Products

• Tools
• Assessments
• Data
• Plans
• Training Materials and Tests
• Lessons Learned
• Series
• Books
• Articles
• Chapters
• Reports
• Situational Reports
• Base-Line Reports
• Progress Reports
• After Action Reports

Our Services

Disaster Management

• Technical assistance
• Staff augmentation
• Management plans
• Transition plans
• Workforce development and alignment
• Operational coordination
• Disaster systems and agency integration
• Mid-course corrections

Policy and Program Design and Implementation

• Strategic thinking and decision making
• Manage roll out of high profile programs
• Relationship building with states, communities, regions, other federal agencies
• Manage development and rollout of community based programs
• Policy and procedure review and analysis
• Design, align, and improve programs

Program Evaluation

• Rigorous methods
• Standardized measurements and metrics for long-term evaluation
• Needs assessments
• Performance measurements, metrics, and milestones
• Statistical analysis
• Monitoring and accountability
• Quality review and program clarification
• Improving process
• Achieving outcomes
• International knowledge of standards and methods
• System failure analysis and correction

Disaster Psychology

• Protection motivation and behavior
• Disaster exposure and perceived control
• Civic consciousness and community awareness
• Territoriality and sense of place
• Values, attitudes and attributes
• Dealing with change
• Decision making
• Group dynamics
• Culture
• Adaptation, crisis, coping and support
• Diffusion of responsibility
• Helping behaviors

Active Facilitation and Communication

• Community and agency meetings
• Establishing institutional memory
• Transferring lessons learned
• Brainstorming sessions
• Managing expectations
• Critical debriefings and enabling focused decision making
• Conflict resolution
• Critical information transfer
• Improving communications in the field
• Improving communications in the JFO
• How to represent a government agency

Disaster Data Collection and Analysis

• Qualitative and quantitative methodologies
• Catastrophic methodologies
• Fieldwork in the immediate post-disaster environment
• Community mapping and visioning sessions
• Interviews
• Focus groups
• Survey planning, design, and development
• Archival research
• Non-participant observation
• Modeling
• All types of statistics
• Standardized measurements and assessments including reliability and validity of data
• Gap analysis
• Production of reports and briefing of results to stakeholders

Developing New Competencies

• Training
• Accreditation and testing
• Active learning (see one, do one, teach one)
• Public speaking for emergency managers
• Focus group training
• Job aides
• Inspiring success
• DAE cadre development and maintenance
• Improving performance

Civic Engagement and Disaster Policy

• Laws and regulations
• Disaster justice
• Promoting awareness and outreach
• Disaster diplomacy
• Global and cross-cultural resources
• Congressional and state legislative reports
• Future directions

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