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 IS-546.12/IS-547.a Workshop: Awareness and Introduction to Continuity of Operations (COOP) 12/13/2012 9:00 AM

Date:             Thursday, December 13, 2012

Time:             9:00am to 12:00pm

Location:      Broward County EOC

201 NW 84th Avenue, Room 332B

Plantation, FL 33324


Workshop Description:

This workshop is a combination of two COOP on-line courses: IS-546.12: Continuity of Operations Awareness Course and IS-547a: Introduction to Continuity of Operations.


This workshop introduces students to the concept of continuity planning. The course provides a brief overview of continuity of operations (COOP), including its definition, the legal basis for continuity planning, the concept of a Continuity Program Management Cycle, and essential elements of a viable continuity program to develop sound continuity of operations plans. The workshop utilizes references of the Federal Continuity Directive (FCD) 1 and Continuity Guidance Circular (CGC) 1.   

Although this workshop directly addresses continuity requirements for Federal Executive branch organizations, the course is also useful to State, local, territorial, and tribal governments.



Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to do the following:

  • Define continuity of operations.
  • Explain the benefits of developing a viable continuity program.
  • Identify the processes, resources, and tasks necessary to implement and manage a successful continuity program.
  • Identify the legal basis for continuity of operations.
  • Explain the Continuity Program Management Cycle.
  • Describe the elements of a viable continuity program.
  • Describe the structure of the continuity planning team.
  • Identify the phases of continuity.
  • Recognize the steps in the continuity planning model.




Target Audience:

The primary audiences for this course are personnel at any level of government, representatives from Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), or representatives from private industry who may have a need for a basic understanding of continuity

of operations.



To register for this class go to FDEM’s SERT TRAC Training Calendar’s website and sign up at: .  Please contact Richard Allen should you need assistance with registration.


Points of Contacts:

Course/Instructor Contact

Gustavo Vilchez,

Broward County Continuity Program Manager

Broward Emergency Management Division



Registration/Facility Contact

Richard Allen,

Broward County Training Coordinator

Broward Emergency Management Division


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