Training Courses

Exercise Design: Table Top

This 2 day course is designed to promote knowledge, experience and understanding of the exercise and design process as it relates to a table top exercise. This course reviews the process for design, development, conduction, and evaluation of a table top exercise. Participants in this course will have the opportunity to complete a hazard/threat assessment, develop exercise objectives, choose core capabilities based on the exercise objectives, develop a scenario and Situation Manual, conduct a table top exercise and evaluate the exercise. The development of a After Action Report and Improvement Plan (AAR/IP) will be discussed and demonstrated.

Course Length: 16 hours

Course Manager: Doug Downey, State Exercise Training Officer- 217/558-0563

Course Timeline: Two day course

Prerequisite: Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) course and FEMA Independent Study IS 130 (Exercise Evaluation and Improvement Planning) must be completed before attending this course and copies of the certificates must be on file with the IEMA Training Office.

Target Audience/Discipline: This course is designed for federal, state and local emergency management officials, volunteer and other agency officials involved in designing, conducting and evaluating exercises.

Scheduled Classes: There are no scheduled dates for this course.

Please note: Applications for courses will be accepted up to 1 day prior to the course date.

If you want to learn more about the Training Program or are interested in attending a specific course, please contact your IEMA Regional Coordinator or Nancy Buck. Registration should be made in advance to attend any IEMA sponsored class. Walk-in registrations are only accepted if room space and course materials are available. To register for IEMA classes, please see the IEMA Online Registration and Tracking Program Page.



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2200 South Dirksen Parkway
Springfield, Illinois 62703

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