Wednesday, July 22, 2015

FREE Webinar. Emergency Risk Communication. Homeland Defense & Security

The Homeland Defense & Security Information Analysis Center is proud to present the sixth webinar in our 2015 webinar series on July 29, 2015 at 2:00 pm EST. Registration is required


Webinar Description: Although governments are conducting research on technical approaches regarding emerging infectious diseases (especially those that could morph into bioterrorism), developing response plans and procedures and developing communication to transmit information to the public, little is done to facilitate development of effective risk or crisis communication messages for public consumption

Ebola, a highly contagious and often deadly disease recently trended on social media, was the lead story on nightly news and made headlines in national publications, yet there was little evidence that risk and crisis communication techniques were used to stabilize the communication environment surrounding the outbreak.

The Ebola outbreak in Africa, the death of an Ebola-infected patient in Texas, the two nurses infected with Ebola after treating Ebola-infected patients and the transport and treatment of other Ebola-infected patients at Emory University Hospital and the University of Nebraska Medical Center raised questions about the effectiveness of communication channels used in a public health emergency to keep the public informed. 

A lack of clear, concise messaging from one of the country’s leading health agencies, Centers for Disease Control (CDC), caused unwarranted fear, sensationalism and outrage among the American public while hampering communication efforts at many levels.

Understanding how and when to employ risk and crisis communication principles strengthens an organization’s trust and credibility quotient while providing opportunities to communicate effectively with the public. Risk and crisis communication principles prepare the public by preventing sensationalism, educating the public, and calming fears of the unknown.

This webinar uses science-based communication principles, best practices, and practical experience to raise awareness about the importance of integrating risk and crisis communication principles in public-facing communication and to assist HDIAC community members with maximizing communication skills to address risk-based or crisis-based public and media inquiries.

Registration: (Limited to 100 registrations) 

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Once your registration has been submitted and approved, you will receive a confirmation email message with instructions on how to join the event.

For further information or assistance, contact Melissa Freiderich at outreach@hdiac.org or (865) 813-1075.

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Corporate sustainability starts with a company’s value system and a principled approach to doing business. 
This means operating in ways that, at a minimum, meet fundamental responsibilities in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. Responsible businesses enact the same values and principles wherever they have a presence, and know that good practices in one area do not offset harm in another. 
By incorporating the Global Compact principles into strategies, policies and procedures, and establishing a culture of integrity, companies are not only upholding their basic responsibilities to people and planet, but also setting the stage for long-term success.

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  • Principle 8: undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
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Anti-Corruption

  • Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.

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