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Emergency Risk Communication Leadership Program

Led by The Warning Project Leadership is absolutely crucial to ERC success. But this challenge is different than that faced by front line communication staff, indeed, decision making, political and stakeholder management, along with resource allocation are just a few of common leadership challenges. The Warning Project’s new program ERC Leadership designed specifically to engage [...]

Emergency Risk Communication Leadership Program 2019-06-13T14:53:18+00:00

Active Shooter Risk Communication Program

Led by The Warning Project The Warning Project is excited to offer a new program of engagement, research, practical exercises, and workshops designed to help organizations work through the range of risk communication challenges of an active shooter scenario. We all hope such events will never occur but need to work to prepare, if case [...]

Active Shooter Risk Communication Program 2019-06-13T14:51:54+00:00

Working to Implement the IHR in Grenada

Director of Carleton University’s School of Journalism and Communication and Warning Project advisor Josh Greenberg participated in the Joint External Evaluation mission in Grenada, led by the WHO Region of the Americas, in November 2018. As the team’s Expert on Risk Communication, Dr. Greenberg played a crucial role in the effort to strengthen systems to [...]

Working to Implement the IHR in Grenada 2019-06-13T14:46:16+00:00

Communicating Security Threats – Technology Brings Opportunity and Challenge

The Warning Project has been closely following the range of developments related to the challenge of effectively communicating security threats to those at risk or potential risk. New technologies are giving us amazing communication capacity that we could only imagine a few years ago. But using that capacity effectively and efficiently to achieve our primary [...]

Communicating Security Threats – Technology Brings Opportunity and Challenge 2019-06-13T14:40:59+00:00

Strengthening Human/Animal Health Emergency Communication in Myanmar

Few countries have been more complicated to work with in recent years than Myanmar. Which is why The Warning Project was so excited to be invited by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) to support its efforts to build risk communication capacity to respond to human/animal health emergencies and zoonotic outbreaks in the country. [...]

Strengthening Human/Animal Health Emergency Communication in Myanmar 2019-06-13T14:33:16+00:00

A better system for active-shooter alerts on campuses

One obvious way to spread urgent messages faster at universities is to leverage the online and social media networks of students themselves   Last week, somewhere deep in the labyrinth of the Carleton University security system in Ottawa, someone hit the wrong key at the wrong time. We all do this. But more often than [...]

A better system for active-shooter alerts on campuses 2019-02-25T11:48:53+00:00

Hard work ahead on new emergency alert system

Joshua Greenberg, John Rainford May 2, 2018  Canada’s new public alerting system is a welcome development in emergency preparedness, but carries its own set of risks and potential disappointments. Shortly before 10 a.m. on October 22, 2014, Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, standing guard at the steps of the National War Memorial in downtown Ottawa, tragically lost his [...]

Hard work ahead on new emergency alert system 2018-07-31T18:35:59+00:00

State of the Art: Managing The Approval Process during High Risk Events

Warning Project workshops are designed to try and help organization get down to the core dilemmas, tensions and barriers preventing the effective communication of risk. But as much as we pride ourselves at looking past the communication product to the root decision making of the communication process, I have to be honest, more often than [...]

State of the Art: Managing The Approval Process during High Risk Events 2017-02-20T14:29:13+00:00

State of the Art: Elite training for emergency risk communication specialists

What can we learn from the World Health Organization’s Emergency Communication Network? By Ben Duncan, Melinda Frost and John Rainford “I barely managed to press the buttons on the radio let alone remember the call signs. We had just been robbed at gun point at a rebel check point and urgently needed help. Back in [...]

State of the Art: Elite training for emergency risk communication specialists 2018-01-11T13:37:03+00:00

Workshop on Building Communication Capacity to Counter Infectious Disease Threats

View presentation Building communication capacity is critical for the preparedness, detection and response to infectious disease threats. The International Health Regulations (IHR) establish risk communication as a core capacity that member states must fulfill to strengthen the fight against these threats. Despite global recognition of the importance of complying with IHR, [...]

Workshop on Building Communication Capacity to Counter Infectious Disease Threats 2018-01-11T13:37:03+00:00