Your requirement is to plan a small symposium on homeland security cooperation amongst government agencies as part of a working group created by the Safety in America Foundation, a non-profit foundation in Kansas City. The symposium should be set up to handle approximately 300-350 people from a variety of governmental, academic, and corporate entities. This issue of governmental cooperation has been a growing interest in the Midwest for sometime and now a number of universities and corporations are displaying an interest in participating.


The Foundation Director in Kansas City has decided to host this symposium based on input from Washington and his conversations with various leaders in the Midwest. He believes Kansas City is an excellent location and the proximity of so many different organizations will make it easy for participants and presenters to attend. The specific two threads that he would like the symposium to specifically address are agri-terrorism in the Heart of America and homeland security educational programs. He is looking to your working group, created from a variety of offices in the foundation, to plan the symposium to include the program, facilities, housing, security, transportation, etc.

One of your working group members is the head of the training office at the foundation. His expertise is in putting together training for groups of people, but has never taken on this large a task. He has suggested that the group examine symposiums and conferences that other groups have put on to get an idea of what right should look like. A second member of the working group is from the logistics office and has at least a familiarity with the facilities available in the Kansas City Metro area. The third member of the group is a technology specialist from the IT office, but has no real experience with educational technology. He knows computers, but may have to study to figure out what the needs and problems may be in this type of environment. The last member of the group works in the outreach office and has a relationship with various universities and corporations around the Midwest.

Your final product, due to the Foundation Director no later than November 17th, is a collaborative Wiki detailing the program you recommend with all of the educational and administrative issues worked out and any problems identified. The training office representative has a degree in Adult Education and was able to find his old program planning book by Caffarella. You have determined to utilize her model to guide your deliberations and the organization of your Wiki.

You have time to research this organization and the specific program you must plan. Many resources exist for your use; research is part of program planning. Any additional information you believe you need may be gained from Dr. Martin




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PLANNING GROUP

Head Training Officer- Jerry
Logistics Officer- JD
Tech Specialist- Jared
Outreach- Melanie
Budget- Russ


Organization
Planning Personnel:
The planning team is from the non-profit organization, Safety in America Foundation, consisting of Training Dept Head, Jerry, Logistic Officer, JD, Technical Specialist, Jared, and Outreach Dept, Melanie and Budget, Russ.


The planning team for a regional-wide professional development program symposium will concentrate on bringing together government, corporation and academia. The security symposium will focus on building connections, sharing of information and cooperation for FEMA region 7(Kansas,Nebraska,Iowa,Missouri). The presenters and participants will consist of local & regional: law enforcement, emergency services, scientist, agricultural community and regulatory environments (biolab technician at OSU, KSU, KU microbial forensics experts, Regional FDA, RDPC, regional director Homeland Security, FEMA Region 7, Cooperative Extension Service, Dept of Agriculture of region 7, FBI, FDA, USDA and corporation.

TO DO LIST


DISCERNING THE CONTEXT


IDENTIFYING PROGRAM IDEAS


DEVELOPING PROGRAM OBJECTIVES



DEVISING TRANSFER-OF-LEARNING PLANS


MAKING RECOMMENDATIONS AND COMMUNICATING RESULTS

Will be assessed and recommendations compiled at end of symposium. Results will be communicated via meeting with next years symposium's lead manager and management team.

PREPARING BUDGETS AND MARKETING PLANS


Hotel webite: http://www.crowncenter.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/index.jsp

Alternate hotel (next to crown center) is the Weston Crown Center at http://www.starwoodhotels.com/westin/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=1039



BUILDING A SOLID BASE OF SUPPORT

Tribal Contacts
Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas
Brian Bowman
E-Mail: brian.bowman@dhs.gov
Telephone: (816) 283-7080
Alan Garrison
E-Mail: alan.garrison@dhs.gov
Telephone: (816) 283-7021

SORTING AND PRIORITIZING PROGRAM IDEAS


Christian Dubay
Co-Chair
Homeland Security Standards Panel
Vice President and Chief Engineer
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
Homeland Security
Gordon Gillerman
Co-Chair
Homeland Security Standards Panel
Conformity Assessment Advisor for Homeland Security
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Homeland Security

DESIGNING INSTRUCTIONAL PLANS


FORMULATING EVALUATION PLANS



SELECTING FORMATS, SCHEDULES, AND STAFF NEEDS





OK host national agroterrorism conf.
newmason
http://www.apsnet.org/online/feature/bioterrorism/
symposium example/fbi


COORDINATING FACILITIES AND ON-SITE EVENTS