An intentional and engagement-focused action plan is essential for responding proactively when disaster strikes a community. Using the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s ongoing Hurricane Florence relief efforts as one example, participants will learn about, and discuss, engaged disaster response and brainstorm their own campus response plan. This workshop will allow participants to learn about various campus partnerships and initiatives to institutionalize recovery efforts and how responses to disasters have changed over the years.
Define engaged disaster response and reflect on ways to connect and adapt practices to the needs of their campus
Understand the difference between proactive and reactive responses to disasters
Begin to develop a response plan for their campus by brainstorming how to incorporate a plan into existing structures and programs