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American Red Cross of Alaska to Host Disaster Leadership Institute May 11-14

Four Day Training Program Will Focus on Specialty Courses and Sharpening Volunteer Disaster Leadership Skills


ANCHORAGE, May 3, 2017 — The American Red Cross of Alaska will host the Alaska Disaster Leadership institute from May 11-14, at the University of Alaska Anchorage, Rasmuson Hall.


This is a multi-day training conference designed to increase leadership capacity for Red Cross disaster responders statewide. Attendees will come from a wide variety of backgrounds and locations and will include Red Cross volunteers, employees and partners.


The cost is $45 for overnighters and $25 for commuters. Cost covers lodging, food, transportation to-and-from the airport or Anchorage Red Cross office, and all training (cost is the same for one or multiple classes).


Course Offerings & Tracks

Course audience and skill level will vary from basic to advanced, and will cover topics including:

·         Health/Mental Health

·         Logistics

·         Casework

·         Government Operations

·         Shelter Management

·         Mass Care

·         Public Affairs


View the full class catalog here:



Many of the courses offered at the institute have prerequisite trainings. If you do not have the prerequisites yet, we will work with you to complete your prerequisite training prior to the Institute.


Participants can enroll in the entire track or pick and choose. Get course details and more information here:



For questions, details, or to RSVP, please contact Celia Jackson at Celia.Jackson@redcross.org or 907-646-5407.

About the American Red Cross of Alaska:
In FY16, the American Red Cross of Alaska offered food, shelter, comfort and hope to 608 Alaskans. We responded to 200 single and multi-family house fires.  Our preparedness / Health and Safety teams installed 1,425 smoke alarms statewide and educated 2,344 youth through our Pillowcase Project. Additionally, our Service to the Armed Forces staff exchanged 796 emergency messages for U.S. military service personnel and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org/Alaska , or visit us on Twitter at @redcrossak.


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