School Crisis Management

Learn time tested best practices from someone who has experienced it all from Columbine, Sandy Hook, Katrina and other high profile incidents.

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Schools should be the safest place in every community. Accomplishing this requires planning, preparation and coordination. This course will challenge your current plans, and ensure you are better prepared for a range of threats and hazards. There are a lot of resources out there. This course will help you understand the key resources and regulations that you need to know about.

School Crisis Management is a concise but rich 2.5 hours of video-based instruction that you can complete at your desk or on your mobile device, and on your own time. Unlike most self-paced online training courses, students can interact with the instructor and other students. Students also have the option of replaying all the lessons as many times as desired. The best part of the course, however, is the instructor.

Your Instructor

Dr. Mary Schoenfeldt
Dr. Mary Schoenfeldt

Dr. Mary Schoenfeldt has spent her career in School Safety and Emergency Management. She has responded to high profile communities such as Littleton, Colorado; New Orleans, Louisiana; Haiti; and Newtown, Connecticut. She traveled to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and joined a Specialty Team to work with the school and community. Her work earned two awards from the International Association of Emergency Managers, she was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the International Network of Women in Emergency Management, was honored by The International Critical Incident Stress Foundation with a Lifetime Achievement Award and is Board President of the disaster mental health agency Green Cross Academy of Traumatology. Her ability to educate and encourage people to action is reflected in her books, articles and contributions to publications for the Federal Emergency Management Agency and U.S. Department of Education.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should complete this course?
Anyone responsible for preparing for, responding to, or recovering from school emergencies.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like.
Why is this the BEST online course on school crisis management?
Many online courses have robot-voiced narrators and can be terribly boring. This course, however, features Dr. Mary Schoenfeldt: a real-live instructor who is a field expert as well as a dynamic and experienced trainer.
Can I view this course on mobile devices?
Yes! The Safe+Ready Institute is a mobile-responsive learning platform. It is great for both desktop and mobile learning experiences.
Is the course interactive?
Yes! Each course lesson features a discussion area where students interact with the instructor and other students. Course activities encourage students to work offline as well.
Do students earn certificates?
Yes. Students completing the course will earn a certificate of completion.

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