Training – Emergency Preparedness
ReadyZoneHQ is experienced in assisting organizations develop and implement progressive training programs that bring organizations to the next level of preparedness. We have developed hundreds of training materials and events to effectively enable your organization to participate in drills, tabletop exercises, functional exercises and full-scale exercises in preparation for an emergency or meeting preparedness grant requirements.
ReadyZoneHQ follows a rigorous and proven process to assess and develop training programs that meet your needs. We pay attention to the five phases of the Preparedness Cycle (Plan, Organize/Equip, Train, Exercise, and Evaluate/Improve) throughout the training process.
ReadyZoneHQ commonly uses two training methods to achieve training objectives: The Crawl, Walk, Run approach, or the Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, Evaluation (ADDIE) approach. Both methods allow us to work with you to undertake a consistent and logical approach to identifying, developing and evaluating training strategies for attaining your goals.
The Crawl, Walk, Run Approach
ReadyZoneHQ uses a series of iterative training steps to bring personnel to the desired level of proficiency when using the Building Block approach. Each training iteration exposes the learner to a higher level of complexity where previous skills were learned and incorporated into the current event. Ultimately, the learner fulfills the mission requirement. The Crawl, Walk, Run approach is characterized by:
- Mission of the organization
- A review of the concept of operations
- Familiarization with standard operating procedures
- Roles and responsibilities
- Familiarization/exposure to equipment and task activities
- High level of task supervision
- Review of previously learned material/lessons learned during the Crawl phase
- Clarification of concepts/discussion
- Increased exposure to equipment and task activities
- Decreased level of task supervision
- Review of lessons learned from the Walk phase
- Minimal level of task supervision
Each phase throughout the Crawl, Walk, Run training process requires activities related to the following:
- Identify and reach an understanding of the organization’s objectives,
- Analyze/validate training needs,
- Conduct/confirm resource analysis,
- Identify and analyze learner knowledge and skills,
- Identify iterative steps of a task/behavior,
- Assess the degree of competence required,
- Develop the training approach,
- Develop the training materials
- Conduct training, and
- Identify lessons learned/best practices
The Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, Evaluation (ADDIE) Approach
ReadyZoneHQ also uses the ADDIE approach to develop intensive training curriculums based on the needs of the organization. This approach results in rigorous training development and brings personnel to the desired level of proficiency. The ADDIE approach phases and activities include:
ReadyZoneHQ clarifies the instructional objectives, reviews existing training resources (i.e. After Action Reports, processes, and procedures, etc.) to identify desired performance levels and challenges, and the learner’s existing level of knowledge and skills. Typical questions during the analysis phase include:
- Who are the learners?
- What do we know about the learners? (i.e level of training, skills, experience, participation in training/real-world events, etc.)
- What is the desired level of proficiency? (i.e. familiarization, functional, etc.)
- What types of constraints exist? (i.e. learning, delivery locations/methods, resources, etc.)
- What learning approaches have been taken before and what was the effect?
- What is the timeline for project completion?
The design phase allows us to collaborate with you to identify learning objectives, assessment/evaluation instruments, exercises, content, subject matter expert analysis, lesson planning, and media selection. At the end of this phase, we reach a consensus on the training
During the development phase, we identify equipment needs and leverage SMEs to create and refine training content and integrate technology (i.e. pre/post training automated tests/surveys) when requested to enable effective learning. We then follow a rigorous Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) process which includes your ability review, comment, and approve all content before moving forward. Training instructors are confirmed and begin rehearsals once the training materials are approved.
During the implementation phase, we confirm training instructors and facilitators prior to each presentation, confirm training times/locations, equipment, learner attendance, and registration. Training facilitators enable the overall learning environment and by assisting learners, taking notes, and validating the accuracy of course during delivery.
The evaluation phase consists of several activities. Immediately following the event, ReadyZoneHQ conducts a hot-wash with the training participants. During this activity, participants are encouraged to participate in an open discussion and identify lessons learned and best practices to enhance future training events. Participants are then provided a written or automated survey concerning the effectiveness of the training, and the results are included in the final After Action Review/Improvement Plan (AAR/IP).
How ReadyZoneHQ Meets Your Needs – Certified Training
We have experience teaching courses and leading workshops for senior military and civilian officials (including the Governor of Hawaii and the Director of the American Samoa Department of Homeland Security) throughout the U.S. (including Guam, American Samoa, and CNMI), and in numerous countries to include Cambodia, Nepal, Thailand, Bangladesh, Japan, Italy, Germany, Spain, Latvia and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
ReadyZoneHQ is prepared to help your organization support our citizens and first responders to work together to build, sustain, and improve your capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.
ReadyZone can help you and your organization answer important questions such as:
- What training programs do you have in place?
- What type of training is most appropriate to achieve your goals?