Crisis Management Leadership: Senior Officials Workshop for All-Hazards Preparedness

Please note: Registration is through the Association of Minnesota Counties. The League of Minnesota Cities is partnering with several state and local government organizations to co-sponsor this event, as listed at the bottom of this page.

Is your city prepared to deal with an emergency or disaster? As a municipal leader, it’s critical to have plans in place about how to respond during a catastrophe—and it’s even better if you’re able to synchronize these plans with neighboring communities.

This workshop provides a forum for local and regional executives to share strategies and coordinate plans for emergency preparedness and response. The day-long training is an efficient place to discuss executive-level issues with leaders from the agencies that are involved in all levels of the emergency management structure.

The goal is for executive and administrative staff, responder chiefs/department heads, and infrastructure and resource leaders to have a common perspective and an understanding of the challenges they will face in times of crisis. The final outcome is the development of an action plan to improve the preparedness posture of the community.

Register for this workshop to:

  • Review executive-level incident planning, response, and recovery considerations
  • Recognize the role senior officials play in the process and the importance of having coordinated operational structures and the integration of all critical stakeholders
  • Identify domestic preparedness resources and how to leverage them for your community
  • Practice preparedness challenges through a table-top exercise incorporating community response, public information, and community resilience and recover
  • Develop a broad action plan to guide future personal, departmental, and jurisdictional emergency preparedness planning


  • National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center with FEMA

Audience: Mayors, Councilmembers, City Administrators/Managers, Assistant Administrators/Managers, Clerks, and Other City Supervisors

Registration Fee: FREE
Please note: This workshop is free of charge, but registration is required. Lunch is not provided for this workshop.

Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (check-in begins at 8:30)

October 11—Staples
National Joint Powers Alliance
202 12th Street NE (view map)
Staples, MN 56479
Please note: registration for this location is now full.

November 1—St. Paul
Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust (MCIT)
100 Empire Drive, Suite 100 (view map)
St. Paul, MN 55103
Please note: registration for this location is now full.

The League of Minnesota Cities is co-sponsoring this event with Association of Minnesota Counties, Lakes Country Service Cooperative, the Minnesota Association of Townships, the Minnesota School Boards Association, the National Joint Powers Alliance, the Northeast Service Cooperative, the Northwest Service Cooperative, Resource Training & Solutions, the Southeast Service Cooperative & Wood Lake Meeting Center, the Southwest/West Central Service Cooperative, and University of Minnesota Extension.

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