The National Center for Disaster Preparedness (NCDP), of the Earth Institute, Columbia University has developed free curricula which includes several collaborative activities, planning tools, tool kits, and resources that learners can incorporate into their work practices. Please find available course offerings.
NCDP-357-W: Principles of Community Economic Recovery
This web-based course provides a customized overview regarding the timely restoration, strengthening, and revitalization of sustainable financial processes following large-scale disasters. This course will also provide information on available local, regional and national financial resources and focus on specific tasks the learner can carry out to foster economic resiliency.
NCDP-376-W: Preparedness Actions to Promote Economic Resilience and Recovery
This web-based course prepares organizations in communicating and defining action steps that they can take to ensure their economic resilience to disasters. Topics and tools covered include those for Business Continuity Planning (BCP), small businesses, insurance categories, and coverage options, hazard assessment, evaluation, mitigation and ways to promote employee and family preparedness through community planning.