Symposium - Before Disaster Strikes: Prepare or Beware

Symposium - Before Disaster Strikes: Prepare or Beware

NeighborWorks America

With the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina fresh in everyone's minds, disaster preparedness and response are hot topics for organizations to think about. It is important that community development organizations be prepared for and know how to recover from disasters that strike our communities. It is also important to know how an organization can contribute to recovery and response.

These issues, and best practices shared by those who have worked through a variety of catastrophes, will be explored at a timely symposium in Dallas on April 5 - Before Disaster Strikes: Prepare or Beware - The Critical Role of Community Development Organizations in Disaster Preparedness and Recovery.

You will hear from panelists and speakers from organizations such as the Department of Homeland Security, Centro Campesino Farmworker Center, Inc., and the New Orleans Neighborhood Housing Services. You will also learn how to prepare for emergencies in your community and hear from organizations that have successfully recovered from disasters.

To complement the symposium and to strengthen you knowledge and efforts, the NeighborWorks Training Institute is offering a pre-symposium workshop and a post-symposium course. Learn more about these courses and get a glimpse of the symposium agenda and session topics online at

This timely symposium, sponsored by the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes and Freddie Mac, will discuss very real and important issues that are happening in our communities today. Please take this opportunity and register today. Pre-event registration deadline is March 13. On-site registration begins April 2.

The symposium is a one-day event part of the broader NeighborWorks Training Institute, which is dedicated to providing you with the tools you need to achieve your community development goals, enhance your skills, and advance your career through a comprehensive range of courses.

In Dallas, we are offering more than 80 professional courses in diverse areas of affordable housing and community development along with an unprecedented array of Spanish-language courses.

Related Link: Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Symposium

For more information contact:

NeighborWorks Training Institute
NeighborWorks America
1325 G Street, NW, Suite 800
DC 20005

Phone: 800-438-5547
Fax: 202-376-2168
Email: [email protected]

Posted March 3, 2006

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