercises. The IS-120A course should take approximately 2 hours to complete. This course can be found at www.hseep.dhs.gov.
Additionally, the training course will briefly cover other DHS initiatives. As such, participants are recommended to complete the following IS courses:
IS-139, Exercise DesignIS-700, NIMS, An Introduction
- IS-800, NRP, An Introduction
To register for the HSEEP Training Course, provide a State Training application to Kyle Eskridge at email@example.com.
Seats are limited, early registration is strongly encouraged.
For more information, please contact Sam Guerrera, Exercise Officer. Alabama Emergency Management Agency, 205-280-2474:samg@ema,Alabama.gov
Modules and Objectives The course is organized into seven modules, which are further broken down into a series of lessons. All seven modules will be delivered during the course.
Module 1: Introduction
Participants will learn the purpose, background, and scope of the HSEEP Training Course.
Module 2: Exercise Program Management
Participants will learn exercise program management fundamentals to provide the foundation necessary to successfully develop and manage a self-sustaining HSEEP.
Module 3: Foundation
Participants will learn how to build a foundation for an HSEEP exercise, including organizing the Exercise Planning Team, scheduling planning conferences, and outlining a project management timeline.
Module 4: Design and Development
Participants will learn the conceptual and logistical differences between the design and development phases of discussion- and operations-based HSEEP exercises.
Module 5: Conduct
Participants will learn how to successfully execute discussion- operations-based HSEEP exercises.
Module 6: Evaluation
Participants will learn how to evaluate discussion- and operations-based HSEEP exercises to identify areas for improvement.
Module 7: Improvement Planning
Participants will learn how to develop and implement IPs to increase preparedness.
Module 9: HSEEP Toolkit
Participants will receive an overview of the different components of the HSEEP Toolkit. The tools that will be covered include: National Exercise Schedule System (NEXS); Design and Development System (DDS); HSEEP Volume IV Library; Corrective Action Program System (CAP).