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Virtual Workshop: Coronavirus Pandemic Planning

sessions- Date & time

Two sessions, 90 minutes each from April 2-3 | 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EST

Have a question for the instructor? Need advice? Contact information will be provided in registration email. 


Learn how to prepare a basic plan to help your organization respond to the coronavirus pandemic. This instructor-led, virtual workshop will address emergency event briefing, crisis management teams, communication planning and more. Participants will experience an interactive learning environment with polling, live chat and break-out rooms.

Outline and Agenda 

Introduction and Overview 
Module 1: Emergency Event Briefing 
Module 2: Crisis Management Team 
Module 3: Communication Planning
Module 4: Continuity Planning
Module 5: Questions and Answers- Next Steps 

What You Will Take Away

Develop an incident action plan that covers:
  • Identifying needs of stakeholders (internal and external)
  • Plan communication (including outreach) 
  • Plan for continuity of operations for the organization and its clients/customers/members; and 
  • Extend our services: provide guidance and support for public health interventions if appropriate


This program is conducted in ZOOM with a toll-free teleconference or Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) option for the audio component. Special software is not required. You only need a standard web browser and telephone or VoIP capability to participate.

After registering, you will receive instructions via email. Although this workshop takes place online, it is designed to be highly interactive, with features and tools such as “raise your hand,” polling, live chat, and break-out rooms. All sessions are recorded, so if you miss a session, you can watch the recording at a later time.


Andrew Boyarsky,  MSM, PMP, CBCP
Pinnacle Performance Management

Mr. Boyarsky is an emergency management and disaster recovery specialist with 25 years of experience in project management and 18 years in emergency management, business continuity, and disaster recovery.

He is also a Clinical Associate Professor in Project and Emergency Management at NYU and John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY). In the early 1990s, he developed and managed large-scale emergency medical and mass care response projects overseas in former Yugoslavia and in the Caucasus with the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and Catholic Relief Services/Caritas Internationalis.

From 2007-2016, Prof. Boyarsky was Program Manager helping the NYC Office of Emergency Management prepare their emergency sheltering operations for Hurricanes Irene and Sandy, including programs in logistics, recovery, special medical needs, and disability, access, and functional needs.

In addition, Mr. Boyarsky was involved in the deployment and management of large-scale emergency sheltering in New York City during Hurricanes Irene and Sandy and developed the Pan-Flu Planning Toolkit for the Dept. of Health used in responding to COVID-19.


RIMS Member
Early Bird: $75.00 USD (Until April 1st) 
Standard: $150 USD (Starting April 2nd) 
Non-Member: $350 USD 

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