Academy Agenda
2023 Emergency Communications Academy

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Day 1 – Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Lake Natoma Inn (702 Gold Lake Drive, Folsom, CA 95630)

Time Session / Event Location
     
7 – 9 a.m. Academy Registration Lake Natoma Inn Foyer
9 – 9:15 a.m.

Academy Welcome
Brian Ferguson, Deputy Director Communications, Cal OES
Maurice Chaney, Past President, CAPIO and PIO, City of Roseville
Bryan May, Crisis and Media Communications, Cal OES

Academy Overview and Goals

Sierra Ballroom
9:15 – 10:30a.m. Keynote: Communications in a Time of Crisis
Dr. Vincent Covello, Director, Center for Risk Communications
Sierra Ballroom
10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Coffee Break / Networking Foyer
11:00 a.m.- 12 p.m. Leading In a Time of Crisis: Cybersecurity Communications Planning and Messaging 
Scott Summerfield, SAE Communications
Brian Ferguson, Deputy Director Communications, Cal OES
Sierra Ballroom
12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch / Networking Sierra Ballroom
1 – 2 p.m.

Breakout 1: Dr. Covello Q&A, Dr. Vincent Covello, Director, Center for Risk Communications

Breakout 2: Listos Messaging: Providing tools to help vulnerable Californian’s not only survive, but thrive post-disaster
Sonya Harris, Listos Californisa

Sierra Ballroom
2 – 3 p.m.

Roundtable: The On-Going Threat of Wildfire/Flood 
Nick Schuler, Deputy Director, Cal Fire
Chris Amestoy, Chief, Cal Fire 
Ryan Endean, California Dept. of Water Resources

Breakout 2: Did You Feel It? Earthquake Messaging from the Experts
Jon Gudel, Senior Emergency Services Coordinator, Cal OES, Earthquake Branch 

Sutter Room

Sierra Ballroom

3 – 3:15 p.m. Break / Resource Exhibits

Foyer

3:15 – 4:15 p.m.

Breakout 1: Crisis of Confidence: Handling the Hard to Handle
Dr. Zach HallCommunications Professor, Master PIO, Instructor for CSTI

Breakout 2: Perfect Press Conference: How & When to Hold a Press Conference
Shawn Boyd, PIO II, Cal OES 

Sierra Ballroom

Sutter Room

4:15 – 5 p.m. Day 2 Sneak Peak & Tips, Cal OES Team Sierra Ballroom
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Networking Reception
Reception hosted by Choose Folsom and CAPIO at Willamette Wine Works in historic Folsom.
Historic Folsom
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Dinner (on your own) – Explore one of the many wonderful restaurants in historic Folsom.  Plan ahead and preview options at historicfolsom.org or be spontaneous. Historic Folsom

Day 2 – Wednesday, June 14, 2023

CAL OES 3650 Schriever Ave., Mather, CA 95655

COVID Protocols Update:  At this time, the CalOES office has daily COVID testing for anyone (regardless of vaccination status) entering their office / emergency operations center.  We will build time into the schedule to accommodate this testing for day two.
7:30 – 8 a.m. Load Bus / Bus Departs Lake Natoma Inn for CAL OES

8:00 for California’s State Operations Center 3650 Schriever Ave., Mather, CA 95655

PLEASE BRING YOUR BADGE FOR DAY 2 – groups will follow the agenda by team color/group.

Parking: The Cal OES headquarters building is located on Schriever (Entrance is close to Old Placerville Road cross-street). The gates will be open and there is plenty of parking within the Cal OES lot. Upon arrival staff will check you in and direct you to gather in the multi-purpose room.

Mather
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Coffee / Breakfast at CAL OES

Covid Rapid Testing

 
8:00 – 9 a.m. Welcome to State Operations Center Overview of Exercise / Training Day Rotations SOC
9 – 10:30 a.m.

Team Exercises – Rotation 1

Joint Information Center Exercise – Red Team

The Press Conference – Blue Team

The On-Camera Interview  –  White Team

JIC

Media Room

Multi-Purpose Room

10:45 – 12:15 a.m.

Team Exercises – Rotation 2

Joint Information Center Exercise –  White Team

The Press Conference –  Red Team

The On-Camera Interview  – Blue Team

JIC

Media Room

Multi-Purpose Room

12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch / Networking Multi-Purpose Room 
1:00 – 2:30 pm

Team Exercises – Rotation 3

Joint Information Center Exercise – Blue Team

The Press Conference –  White Team

The On-Camera Interview  –  Red Team

JIC

Media Room

Multi-Purpose Room

2:30 – 3:00 p.m. Hotwash & Closing Comments Multi-Purpose Room
3:15 – 4:00 p.m. Bus trip to Airport